Yucca plants have incredibly architectural forms with straight, spiny leaves radiating out from a single point. They all form a rosette of deer-resistant leaves that may be green, yellow, blue or variegated.
More Information About Yucca
We are in our Southwest mode and have embraced the structural beauty of the North American native perennial woody lilies, agave and yucca. We have gone yucca plant crazy with a wonderful selection of hard-to-find species as well as an array of variegated foliage forms...I hope you are as yucca crazy as we are!
Yucca plants have incredibly architectural forms with straight, spiny succulent leaves radiating out from a single point. Some yucca plants have a short trunk and look like a miniature palm tree. They all form a beautiful rosette of deer-resistant leaves that may be green, yellow, blue or variegated. Yucca also are topped by a beautiful spike of large white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Some yucca plants flower every year and others are monocarpic...after several years of not flowering, they flower once and then die.
Most yucca plants can tolerate drought but cannot tolerate heavy, wet soils, especially in winter. They are perfect rock garden plants for North Carolina, especially the native Yucca gloriosa. One species in particular, the native eastern US Yucca filamentosa, tolerates winter moisture better than most. When you are ready to buy yucca plants for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of yucca plants for sale.
Additional Yucca Resources
Watch our Yucca Pruning video - How To Prune a Yucca. You can also read the transcript here.