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Dwarf Yucca

Yucca nana

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


Alpines and Rock Gardens

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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


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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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


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

South Jordan, Utah

West Jordan, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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 !


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

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