Yucca filamentosa – Adam’s Needle and Thread
The flower spike is up to 2.0m tall raising above leaves that lend to fold, so they never rise above about 60cm. Spikes of bell-shaped, green-white flowers rise from a basal rosette of sword-like leaves with filaments along their margins.
This stemless Yucca (it does not develop a trunk) deserves to be much more common in Karin’s Garden than it is. A highly reliable and trouble free plant that comes in non-variegated forms as well as the variegated form shown below. The eye-catching flower spikes provide interest for at least a couple of months. Normally I would expect these to flower in Autumn, so maybe these young plants in our personal garden are unusual in flowering this early.
Click here to go to the Yucca filamentosa page in Karin’s Garden.