Texas Tuberose, False Aloe, Spice Lily, Rattlesnake Agave
Southern Texas, northeastern Mexico
- Full Sun
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.
None required. Occasional grooming helps to remove spent foliage and flower stalks after blooming.
Cactus and Succulent
6 inches-1' H, 2-3' W
Clay, Sandy, Thin
February, March, April, May, June