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Yucca louisianensis 'Desoto Blue'

Desoto Blue Bear Grass Soapwort

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Item #: 8649

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

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Yucca louisianensis 'Desoto Blue' is a 2003 Plant Delights discovery in Desoto Parish, Louisiana (near the Texas border), where it resides in sandy blackland prairies. We had seen several populations of the little-known Southeast native Yucca louisianensis as we botanized the gulf coast states, when we discovered a single population with narrow glaucous blue foliage, adorned with curly filifers (threads), compared to the typical green form. Our rhizome cutting survived and has now formed a lovely patch of 20" tall x 40" wide, offsetting rosettes. The rosettes are topped with 7'+ tall, hairy flower spikes of large white bell-shaped flowers in late spring. We are offering these as a consistently colored seed strain.

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