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Dasylirion wheeleri (Desert Spoon) seeds

Dasylirion wheeleri (Desert Spoon) seeds

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Striking architectural plant with spiky, blue-green leaves which, despite its exotic appearance, is hardy in the UK.  Grow it alongside Yucca, Agave and palms in a gravel garden and it will thrive!  Also happy in a pot or planter with free-draining growing medium.  Mature plants will produce a magnificent flower spike in summer.

Hardy Perennial (to -5C)
Height: 1.5m
Position: Sun & very well-drained soil.

Packet of 10 seeds


Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year.  Sow very thinly on the surface of a 50:50 mix of compost and vermiculite/perlite and just cover the seed with sieved compost. Seal in a polythene bag and propagate at about 21C on a windowsill or in a propagator. Germination should take place in 1-3 months and can be erratic, hence the need to sow thinly so that seedlings can be removed without disturbing the compost too much.

Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in well-ventilated, cooler conditions. Overwinter in a frost free place. When established, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out in late spring in a sunny position and well-drained soil.  Keep as dry as possible around the roots and stem in winter to avoid rotting.  Protect young plants with fleece for the first few years and every year in cold areas where the temperature drops to below -5C.  

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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.