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Spanish Dagger, Moundlily Yucca
|Size:||2-3 (8) ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant. Forms a large rosette of spine-tipped leaves. Flower stalks rise to 6-8 ft.|
|Considerations:||Spine-tipped leave are very sharp.|
|Propagation:||Stem cuttings, rhizomes, seed.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Pollinated by moths though hummingbirds may be attracted to the nectar. Larval host plant for cofaqui giant skipper (Megathymus cofaqui) and yucca giant skipper (Megathymus yuccae) butterflies. Nectar plant for great southern white (Ascia monuste) and other butterflies.
Pollinated by yucca moths.
Provides wildlife cover
|Native Habitats:||Cultivated. Dry sites.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruit and flowers are edible.|