Yucca

Yucca filamentosa

[yucca_filamentosa]

Also known as Adam's-needle, this southeastern U. S. native was introduced to gardens by 1675, and was then known as Silk Grass or Bear Grass. It was reportedly grown by Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Lady Skipwith of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Sir Walter Raleigh first introduced it to Great Britain.
Yucca's dramatic flower stem can reach up to 15 feet from its ball-like base of distinctive sword-like leaves. The flower spike produces a cascade of creamy white, bell-like flowers in early summer.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009530,-78.451741

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Blooming Dates 2002: Jun 7 – Jul 52003: Jun 13 – Jul 172004: Jun 1 – Jun 232005: Jun 17 – Jul 82006: Jun 1 – Jun 302007: Jun 7 – Jul 62009: Jun 10 – Jul 42010: May 24 – Jun 282011: Jun 7 – Jul 72012: May 24 – Jun 222013: Jun 10 – Jun 28