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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

AGAVE parryi 'Cream Spike'

Commonly known as Century plant

A startling new introduction with green and predominantly cream leaves tinged an attractive pink
Further Reading....

Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
£15.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2021
  • Evergreen - produces a dense, compact, basal rosette of broadly oblong, spiny leaves to 30cm (12in) long
  • Height - 50cm (20in)
  • Spread - to 1m (3ft)
  • Succulent - monocarpic (dies after flowering although can grow for many years before flowering). Can produce offsets
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Exotic plants
  • Good to know - can take many years to flower, hence common name.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, particularly on young growth.
  • Place of origin - mountains of USA(Arizona) to northern Mexico.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - erect panicles to 5m (16ft)
  • Trumpet - funnel-shaped, short-tubed flowers 6cm (2½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold variegated -
  • Leaf shape - Oblong - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - under glass use cactus compost. Full light.

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