Yucca, Adam’s Needle

A radial cluster of stiff, linear, pointy, evergreen leaves with exfoliating margins.  The edges of the leaves form thread-like, white curly fibers as they peel away. This plant forms colonies over time through root suckering in an outward radiating circle. A tall flower stalk emerges from the center of the leaf rosette in mature plants and is covered with droopy cream-white flowers that are followed by oblong seed capsules. This plant does well in full sun in well drained soil, but will tolerate a wide variety of soils and light conditions, and is extremely drought tolerant.

Scientific Name: Yucca filamentosa
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July, August
Butterfly Host: Yucca Skipper (Megathymus yuccae); Cofaqui Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Oblong tannish capsules line the persistent stalk
Habit: Shrub, Grass/Grass-like
Height: 2-5'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 25
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Farm, Community Garden, Street Scape, Urban Garden, Arid, Partial Sun, Sun, Upland, Xeric
Water Needs: Dry, Average

Price: $10.00

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