An agave relative from northern Mexico, the Mexican Lily produces gorgeous rosettes of grey green leaves that are reminiscent of a yucca or agave but soft and flexible so it won’t stab you! Clumps out in time to make more rosettes and in early summer a big showy shoot rises 3-6 feet above the rosette and shows off its green and red bell shaped flowers! Very striking and quite easy to grow, so long as it doesn’t fall below about 15 F.
Latin Name: Beschorneria yuccoides
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 15º F.
Size at Maturity: 3 ft. in height by 3 ft. wide
Bloom Time: early summer
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8b