Yellow Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow')

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Common names:
Give a thumbs up Yellow Yucca
Give a thumbs up Yellowflower False Yucca

Also sold as:
Lutea

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Spiny
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Guardian plant
Flowering Tree
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Salt tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 21, 2018 4:38 PM

I started mine 2 years ago from seeds from someone in Arizona. They sprouted easily and grew well but stayed small as they produce a taproot the 1st year. Last spring, 2017, they went into their own 4" pots and the narrow pine-needle-like foliage grew to 6" long. In the fall I put several together in large pots, similar to the way I grow my red variety and they've thrived and grown. They are still too young to bloom as that takes about 5 years from seeds, from my experience with the red ones. They are planted in cactus/succulent potting soil and can take drier conditions, but get watered regularly since they are in pots and not in the ground. I think the yellow flowers will look nice next to the red ones.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On April 13, 2017 Potted up
3 pots of 3
MrsBinWY On February 14, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 8, 2017 Obtained plant
milk jug, warm room temp, 7-9 seeds from tabbycat (gathered in Tucson, summer 2016)
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