Mound lily (Yucca gloriosa)
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.
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.
Provide sandy, well-drained soil in full sun.
Remove rooted suckers in spring.
Cane borers, scale insects, and fungal leaf spots.
6 ft. to 10 ft.
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Full Sun Only
Dry to Medium
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point