Agave parrasana - Desert Rose Agave
Its name refers to a growth habit of forming tight solitary rosettes. Agave parrasana have grey colored leaves that are extremely wide at the base and taper to a grey to brown terminal spine. The marginal teeth on Desert Rose Agave face backward or forward along the same leaf margin causing them to leave very intricate looking bud imprints on each leaf. Grown from seed, these plants have some fantastic variation, but you can be assured they will be tough, drought tolerant, and very cold hardy.
We offer 1 gallon, potted plants, ready to ship.
Exposure Full sun
Size 2-3 feet high x 3-5 feet wide
Hardiness Zone 6-11
Please note that no two plants are exactly the same, that’s what makes them so unique! There may be some slight variations in height, width, amount of leaves, etc. We do our best to ensure your plants are consistent and keep our listings updated. As these are live plants, they change frequently.
We have the ability to procure hundreds of varieties of plants from 2 inches to 5 gallons. If you do not see what you are looking for, please send us a message and we will see if we can help!
DOMESTIC USA SHIPPING
Our horticulture experts will determine if the plant needs to be shipped in soil, based on the particular species, size, and your hardiness zone. In general, agaves, cacti, and succulents will be shipped without soil, called “bare root.” (see below) We will find the best freight carrier to your address. While our top priority is a healthy, happy plant delivery, unfortunately, we have no control over how carriers handle our packages, nor where they are dropped off.
All plants shipped beyond the USA mainland, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, will be shipped “bare root.” (see below) All plants shipped internationally, including Puerto Rico, require a Phytosanitary Certificate from the US Department of Agriculture.
You can purchase the certificate in our shop here: https://rb.gy/0pmnd
Please check with your local customs department to see if you need any additional certifications, such as import permits. Note: while we have extensive experience and a track record of successful international plant shipments, we are unable to guarantee the plants' condition upon arrival.
BARE ROOT SHIPPING
This process simplifies shipping by dramatically decreasing the package weight, which keeps the cost of shipping as low as possible.
This magical, mystical plant is the queen of the southwest. It’s known for the key ingredient in tequila and mezcal, but also has other medicinal qualities. Even more impressive than the stately silhouettes in soft spectrums of greens and blues is their drought-tolerant qualities. Perfect for today’s world. Our healthy plants are grown here in Arizona. With over 57 varieties, we’re confident you’ll find at least a few of our agaves you can’t live without.