A real rarity and a spectacular one, at that: Beschorneria Septentrionalis forms a rosette of long pointed glossy leaves rather like a yucca and, in summer, throws up tall shocking pink stems from which dangle red cylindrical bells tipped with green. Quite unlike anything else seen in your average garden! Likes the sun. Fertile well drained soil. 4-5 ft. in flower. 9 cm or 2 litre pot.
Rated H6 so really very hardy but we suspect a combination of winter cold and wet won't be to this plant's liking. Good in a big pot so it can be brought out of the cold and damp if necessary. That's what we do.
Berschornerias are from Mexico, with B. Septentrionalis having the most northerly distribution, inhabiting the dry woodland areas in the north east of that country.
The video below shows a specimen of Beschorneria Yuccoides in flower. We have one of these ourselves, as it happens. Different species, but you get the idea:
Beschorneria Septentrionalis is a hardy evergreen perennial with a rosette of pointed leaves and pink and green flowers on pink stems suitable for full sun.
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