HARDY PARRY'S AGAVE Agave parryi
A spectacular compact species that forms tight rosettes of up to 160 broad, silvery gray leaves. Native to the southwestern U.S., it is very tolerant of drought and cold. This plant is easily hardy in zones 7-10, and reportedly hardy in zones 5 if it is a dry cold!
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Mix equal amounts of garden soil and sand. Sterilize the prepared substrate by putting it in a microwave for 3 minutes, or in your oven for 45 minutes at 250F. Add plenty of water and leave the container, so that the water has some time to drain. Place Agave seeds on the surface, and then cover it with a thin layer of fine gravel. Moisture is the most important part for seed germination. It’s best to cover the container with plastic keep it moist. The container should be put somewhere warm, but not exposed to direct sunlight. The temperature needed for Agave to germinate is 77°F (25°C) and above. The germination can start as soon as 4 days after planting, but it’s more frequent for it to start after 10 days to 4 weeks.