Yucca desmetiana
'Blue Boy'

(syn. Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea')

Yucca Blue Boy syn Yucca aloifolia Purpurea

Rare & ever-so-lust-worthy! With its soft, arching, smooth-edged, ever-purplish leaves and multiple stout, upright stems, this easy-to-grow, heat and drought tolerant Yucca delivers a thrilling hue for just about any situation and with a compact size of only 4-6’ tall and 3-5’ across, it won’t look out of scale in most gardens. A hybrid of Yucca desmetiana, it doesn’t exist in the wild, but is gladly received and so archi-tastefully designerish! Highly adaptable, it thrives here in the foggy Bay Area as well as in hot/humid or hot/dry climates. Develops a rounded, barrel-like rosette over time. It blooms July-August on stout stems bearing large clusters of waxy, translucent white, pendulous blooms. A sophisticated container subject! Combines tastefully with Graptoveria ‘Crested Form’. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F. Does best in well-drained soil.


Sun/Pt. Sun (hotter areas)

Avg./Low water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 8-10
(7 with protection)