Bare Root Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Bare Root Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Bare Root Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Bare Root Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)

Bare Root Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)

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Hardy, North American perennial

Tall spikes of creamy white, bell-shaped flowers in early summer; distinctive, sword-like leaves in dense rosettes

Origin: United States

Native to the southeastern United States, Yucca filamentosa was introduced to gardens by 1675, and was then known as Silk Grass or Bear Grass. Thomas Jefferson included "Beargrass" in a list of 'Objects for the Garden' at Monticello in 1794. Fiber obtained from the leaves is one of the strongest native to the U.S., and was used in basket weaving, binding, for fishing nets, clothing, and more. At Monticello, rope made from this species was used in the vineyards for staking and tying up grapevines. The ornamental qualities and exotic appearance of this striking native plant were much admired by the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This plant will ship bare root. 2 year seedling.

~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.

~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.

~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.

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Details

Genus Yucca
Species filamentosa
USDA Zones 5 - 10
Exposure Full Sun to Light Shade
Habit Flower stalks grow to 8 feet and rosettes spread 3 to 4 feet; forms deep tap roots that can be difficult to remove once established
Culture Prefers well-drained soil
Attributes Attracts bees/butterflies, Evergreen, Drought tolerant, Deer resistant, Rabbit tolerant
Jefferson documented

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