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owd potterowd potter Posts: 968
Hiya all.
I assume this is a Yucca?, but would appreciate if anyone can identify the specific variety.
I had no idea they could flower, and they didn't do this last year, could it be the long arid summer that has prompted it to flower?
Fragrance is incredible, the bees are completely intoxicated by it.. 
Just another day at the plant...


  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,504
    Looks like a Cordyline Australis 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,485
    edited June 2019
    Yucca do flower once they mature, the flower stalks look rather scruffy when they go over, so it's best to cut them off.
    Can't advise on the variety though, sorry.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,537
    I hate this plant normally but at the moment the fragrance is incredible (its one saving grace)!
    You can smell it on the breeze even if you cannot see the plant itself.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I agree with Perki, it's a Cordyline Australis.
  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 968
    Thanks guys.
    @madpenguin Yep, the whole garden is awash with the fragrance, and the bees just love it.
    I inherited 3 of these with the house. Don't think I would have bought and planted them myself but I don't dislike them, they are quite architectural and I'm thinking of uplighting this one to provide a striking night focal point from the conservatory
    Just another day at the plant...
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