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Yucca gloriosa 'Bright Star' (Spanish Dagger)

Variegated Spanish Dagger, 'Bright Star' Yucca, Yucca gloriosa 'Walbristar', Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia 'Walbristar'


Adding drama to the garden year-round, Yucca gloriosa 'Bright Star' (Spanish Dagger) is a very ornamental, slow-growing evergreen shrub featuring a basal rosette of broad, stiff, sword-shaped, green leaves adorned with bright ivory edges. Gracefully curving downward, the leaves boast a sharp terminal spine. Cool weather or water stress will bring out pink shades in young plants, creating a tricolor effect. Otherwise the pink color will appear when the plants get older. This Yucca is topped in mid to late summer with a dramatic flowering stalk reaching 3 ft. (90 cm) and bearing dense panicles of nodding bell-shaped white flowers opening from pink buds. 'Bright Star' develops a short, trunk-like base over time, giving a tree-like appearance.

  • Adds interest to the garden and grows up to 3 ft. tall and wide (90 cm).
  • Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates poor, sandy soils and even a few hours of shade. Drought and salt tolerant.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, but watch for aphids or potential leaf spot
  • Remove spent flowering stems
  • Native to the Southeast U.S.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Shrubs
Plant Family Yucca
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' (90cm)
Spread 3' (90cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Shrubs
Plant Family Yucca
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' (90cm)
Spread 3' (90cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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