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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.