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Beschorneria 'Ding Dong'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Beschorneria Ding Dong

False Red Agave

Item #: 5128

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 85" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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From our variable seed batches of Beschorneria decosteriana x septentrionalis, we made this selection in 2002 for its truly huge proportions. Beschorneria 'Ding Dong' forms a massive, thick, green, sandpaper-like rosette to 3' wide. On mature clumps, the flowering spike emerges in spring like a giant phallic asparagus shoot. As the shoot tops 7' tall, it begins to turn bright red and branch outward. On each branch, the fascinating bell-shaped flowers of red and green begin to open over the next few weeks. I don't know much about things from Venus, but this plant must be from Mars.

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