Manfreda sileri Verhoek-Williams
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
member of the agave family with rosette
of basal leaves and somewhat woody flowering stalk. Leaves light green to blue green with brownish spots, somewhat succulent (as in other Manfreda species), up to 16 inches long and 2 inches wide
flowering stalk typically 6-7 feet tall. Flowers with a waxy, greenish tube usually about 1/2 inch long capped by 6 recurved perianth
exerted at least 11/2 inches beyond perianth. Growing separately or in colonies, in open areas, on clay soil.
Flowering spring to midsummer. Flowers yellow and fragrant. Rosette evergreen
and succulent making it a nice accent plant. Flowers are very unusual.
Image Gallery: 3 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry
BenefitUse Wildlife: Fragrant flowers emit their fragrance at night attracting moths as pollinators. Finches and sparrows eat seed.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Hummingbirds , Butterflies