Mangave Mad About Mangave® 'Blazing Saddles'

Mangave Mad About Mangave® 'Blazing Saddles'

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Its low habit is perfect for framing a container
SKU 29524
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Key Characteristics

9 - 11

Mature Height

8 IN

Mature Width

14 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level


Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Mangave Mad About Mangave® 'Blazing Saddles'

A member of the MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® collection, Mangave 'Blazing Saddles' is a succulent tender perennial grown for its attractive basal rosette of short, fleshy linear to lanceolate leaves. Each green leaf is heavily spotted and mottled with a clear red color that intensifies in strong ultraviolet light.

Mangave is an intergeneric cross of Manfreda x Agave, giving these hybrids the better growth rate and interesting patterns of Manfreda and the habit and refinement of Agave. 'Blazing Saddles' has a low, compact habit and a moderate growth rate. A great specimen in the garden, it's a good choice for rock, alpine, and waterwise gardens or for xeriscapes. But it's an excellent container plant, inside or outside. In regions with cold winters, the plant will need to be moved inside and should be held at temps above 60°F.

Mangave grows best in a sunny location with dry to average, well-drained soil. Young plants require moderate moisture. Overly wet or extremely dry conditions should be avoided; however, established plants are drought tolerant, and in winter, should be grown slightly dry. But overly wet soil can cause crown and root rots or premature death. The plant is deer and rabbit resistant.

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Genus x Mangave (Agave x Mangave)
Species hybrid
Variety Mad About Mangave® 'Blazing Saddles'
Plant Patent PP31274
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 9
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Medium Green, Red
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Containers, Fall Color
Zone 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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