Yucca flower tower


A glowing chandelier of dangling flowers seems to hang over my biggest softleaf yucca (Y. recurvifolia) at dusk. The creamy white bells are at peak bloom.


This is the second bloom spike this growing season; the other occurred in early summer. Two other softleaf yuccas, planted more recently, are visible to the right. Won’t it be something when all three bloom together, echoing the arms-raised form of the bottle tree?

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8 Responses

  1. Loree says:

    I’ve noticed a few around town here that are also doing their second round of blooming. I hope someday to enjoy this phenomenon here in my garden.

  2. KimW says:

    Every time I see a picture of your bottle tree, I think, when am I gonna make one. It’s lovely!

  3. With the recent moonlit nights, I can imagine the glow was intense!!

  4. What great shots, Pam! I long for the day my yucca finally decides it’s grown up enough to flower…

  5. Neat-o…I remember that plant. The same species are all starting to flower on the freeway here…w/ serious drip irrigation. They are at best in early Nov in ABQ.

  6. Denise says:

    When one of my yuccas bloomed last year in spring, it was covered in aphids. Really disgusting. Yours is so beautiful.

  7. Gail says:

    They are charming towers~We didn’t get flowers from the yuccas this year~gail

  8. I just planted my first softleaf yucca this year. I love it just for its foliage, but now I’m looking forward to flowers in a few years!

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