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Yucca filamentosa

Yucca filamentosa

Adam's needle

Common name Adam's needle
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10)
Flowers white (June)
Size 4-5 ft
Light sun
Cultural notes not fussy

Evergreen strappy foliage in a clump. Upright flower stalks in early summer bursting with ivory bell-shaped flowers. The flowers don't last too long in our garden, but the foliage maintains an architectural presence all along. I haven't figured out exactly which conditions work best - some neighbors on my block have beautiful, multi-stalked specimens that obviously receive little or no care, while mine always seem scragglier. Maybe it's another plant that thrives on neglect...

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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