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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.
Other common names
Spanish dagger Adam's needle
Lord's candlestick mound lily palm lily Roman candle tree lily
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
a medium-sized evergreen shrub with usually a single stem, topped by a cluster of spine-tipped, stiff, glaucous-green leaves to 60cm in length. Panicles to 2m in height, of nodding, bell-shaped cream flowers in late summer
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 East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in any well-drained soil in full sun. Flowers may require hand-pollination to set seed. Remove spent flowering stems
Propagate by seed or remove rooted suckers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by aphids on flower spikes
May be subject to a leaf spot
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