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Yucca


Plant of Last Week!

Ok I'm a little behind on my plant of the weeks... So we'll say last week's plant was the lovely Yucca, Yucca filamentosa and this week will be something else new! Yucca was blooming beautifully in my garden last week.

This plant is great for the garden because of its drought tolerance and nice evergreen foliage that forms a clump maturing at about 2.5' tall by 2.5' wide.

But one can't miss the flowers of yucca either. The annual woody inflorescences can bolt up to 8' tall with creamy-white conical flowers that are very showy.

According to Ohio State, Yucca performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained, deep soils, but it is extremely urban tolerant, including tolerance to poor soils, various soil pHs, soil compaction, heat, high light reflextion, extended drought, pollution, and winter salt spray; however, it does not tolerate poor drainage or wet sites, and does not bloom in full shade.

Overall, a great, relatively care free plant! Read much more about yucca here: http://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/source/description/yu_ntosa.html



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