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Whipple's Yucca, Our Lord's Candle
Scientific Name: Yucca whipplei Torr.
Family: Agavaceae
Whipple's Yucca, Our Lord's Candle (Yucca  whipplei) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-24
USDA: 8-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade, will take reflected sun in summer in hot location

Origin: Southern California (USA), Baja California (Mexico)

Growth Habits: Columnar or multi branched rosette, up to 20 feet tall (6 m), 12 feet wide (3.6 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, good drainage. The lower leaves die when the plant lacks water

Propagation: Seeds, offsets

The leaves are sharp tipped and have fine toothed margins (leaf edges). Because of this, they should be kept away from paths.

Blooming Habits:
Scented white flowers in spring on 8 foot stalks. The main rosette dies after blooming, some varieties grow back from the roots.

Fruiting Habits:

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