Yucca rostrata
“Beaked Yucca”

With its slightly waxy, bluish-green, lance-shaped leaves and magnificent crown of tall, bell-shaped alabaster blooms, this might be the most beautiful yucca you will ever grow. Native to southern AZ and TX, and northern Mexico, it most commonly forms a thick single trunk, with a porcupine-like ball of spiny 2’ leaves perched on top. Once mature, plants produce a spectacular inflorescence comprised of ascending clusters of white cup-shaped flowers in late Spring. These sprout off of attractive orangish-yellow stems. Although a slow grower, plants can reach an impressive 12-15’, with the flowers rising another 4-6’. You’ll want to prominently display this Yucca in your garden, be that in a dry bed or in a very large container. Needs no Summer water once established. Plant in neutral to alkaline, very well-drained soils in full sun. Hardy to -10 degrees F. Deer resistant. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low/No Summer Water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 7-10