Monday, August 15, 2011
What's Blooming in August by Torrey Pines Landscape Company
Yucca gloriosa, commonly known as the Spanish Dagger, is blooming 'gloriously' around the county right now. This native of the south eastern United States usually grows to 8-10 ft in height here in San Diego providing it has full sun and well drained soil. It is perfectly suited, once established, for a water-wise garden. It has pale blue green leaves with soft pointed tips that are less hazardess than some of the other Yucca varities. The bloom stalk rises up from the foliage and has creamy white and fragrant flowers that hang delicately in contrast to the plants spear like foliage. Make sure to prune back the flower stalk once this seasons bloom have faded to encourage new growth and flowering for the upcoming bloom season.
To see some beautiful blooming specimens, visit Balboa Park's Desert Garden located along
from the office of Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc