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Products > Manfreda 'Mint Chocolate Chip' PP29,343
 
Manfreda 'Mint Chocolate Chip' PP29,343 - Mint Chocolate Chip False Agave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: North America
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Agave strictata, A.maculosa, Polianthes maculosa]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10° F
Manfreda 'Mint Chocolate Chip' PP29,343 (Mint Chocolate Chip False Agave) - This attractive low growing succulent plant forms a solitary rosette 6 to 8 inches tall by up to 18 to 24 inches wide with soft waxy long narrow silvery blue leaves that lay flat to the ground and are intensely spotted on both surfaces with dark maroon blotches that are nearly black. The leaf edges are undulated, which is enhanced by fine white margin lines. In late spring and early summer appear burgundy flowers with long exerted filaments and styles held on an upright 6 foot tall (or more) spikes. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This deciduous plant is reported hardy to 5-10°F and useful in USDA Zones 7b to 10 and is also noted as resistant to deer and rabbit predation. A uniquely attractive ground-hugging plant that should work well in the rock or succulent garden or as a container specimen. This plant is a 2017 introduction from the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. Manfreda 'Mint Chocolate Chip' is the result of the self pollination in 2011 of Manfreda 'Chocolate Chips', a plant originally introduced by Yucca Do Nursery that was grown from seed Carl Schoenfeld of Yucca Do Nursery collected near San Vicente, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 'Chocolate Chips' was then identified as a Manfreda undulata selection, though there has long been discussion about whether or not this is a valid species. Compared to the parent plant, 'Mint Chocolate Chip' has wider leaves, darker spotting, and more silvery blue leaves. It had US Plant Patent PP29,343 issued on May 29, 2018. We also grow 'Cherry Chocolate Chip' which has narrower thinner leaves with cream margins blotched with red. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens 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  Manfreda 'Mint Chocolate Chip'.
 
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