Hesperoyucca whipplei | Our Lord's Candle

(Yucca whipplei)

Like agaves, it flowers one time and then dies. Flower stalk grows tall—up to 10 feet or more. Generally a few pups (small plants) form around its base to ensure its long-term survival. Accepts some shade. Leaves are armed with sharp points, so avoid planting near walkways. Canopy coverage: 28 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: reflected sun, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: slow, moderate

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 6 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green

Flower Color: white, cream

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds