• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage and Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:YUK-a re-ker-vi-FOL-i-a
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 24, 26 - 32
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasThis interesting evergreen perennial's bold sword-like foliage lends an exotic look to poolsides, without sharp pointed leaves. Its multi-stemmed form makes an attractive statement.
    Companion PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, sandy loams but tolerant of clay. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Remove spent bloom spikes. Fertilizer sparingly and pune away old, unsightly foliage before new growth begins in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.