General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Spread: 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Broadleaf
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Offsets
Other: Rhizome Cuttings
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monocarpic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Adam's Needle
  • Spoonleaf Yucca
  • Needle Palm
Also sold as:
  • Yucca filamentosa

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Location: Draper, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-01
Location: My Garden
Date: 2016-12-01
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-06-06
Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword' closeup of flowers & buds
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-03-03
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-06-07
Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-08-28
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-05-14
Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword' beginning to bloom
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5
Date: 2011-09-14
Tough to split this image up since two plants are growing togethe
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-12-14
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-06-19
Closeup view of Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword' flower
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