Dasylirion wheeleri

Hardy silver-blue spoon! These visually striking woody lilies with wispy, silver-blue leaves outlined with hacksaw-like teeth were grown from seed collected in western Texas. Here they experienced temperatures down to 4 degrees F in 1989 and sustained no damage. An outstanding drought tolerant ornamental accent plant that cannot be overlooked. Like most sotols, it is quite tolerant to the extremes of weather whether it be dry to moist or hot to cold. It takes all in stride.
southwestern USA
6b to 10
48 inches x 72 inches

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Notes and observations about this plant

Flowering in Oklahoma
Flowering in Oklahoma

This plant has been in my Cactus Garden since the 80's. This is the first time it's bloomed! (Posted on 7/13/2013 by LoWilla Wilson).
Thriving despite all naysayers
I live in Trout, Louisiana and was told this plant would not survive here. Well I planted 4 in my cactus garden 3 years ago and they are absolutely thriving! I am a native New Mexican and had to have my cactus garden despite all the naysayers! Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Rena' (Posted on 8/9/2012 by Rena Burst).
Dasylirion wheeleri hardy in Maryland
I have 3 of these and they appear undamaged from the Maryland winter with no protection. My Dasylirion berlandieri did not fair as well this year as it did in 2010. (Posted on 4/14/2011 by Doug).

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