From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Nolina bigelovii
Common Name: Bigelow's Nolina
- This long-lived yucca-like plants makes a nice accent in drought-tolerant gardens. Beautiful head of white flowers on elongated stalk rises from the center of the plant.
- Plant Family: Liliaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 6' H x 6' W
- Growth Habit: Rosettes
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Desert mountains, Sonoran Desert
- Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes and ridges. Elevation 900' - 4,500'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A yucca-like plant with long narrow gray green leaves crowded in a rosette at the ground. Throws up a tall stem with large panicle of greenish white flowers. From the mountains bordering the Colorado Desert. Balled, $1.50."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.