This clumping evergreen shrub with narrow leaves produces a startling, 3- to 4-foot-tall flower stalk. The fragrant flowers are pale green or greenish white. It is a tenacious weed in areas of the American West, but adds a touch of the desert to gardens. Soap can be made from its roots and the foliage is used in basket-making.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsEvergreen, spiky foliage; fragrant flowers on a tall stalk.
CareProvide full sun and well-drained, sandy loam. Remove dead leaves in early spring (wear long sleeves and gloves for protection).
- Genus : Yucca
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Flower Color : Green, White
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest