False Red Yucca
Beschorneria septentrionalis 'Ding Dong'

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Beschorneria (bes-kor-NER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: septentrionalis (sep-ten-tree-oh-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ding Dong
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sebastopol, California

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Fate, Texas

Red Oak, Texas

Spring, Texas

Dupont, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 1, 2012, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This little-known agave relative, named in 1987, is a native of the mountainous areas of the state ofTamaulipas, Mexico & growing in shade in the Mexican mountains.

Seeds were collected in 1991 by John Fairey of Peckerwood Gardens.

The glossy, evergreen rosette (no spines) makes an attractive clump to 18" tall x 3' wide. After it is well established, you will enjoy the 5' tall, glossy red flower spikes that are adorned with lovely reddish bells with green tips in March/April. In hot Texas climates, afternoon shade is best.

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