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Yucca gloriosa var. tristis

Previously known as:

  • Yucca recurvifolia
Phonetic Spelling
YUK-uh
Description

Native to the southeastern US. Blooms in summer; used extensively in interior as well as in exterior scapes; pliable, leathery leaves that are entire and curved backward and the presence of a stem are distinguishing characteristics; a replacement for Spanish bayonet (Y. aloifolia) with its dangerous, rigid, horny point.

Wildlife Value: Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Quick ID

  • Leathery sword-shaped leaves are curved backward
  • Leaf margins are entire
  • Presence of a stem; leaves are in an apical rosette
  • Giant, tall, conical panicles of cream-colored flowers
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#white flowers#deer resistant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#white flowers#deer resistant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Yucca
    Species:
    gloriosa
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Bell-shaped creamy white flowers with purplish markings. Inflorescence is a long-stalked, conical panicle, terminal, to 4.5 m.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are in an apical rosette, simple, sword-shaped, recurved slightly above the middle with age, margins entire with narrow light brown strip on younger leaves, pliable, coriaceous, 35 x 2.5 in.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stem is usually unbranched.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer