Evergreen sword-like leaves. Drought tolerant and heat tolerant shrub requires dry and rocky soils, attractive to butterflies.
This plant has a fire-resistance score of 8, meaning it should be planted 30 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise:
Idaho Firewise recommends these: Great Plains Yucca, (Y. glauca) and 'Ivory Tower' Yucca (Y. filamentosa)
These plants have a fire-resistance score of 7, meaning it should be planted 40 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/