Yucca Seed

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Yucca Seed

An attractive evergreen ornamental with large white flowers. An extract of the leaves makes a soap substitute.

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(Yucca glauca LILIACEAE)

Thick, sword-shaped, narrow evergreen leaves grow in a clump and send up a flower spike with white flowers. Ornamental with edible flowers. Contains saponins, useful as a soap substitute. Leaves may be beaten to extract the strong fibers which make a strong rope.


Other Names:Spanish Bayonet, Adam's Needle
Flowers:Nodding large creamy white flowers on a tall spire
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:48 to 72 inches when in flower
Diameter:18 inches
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:6 to 9
Propagation / Germination:Germination may be slow and erratic, approximately 4 weeks. Soak seed for 12 hours, and then stratify seed 4 to 6 weeks, or transplant very early spring as soon as soil can be worked, or sow late fall or early winter.
Spacing:36 inches apart
Sun:Full sun
Water:Good for dry locations

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Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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