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Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’
Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’
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Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’

Sapphire Skies Yucca

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.575.420

Yucca are also known as Adam’s Needle. This is a terrific plant for problem sunny areas with dry soil. It forms a large evergreen rosette of narrow sword-shaped leaves in a gorgeous steel-blue shade, looking like a big hedgehog. When mature, the plant produces a very tall spike loaded with big creamy-white flowers in mid to late summer. Needs excellent drainage. This species tends to grow a woody trunk at the base, and can get up to five feet tall after a number of years, looking like some sort of a bizarre palm tree. Generally does not require any pruning. Remove faded flower stems to the base after blooming, in late summer or fall. Selected by Cistus Nursery in Oregon.

Further details for
Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-90 cm
   16-35 inches
   40-60 cm
   16-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.