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Golden Sword Yucca

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

SKU
07723
Boldly striped green and creamy yellow sword-like leaves are topped by tall, showy spikes of fragrant, ivory white blooms in spring. Forms dramatic clumps with age. Use to create contrasting textures as a garden accent or container plant. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationYUK-uh fil-a-men-TOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide; blooms 4 to 6 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleRustic, Xeric
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Yarrow (Achillea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soil. Best in full sun, but tolerant of light shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Remove spent bloom spikes. Established plants require little care.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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