Photo by D. Salman taken at Chaves County, New Mexico
Dasylirion leiophyllum 'Chaves'
Chaves Green Sotol
Item #: 16042
Zones: 5a to 10b
Height: 48" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We are thrilled to offer this late David Salman collection of green sotol from one of the coldest sites in the Guadalupe Mountain range where Dasylirion leiophyllum is known to exist...a solid cold Zone 5 location in Chaves County, New Mexico at 5,450' elevation. In 1962, this region recorded -24 degrees F...that's cold! Additionally this area also receives summer monsoons, so those of us looking for wet tolerant southwest plants, this is a dream come true. The architectural 4' tall x 5' wide green rosettes are composed of spiny-edged, long green leaves, and when mature, topped by 12' spikes of tan flowers that resemble torches made from oatmeal.
Flower Color: Brown/Tan
Leaf Color: Blue , Silver/Grey
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Green Roofs , Rock Garden Plants , Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Edimentals , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , North American Native Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Texas Native Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Colored Foliage , United States Native Plants