The Beschoneria Agave Lily makes a very dramatic addition to any gardens. A lot of space is required to grow this rarely available perennial from the cool highlands of Oaxaca in Mexico, but so very worth-it! Evergreen here in California, it is a humungous, stemless rosette of extremely handsome, large, lance-shaped, greyish-green leaves that is tough yet pliable. Blooms in early spring, with a tall and stout pink stalk emerge from the clump, carrying many pinkish-red and green flowers embraced by large red bracts. Never fails to attract attention of passerbys then, not only because the blooms are exquisite but also because many birds like to use the inflorescence as perching base. The exact species name of this particular plant is not known, it is generally known as Red Bells in the trade. Hardy from zone 10 onwards. Full sun. 6 feet tall and wide. Well-drained soil. Little water once established. Very rare but easy-to-germinate seeds, harvested 03/2010.