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Variegated Yucca Plants

Yucca gloriosa Variegata

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Yucca gloriosa

  • Variegated evergreen.
  • Stiff, sword like leaves.
  • Suitable for large pots.
  • Tall flower spires
  • Low maintenance, totally wind resistant
  • Max. Height: 2.5m
  • Pot-Grown Delivery Only: Year Round
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata': 3 Litre Pot-Grown Spanish Dagger Plants

Sharpen the look of your garden with this excellent variegated yucca. The glorious, fleshy crowns of variegated pink to yellow edged spiky leaves produce tall, white, bell-shaped flowers in summer, which may ripen into berries, much-loved by birds.

Great in sunny coastal areas, it provides an exotic, eye-catching architectural feature to any garden. To 1.5m-2.5m.

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Features:

  • Variegated evergreen.
  • Stiff, sword like leaves.
  • Suitable for large pots.
  • Tall flower spires
  • Low maintenance, totally wind resistant
  • Max. Height: 2.5m
  • Pot-Grown Delivery Only: Year Round
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Variegated Yucca

Yucca are seriously tough, hardy desert plants that only demand full sun and sharp drainage to thrive. They develop root rot easily if any water hangs around them too much. No maintenance should be required apart from removing any dead or damaged leaves at the base, and cutting off spent flower stalks. Plant in soil-based compost with a bit of horticultural grit or sand added.

If you do need to chop back a large old yucca, the sections of trunk that you remove will easily propagate new plants. The regrowth from the main stump may need to be thinned so that you only keep the new stem/s that you want.

Yucca leaves have sharp points so be extra cautious when pruning and protect your eyes. A thick jacket helps too, as they will easily spike through a shirt if you get too close.

In Your Garden Design

They are best in groups together, or with similar looking plants like Cordyline, perhaps grouped around a taller structure like a palm tree. You can soften the look with textured plants in front such as ornamental grasses, Silver Dust and perhaps a few Curry plants with their lovely soft yellow flowers. Companion plants include sedums, rudbeckia and euphorbia. Gravel is a natural offset for them, say in pathways they frame (not too close though, you don't want to brush past the spiky leaves), and they are excellent in containers, moved around to where they look best depending on what else is in bloom.

Did You Know?

The Yucca is such a good houseplant that it is marketed as "nature's air purifier", although the dragon tree, Dracaena marginata, is even better.
It originates from North and Central America, and the name is from a Native Caribbean people called the Taino. Native Americans used the resilient yucca leaves and fibres extensively for weaving, and the roots were eaten as a backup food source in winter when other things ran out, as well as both the flowers and fruit.

There are 40 or so yucca species, and several are cultivated for use in soaps, shampoos, and skin salves.

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