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Dasylirion wheeleri
@ NC State Fair

Dasylirion wheeleri

Wheeler's Blue Sotol

Item #: 396

Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This surprisingly hardy yucca relative is absolutely exquisite! Each dramatically architectural, deer-resistant clump will grow 3' tall x 4' wide with long, powder-blue, gently twisting leaves. The spines are on the sides of the leaf...not the tips. Instead, the end of each leaf forms a little cowlick curl...like Elvis used to have (I mean, like Elvis STILL has...somewhere!). If you are having trouble imagining this, think of a giant, blue-braided Afro. Mature clumps are topped in summer by thick, bean pole-like flower scapes to 10' tall. The hardiness of sotol is related to keeping the crown of the plant dry during the winter.