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Manfreda 'Spot'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Manfreda Spot

Spot Deciduous Agave

Item #: 9925

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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This Sean Hogan introduction is a stoloniferous groundcover manfreda (deciduous agave) that forms 2' wide rubbery rosettes composed of 3" wide glaucous green leaves, each heavily spotted with dime-sized liver colored spots resembling those on my 4-week-old leftovers. In April, the rosettes are occasionally topped with 6' tall spikes of terminally produced alien-looking flowers with greatly extended sexual parts. Manfreda 'Spot' was originally introduced as an Manfreda virginica hybrid which we do not believe to be the case. Instead, this very much resembles some of the north-central Mexican species of manfreda. Our 5-year-old patch is already 5' wide and still expanding.

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