Yucca filamentosa 'Excalibur' - Excalibur Adam's Needle

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Excalibur Adam's Needle
Yucca filamentosa 'Excalibur'

This yucca has beautiful blue-green foliage with numerous curly, white filaments for added texture. It has a neat, round habit, smaller than the straight species. The amazing flower stems reach 4-5’ in height and it’s a host plant for skippers. A tough-as-nails perennial for sunny, dry sites including dry slopes.

 

BENEFITS
  • Tough as nails native cultivar for dry soil
  • Evergreen foliage provides all-season interest
  • Larval host plant for a number of shippers
  • Amazingly, tall flower stems in early to midsummer
  • More uniform, smaller habit than the straight species
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in dry, sandy, open woods, hills and prairies.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

Skipper butterflies are named after the quick, darting way they fly. There are more than 3500 different species of skippers worldwide.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Yucca thrives in any well-drained soil in full sun. Great for dry slopes.

 

Mature Size: 2-2ft. Tall x 3-4ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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