Yucca filamentosaItem #1373 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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The best of the yuccas for low maintenance, drought resistant landscaping. Develops a dense rosette of dark green leaves with a distinctive blue cast. Flowers in summer with grand spires of fragrant snow white bells. Suited to containers. Evergreen.
- DetailPlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. in bloom, 4 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasMakes an outstanding focal point in western native gardens and desert landscapes. Equally effective in postmodern compositions and Mediterranean plantings. Night pollinated flowers are exceptional under moonlight. Suited to containers.Companion PlantsFor Mediterranean gardens, group with Brilliancy Rock Rose, (Cistus x 'Brilliancy') and Arp Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp'). In Southwestern gardens use Cimmaron Texas Ranger, (Leophyllum zygophyllum 'Cimarron') and Don Mario Bougainvillea, (Bougainvillea 'Monio').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:This yucca is native to a large range across the southern United States. References debate whether this species and Y.flaccida may be the same plant with only minor differences. Yuccas were named from the aboriginal title for these plants in their range. Virtually all forty species of yucca are native to the Americas, primarily in the U.S. and Mexico. They are pollinated at night by a specific moth.Lore:Yucca leaves contain very strong but soft fibers that have been extracted by native peoples to weave into create cloth and cordage.