Our Lord’s candle. Dense, evergreen cluster of rigid, gray-green basal leaves to 2’ long, often shorter. Forms a tight basal rosette 4-5’ in diameter. Leaf tips are needle sharp so exercise caution when placing in the garden. Single flower stalk 6-14’ tall, develops on mature plants from mid-spring to summer, covered in showy, creamy white flowers. Plants die after blooming but young plants commonly develop from offsets. Adapted to heat, aridity and drought. Requires full sun and well-drained soils with periodic deep watering. Useful in containers, rock gardens and as specimens if placed out of harm’s way. Hardy to 10F. Southern California mountains, California coast and Baja California.