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Desert Spoon

Stiff, spiky, blue-green leaves create a grasslike effect. Tiny greenish-white flowers are tightly clustered on a tall, narrow spike. Makes an outstanding accent or use in rock gardens. Drought tolerant, suitable for xeriscaping.

Companion Plants

Common Boxwood

Italian Cypress

Yaupon Holly

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Desert Spoon

  • Botanical name

    Dasylirion wheeleri

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    5-6' (1.5-2 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Every other day

  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Protect from winter winds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Lori E.'s collection