Saturday, May 30, 2015


Blooming now in our Mixed Border is Yucca filamentosa 'Adam's Needle'.  It is a native plant in the southeast.  The base of the plant stays under 3 feet tall.  The blue-green leaves end with a sharp spine, but along the margins you will find lots of fine threads.  The flower spike reaches over 5 feet and will bloom for several weeks.

The interesting fact about this plant is that it has a unique relationship with the Yucca Moth.   They cannot survive without each other.  Click here for the MOTH STORY.  This month's The American Gardener also has an article about this.