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Beschorneria yuccoides (Mexican Lily)

Amole, Sisi, Mexican Lily, Mexican False Red Yucca, Yucca-Leaved Beschorneria, Beschorneria superba


Reminiscent of Yuccas, Beschorneria yuccoides (Mexican Lily) is an evergreen perennial forming a soft stemless rosette of strap-shaped, gray-green leaves, up to 2 ft. long (60 cm). Tough and pliable, the leaves are smooth, without teeth or spines. Eventually the rosette will increase slowly by offsets to form a cluster of rosettes. In late spring to early summer, the foliage is topped with a thick, often slightly arching, pinkish-red flowering stalk reaching 3-7 ft. (90-210 cm). It bears nodding bell-shaped bright green flowers adorned with showy red bracts. Heat and drought tolerant, Mexican Lily contributes a bold architectural form throughout the year. It is worth growing for its striking glaucous swordlike foliage and exotic arching flower spikes.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Leaves form a foliage clump to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-rich loam, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot summer climates. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly in winter. Drought tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, but keep an eye out scale insects.
  • Propagate by seed sown in spring at 70°F (21°C). Offsets can be carefully removed and potted up in spring.
  • Native to Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 7' (90cm – 210cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 7' (90cm – 210cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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