Star performer.

The flowers on my variegated Yucca are opening nicely now and making quite a statement in the garden. The actual flower spike measures about 3 ft and the individual flowers are about 2 or 3 inches long so the whole plant is quite impressive at about 7ft tall.

It’s lovely to have a surprise like this when almost everything else is finishing and fading away. It doesn’t flower every year so it is appreciated all the more when it does and I always hope that it lasts for a good while before Jack Frost decides to invade the garden.

Do you have any last minute surprises in your garden?

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14 Responses to Star performer.

  1. Rosemarie says:

    Oh they are so beautiful Pauline. “much better than the average yucca, Booboo” !

  2. Peter says:

    Yucca blooms are so beautiful and these are especially lovely since they’re blooming at this time of year. Last minute surprises in my garden? Lots of aphids but nothing quite as nice as your surprise.

    • Pauline says:

      They are beasutiful aren’t they Peter, individually and the whole spike seen from a distance. You have lots of beautiful flowers, perhaps you have so many you can’t decide! Hope your aphids vanish when the cold weather arrives.

  3. Denise says:

    Well worth a post of its own Pauline! Absolutely stunning flowers (florets?), nature leaving the best till last!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Denise, I agree! It seems strange to leave flowering so late, but I suppose the plant knows what it is doing, I am just so pleased that it does eventually flower.

  4. Villu says:

    Wonderful Yukka, Pauline!
    The whole October is big surprise to me as it has been so warm for us that I still have my dahlias and cannas in bloom!

  5. snowbird says:

    What a stunner!! She is late this year for sure. I had one that flowered every three years or so, I was so upset when the beast from the east killed her

  6. Cathy says:

    Gosh, I have never seen yucca flowers close up – they are so prety!

  7. Cathy says:

    Pretty, that is!

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