This yucca-like Mexican plant has bold bluish leaves to 3 feet long that have tiny serrations on the edges. It makes a stunning accent in the garden or in a container. It is hardy to 10°F and extremely drought tolerant. Thousands of tiny white flowers bloom on a 4-foot stalk on mature clumps.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsTolerates moderate freezes. Sculptural architectural presence. Good foliage color. Low maintenance.
CareFull sun or a little shade in extremely fast draining soil. Needs regular water in summer, less in fall, and little or none in winter. If growing in a container, use a potting mix formulated for cacti and do not overwater.
PropagationSow seed at 64 to 70°F, or root offsets in spring.
ProblemsSpider mites and scale insects indoors. Various fungal spots and stems rots can occur, as can bacterial leaf streak and bacterial soft rot.
- Genus : Nolina
- Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Flower Color : White