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Products > Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
 
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' - Variegated Mound Lily
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: Southeast US (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' (Variegated Mound Lily) An attractively variegated form of the Southeastern native Yucca gloriosa with lance-shaped 2 foot long leaves that have a cream-colored marginal variegation that blushes red in the cold months of the year. If this plant grows in a manner to the species it should grow slowly to form clumps with basal branching to 6-8 feet tall by 4 to 6 feet wide. We received this plant in early 2009 and were not sure it would do this for us in our milder Southern California climate but with our cool November nights it turned a beautiful pink. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate infrequently. Hardy to 0 F or even slightly lower. Our plants came from Foremostco Nursery as did our images. The name Yucca was given to the genus by Linnaeus, perhaps by mistake, as it is the Latinized derivation of "yuca", the Caribbean name for Cassava (Manihot esculenta) an unrelated plant in the Euphorbia family that is native to the Caribbean area. Interestingly it was also Linnaeus who applied the name Manihot to Yuca.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'.
 
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