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Manfreda virginica Washington Co., MO
@ Missouri Botanic Gdn, MO

Manfreda virginica Washington Co., MO

Deciduous Agave

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Item #: 5858

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

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Although it's rarely offered for sale, our native deciduous agave should be grown in every garden where it will survive. This easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant perennial, native from Illinois south to Florida, makes a flat rosette of fleshy green leaves, often spotted liver-purple. This offering is grown from seed from a population in Washington Co., Missouri. In midsummer, rosettes are topped with 6' tall flower spikes, topped with a floral cluster of amazing, tubular purple flowers with huge yellow anthers (related to tuberose). We have found these to be especially loved by hummingbirds.