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Pale Leaf Yucca

Yucca pallida
SKU: HC018026
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
As temperatures rise, Yucca pallida (Pale Leaf Yucca) can weather the heat in uncompromising style. Its signature spiky form and is a perfect addition to a rock or alpine garden, or as a focal point in a waterwise garden. This easy-to-grow Texas native has flexible, pale blue-green leaves about a foot in length, with translucent leaf edges that almost glow in the afternoon sun. In late spring, a flower spike towers up to 6 feet over the plant, topped by a cascade of creamy-white bell-shaped flowers that pollinators love.
key features
Botanical Name
Yucca pallida
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time


Yucca pallida (Pale Leaf Yucca) is a low-maintenance garden specimen that prefers a full sun location but will also tolerate part shade (though it may not bloom). Plant it in sandy, average to low-fertility soil with good drainage. It will grow best with a gravel mulch. Combine with other waterwise perennials such as Penstemon, Ornamental grasses, Lewisia, and Aubrieta. A native to north-central Texas, it is hardy in zones 6-10, tolerating low temperatures of at least -10°F. It may also be grown in containers where its eye-catching form can be brought up close. After flowering, cut the stem back at the base if you like to maintain a tidy look. Yuccas are tough plants that don’t need pampering. Planted in the right place they are worry-free members of your garden.
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