Yucca strings

By November 23, 2017Articles

Yucca strings

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Adam’s needle yucca (Yucca filamentosa) is a plant in the agave family that is native to the Southeastern United States. It was an important plant to Native Americans who used its fibers for cord and cloth, and the roots as a shampoo. Today, the plant is used primarily as an ornamental in the garden. Continue reading for more Adam’s needle information, as well as tips on growing Adam’s needle yucca plants. Adam’s Needle Information Adam’s needle plants are hardy in zones 4-10. They grow 3-4 feet (.9-1.2 m.) tall and wide. The common name Adam’s needle is derived from the plant’s long, sword-like foliage with sharp needle-like tips. These straps of foliage bear tiny thread-like filaments around their edges, which appear as if the plant is peeling. In late spring, Adam’s needle yucca forms tall stalks from which 2-inch (5 cm.), bell shaped, white flowers

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