Common Name: American Aloe

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: Green, White, Jun, Jul
  • Fruit: Large tan seed capsules containing numerous flat, glossy black seeds
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Dry Uplands/Rocky Outcrops

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Manfreda virginica is a low-growing rosette of elongated, glossy leaves dotted with dark purple spots that often lie flat on the ground.  This cousin of Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) has very similar succulent-like leaves minus the pointy thorn-like projections. A stalk up to 6′ tall lined with pale greenish-white fragrant flowers will sprout from the center in late summer.  Seed capsules follow the persistent flowers.  This plant prefers dry soils, and partial shade, but can tolerate sunnier areas as well.

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