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Perennials – Yucca

  • Yucca 

Botanical name: yucca filamentosa 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: about 2 – 3 ft in height and in width 

Bloom time:  summer

Hardy zone:  zones 4 – 10

Flower color: white/cream

Foliage color: green and yellow

Growth rate: grows no more than a foot a year 

Pruning instructions: no pruning necessary 

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: Suitable for beds and borders

Light needs: 4 – 6 hours of sun a day 

Special features: vibrant year-round color

Watering instructions:  weekly watering 

Fertilizing instructions : use a balanced slow-release fertilizer in the early spring after the last frost of the year

Best time to plant: spring or fall

Best type of soil: adapts to all types of soil

Companion plants: agave, aster, coneflower

Toxicity level: mildly toxic for humans and pets if ingested

Invasive species: no

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