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PlantFiles: Dwarf Yucca
Yucca nana

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: nana (NAN-uh) (Info)

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Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jimorgan On Nov 18, 2014, jimorgan from Montreal
Canada wrote:

This plant survived the winter of 2013-2014 here in Montreal, QC unscathed. Very hardy, has been in the ground 2 winters but has not shown any sign of pups yet. It's growing near a south facing wall.

Positive Sandwichkatexan On Mar 17, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Purchased these from high country gardens a couple years ago . They like to spread and form small sharp porcupine like colonies . I purchased four now I have about a dozen . I am an organic gardener so I pull weeds manually and this is just sheer painful joy to weed around lol . The flowers seem out of scale with the plants also . The flowers look like a full size yucca but the plant itself is only around 10 or twelve inches high . Does not bloom every year but when it does wow !

Positive peachespickett On Apr 16, 2008, peachespickett from Huntington, AR wrote:

This yucca has handled the wet, cold Arkansas winters and steamy summers very well.


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

Prescott, Arizona
Huntington, Arkansas
Bostonia, California
Denver, Colorado
High Rolls Mountain Park, New Mexico
Copperas Cove, Texas
Santaquin, Utah

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