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Yucca cernua

Yucca cernua
Already at a substantial size in summer of its second year

Common name nodding Texas soapwort
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers white
Size 24"
Light sun-part shade

Unlike most yuccas, which are native to areas further west, this species occurs naturally in a limited area of the eastern part of Texas, where it grows in open pine forests. Plants form symmetrically spreading rosettes of evergreen glaucous lance-leaves. Older plants send up dramatic 10' tall spikes of white bell-shaped flowers, and also reproduce by producing offsets. It will be a long time before we see any of that happening – we just have tiny seedlings for now.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: left fence border, Houston rock garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (56%G, 13-40d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 27d)

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