Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’)
This easy to grow evergreen yucca bears dramatic, sword-shaped yellow leaves with a dark green edge. Not as staunchly upright as some yuccas, its leaf tips sometimes droop with age. Its foliage color is best from fall to spring. Plants grow to nearly 2 feet in height and 3 feet in width. In summer, it produces a 6-foot-tall spike covered with nodding, fragrant, white bell-shaped flowers.
Yuccas are native to dry places in North and Central America. They are grown mainly for their architectural foliage and bold flower spikes.
Provide well-drained soil in full sun.
Sow seed in spring at 55-64°F. (Flowers may require hand-pollination to set seed.) Remove rooted suckers in spring or take root cuttings in winter.
Cane borers, scale insects, fungal leaf spots.
1 ft. to 3 ft.
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Full Sun Only
Dry to Medium
Showy Seed Heads
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point