From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Nolina parryi
Common Name: Parry's Nolina
- Similar to yucca but with more flexible leaves. Creamy white flowers on very tall stalks. Good as an accent or mass planted in desert gardens.
- Plant Family: Agavaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-6' H x 10-15' W
- Growth Habit: Dense rosettes
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 2700-3600'
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Southern Highlands of Sierra Nevada, Western Transverse Ranges, Eastern San Bernardino Mts, Peninsular Ranges, Desert Mtns
- Natural Habitat: Dry slopes, ridges
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Similar to [Nolina bigelovii] with rather thick slightly serrated leaves. From the desert side of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains. 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.