Yucca x recurvifolia 'Cousin It'

Cousin It Recurved-leaf Soapwort

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Item #: 8342

Zones: 6b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This bizarre yucca was shared with us by Florida plantsman, Alani Davis, who named it after finding it growing in Leon County, Florida. We are uncertain if this is a mutant wild form of the trunked Yucca recurvifolia, or an old hybrid with that species. Regardless, it's a cool garden plant that forms a 3' tall trunk in three years, topped with a large 3' tall head of narrow 4' long blue green, deer-resistant leaves that weep more so than typical Yucca recurvifolia. Yucca 'Cousin It' also doesn't get the winter leaf spotting that can bother some forms of Yucca recurvifolia. In fall, the clumps are topped with 4.5' tall spikes of large, white, bell-shaped flowers...a hummingbird treat.