Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’)
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Genus:  Yucca
This easy to grow evergreen yucca bears dramatic, sword-shaped yellow leaves with a dark green edge. Not as staunchly upright as some yuccas, its leaf tips sometimes droop with age. Its foliage color is best from fall to spring. Plants grow to nearly 2 feet in height and 3 feet in width. In summer, it produces a 6-foot-tall spike covered with nodding, fragrant, white bell-shaped flowers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Yuccas are native to dry places in North and Central America. They are grown mainly for their architectural foliage and bold flower spikes.
Care:  Provide well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring at 55-64°F. (Flowers may require hand-pollination to set seed.) Remove rooted suckers in spring or take root cuttings in winter.
Problems:  Cane borers, scale insects, fungal leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Desert Garden,
Rock Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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