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Hardy Yucca, Adams Needle Seeds- Yucca&Lily in one

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Hardy Yucca, Adams Needle Seeds- Yucca&Lily in one

Yucca Filamentosa- 5 Fresh Seeds

Adam's needle looks a little like a small palm, but is actually more closely related to the lilies. It features a basal rosette of rigid, sword-shaped, spine-tipped green leaves to 30 inches long and to 4 inches wide. The margins of the leaves are decorated with long curly threads or "filaments" that peel back as the leaf grows; eventually dropping off on older leaves. Leaves form a foliage clump to 2-3' tall. In late spring, a flowering stalk rises from the center of each rosette, typically 5 to 8 feet tall, but infrequently to 12' tall, (taller in warm climates, shorter where winters are cold) bearing a long terminal panicles of nodding 2 inch bell-shaped creamy white flowers. Fruits are elliptical dehiscent capsules. The plant dies after flowering and fruiting, but produces lateral buds that start new plants around the edges of the original plant. The flowers of many yucca species are edible and used raw in salads or cooked. Those from Adam's needle are said to taste like Belgian endive.

Height: 4 to 8 feet
Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Bloom Time: June - July
Bloom Color: Creamy white
Flower/Fruit: Bell-shaped flowers are 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. Edible fruits are large, 4 to 9 inches long pods.
Sun: Full Sun
Fall Color: Evergreen
Drought tolerance: High
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Soil tolerances : Easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of poor, dry, sandy soils.

Scarification and moisture enhance germination.
Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours
Stratify: None
Germination: Sow 1/8" Deep
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