Adam’s Needle In Bloom

Yucca filamentosa, or Adam’s Needle, is native to the Southeastern United States.

This very tough, evergreen, drought tolerant plant tolerates a variety of soils.  It can grow in full sun or partial shade in Zones 5-9.   This plant can even be found growing in very sandy soils closer to the coast.

Large, sculptural, and dramatic, the spines on its leaves ensures that it gets the space it needs to grow. Mature plants may be 8′ tall when in bloom.

These plants were growing in the garden when we arrived, and are well established.

With no special care, they treat us to this beautiful display each summer.

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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