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Red Wing Mangave

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MANREW

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SKU:
MANREW
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Waterwise
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18 inches
_description-width:
26 inches
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Full Sun
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Mangave 'Red Wing'
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Mangave
Foliage Color:
Red
Genus:
Agave
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
9a
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
18 inches
Mature Width:
26 inches
Prune Time:
Spring Cleanup
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Dry to Average
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_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Red
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Mangave 'Red Wing'
This stunning selection produces a large, refined rosette of pronounced, deep red leaves; grown primarily for foliage; gorgeous in containers or the landscape; must have good drainage

Red Wing Mangave is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Wing Mangave is recommended for the following landscape applications:
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Red Wing Mangave's attractive serrated sword-like leaves emerge lime green in spring, turning dark red in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

 

Planting & Growing

Red Wing Mangave will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 26 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Red Wing Mangave is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

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