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Blue Yucca, Palmilla
Scientific Name: Yucca rigida Trel.
Family: Agavaceae
Blue Yucca, Palmilla (Yucca rigida)
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Blue yucca at the Desert Botanical Garden at the end of March
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-24, 26-32
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates light shade

Origin: Mexico (Chihuahuan desert)

Growth Habits: Usually branched trunk up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), 6 feet spread (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

The name "rigida" just means "rigid" in Latin. The blue tinge of its foliage and its striking appearance make it a very desirable specimen in a southwestern xeriscape garden.
Blue Yucca, Palmilla (Yucca rigida)

Blue Yucca, Palmilla (Yucca rigida)

Blooming Habits:
The white flowers in late spring are followed by woody capsules.

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