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Yucca filamentosa

Silk grass

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades and green

Description

Yucca filamentosa (Silk grass). This is a stemless clump-forming evergreen perennial with an excellent form for architectural landscaping. The very sharp, pointed spiny leaves are about 1m long and spear-shaped shaped. The flowers will bloom in terminal spikes; they are white and bell-shaped. The flower stems may reach as high as 4.5m, but this is quite rare.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental, foliage, border. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They grow well with low humidity; they prefer full sun and sandy soil with good drainage. It is suckering.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or suckers in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot

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