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Products > Beschorneria 'Ding Dong'
 
Beschorneria 'Ding Dong'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (B. yuccoides ssp. dekosteriana x B. septentrionalis)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Beschorneria 'Ding Dong' - A large growing Beschorneria that forms a thick rosette to 3 feet wide with green sandpaper-textured leaves. When the plant matures, the flower stalk, likened to a 7 foot tall asparagus shoot, emerges. The stalk ages to a bright red as the red side branches form, bearing bell-shaped red and green flowers that last for several weeks. This plant was a selection made by Tony Avent from plants resulting from a cross between Beschorneria yuccoides ssp. dekosteriana and Beschorneria septentrionalis made in the mid 1990's by Bay area horticulturist Martin Grantham. This plant is larger and hardier than the more common Beschorneria yuccoides and evergreen to 10-15 F. Image courtesy of Tony Avent.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Beschorneria 'Ding Dong'.
 
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