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Beschorneria septentrionalis 'Fairey Christmas'

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Item #: 2704

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

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

Beschorneria septentrionalis, discovered in 1987, is a little-known North American native agave relative, that hails from the scrubby mountainside shade in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Resembling a cross of an agave with a hosta, Beschorneria septentrionalis forms clumps of large evergreen, non-spiny rosettes to 18" tall x 4' wide. After becoming well established, Beschorneria septentrionalis will produce 5' tall, glossy red flower spikes, adorned with lovely reddish bells with green tips in March/April...sounds perfect for a late Christmas! We find they thrive and flower best with a couple of hours of sun, but no more. Our offerings are from a 1991 John Fairey/Yucca Do seed collection (YD 33-12)@ 4100' elevation.