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Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa

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Also known as

Adam's Needle And Thread, Carolina Silk Grass, Needle Palm, Our Lord's Candle, Spoonleaf Yucca, Bear-Grass, Silk-Grass, Common Yucca, Silk grass

Yucca filamentosa 1 by Maja Dumat (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Adam's Needle Overview

Yucca filamentosa is a small, evergreen shrub species with a stemless, clumping growth habit. This plant produces sword-shaped foliage coloured deep green, measuring up to 75cm long and edged with curly filaments. Flowers are cream-white and striking over the green foliage. These measure approximately 6cm in length and are produced in panicle arrangments late in the summer.

How to propagate Adam's Needle

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or suckers in spring.

Seed

Suckers

Special features of Adam's Needle

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Adam's Needle

Banks, specimen, ornamental, foliage, border. Summer interest.

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