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Products > Mangave 'Night Owl' PP38,403
Mangave 'Night Owl' PP38,403 - Night Owl Mangave
Image of Mangave 'Night Owl' PP38,403
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (M. 'Silver Fox' x M. 'Inkblot')
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
x Mangave 'Night Owl' PP38,403 (Night Owl Mangave) - A dramatically dark-leafed rosette forming succulent with solitary very symmetrical rosettes up to 1 foot tall by almost 2 feet wide. The broad arching recurved leaves undulate to show off the interestingly toothed margins and are a glaucus gray color so heavily covered with dark purple spots that the leaves appear nearly black - this is the darkest of the Mangave hybrids to date.

Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This plant is noted to have a very similar habit to the very attractive Mangave 'Silver Fox' but with near black leaves.

Mangave 'Night Owl' was the result of hybridization work by Hans Hansen in November 2015 at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan. It is the result of crossing Mangave 'Silver Fox', itself a hybrid between Mangave 'Bloodspot' and Agave pablocarrilloi, as the seed parent with Mangave 'Inkblot', a hybrid between Manfreda undulata, Mangave maculosa and Agave macroacantha, as the pollen parent. It had a US Plant Patent application filed on it in April 2021 and was a 2020 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants that we first received in July 2020. Walters Gardens says of 'Night Owl': "Lovely architectural form and symmetry - one of the darkest leaf varieties to date." The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens

This information about Mangave 'Night Owl' PP38,403 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.