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Yucca gloriosa/Spanish Daggar

Yucca gloriosa / Yucca gloriosa
Relatively soft foliage hanging below the main crown of this yucca
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Relatively soft foliage hanging below the main crown of this yucca

A specimen plant in a garden setting

This yucca has soft, flexible foliage but still a sharp point on the tip of each leaf

Old plants will eventually grow to have short trunks as this grouping shows

White, bell-shapped, hanging flowers in spring and summer

An individual flowering stalk may have many, many blossoms

Six flowering stalks in late spring in the Gulf South

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Scientific Name: Yucca gloriosa
Common Name: Spanish Daggar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The large rosette of foliage is silvery gray and the leaves are somewhat soft and flexible. Tall spikes with nodding, bell-shaped flowers are quite striking on mature plants. Always provide well drained soils and full sunlight for growing yuccas. This one lives a long time and eventually the yucca will produce short trunks with a crown of foliage.