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Espostoa lanata (Peruvian old man cactus)

Other names: Cotton ball, Cotton ball cactus, Cephalocereus lanatus, Pilocereus lanatus, Cleistocactus lanatus

E. lanata is a tender, tree-like or clump-forming, perennial cactus with columnar, ribbed stems, densely covered in short white, rarely red, yellow, purple, or brown spines and silky, white hairs. Cup-shaped, white or purple flowers bloom in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Dasylirion wheeleri (Spoon flower)

Other names: Silver desert spoon, Common sotol, Desert candle, Wheeler's blue sotol

D. wheeleri is a compact, tender, evergreen tree forming a dense, terminal rosette of linear, silvery-grey to grey-green leaves with hooked spines along the margins. Erect stems bear narrow panicles of bell-shaped, white flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 6m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Yucca filamentosa (Needle palm)

Other names: Spoonleaf yucca, Thready Adam's needle, Adam's needle and thread, Carolina silk grass, Our Lord's candle

Y. filamentosa is an evergreen shrub with blue-green, sword-shaped leaves and large flower spikes bearing panicles of cream flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 2m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise)

Other names: Bird of paradise flower , Crane flower

S. reginae is an exotic, tender, evergreen perennial. It forms a clump of broadly oblong, grey-green leaves on long stalks and in winter and spring, produces unusual orange and blue flowers that resemble a birds head.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Yucca rostrata (Beaked yucca)

Other names: Big bend yucca, Old man yucca

Y. rostrata is a robust, single or branched, tree-like, evergreen shrub with a dense terminal rosette of sharp-pointed, linear, blue-green leaves and erect panicles of bell-shaped, white flowers in summer followed by fruit in autumn that resemble a bird's beak when dried.
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Ultimate spread 3m
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Ultimate height 4m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
to maturity
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Onopordum acanthium (Donkey thistle)

Other names: Acanto bastardo, Chardon aux anes, Cardo timonero, Cardo asinino, Cotton thistle, Acanzio, Scotch cottonthistle, Toba

O. acanthium is a large, upright, biennial with spiked silvery-bluish leaves and a tall purple-pink inflorescence emerging from late spring to mid summer.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 2m
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Time to ultimate size 1-2 years
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