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Spanish Dagger

Spanish Dagger

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: creamy white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Spanish Dagger, scientifically known as Yucca gloriosa, is a striking evergreen shrub or small tree native to the southeastern United States. It is renowned for its rosettes of sharp, sword-like leaves and tall flower spikes, making it a popular choice for adding architectural interest to gardens and landscapes.

One of the defining features of the Spanish Dagger is its stiff, blue-green leaves, which can grow up to 2 feet (60 cm) long and are edged with a sharp spine. The leaves form a basal rosette, giving the plant a dramatic and sculptural appearance.

In late summer to early fall, Spanish Dagger produces tall spikes of creamy white flowers, which can be tinged with purple or pink. These bell-shaped blooms are fragrant and attract a variety of pollinators, including moths and bees. The flower spikes can reach several feet in height, adding a striking vertical element to the plant's form.

Spanish Dagger is a hardy and drought-tolerant plant, well-suited to a variety of landscape settings. It can be used as a specimen plant, in rock gardens, Mediterranean-style landscapes, and coastal gardens. Its tolerance for salt spray makes it an excellent choice for seaside plantings.

This plant prefers well-drained soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade. It is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care once established. Care should be taken when planting Spanish Dagger due to its sharp leaves, which can pose a hazard.

Overall, Spanish Dagger is appreciated for its distinctive foliage, showy flower spikes, and adaptability to challenging growing conditions. Its ability to provide year-round visual interest and its architectural quality make it a valuable addition to a wide range of garden styles.

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