Manfreda sileri (Siler's Tuberose)

Height: 1-2 feet, up to 6-foot flower stalk
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Site in a protected location.
Description: Evergreen perennial cousin to Agave characterized by waxy silver-blue leaves with distinctive purple-brown mottling that forms a mounding colony of rosettes over time. Fragrant yellow flowers with unusual, protruding stamens top the clump on tall, woody stalks in summer. Hummingbird favorite! Great addition to the rock garden or as a container specimen. Native to Texas and Mexico.


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Photo: Ray Mathews, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
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