Yucca gardening in Ottawa

Several years ago I became aware of Yucca plants. Once aware of them, I started noticing them everywhere.

These have heavy spiked leaves at the bottom, and once a year send up a spectacular bloom stalk. Despite being a cactus-type plant, they survive the winters here if left outdoors.

The yucca shown above is on Spruce Street, but the blooms have now fallen off. The bloom stalk was about 7′ tall:

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  1. Unfortunately, I haven’t had any luck with my yucca plants yet. I’ll keep trying.
    My hibiscus plants on the other hand have dinner size blossoms all summer and until frost.

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