Form: A succulent treated as a shrub.
Leaf retention: Evergreen.
Growth rate: Slow to moderate depending upon water and temperature.
Mature Size: Flower stalk to 6' high. Leaves normally 2' high and
Flowers: Reddish tubular flowers, with yellow throats, hang from
narrow spikes on pink stalks. Other flower colors are available.
Bloom: Mid-spring to fall.
Fruit: Round seed capsule with flat, black seeds.
Leaves: Long, narrow, blue-green, arching, stiff blades grow from
a central base. White fraying fibers along the margins.
Stems: No thorns or spines.
Wildlife: Flowers attract hummingbirds and foraging deer. Leaves are
resistant to deer but not javelina.
Toxic / Danger: No.
Origin: Native to Texas and northern Mexico.
Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 5-11.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Yes.
Sun: Full sun.
Water once established: Once a month during drought.
Soil: Very well drained, pH 5.1-9.0 (highly acidic
to highly alkaline).
Prune: Remove old flower stalks.
Propagation: Seed or root division.
Now recognized as a member of the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family, it was formerly classified in the
discontinued Agavaceae (century plant) family. It is not a true yucca, although distantly related.
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