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Yucca gloriosa Growing Guide

How to Grow Spanish dagger in your Garden

Spanish dagger

Sarasota - Spanish Bayonet Plant photograph by Roger W.


Quick Yucca gloriosa Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Yucca gloriosa
  • Common Name: Spanish dagger
  • Growing Zone (USA): 06 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 72 to 120
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 120
  • Time of Bloom: Spring and Summer
  • Color of Bloom: White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed or from rooted suckers
  • How to Prune: Not needed
  • Pests: aphids
  • Diseases: Leaf spot

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Air Pollution
  • Best used in: En masse, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : North American native, Attracts butterflies, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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