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Murphy's Agave, Hohokam Agave
Scientific Name: Agave murpheyi F. Gibson
Synonym:
Family: Agavaceae
Murphy's Agave, Hohokam Agave (Agave  murpheyi)
Agave murpheyi at the Glendale Xeriscape Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-24
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F ( -12C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central Arizona, Mexico (Sonora), at 1500 to 3000 feet elevation (450-900 m)

Growth Habits: Solitary rosette, 2.5 feet in diameter (75 cm)

Watering Needs: Infrequent water

Propagation: Seeds, bulbils


Murphy's Agave, Hohokam Agave (Agave  murpheyi)

Cultural Practices:
Tolerates poor soil and drought, but requires excellent drainage.

Blooming Habits:
Greenish yellow to yellow flowers, with reddish petal margins, on a 14 feet tall panicle (4 m) in early winter and spring. The plant produces an abundance of bulbils on the flower stem.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

Check for Field Collection numbers at Ralph Martin's Site


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