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Beschorneria septentrionalis coll. #YD33-12
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Beschorneria septentrionalis coll. #YD33-12

Great Plant With Really Bad Name

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Item #: 2704

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

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


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This little-known agave relative, named in 1987, makes a truly superb and unusual garden plant. Growing in shade all alone in the Mexican mountains at Tamaulipas, this poor plant simply needed a loving home...which occurred, thanks to a 1991 seed collection, by John Fairey of Peckerwood Gardens. The glossy, evergreen rosette (no spines) makes an attractive clump to 18" tall x 3' wide. After it is well established, you will enjoy the 5' tall, glossy red flower spikes that are adorned with lovely reddish bells with green tips in March/April...sounds perfect for an early Christmas! This Yucca Do collection of Beschorneria septentrionalis #33-12 was made from the northern limit of the natural range. In hot Texas climates, afternoon shade is best.