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Yucca whipplei

Our Lord's candle

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height1.25m to 3m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale cream, white
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Yucca whipplei (Our Lord's candle). This species produces narrow, grey-green leaves. In late summer to mid autumn, tall flowering spikes, about 3.5m high are produced, which are covered with creamy white flowers, sometimes tinged with purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

California

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They grow well with low humidity; they prefer full sun and sandy soil with good drainage.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or suckers in spring. It is suckering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot

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