Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Agave; False Aloe

Manfreda virginica
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
False aloe by Carol Davit
Photo: Carol Davit
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

6 to
10
inches

Spread:

16 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
10
inches
Spread: 16 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
10
inches
Spread: 16 to
20
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Dry gardens in sun or partial shade, where an unusual foliage plant is desired.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Can withstand very dry periods, but will look better in a garden if watered occasionally in July and August. Keep competition away to expose the attractive foliage. Also works in containers.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Several fleshy, succulent leaves radiate from a central point. Plants are stemless, lying close to the soil. Single flower stalks 3 to 6 feet high bear several fragrant, mostly green flowers. Missouri’s version of the century plant.

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