Longflower tuberose
Manfreda longiflora

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Manfreda (MAN-fred-ah) (Info)
Species: longiflora (lon-jee-FLO-ruh) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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:

Apache Junction, Arizona

Hobe Sound, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 22, 2009, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Longflower tuberose (Manfreda longiflora, synonym of Agave longiflora) is an endemic Texas native plant which can be found in Hidalgo and Starr Counties (some sites list Caldwell and Cameron Counties also and an unconfirmed siting in Hogg County) as well as northern Tamaulipas, Mexico. The plant thrives on thornshrub lands on terraces, slopes and hills in loams and clays that are composed of various amounts of salt, sand, gravel and caliche. It is also commonly known as St. Joseph's staff, Runyon's huaco and amole de rio. Manfreda longiflora has been used to treat snakebite ("huaco"). The word "huaco" refers to the huaco bird which was able to cure itself after a snakebite. The word "amole" refers to the plant's trhizomes being pounded and used as a subs... read more

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On Jul 21, 2008, Kaelkitty from Adelaide
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

A synonym for this plant is Runyonia longiflora

ING gives the reference as follows -

[C] Runyonia Rose, Addisonia 7: 39. Dec 1922.
T.: R. longiflora Rose
PHAN.-AGAVACEAE/AMARYLLIDACEAE (75) 9 Feb 1996