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Nolina interrata - Dehesa Bear Grass

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Nolinoidae (Asparagaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Creamy White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Nolina interrata (Dehesa Bear Grass) - Dehesa bear grass occurs in localized populations from the interior foothills of San Diego County to northwestern Baja California, Mexico. Most populations of N. interrata are situated in relatively rugged terrain dominated by chaparral, which is often associated with nutrient-poor soils, cool wet winters and hot dry summers. Nolina interrata does not flower every year and reproduces primarily asexually from underground stems. However, fires and other disturbances will induce profuse blooming and timed controlled burns may be necessary to maintain population vigor. A total of about 9,000 Nolina interrata plants are known. Occurrences that are entirely female require pollen from disjunct male plants to fertilize the flowers and produce viable seeds. Nolina interrata is cultivated at the Huntingdon Desert Garden, where it flowers annually. 

Information about Nolina interrata displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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