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Arkansas Yucca
Yucca arkansana

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: arkansana (ar-kan-SAH-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Conway, Arkansas

Morrilton, Arkansas

Arlington, Texas

Garland, Texas

Houston, Texas

Lindon, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 6, 2015, margiecha from Conway, AR wrote:

hi, i have been looking into making herbal tinctures, but i cant find if this root is safe to use? Can anyone help.

Positive

On Sep 1, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Perhaps our smallest native yucca, native from South Central to North Central Texas, into Oklahoma and Arkansas, preferring prairie soil (but is adaptable). The leaves are blue-green to yellow-green with white margins and the blooms are greenish-white in the spring. Performs well in garden settings as an understory plant (2' to 3' in bloom) requiring only well-drained soil.