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!