These were relocated last fall, and are starting to fill out now that they’re getting more sun. I’ll add some new photos when they bloom.
The leaf rosettes will fill out to about 3′ and they’ll send up dozens of stalks from each clump in early May (in Houston). Flower stalks are between 4′-6′ tall. Now that they are getting more sun the leaves will become speckled with purple.
They prefer well-drained soil and are drought tolerant once established.
Native to south-eastern Texas through north-eastern Mexico, often found growing wild
Propagate by division and seed
28 known species
Named after an Italian writer, Manfredus de Monte Imperiale
Problems: Really hates being wet, plant in a dry and sunny location