Yucca rigida

Yucca rigida

Mexican blue yucca

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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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 flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not 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

  • Botanical name: Yucca rigida
  • Common name: Mexican blue yucca
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Mexican blue yucca, Yucca rigida, is a medium-sized, trunk-forming yucca native to northern Mexico. It’s perfect for adding a touch of drama to the garden and does well in exotic and tropical planting schemes. It has blue-green, spear-shaped, finely toothed leaves that point upwards – a characteristic of yucca growth. These are complemented by clusters of pure white flowers in late-spring. It may be confused with Yucca rostrata, but its leaves are wider and firmer.

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Grow Yucca rigida in very free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered spot. Although hardier than most yuccas, it may need protection in winter, particularly from wet conditions. Alternatively, grow in a pot, which you can move indoors in autumn.

How to grow Yucca rigida

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • 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 not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not 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 flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not 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

Yucca rigida and wildlife

Yucca rigida has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Yucca rigida poisonous?

Yucca rigida 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