Mound lily

Yucca gloriosa

Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Mound lily (Yucca gloriosa)
YUK-ah glor-ee-OH-sah
Genus:  Yucca
This sculptural plant bears sword-like leaves to 24 inches long in shades of blue- or gray-green and maturing to dark green, with smooth margins. In summer, the plant produces 8-foot spikes of nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers, sometimes tinged purple, to 2 inches long.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Occurring naturally in coastal dunes from North Carolina to Florida, this shrub thrives in sandy, well-drained soil and in heat and humidity. Excellent for xeriscaping. Grow as architectural specimens in a border or courtyard, or in containers.
Care:  Provide sandy, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Remove rooted suckers in spring.
Problems:  Cane borers, scale insects, and fungal leaf spots.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Desert Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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