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Yucca filamentosa

Yucca filamentosa is an evergreen shrub. It is commonly known as Adam’s Needle, Common Yucca, Needle Palm, Carolina Silk Grass, Our Lord’s Candle, Spanish Bayonet, Spoon-Leaf Yucca, Bear-Grass, or Needle-Palm Silk. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is native to Southeastern USA.

Adams needle, Yucca filamentosa
Adams needle, Yucca filamentosa

Yucca filamentosa flowers with upright spikes with panicles of creamy white flowers. The flowers are bell-shaped. It flowers in mid to late summer. Remove spent flowering stems, after flowering is done. Yucca filamentosa leaves are sword-shaped. The leaeves form a clump about 3ft or 90cm tall. When Yucca filamentosa flowers with the stalk the height would is up to 8ft or 240cm. It is easy to grow.

Grow Yucca filamentosa in the sun. Plant it in a well-drained with dry to medium moisture. Yucca filamentosa is drought tolerant. It is pest-free and disease-free. It is deer and rabbit resistant as well. Propagate Yucca filamentosa by seed or suckers.

Adams needle, Yucca filamentosa

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