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Yucca whipplei
Common Name: Our Lord's Candle Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

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This monocarpic Yucca is native to California growing from sea level to high elevations in the mountains. From the sharp silvery leaves the spectacular inflorescence can rise from 1.2 - 5 metres tall and is adorned with creamy white flowers. I have seen this species at high elevations in the San Jacinto Mountains where the dramatic flower spikes erupt off the slopes in late spring. Provide sharp drainage and protection from winter rains.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC Native    

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