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Mangave 'Desert Dragon'

Desert Dragon Mangave, Mad About Mangave® Collection, PP31311


Noted for its twisty leaves, Mangave 'Desert Dragon' is a tender perennial succulent boasting a ground-hugging evergreen rosette of wiggly, lance-shaped minty green leaves overlaid with dark purple spots. Easy to grow and undemanding, this Mangave makes a dramatic focal point or accent in the sunny border and in decorative containers.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 22-24 in. wide (55-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in dry to average, well-drained soils. In summer when the plant is actively growing, provide supplemental watering and half-strength fertilizer. Keep it dry in winter. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Ideal as an accent plant in sunny borders or in decorative containers.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant

Mangave is a cross between the genus Manfreda and Agave. These rare hybrids combine the best of both worlds: the better growth rate and the interesting patterns of Manfreda, and the habit and refinement of Agave.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Mangaves
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" – 24" (50cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Mangaves
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" – 24" (50cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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