Botanical Name: Nolina bigelovii
 Common Name: Desert Bigelov Nolina
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Grass

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Foundation, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Mary Irish

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Large shrub-like succulent. Dull blue-green leaves 1" wide & up to 4' long form rosettes. White filaments form on the edges of leaves. Flowers appear May-June and are cream colored and small. Accepts full sun. Very drought tolerant. Some additional water in summer. Good choice for mixing with agaves, yuccas, cacti and other desert plants. Native to Arizona and California.
Frost tolerant to 15 F. Named for Nolin, a French agricultural writer.