This easy to grow evergreen yucca bears dramatic, sword-shaped yellow leaves with a dark green edge. Not as staunchly upright as some yuccas, its leaf tips sometimes droop with age. Its foliage color is best from fall to spring. Plants grow to nearly 2 feet in height and 3 feet in width. In summer, it produces a 6-foot-tall spike covered with nodding, fragrant, white bell-shaped flowers.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsYuccas are native to dry places in North and Central America. They are grown mainly for their architectural foliage and bold flower spikes.
CareProvide well-drained soil in full sun.
PropagationSow seed in spring at 55-64°F. (Flowers may require hand-pollination to set seed.) Remove rooted suckers in spring or take root cuttings in winter.
ProblemsCane borers, scale insects, fungal leaf spots.
- Genus : Yucca
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White