Mangave Madness: The Story Behind this Fast-Growing Succulent Hybrid (and its Potential Benefits to the World of Horticulture)
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Central
As the Director of New Plant Development at Walters Gardens and a lifelong breeder of perennials, Hans Hansen has seen and participated inmore than a few breakthroughs in plant breeding. However, no cross has capturedhis attention quite so much as the intergeneric mix of Manfreda and Agave, known as Mangave.
Taking the best from both genera, Mangave have the accelerated growth rate, spotting and softer spines from Manfreda, mixed with the durability and large, architectural forms of Agave. Mangave hybrids bring the potential of hundreds of new colors and habits not previously seen among Agave in a product that is more grower-friendly, with a quicker finish time and less prickly spines, making them easier to handle.
As the principal breeder of Mangave, Hans Hansen is the perfect source for the story behind the succulent. Join Hans as he shares his experiences with Mangave, as well as its potential far-reaching benefits to the world of horticulture.
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