A striking bloom

A few years ago I planted these two Spanish Dancer’s (Yucca Gloriosa) in the garden and they have really grown to fill the space and for the last couple of years have produced these amazing tall stemmed blooms that you can see below.

Last year I only remember one strike per plant but this year, as you can see from the pictures below, one plant started with two stems and the other three! In fact, since I first started taking photos of these plants the first plant has had two more blooms emerge – so far that’s a total of seven blooms!

The creamy-white bell shaped flowers really create an eye-catching display. However, it is a delicate flower that doesn’t last for long. Virtually by the time the flower has bloomed all the way up the strike it is already starting to wilt.

After flowering you just cut off the spent flower stems and foliage and give a little fertiliser annually with a long term slow release fertiliser.

The base of the plant is very sturdy and requires little maintenance or water and will withstand both frost and coastal conditions. Plant in either a sunny spot in the garden or in a pot on the patio. Watch out though as it is a prickly ended plant and can easily give you a cut.

Slowly the flower expands
Slowly the flower expands
Became Two...
Became Two…
Beautiful creamy-white blooms!
Beautiful creamy-white blooms!
Three beautiful stems emerging from the foliage
Now, Three beautiful stems emerging from the foliage of the second plant
Striking blooms keep on coming...
Striking blooms keep on coming…
Blooming beauties!
Blooming beauties!
Beautiful Blooms!
Beautiful Blooms!

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