30 Adams Needle Seeds - Seed World
30 Adams Needle Seeds - Seed World
30 Adams Needle Seeds - Seed World
30 Adams Needle Seeds - Seed World
30 Adams Needle Seeds - Seed World
30 Adams Needle Seeds - Seed World

30 Adams Needle Seeds

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Adam's needle is a slow growing, virtually stemless broadleaf evergreen shrub that is native to coastal beaches, dunes and sandy woods from Southern U.S. to Mexico.

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.

Other Names: Adam's needle, Spanish bayonet, Needle palm

Zone: 5 to 10

Growth Rate: Slow

Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen

Family: Agavaceae

Native Range: United States
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

Site Requirements/ Soil Tolerances: Easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of poor, dry, sandy soils.

Uses: Borders, foundations, dry garden areas, dry slopes. Adds architectural height. Excellent in rock gardens and as an accent among other perennials.

Sowing Yucca filamentosa Seeds:

For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided.

Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours

Stratify: None

Germination: Sow 1/4” Deep, keep moist (Not wet).

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