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Yucca gloriosa

2016/8/11 14:35:21
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' 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 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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