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Yucca whipplei


This monocarpic Yucca is native to California growing from sea level to high elevations in the mountains. From the sharp silvery leaves the spectacular inflorescence can rise from 1.2 - 5 metres tall and is adorned with creamy white flowers. I have seen this species at high elevations in the San Jacinto Mountains where the dramatic flower spikes erupt off the slopes in late spring. Provide sharp drainage and protection from winter rains.

Common Name: Our Lord’s Candle

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10


Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native:

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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