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How to Grow Yucca Gloriosa Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Spanish Dagger

Spanish dagger

Sarasota - Spanish Bayonet Plant photograph by Roger W.


Yucca gloriosa Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Yucca gloriosa
  • Common Name: Spanish dagger
  • Growing Zone: USA: 6 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 72 to 120
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 120
  • Time of Bloom: Spring and Summer
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

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

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Air Pollution
  • Best Garden Use: En masse, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Attracts butterflies, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here