Yucca whipplei

Our Lord's Candle
Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 4-5′

Native To

California

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Creamy White

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Feb

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8A-11

Moderate-growing evergreen succulent to 2-3’ tall x 4-5’ wide. This California native is a trunkless species forming a dense rosette of narrow, silvery-bluish-green leaves margined with fine teeth and a very sharp terminal spine. Definitely best-suited for areas with little human or pet traffic. Leaves emerge upright from the center of the rosette, with outer leaves gracefully arching downward. Adding further appeal to this tough species is the magnificently showy 6-12’ tall spike of showy, fragrant, drooping creamy-white flowers that appear on mature plants in late-spring to early-summer. Great as an accent or focal point in arid landscapes. Requires well-drained soil and little water once established. Thrives in a full sun exposure. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 8A-11
Sunset Zone: 2-24

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