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Products > Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949
Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949 - Purple People Eater Mangave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Mangave 'Bloodspot' x A. pablocarrilloi)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949 - A stunning plant to 14 inches tall by 24 inches wide with blue-green recurved leaves so covered densely with purple spots so that the leaves appear bathed in a blush of purple. The leaves are deeply caniculate with the upright margins displaying the yellow-orange to reddish brown teeth and a darker terminal spine. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This plant is a 2017 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 x Mangave 'Bloodspot with Agave pablocarrilloi (AKA Agave gypsophila, Hort.). It received its U.S. plant patent in December 2018. The name comes from the famous 1958 novelty song by actor singer Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley titled "Purple People Eater" with such lines as "It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater, one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater, Sure looks strange to me!". The picture on this page courtesy of Walters GardensInformation displayed on this page about  Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949 is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.