• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. in bloom, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. in bloom, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design 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').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.