x Mangave 'Falling Waters' PP30,650 (Falling Waters Mangave) - A very interesting and ornamentally sculptural succulent plant that forms a rosette to 15 inches tall by twice as wide with recurved broad thick and pliable deeply guttered blue-gray leaves that are speckled with small pale lavender spots and have large widely spaced teeth that are well displayed on the upwardly oriented leaf margins.
Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. Is known to be hardy to 25° F and thought to be hardier, perhaps enough so to be planted in gardens in USDA Zone 7b. Like the many other Mangave cultivars, it likely will be somewhat resistant to deer and rabbit predation. A very dramatic looking plant!
Mangave 'Falling Waters' is a 2018 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants and is a hybrid was created by Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan that is the result of crossing a selected Manfreda maculosa with Agave ovatifolia, the Whale's Tongue Agave, in June 2012. It received U.S. plant patent PP30,650 in July 2019. Walters Gardens says of this plant "Showcase the arching habit of this premium Mangave in a container for a low-maintenance patio plant".
Though this plant is likely named for the way the foliage arches over and flows downward, appearing similar to water flowing over a rock in a fast moving stream, it could just as well be named for the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home Fallingwaters in southwestern Pennsylvania where water flows around and through portions of the house. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Information about Mangave 'Falling Waters' PP30,650 displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.