Manfreda

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Manfreda

Manfreda spp.
Texas Tuberose, False Aloe, Spice Lily, Rattlesnake Agave
6 inches

1 foot
2

3 feet
Southern Texas, northeastern Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Partial sun or shade. Manfreda is an herbaceous perennial with thick, fleshy purple-spotted leaves (in sun) and tall pale flower spikes in early summer. As the seed capsules mature, they can be heard rattling in the wind.

Leaves may wither in full summer scorch, but recover with cooler temperatures. Planted at 2-foot intervals, manfreda forms spreading rosettes and makes a rough groundcover. It survives without care in sand, clay or rock, as long as soil is fast draining. It also performs well in containers.

Maintenance

None required. Occasional grooming helps to remove spent foliage and flower stalks after blooming.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
6 inches-1' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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