Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beschorneria yuccoides.....Mexican Lily

The flower spike has grown to almost 6 feet now and is amazingly spectacular. 

Extravagant pink/green/red flower spikes in early summer makes this weird but truly wonderful plant from Mexico  a great addition to the garden. 
Both its flowers, reddish panicles covered in funnel shaped bright green-red flowers and yucca like foliage,  agave like soft blue-green leaves, certainly pack a punch and provide architectural interest! 

The Genus, Beschorneria,  of the Agavaceae family, was named in honour of Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Beschorner,  1806-73, a German amateur botanist.