Yucca filamentosa 'Excalibur' - Excalibur Adam's Needle
DESCRIPTIONExcalibur 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.
- 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
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)
Skipper butterflies are named after the quick, darting way they fly. There are more than 3500 different species of skippers worldwide.
Yucca thrives in any well-drained soil in full sun. Great for dry slopes.