Two years ago I picked up a Dasylirion texanum at Rare Plant Research.
It's taken its sweet time bulking up but it's finally starting to come into its own.
The filifers are perfectly coiffed.
Those perfect ribbons of green sport teeth that glow in the sunlight.
I can't wait to see how it fills out the berm as it continues to grow.
It's a tough SOB, zones 5a-11. It can form a trunk (which may be partly buried beneath the ground), with an eventual height and width of 3-5', depending on who you ask. It needs well drained soil but handles the ample moisture in Portland well. It's heat and drought tolerant, liking sun to part shade. It has handled the recent freeze as well as some scorching heat with no sign of stress at all. It will eventually form a 9-15' flower stalk. BITCHIN'.
My favorite plant in the garden this week is hosted by Loree at Danger Garden. Be sure to check out what she's liking this week!
Great choice for a favorite!ReplyDelete
Love it...those twisting leaves and curlicue tips are the best!ReplyDelete
Two years and it grew that much, wow! I have a small and must repot it into a bigger pot this year!ReplyDelete
It's entering its leap year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more growth!ReplyDelete
Yours is already looking good, but look what you have to look forward to...WOW!ReplyDelete
I have one ,which I love and has survived the freezing weather several times over… oops forgot I bought another one last year. But it's ' Wheeleri' …looks the same?ReplyDelete
I think D. wheeleri is really similar but gets a little bigger than texana? Not a bad thing, either way!ReplyDelete
Love it, and that's some nice photography too! Remind me to buy one this year at RPR...please.ReplyDelete
You got it.ReplyDelete
I'm adding it to my spring shopping list…it's amazing!ReplyDelete
Very interesting plant. And I love the word 'filifer', a new one on me. Sounds like it should mean a feisty youngster: "Now hold on there, young filifer!"ReplyDelete
Ha! So true.ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm so excited for that sale.ReplyDelete
The Dasyies (all species) are the bee's knee's! www.wigandia.comReplyDelete
This be mine in flower in Australia!ReplyDelete
That's a favorite of mine as well, and a native here in Texas. It is slow-growing, but yours is getting that lovely spherical shape now. Looking good! http://www.penick.net/diggingReplyDelete