Botanical Name: Manfreda maculosa
Common Name: Manfreda  
Plant photo of: Manfreda maculosa
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Pink, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green, Purple


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This is a small species to about 6" x 12". This is a durable accent plant ideal for small spaces providing visability for its showy flower stalk. Plants have multiple flower stalks at one time, in all stages of development. It is ideal for containers. The leaves are soft blue green with purple spots. The leaves are linear and smooth. Flowers begin white turning pink and finishing burgundy and are fragrant. Grows in clay to rock. Accepts full sun or partial shade.
Frost tolerant to 10 F.