Last Spring, while shopping for shrubs at one of our favorite nurseries, we came upon the most interesting plant that resembled a yucca, yet it looked fake. The flowers were so perfect, the leaf blades such a pretty shade of green. Was this plant for real?
The plants came in Monrovia pots, so we knew they had to be great quality plants, but we quickly looked it up on our phones anyway. (What did we do before smart phones?)
We went to Monrovia's website and quickly learned that Red Yucca is considered an evergreen perennial, the flowers last a long time, that it works well in rock gardens and is suited to our particular zone.
We bought three of them!
And they did, in fact, bloom all Summer long!
In the Fall, they developed large seed pods on the branches, adding some interest (and curious questions from those who saw them too!)
In the Winter, we simply left them covered by a layer of leaf mulch. Surprisingly, even through snow and freezing temps, they survived! Above is how they looked in front of our Magnolia Jane trees in early Spring.
This year we plan on extending the river rock (which you can see in the lower right of the photo above) to surround the Red Yuccas.
We can't wait for this year's blooms! (And for how little care they need to look so stunning!)
Just look at how perfect these flowers are! And the color lights up the garden too! For more details, including gardening zones, height, etc., click on my blog post link below!