Manfreda maculosa /Texas Tuberose, Deciduous Agave

Manfreda maculosa  / Manfreda maculosa
Floral stalk open flowers and flower buds
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Floral stalk open flowers and flower buds

Rosette of grass-like foliage and floral stalks

Overview of plants in a demonstration garden in Conroe, TX

Close-up view of flower buds

Floral stalks with open flowes and flower buds

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Scientific Name: Manfreda maculosa
Common Name: Texas Tuberose, Deciduous Agave
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Green
Comments: This is an unusual looking perennial that produces one foot clumps of thin, fleshy, grass-like foliage from which six foot tall floral stalks with greenish-white flowers emerge in spring. This makes a special specimen plant that must have fast-drained soil and full sunlight.