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Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chips'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chips'

Chocolate Chips False Agave

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Item #: 8355

Zones: 7a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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I nearly fell over when I first saw this amazing manfreda at Yucca Do Nursery. The 2' long, rubbery, lizard-like, very wavy, glaucous leaves are heavily spotted chocolate. Each Manfreda 'Chocolate Chips' clump lays flat on the ground, radiating out to form a starfish-like rosette. The winter deciduous 1' tall x 4' wide rosettes (in good soil) are topped with 3' tall spikes of alien antennae-like flowers in June...cool flowers and cool foliage. Well-drained soils are best for this new drought-tolerant rock garden or container gem. Manfreda 'Chocolate Chips' grows much smaller in drier, poorly prepared soils.

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