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Dasylirion acrotrichum (Bear grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dasylirion acrotrichum

Other names

Bear grass

Genus

Dasylirion Dasylirion

Species

D. acrotrichum - D. acrotrichum is a tender evergreen perennial with stiff linear blue-green leaves forming a spherical crown. Its leaves fray at the edges forming significant tufts of fibres at their tips. In summer, it bears narrow compact spikes of creamy brown flowers.


Dasylirion acrotrichum is: Evergreen

Habit

Spiky

Flower

Brown in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

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General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Dasylirion acrotrichum (Bear grass) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Flower Arranging, Foliage only, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in very free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Protect with fleece before the first frosts or if container grown, overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Dasylirion acrotrichum

Other names

Bear grass

Genus

Dasylirion Dasylirion

Species

D. acrotrichum - D. acrotrichum is a tender evergreen perennial with stiff linear blue-green leaves forming a spherical crown. Its leaves fray at the edges forming significant tufts of fibres at their tips. In summer, it bears narrow compact spikes of creamy brown flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spiky


Colour

Flower

Brown in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dasylirion acrotrichum (Bear grass) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Flower Arranging, Foliage only, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in very free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Protect with fleece before the first frosts or if container grown, overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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