Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’

July 13, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Variegated Spanish Dagger

Botanical Name: Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
Height: 4'
Width: 3'
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Performance: Perennial
Bloom: Cream (Summer)

The blue-green, sword-shaped leaves of Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' are edged with fine creamy-yellow margins. This perennial offers year-round interest, adding an architectural presence to the garden.  In summer, beautiful cream-colored flowers soar atop a seven-foot flower stalk creating a stunning visual display. This renowned Yucca has been honored with an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

'Variegata' is a variegated cultivar of the Y. gloriosa which can be found growing wild on sand dunes of the subtropical southeastern United States, from North Carolina to Florida. If established, this yucca is cold hardy withstanding temperatures as low as -4 ºF. In cold weather its cream margins cast a pinkish hue for an extra touch of color. 'Variegata's performs best if planted in full sun.

With minimal care, this drought tolerant and cold hardy perennial makes the perfect addition to a north Texas garden.