Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa

Adam's Needle - Yucca filamentosa

Common Name: Adam's Needle
Genus: Yucca
Species: filamentosa

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: the leaves have sharp tips and serrated edges

Towering spikes of white bell-shaped flowers in July and August above clumps of stiff dark green lance-shaped leaves. Adam's needle makes an excellent focal point for a sunny well-drained Mediterranean-style garden. A gravel mulch accentuates the architectural foliage and helps to protect the crown of the plant from frost-damage.

  • Garden care: During the growing season water well applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Remove the faded flower-spikes at the end of the season.

  • Goes well with: Trachelospernum jasminoides, Euphorbia characias subspecies wulfenii 'John Tomlinso', Euphorbia myrsinites Santolina rosmarinifolia, Thymus 'Silver Posy', Artemisia 'Powis Castle'.


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