Yucca flaccida ‘Golden Sword’ Family: Agavaceae
Common name: variegated yucca
Description: An evergreen, clump-forming, woody perennial. The striking, lance-shaped, golden-yellow leaves edged with variable blue-green stripes are thin and flexible; 24 inch (60 cm) long and roughly 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) wide. Panicles of bell-shaped, cream-coloured flowers appear on a single 4 foot (1.2 m) spike in mid-summer.
Special Notes: Native to North America. Gradually produces multiple rosettes of leaves. Provides good winter interest. Very drought tolerant. Few pests. Leaves can develop fungal leaf spots in winter weather. Deer and rabbit resistant. Propagate by division in spring or autumn. This plant is sometimes referred to as Yucca filimentosa ‘Golden Sword’.
RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993; Great Plant Pick 2007
Posted on October 11, 2012; updated February 3, 2013