The Yucca plant is a widely popular drought tolerant evergreen garden perennial. This US native plant has many species and varieties that grow well in our gardens (e.g., Yucca aloifolia, Yucca filamentosa, Yucca gloriosa). There are also plenty of awesome variegated forms to choose from. Here at Plant Delights Nursery we have been growing Yucca plants in our garden for over 25 years and we want to share the top tips for growing Yucca plants as well as the names of our favorite yuccas.
Tip #1 - How much Sun Should a Yucca Receive?
Yuccas should receive full sun to part sun. Low light levels cause spindly growth and fewer flowers. And nobody likes a skinny Yucca.
Tip #2 - How Much Water Should a Yucca Receive?
Tip #3 - In What Type of Soil Should You Plant a Yucca?
Tip #4 - How to Prune a Yucca
Tip #5 - What is the Best Location for a Yucca in Your Garden
Tip #6 - How to Propagate Yucca
Tip #7 - Our favorite Yucca Plants
Here at Plant Delights Nursery we have grown dozens of different Yucca species and cultivars over the years. Species that we really like are Yucca filamentosa, Yucca aloifolia, and Yucca gloriosa. There are several variegated cultivars that we especially like including, Golden Sword Yucca and Yucca Color Guard. Both Golden Sword and Color Guard Yucca may be sold as Yucca filamentosa or Yucca flaccida as those pesky plant taxonomists have got us growers all mixed up.
With these 7 simple tips you can create a desert oasis in your garden with Yucca plants. Enjoy!
Ohio State University Pocket Gardener - Yucca filamentosa
Royal Horticultural Society - Yucca Golden Sword
Floridata - Yucca aloifolia
Plants for a Future - Yucca aloifolia
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center - Yucca aloifolia
University of Florida Extension - Yucca aloifolia 1
University of Florida Extension - Yucca aloifolia 2
USDA Plants Database - Yucca aloifolia
Missouri Botanic Garden - Yucca filamentosa Color Guard
Fine Gardening - Yucca Color Guard
Away to Garden Blog - Yucca Color Guard
Missouri Botanic Garden - Yucca filamentosa
USDA Plants Database - Yucca filamentosa
USDA Plant Guide - Yucca filamentosa
Ohio State Univerity Plant Facts - Yucca filamentosa
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center - Yucca filamentosa
Gardening Know How - Caring for Yuccas
Gardening Know How - Pruning a Yucca
Gardeners HQ - Growing a Yucca
Succulent Plants Page - Yucca
WikiHow - How to grow a Yucca