Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'

Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’

Spanish bayonet

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Flowers

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Fruits

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Plant does fruit in October

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Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
  • Common name: Spanish bayonet
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Variegation

Yucca gloriosa is a tough, evergreen plant bearing crowns of fleshy, spiky, architectural foliage. Eventually it forms a branched trunk. In late summer, clusters of cream-white bell-shaped flowers appear, which are loved by bees. In milder regions the flowers develop into fruits, which attract birds, particularly starlings. It’s a useful plant for growing in dry, sunny gardens, coastal locations and exotic planting schemes. Younger plants can be grown successfully in a container. 

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The leaves of Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’ have pretty yellow and pink variegation. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny part of the garden. It requires very little care.

How to grow Yucca 'Variegata'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Yucca 'Variegata' and wildlife

Yucca 'Variegata' is known for attracting bees and birds. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Yucca 'Variegata' poisonous?

Yucca 'Variegata' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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