Perennial Flower Information
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Yucca - Adam's
Needle and Thread, Spanish Bayonet
stiff, broad, sword-shaped leaves of Yucca ,filamenlosa
are familiar to all. In Midsummer the flower stalks,
rising to a height of 6 feet, are also familiar. The
flowers are white and pendulous. It is a personal opinion
of the writer that, except when in bloom, they are stiff,
coarse and undeserving of a place in a small garden.
It must be admitted, however, that they are remarkably
drought-resistant and will thrive where trees rob the
soil, so that more dainty plants cannot exist.
When used at all they are best planted as specimens
or among shrubbery.
They will exist for a generation, and transplant with
difficulty when the plants become old as the roots go
Seedlings will bloom when four to five years old. As
the plants sucker freely, this furnishes a ready means