The Lost World Nursery

Yucca gloriosa variegata

Spanish Dagger, Adams Needle


This fully garden-hardy variegated form is characterised by yellow-margined, dark green leaves and upright spikes of white, bell-shaped flowers from August to September. This variegated, evergreen shrub makes a handsome focal point for a sunny Mediterranean-style garden. Juvenile leaves often display a red-blush to them - particularly in cold weather.

Product & Shipping

The Lost World Nursery supplies Yucca gloriosa variegata in 1 and 3 litre pots.

Further Information about this Species

In many books Yucca gloriosa variegata is inaccurately listed as only hardy to -9c (15F) where in actual fact they are hardy beyond -18c. A plant in my front garden in Lancashire came through the 2009-10 & 2010-11 winters without a mark and is growing away happily. 

Yucca gloriosa variegata will form a short trunk after many years, giving older plants a refined and exotic look.

The tall 2-4ft (0.6 -1.2m) creamy-white flower panicles are produced mostly in mid to late summer although it is not uncommon to see some plants with emerging flower spikes at any time of year.



Well drained soil that won’t waterlog in winter.

Unfussy about soil type and tolerant of very poor soils.

Drought tolerant.

Low maintenance – plant and forget. It’s that simple.

Full sun to part shade although best results are gained in as sunnier spot as possible.

Habitat and Distribution

Yucca gloriosa has a limited natural distribution on dunes of sea islands and along the coast from Louisiana to Florida and north to South Carolina.

An eclectic assortment of rare and exotic plants for the betterment of both garden and greenhouse.

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