Yucca flaccida – Adam’s Needle

The flower spike is up to 1.5m tall raising above leaves that lend to fold, so they never rise above about 60cm. Spikes of bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers rise from a basal rosette of sword-like leaves.

This is a wonderful plant to have, with a flower spike that lasts for several weeks. And it is a very robust and reliable plant. However, there are not many around, and I have been unable to find a source in New Zealand. My plants have been grown from seed brought in from overseas, with all that entails!

Click here to view the Yucca flaccida page in Karin’s Garden.