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Red Yucca (or False Yucca): a Gorgeous, Long-blooming Perennial!

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!

To see more: http://www.petscribbles.com/2014/04/red-yucca-gorgeous-long-blooming.html

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 1, 2014

    They are gorgeous!

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
      on Jul 1, 2014

      @Hannah V They truly are! (And up close, I swear the flowers look like wax flowers or something else unreal!)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 1, 2014

    What a fun story - that's the best ending ever!

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
      on Jul 1, 2014

      @Miriam I Thanks Miriam! It's fun to see the complete "circle of life" after adding a new plant to the garden! :)

  • Nance Freeman
    Nance Freeman Canyon, TX
    on Jul 2, 2014

    There is a lot of it growing here where I live. Want some for my back yard.

  • Judy4justice
    Judy4justice Pleasant Grove, AL
    on Jul 2, 2014

    Do they drop seed and multiply? Very pretty!

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
      on Jul 3, 2014

      @Judy4justice They do produce seedpods on the long stems late in the growing season, which you can then plant in the ground. Otherwise, they keep their place in the garden. :)

  • Wendy Johnson
    Wendy Johnson Niles, MI
    on Jul 2, 2014

    Very pretty and it looks like they would grow in Michigan

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