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Beschorneria septentrionalis

Beschorneria
Zone: 11, 10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Height: Minimum 20 feet , Maximum 2 feet
Width: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 3 feet
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Another bold non-agave from northeastern Mexico, producing rosettes to 2 ft of deep green, 4" leaves, the plant resembling a pile of hung-over starfish. The flowers, on red stems, are deep red edged with green and followed by red tinted seed pods. Drought tolerant but loves a little summer water along with excellent drainage and partial shade to full sun. Essentially a USDA zone 8 plant though success has been achieved in USDA zone 7 gardens with occasional protection.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

Thick lance like leaves create a launching pad for shocking red flower spike. Does best with summer water. 5' tall x 3' wide.

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