2 to 3 ft.
2 to 4 ft.
native eastern north America
USDA zones 5-9
hardy to 6,000 ft.
Golden sword yucca is a southeastern native plant with long, flexible evergreen leaves. Each leaf has yellow stripes, making it eye-catching when not in bloom. In mid-summer it sends up branched spikes of pendulous white flowers. It is found in coastal conditions in nature.
Golden sword yucca has only recently been planted at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It is not as xeric as soapweed and constantly produces suckers. The flowers are incredibly beautiful.
Remove spent flower stalk, if desired. This plant naturally grows in clusters. The suckers can be continuously removed to maintain a specimen plant, but must be done repeatedly.