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Hansara 'Jumping Jacks'

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Jumping Jacks Hansara (Hansara 'Jumping Jacks') at The Growing Place

Jumping Jacks Hansara

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Jumping Jacks Hansara (Hansara 'Jumping Jacks') at The Growing Place

Jumping Jacks Hansara

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  14 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Manfreda x Agave x Polianthes

Group/Class:  Mad About Mangave Collection

Brand:  Walters Gardens


This attractive tri-generic hybrid produces a rosette of upright, flexible blue-green leaves with a bronze cast and light burgundy spots; grown primarily for foliage; a great low-maintenance patio plant; must have good drainage

Ornamental Features

Jumping Jacks Hansara is primarily valued in the garden for its cascading habit of growth. Its attractive serrated sword-like leaves emerge powder blue in spring, turning bluish-green in color with distinctive burgundy spots and tinges of coppery-bronze throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Jumping Jacks Hansara is an herbaceous annual 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.

Jumping Jacks Hansara is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Jumping Jacks Hansara will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

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.

Jumping Jacks Hansara 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features