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Products > Mangave 'Lavender Lady' PP29,194
Mangave 'Lavender Lady' PP29,194 - Lavender Lady Mangave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (Mangave 'Bloodspot' x Agave attenuata)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
x Mangave 'Lavender Lady' PP29,194 (Lavender Lady Mangave) - This attractive slow growing evergreen succulent plant forms a solitary mounded compact rosette that grows to 24 inches tall by about the same width and holds as many as 60 flattened fleshy 7 inch long by 2 inch wide leaves that have purple-lavender spots when emerging and age first to a smoky purple color and finally to a gray-green. The leaves are pliable with a soft terminal brown spine and the margins have tiny flexible creamy-colored teeth. At maturity this plant produces a thick spike that arches over and bears hundreds of yellow flowers but we have had this variety growing in our nursery for more than 5 years without it flowering - a good thing as with other Mangave the flowering rosette will decline after it flowers.

Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This is the least hardy of the Mangave hybrids and should be protected from a hard frost - likely it will prove about as hardy as its one tender parent and only be reliable in gardens that have short duration freezes not colder than around 25°F and useful in USDA Zones 9-10. It has been noted as resistant to deer and rabbit predation - we can only attest to the latter as we have no deer on the nursery property.

This is our favorite Mangave - it is a great small succulent that looks a bit like a cross between an agave and an echeveria - great for specimen or mass planting and an attractive container plant. Its long period before flowering is also a major plus as some of the Mangaves flower earlier in their life.

This plant is from the Walters Gardens' MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. Mangave 'Lavender Lady' is the result of a cross made in January 2012 between x Mangave 'Bloodspot' (a hybrid between Agave macroacantha and Manfreda maculosa) as the female seed parent crossed with Agave attenuata as the pollen parent. US Plant Patent PP29,194 was issued on this plant on April 3, 2018. 

This information about Mangave 'Lavender Lady' PP29,194 displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.