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Virtues: Very drought tolerant. Large spring flowers. Attracts butterflies and moths.

yucca glauca

Common name: Soapweed

Botanical name:
Yucca glauca

Flowers: Multiple creamy white or slightly green bell-shaped flowers appear on tall (foot) stalks in late spring.

Foliage: Narrow, spiky, to 30 inches long and pale green.

Habit: Clumping evergreen perennial succulent to 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall.

Season: Spring and summer.

Origin: Dry hills and sandy plains from Iowa to Montana south into the Southwest.

Cultivation: Grow in full sun in dry/well-drained soil. Tolerates drought. USDA Zones 3–9.

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