Manfreda virginica Agave virginica American Aloe Seed & Plants
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manfreda virginica, american aloe or agave picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Manfreda virginica Agave virginica American Aloe Plant picture  Sun July Greenish Yellow flower stalk
48 to 72 inches
Dry to Average 8 to 24 inches Perennial

    Manfreda virginica, Agave Virginica, False Aloe additional picture   photo by cj
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Manfreda virginica (American aloe, Agave) potted plants are available
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Manfreda virginica seed
American aloe, Agave seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping


20 sq ft

1 ounce - ---------


260 sq ft

1 pound -----------


4160 sq ft

Manfreda virginica, Agave Virginica, False Aloe or American Aloe, has fleshy, dark green,  succulent, lanceolate, pointed leaves up to 16 inches long in a a basal rosette.  The foliage is very attractive in a rock garden with Prairie Dropseed and Silky Aster.  The 1 inch long flowers with a fragrance like Easter lilies bloom between June and August in a loose spike on top of a  4 to 6 foot stalk.  This is the only member of the Agave family to live in Missouri.  Plant Agave in the flower garden or rock garden in average to good soil and average moisture. 

Native Manfreda virginica plants occur naturally on limestone glades, dry uplands, and rocky ledges from Florida to Texas, north to North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.  Agavaceae (Agave Family)

Manfreda virginica is also known as Agave virginica and Polianthes virginica
It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade

Manfreda virginica Agave is a succulent perennial with showy fragrant flowers and thick leathery strap-like leaves to 16 in. long in a basal rosette around the 4-5 ft. upright flowering stalk.  Agave's  unusual greenish-white tubular flowers with conspicuous stamens are borne in a spike-like cluster atop the stalk. 

Manfreda virginica Agave or American aloe is a native plant which occurs most often in alkaline soils on rocky glades and in sandy open woods in the Ozark region of Missouri, South to Texas and East to the coast. Agave is a rhizomatous perennial which forms large, basal rosettes of nearly flat, soft, fleshy, sword-shaped, dark green leaves (6" to 20" long and 2" wide). Leaves may be flecked with red. From the center of each rosette rises an erect flower stalk to 4-5' tall (less frequently to 6'). Up to 30 solitary, fragrant, pale yellowish-green, tube-shaped, three-lobed flowers (1" long) are loosely arranged on the flower spike. Long summer bloom occasionally extends into fall. Flowers give way to capsule-like fruit. This plant is also sometimes sold as Agave virginica. The Royal Horticultural Society now includes Mangreda in the genus Agave

Manfreda virginica has no serious insect or disease problems and is a good plant for informal settings, such as wild gardens or native plant gardens or as part of a naturalized planting. Also may be used in a dry corner of the perennial border.

The map below shows areas where native Agave virginica wildflower plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Manfreda virginica
American Aloe


North Carolina

South Carolina Tennessee
West Virginia

State Distributional Map for Manfreda virginica, american aloe, agave picture

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Manfreda virginica, Agave Virginica, False Aloe Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.