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Apr 21, 2017 3:56 PM CST
I recwntly moved into a house that had these plants in the landscape. What are they and how do I maintain them?

Thanks in advance!
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Apr 21, 2017 4:43 PM CST
Looks like yucca...
Tough as nails...
About the only problem I have with them.... Is they spread, and when I walk too close to them.... I get stabbed by the leaves.

Also.... The deer eat the bloom stalks...

Mine are sending up bloom stalks now.

Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Apr 21, 2017 5:02 PM CST
Hi and welcome, Jase. I agree, probably they are Yucca. They're very low-maintenance plants that like very little water and really don't need any care to speak of. The flower stalks are beautiful, quite tall with nice cream colored flowers. That bed with the white rock mulch is a great place for them, and to be honest not much else will grow in that stuff.

They do have very sharp, stiff pointy leaves though. If they're anywhere near a walkway or driveway where they're going to poke you, (or especially if you have small kids!! ) just take your scissors out there and cut off the very tips of the leaves that are pointing at where you walk. Maybe the last 1/4in. of the leaf. You won't even notice them missing except no more jabs.

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Apr 21, 2017 5:24 PM CST
Yep, Yucca. I agree with everything that was said by stone and dyzzypyxxy... well, except that it is not the deer that take the flowers from my yard - it is my neighbors who enjoy the flowers cooked with eggs. Rolling on the floor laughing
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