Yucca gloriosa 'Tiny Star' (Tiny Star Soapwort)
Zone: 7a to 10b,at least
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(syn: Yucca sp. 68-2) This cute little yucca is a slow growing selection of the Southeast US native Yucca gloriosa, first brought into the US from Japan by plant explorer, Barry Yinger in the '70s. This tiny yucca has labored in obscurity, due to its very slow growth habit. Our 15-year-old clump of Yucca 'Tiny Star' has finally reached 10" tall x 2' wide and has never formed an offset. Each leaf is mostly creamy gold, edged in a narrow green band. Although it must eventually flower, no one has ever observed the blessed event. If you have been looking for a nice evergreen yucca in proportion to other small rock garden plants, your prayers have been answered!