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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Spanish Dagger, Moundlily Yucca
|Size:||2-3 (8) ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Habitats:||Cultivated. Dry sites.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant. Forms a large rosette of spine-tipped leaves. Flower stalks rise to 6-8 ft.|
always floodedextremely dry
|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 Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
Provides wildlife cover
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.