Yucca gloriosa L.

Garden: Sofia
Season: Summer

Yucca gloriosa is an evergreen species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. There are about 30 species in the Yucca genus, native to Central and South USA. It is caulescent, usually with several stems arising from the base, the base thickening in adult specimens. This species is forming a rosette with long narrow leaves growing up to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) long and 2-5 cm wide. They are dark green with entire margins, smooth, rarely finely denticulate, acuminate, with a sharp brown terminal spine. Inflorescence is a panicle up to 2.5 m (8 ft) long, of bell-shaped white flowers, sometimes tinged purple or red. Fruit is a leathery, elongate berry up to 8 cm long containing black oval seed. Yucca gloriosa is known to grow to heights above 5 m (16 feet).