Yucca filamentosa

Yucca, Adams Needle

$ 11.95

Item #: 1518
Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

Adams Needle occurs in much of the eastern third of the US, and when you see it, you know you are in a pretty dry place. A member of the Agave family, it thrives in full sun and dry, very well drained soil. Adams Needle forms 2 1/2' evergreen clumps of sword-like, radiating, glaucous leaves that have thread-like fibers along their edges. In mid to late summer, large, showy, cream white flowers appear on 8' tall flower stalks. Adams Needle is not for the timid gardener! Not only is it bold and strong in texture, it is also a strong grower. Plant it where you want it because it is tough to kill. It would be very effective as a focal point, in groups, in an island planting, or in a rock garden where it is sunny and dry. It is also very urban tolerant and could be useful in blazing hot parking lot beds. Good companions would be butterfly weed, aster Snow Flurry, Conradina, and Muhly grass.



Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun

Soil Condition

Clay, Sandy, Average

Moisture Tolerance



full quart


36 or taller, 24 to 36

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer,

Late summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9