Desert Spoon has a strong, sculptural form and would make an outstanding accent plant in the desert landscape. They flower every few years on 6’ to 15’ stems and unlike yucca do not die after flowering. The blossoms will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and a host of other beneficial insects.
Attracts native hummingbirds, butterflies and bees
Attractive, unique garden form
Easy to grow and very low maintenance
Base of leaf is used in dried floral arrangements
Drought tolerant once established
Native to desert uplands on dry, sunny, rocky slopes. The range extends from northern Mexico to the Chihuahua and Sonora deserts
Native Americans used the foliage of Desert Spoon to make fibers that could be made into baskets, mats and rope. The inner part of the plant and core of the flower stems are edible and were used to make an alcoholic beverage called sotol.