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How to Grow Yucca Filamentosa Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Adam's Needle and Thread

Adam's needle and thread

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' photograph by K M.


Yucca filamentosa Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Yucca filamentosa
  • Common Name: Adam's needle and thread
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial, Succulents and Cacti

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 36 to 72
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture best)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed or remove rooted suckers
  • How to Prune: Not needed
  • Pests: aphids
  • Diseases: Leaf spot

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container Garden, In the control of erosion, Foundation Plant, Ground cover, En masse, Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, Attractive foliage, North American native, Attracts butterflies, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here