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Yucca

Yucca
18" to 24" high and 24" to 36" wide.
Full sun/partial shade
Large, long, pointed green leaves with tall stalks of off-white bell shaped flowers.

Bright Edge Yucca

Bright Edge Yucca
18" to 24" high and 24" to 36" wide.
Full sun/partial shade
Large, long, pointed green leaves with pale yellow edging. Tall stalks of off-white bell
shaped flowers bloom in early summer.

Color Guard Yucca

Color Guard Yucca
18" to 24" high and 24" to 36" wide.
Full sun/partial shade
Large, long, pointed green leaves with bright yellow center variegation. Tall stalks of off-white bell
shaped flowers bloom in early summer.

Yuccas look like they belong somewhere in the dessert. They have large, thick, succulent evergreen leaves. The tips come to a very sharp point, similar to the point of a needle. The leaves grow up and out of the central trunk of the plant and splay outward. They give the appearance of guarding the center of the plant where the flower stalk arises.

Yucca flowers bloom on a tree-like stem that grows 2 to 4 feet above the center of the plant. Many small branches will grow off of this trunk and each one will have several large, thick off-white flowers. The flowers resemble bells hanging on the branches. They will usually bloom for several days or more before wilting and falling to the ground. If the bees and other pollinating insects are successful, seedheads will appear where the flowers have fallen. They look like pointed footballs. Each one contains many seeds. They can be left on until they ripen and fall off or you can cut the stalk off and discard it. Seeding is not much of a problem with these.

Yuccas will grow new clusters of plants from the same rhizome or root. Several clumps will grow in one tight area. To help with flowering and also to give the plants some breathing space to grow, the clumps should be divided when they start to get crowded. Each clump will only make one flower stalk and it uses quite a bit of energy to produce the flowers. Because of this, it is not unusual for a plant to skip a year of flowering while it stocks up its reserves. Smaller groups of plants will produce more flowers also.


Quantities on some of these Yuccas are very limited.
If you are looking for a particular variety,
ask us, because we may have it even if it is not in the sale.

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