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Manfreda virginica (Agave virginica)

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Common Name:  False Aloe, Rattlesnake Master

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.

False Aloe, Rattlesnake Master - Manfreda virginica (Agave virginica)
Photo Courtesy John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/