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Dasylirion (Sotol or Desert Spoon)

Evergreen Sotol from arid, winter-cold regions in southern North America southwards to Mexico. They are Yucca or Agave-like shrubs with stiff leaves. Most species form dense, globular rosettes of blackish-green to bluish-green leaves with strongly teethed margins. Several species are winter hardy in Central Europe in a protected position in full sun in the rock garden. Alternatively they can be grown under frostfree conditions in large pots or containers. Grow in any rocky soil.
Sow flat in any soil in full sun at a minimum of some 20°C. Transplant to the open garden after two years. Seedlings need extra protection from moisture in winter. Very easy and robust solitary plants for a sunny spot in the rock garden. Very long lived.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7, unless stated differently.
20 seeds per package.
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Dasylirion acrotriche (Green Desert Spoon)

Dasylirion acrotriche (Green Desert Spoon)

170 (300)cm, Green Desert Spoon is a very large, showy and agave-like species with an erect, broad trunk, which becomes quite tall with age, and pale green, very narrow, lanceolate, toothed leaves. A very rare and hard-to-obtain species, fully hardy for a sunny spot in a well drained, stony soil. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2040 € 4,99
Dasylirion berlandieri var. berlandieri (Zaragosa Blue Twister)

Dasylirion berlandieri var. berlandieri (Zaragosa Blue Twister)

150 (200)cm, Zaragosa Blue Twister is an almost stemless species from high elevation in North-Eastern Mexico. It makes a losely arranged basal rosette of upright hold narrow, bluish-green leaves. Requires a good protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Better grown as a pot plant in colder regions. Keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8071 € 4,99
Dasylirion cedrosanum

Dasylirion cedrosanum

100 (220)cm, elegant Dasylirion from Durango Province, Mexico. Has decorative, glaucous green, narrow leaves in a dense rosette on a broad trunk. As Dasylirion arcotricha, Dasylirion cedrosanum is very hard to obtain. A fully hardy species for a sunny spot in a well drained soil. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2406 € 4,99
Dasylirion gentryi (Gentry’s Sotol)

Dasylirion gentryi (Gentry’s Sotol)

50 (100)cm, Gentry’s Sotol is a medium large, showy species with a short, up to 50cm tall trunk and rich green, glossy leaves. It is endemic to mountain region in Mexico (southeastern Sonora desert and Chihuahua). A rarely cultivated species for any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 5°C. IV.V.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0238 € 5,99
Dasylirion glaucophyllum (Blue Hidalgo Sotol)

Dasylirion glaucophyllum (Blue Hidalgo Sotol)

200cm, Blue Hidalgo Sotol is a short-stemmed, utmost beautiful Sotol species from Hidalgo in Mexico with most ornamental bluish-green leaves with short thorns on leaves' margins. Requires a good protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Alternatively grow as a pot plant in colder regions and keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 7/8. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 8022 € 7,99
Dasylirion leiophyllum (Desert Candle)

Dasylirion leiophyllum (Desert Candle)

120 (200)cm, Desert Candle is native from Southwestern USA to Mexico and make a dense rosette of olive-green, narrow and strongly teethed leaves on a short to medium tall stem with age. Requires an excellent protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Better grown as a pot plant in colder regions. Keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8917 € 4,99
Dasylirion longissima (Toothless Sotol)

Dasylirion longissima (Toothless Sotol)

100cm ø, Toothless Sotol makes thousands of narrow, grass like leaves forming a perfect bowl on a very short stem. Unlike other Dasylirion, this species has smooth, teeth less edges. Needs some extra protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in a very well drained, stony soil in a protected spot in full sun. USDA Climate Zone 8. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2408 € 4,99
Dasylirion lucidum

Dasylirion lucidum

200 (350)cm, is a short to tall stemmed, branching Sotol species from Central Mexico and makes showy dense terminal rosettes of long, mid green leaves. Requires an excellent protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Better grown as a pot plant in colder regions. Keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 8020 € 4,99
Dasylirion miquihuaensis (Miquihuana Sotol)

Dasylirion miquihuaensis (Miquihuana Sotol)

150 (250)cm, Miquihuana Sotol is an utmost ornamental species with a very dense ball-like rosette of numerous narrow leaves with fine teeth on their margins and a stout stem in older plants. It is native in a small area around the village of Miquihuana in the federal state of Tamaulipas in Mexico. It requires a very good protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Alternatively grow as a pot plant in colder regions and keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8. VIII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 8019 € 4,99
Dasylirion quadrangulatum (Mexican Grass Tree)

Dasylirion quadrangulatum (Mexican Grass Tree)

200 (350)cm, Mexican Grass Tree is similar in appearance as Australian grass trees (Xanthorrhoa spp.), yet from a different plant family. It makes a stout stem topped by a dense crown of numerous grass-like leaves. An utmost showy species from Northern Mexico. Requires an excellent protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Better grown as a pot plant in colder regions. Keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8070 € 4,99
Dasylirion sereke (Sereke Sotol)

Dasylirion sereke (Sereke Sotol)

100 (150)cm, Sereke Sotol is a rather newly discovered species from mountains in Chihuahua, Mexico. It makes numerous narrow, strongly teethed leaves in a dense short stemmed rosette with age. Requires an excellent protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Better grown as a pot plant in colder regions. Keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8916 € 5,99
Dasylirion texanum (Texas Sotol)

Dasylirion texanum (Texas Sotol)

4 (7m, Texas Sotol is a fully winter hardy perennial from S Texas (USA) and N Mexico and makes a dense, stemless rosette of numerous, very long, narrow, grayish green, finely toothed leaves. Mature plants make a very tall inflorescence with densely arranged, small creamy white flowers. For any rich, very well drained, preferably stony soil in a protected spot in full sun. In winter keep plants absolutely dry and protect from winter wetness. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3685 € 4,99
Dasylirion wheeleri var. durangense

Dasylirion wheeleri var. durangense

150cm, a stemless to short-stemmed variety with ornamental slightly bluish-green leaves with thorny margins in a dense, ball-like rosette. It is native of Mexico (Durango, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, and Coahuila). Needs some a very good protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Alternatively grow as a pot plant in colder regions and keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 8021 € 4,99*
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Dasylirion wheeleri var. wheeleri (Mexico Desert Spoon)

Dasylirion wheeleri var. wheeleri (Mexico Desert Spoon)

110cm ø, Mexico Desert Spoon has bluish-gray, spike-like leaves in dense rosette with a base spathulate opened. Plant in a very well drained, stony soil in a protected spot in full sun. USDA Climate Zone 8. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2039 € 5,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.