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Manfreda undulata Mint Chocolate Chip (Perennial Deciduous Mangave)

This deciduous succulent features long, wavy, silvery blue-green leaves spotted with a deep burgundy purple, giving the illusion of chocolate chips. While the leaves are succulent, they are more pliable than agave, and don’t die after they bloom either! Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-.75 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to 10°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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Zone Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PPAF

Dense tufts of fine, blue green blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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(Rock ‘n Grow® Collection) This perennial features tall upright stems bearing gray-green serrated leaves that become topped with clusters of green buds that open to reveal bright lemon yellow flowers that are followed by apricot-hued seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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Tall stalks of purple flowers that resemble pineapples and blooms with creamy yellow flowers grow among foliage of burgundy strap-like leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial sports dusty purple ovate leaves that form beautiful spiky rosettes delicately dotted with burgundy. Over time the leaves fade to green, appearing bicoloured, and are much less thorny than its agave parent. Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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