Manfreda virginica, ho ho ho!!

Steve Marak
Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:33:34 PST

I'm very pleased they're growing for you! I like this plant, even if the 
taxonomists can't figure out what its name is. 2 meter inflorescences from 
those small rosettes, with oddly colored fragrant flowers, and thrives in rocky 
sites with no summer moisture.

I'll have to look tomorow at my plants to see if any have more persistent 

I gather some populations have very well-marked leaves. Unfortuantely, the 
populations around here seem to be at best lightly marked.


On Tue, 27 Dec 2005, Dennis Kramb wrote:

> >They quickly lose their foliage in winter here as well - in fact, I didn't
> >realize there were strains that didn't until I saw your note. Flowering time
> Okay, I revisited the site and confirmed I was wrong.  They were mostly 
> blasted by winter the same as my Arkansas Manfreda.  However, one still 
> looked quite green in comparison to the others.  Where most of them were 
> nearly totally defoliated (deciduous), one still had some green (it was one 
> of the few that had not bloomed this year).  Amongst all that brown the 
> green really popped out visually.
> I uploaded a photo of it to
> Sorry for the confusion!
> Dennis in Cincy

-- Steve Marak

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