My yucca plants have been blooming for a couple of weeks now. These are also known as “Spanish Bayonets”. They sure are pretty, and are striking even when not in bloom. I’m a little leery of them though, they seem to be spreading faster and growing larger than I thought they would.
The edges of the tough, sword shaped blades on these plants are so sharp, that they are dangerous. (Click photos to enlarge) They need to be planted somewhere away from patios or areas where you walk around. I have mine planted on a hot, dry bank above the side yard and pool, along with some cacti plants, still in sight but out of reach.
An interesting note about yucca plants, according to wikipedia: they have a very specialized pollination system, being pollinated by the yucca moth; the insect purposefully transfers the pollen from the stamens of one plant to the stigma of another, and at the same time lays an egg in the flower; the moth larva then eats some of the developing seeds.