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Yucca

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: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Jun 7 to 2002 Jul 52003 Jun 13 to 2003 Jul 172004 Jun 1 to 2004 Jun 232005 Jun 17 to 2005 Jul 82006 Jun 1 to 2006 Jun 302007 Jun 7 to 2007 Jul 62009 Jun 10 to 2009 Jul 42010 May 24 to 2010 Jun 282011 Jun 7 to 2011 Jul 72012 May 24 to 2012 Jun 222013 Jun 10 to 2013 Jun 282014 Jun 16 to 2014 Jul 2
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