Agave parryi var parryi was new to me this year. I had wanted one of these for the longest time and kept telling myself next time .... and thankfully next time came.
And look, it has a baby!
Another agave ovatifolia 'frosty blue.' This is my largest in ground agave. It's hard to tell from pictures but this one is really starting to put on some size and gain that sense of agave presence in the garden.
This agave parryi truncata, however, has that cute baby agave look. I understand the 'retro choke' tags that you often see on these ones. But check out those wonderful pokes!
This agave bracteosa 'calamar' was a long time coming. I have only talked and talked and talked about how much I have wanted one of these. This summer I finally took the plunge... it was on clearance!!! That is such a good feeling when an object of absolute plant lust is sitting on the clearance table.
Another agave ovatifolia 'frosty blue' ... I kind of have a thing for these ones. But truth be told, I don't think they are the best PNW agave. Most agave growers up this way swear by agave parryi.
This is my mystery agave. It has one sad arm but otherwise took everything last winter could throw at it in stride. It was in part shade and really neglected. So I thought I would change its conditions and moved it to full sun and super well drained soil. I think it is an agave parryi of some sort.
Another agave addition was this agave parryi huachucensis. It has two pups visible from this angle and another one just a few inches away! I think this is most gnarly looking of all the agave parryi. It has that little extra dose of danger.
And here's a couple potted agaves just for good measure.