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Dasylirion wheeleri (Yucca, Blue Sotol)

Yucca, Blue Sotol

Dasylirion wheeleri

Inappropriately named, the Blue Sotol Yucca is a member of the Lily Family. Despite this, it is a tough and durable Texas native that makes a fine addition in any Texas landscape. Blue Sotol forms a rosette of blue-green leaves that are only up to three feet long, but are lined with a multitude of very sharp spines; be sure to plant away from any walking paths. 

Extravagant flower stalks can reach up to fifteen feet in height, then the flower spike reaches an additional three feet. Numerous small white flowers appear on the flower spike starting in mid-summer and persist into the fall, easily attracting butterflies. The Blue Sotol Yucca is dioecious, meaning the flowers are either male or female on the single plant.

 

Accent Plant
Container Specimen
Xeriscape
Rock Gardens

Flower Color:

White

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Height

4- Feet

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Spread

4- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Dasylirion wheeleri

Best grown in well-drained soil and full sun. Maintenance is limited to removal of the large flower stalk in the winter.

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

Available Sizes:

Item Description
YUC-BLU-15 YUCCA, SOTOL BLUE View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low