Manfreda maculosa (Texas Tuberose)
Also known as False Aloe.
Texas Tuberose has fleshy leaves, somewhat akin to aloe leaves, that have irregular maroon spots. The flowers are creamy white to light pink, and age to a deep rose, and are fragrant. It needs well-draining soil and does best with some summer watering. It appreciates a light shade, especially during the hottest part of the day.
AT A GLANCE
|Full sun to part shade
|Manferda Giant Skipper butterfly.
|It can go dormant under prolonged drought or during hard freezes. Spots are more pronounced in full sun.
|Present in state
|Present in county and native
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state
|Not present in state
|Present and rare, native in county
|Previously present, now extinct
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)