Blue Yucca

Blue Yucca - Yucca rostrata
Latin name:
Yucca rostrata

Description: Yuccas are well known desert plants and there are many to choose from. One in particular – Yucca rostrata is very handsome indeed. It is a stout, single trunked yucca from the Chihuahua deserts of northern Mexico. From the trunk top, linier, powdery, greyish blue, stiff leaves from 25-60cm long are produced from the central crown, eventually forming a tight skirt of dead foliage around the trunk. Spikes of white bell-shaped flowers are up to 6cm long are borne on mature plants in mid-summer. A very imposing plant for creating a desert effect.

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: up to 4.5m in the wild though imported ones range from 60cm to 2m

Position: Full sun

Soil: sandy, well drained soils

Water: Drought tolerant

Usage: As a focal point or in small groups where they look superb greyish- blue foliage

This post was written by:

- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

Contact the author

Comments are closed.