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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Spanish bayonet dagger plant
Yucca can be evergreen perennials, shrubs or trees, with dense or loose rosettes of stiff, sword-shaped leaves and tall panicles of bell-shaped flowers
Y. aloifolia is an evergreen shrub with a simple or sparsely branched stem bearing a terminal rosette of sharp-pointed, sword-shaped leaves, and nodding, bell-shaped white or purple-tinged flowers 8cm across in a terminal panicle
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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based compost keeping just moist in winter. Grow outdoors in containers and over-winter indoors
Propagate by seed, sown in spring at 19-24° C. Flowers may need hand-pollination to set seed. Rooted suckers can be removed in spring or take root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning not normally needed, but damaged leaves and spent flower spikes can be removed as necessary in the spring
Pests Flowers may be attacked by aphids; snails eat the foliage
Susceptible to a leaf spot
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