Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chips'
Chocolate Chips False Agave
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Manfreda
Item #: 8355
Zones: 7a to 8b, at least
Height: 12" tall
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.
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers