Yucca Our Lords Candle Seeds (Yucca whipplei ) 20+Seeds
Yucca whipplei (Our Lord's Candle)
appropriately flowering at Easter in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, April 1995. This is the only monocarpic species of Yucca and the flowers are self-fertile. Engelmann placed this succulent plant in the monotypic genus Hesperoyucca but this synonym does not seem to have been widely adopted. Several subspecies are recognised, of which subsp. whipplei remains as a solitary rosette and so dies after flowering. Other subspecies spread by offsets or via stolons.