10 Top Succulent Plants for the Midwest
Technically, yucca isn't a succulent, but this strappy plant looks like a succulent and provides an interesting contrast when combined with traditional succulents. Also called Adam's needle, yucca forms a tight rosette of large, leathery leaves that can be green or variegated. A tall flowering stalk rises from the center of each rosette and bears creamy white flowers in late summer.
Size: Foliage up to 3 feet; flower stalk up to 8 feet
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil