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.


  • 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 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)


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.


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

Hardiness Zone: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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