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(Beaked Yucca, Sapphire Skies Yucca)
This baby blue cultivar made the most coveted of all yuccas that much better. The parent species originates in a small part of Mexico spread over the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. A separate population is known in the west Texas county of Brewster. Plants prove quite drought resistant and will survive short-term drops in winter temperatures to as low as five to ten degrees.
This new form features a smaller rosette which makes it far better for small scale speaces in both high and low desert...
(Twist-leaf Yucca, Twisted Texas Yucca, Twisted-leaf Yucca)
The large, open rosettes produced by twist-leaf yucca have long, broad blades that twist and curve in an architectural fashion. New blades emerge straight but begin to twist as they age. Tall, leafless flowering stalks topped with branched clusters of ivory, bell-shaped flowers appear from spring to early summer. Native populations are endemic to a small region in Central Texas. They can be found growing in open fields and savannahs where soils are shallow and rocky--typically with a limestone base....
James H. Schutte
(Desert Yucca, Mohave Yucca, Spanish Dagger)
Choose this coarse, tree-like, evergreen yucca for brutally hot, dry, rocky landscapes. Spanish dagger is a native of the badlands of southern Nevada, northern Arizona and eastern edge of southern California. There it is found in middle to high elevation deserts where plants experience cold winters and snow as well as searing, often rainless summers. Short-stemmed and clump-forming, this rather disorganized, informal looking yucca is not the most visually appealing species but is a good candidate...
James H. Schutte
Often described as unkempt, this tall, gangly yucca more than makes up for its dubious looks with a cast iron constitution. This is a border dweller, found in west Texas, southeastern New Mexico and northern Mexico, all of which share an equally mild climate. This makes it more frost tender and thirsty in summer than some of its close kin from further north. Plants will grow in drier areas but need supplemental irrigation in summer provided soils are very well drained.
Plants bloom white touched...