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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This unique plant looks more suited to a desert climate, but it is found wild up and down the east coast. Its strappy leaves are crowned by huge spikes of creamy white flowers every other year.

    Latin Name

    Yucca filamentosa


    Family

    Asparagaceae


    Also Known As

    Common Yucca Spanish Bayonet Needle Palm


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Erosion
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    This Virginia native was grown by a wide variety of historical figures including John Custis, Lady Jean Skipwith, and Thomas Jefferson.


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