Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

False Aloe, Rattlesnake Master

False Aloe, Rattlesnake Master 

Manfreda virginica (Agave virginica)

Full to part sun, medium to dry moisture level, poor thin soil, slightly acid to slightly alkaline pH.  3-6 ft. height, blooms in summer, greenish brown flowers.

Germination Code:  C(45)  Seeds germinate in 3-4 weeks. Easy to grow from seed.

Native Region:  Statewide

Interesting architectural specimen with its thick leathery leaves and tall upright flowering stalk.  Easy to grow. Fragrant flowers attract moths at night.  Attracts hummingbirds.


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