Beschorneria – septentrionalis – ‘False Agave’
From Mexico Beschorneria septentrionalis with its glossy starp leafed foliage and tall flower spike in spring is a wonderful structural plant for the garden or container.
With an exotic or ‘tropical look’ this is plant that prefers a dry part shaded position, which makes it a most versatile performer.
Evergreen and taking a few years to flower, the rosettes of roliage will spread to around 1m and reach around 80cm in height.
The towering flower spikes will reach around 2m. Masses of small pink flowers tinged with green on red stems make it a standout when in flower.
Best in full sun although part shade during summer in warmer climates, as long as winter and spring sun is good flowering seems successful.
Although Beschornerias eptentrionalis copes with a range of soil conditions it does prefer a humus rich fertile soil and will benefit from a slow release fertilizer applied in spring.
Spent flower heads can be removed as needed. Drought tolerant once established.
- Drought tolerant and hardy once established
- Plant in full sun to part shade in a well drained soil
- Grows well in pots or containers
- Tall flower spikes appear spring to summer
Beschorneria plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.