Yuccas Are Flowering Now

Jun 11, 2018

Credit SC Public Radio

Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Right now, striking plants that are grown in many yards, and in cemeteries, and along roadsides are capturing our attention. Yuccas are tough, hardy plants that can persist for years and years without care and right now are blooming their hearts out. With flowering panicles that can be three feet by two feet and supported on stalks that can reach twelve feet in height, their masses of showy white blossoms top the charts for the WOW factor. I always think of yuccas as plants that belong in the desert, and in fact there are species that thrive in that environment. But overall, this gender has a huge range and they're adaptable as far as soils and moisture go -just no swampy spots, and some species, including one that grows in South Carolina, can take temperatures as low as minus twenty degrees.