Posted by randy/ga on April 14, 2015, 11:04 am, in reply to "Yucca elata"
hey garry, elata has been so so for me. i am on border zone 7b/8a n.e. georgia between atlanta and greenville. its a slow grower. as for soil just very well drained as you can get it around the immediate area of the crown, so water flows away quickly. good luck, elata is very hardy and a tall grower. as for your new purchases.......in my humble (possibly wrong) opinion you do not have yucca elata at all. just from picture.....i may be missing it....you have hesperaloe parviflora. aka red yucca. totally different plant. if you noticed roots....did they look more like aloe or kniphoia (red hot poker) rather than a typical yucca crown and roots? the leaves look more triangular in cross section near the stem. red yucca has grown well for me here, looks nice in bloom plus it blooms over a long season. so i would say that are keepers! hope this info helps. let me know what you think! good growing...where is the sun? kinda tired of rain/mist/fog/clouds lately! randy