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Dasylirion texanum

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Dasylirion (das-il-LIR-ee-on) (Info)
Species: texanum (tek-SAY-num) (Info)

Synonym:Dasylirion texanum var. aberrans

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative eeK On May 12, 2007, eeK from San Antonio, TX wrote:

the plants i have don't bloom every year. Is there a cycle? Or does it not bloom in times of drought? I can't find info on this, Texan Sotol Dasylirion texanum, thank you, eeK

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Surprise, Arizona
Nevada City, California
Reseda, California
Edgewater, Colorado
Overland Park, Kansas
Eugene, Oregon
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
Hill Country Village, Texas
Hondo, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (3 reports)



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