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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.
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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: 
June 7, 2002 to July 5, 2002June 13, 2003 to July 17, 2003June 1, 2004 to June 23, 2004June 17, 2005 to July 8, 2005June 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006June 7, 2007 to July 6, 2007June 10, 2009 to July 4, 2009May 24, 2010 to June 28, 2010June 7, 2011 to July 7, 2011May 24, 2012 to June 22, 2012June 10, 2013 to June 28, 2013June 16, 2014 to July 2, 2014June 8, 2015 to July 4, 2015June 10, 2016 to July 4, 2016June 6, 2018 to July 4, 2018May 31, 2019 to June 26, 2019

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