Yucca whipplei ssp. intermedia
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Species Name: Yucca whipplei ssp. intermedia
Common Name: Chaparral Yucca, Our Lord's Candle
- This Yucca is a subspecies of Our Lord's Candle that is common in the Santa Monica Mountains. A dramatic specimen year-round and spectacular when in bloom. The single flower stalk can rise up to 12 feet!
- Plant Family: Agavaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 4' H x 4' W
- Growth Habit: Rosettes of lance-like spiny leaves
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Water Requirements: Dry
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: April to June
- Flower Color: Cream
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Santa Monica Mountains
- Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub and chaparral below 2,000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.