Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'
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Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'


  family agavaceae 
  genus yucca 

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Genus  Yucca Species  filamentosa Variety  Cultivar  Golden Sword Common names  yucca Family  AGAVACEAE Specimen number  S11725 Data source  HtZn p181
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  2' - 12' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Light Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This is an insect resistant variety. Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword' can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Yucca needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in light soils. Full sun is best for growing this species. It needs soil that is well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  yes Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword' is a woody perennial. Leaves: Yucca has stiff sword-like leaves with green edges. Flowers: This plant has waxy flowers in panicles on the ends of very tall stiff stalks. The blossoms are typically of a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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