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Adams Needle Yucca plant Bears thread  Adam's Needle (Bear's thread) - Yucca filamentosa - Evergreen plant with long, dagger-shaped leaves - practically stemless and produces suckers freely.  Leaves are about 2-1/2ft. long, 1-2inches wide with grey threadlike filaments.  Flowers are white, edible,  and borne on spikes rising up to 5ft. and under some conditions, 15ft.  The hardiest of the yuccas, tolerating temperatures to 0 degrees or less with some protection.  The roots can be pounded to make a mild soap.  Full sun; plant height: 3-15ft.
#799  Packet, $23.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#P799H  3in. pot  $18.95

Datil Yucca - Yucca baccata - Forms a large clumping rosette on the ground with blue green leaves - very sharp.  Flowers are white and borne on tall spikes in the summer, followed by seed pods.  A shorter, more compact form.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 3ft.
#2418  Packet, $19.00 each,  Approximately 30 seeds

Great Plains Yucca Soapweed Spanish Bayonet Bear grass  Great Plains Yucca (Soapweed, Bear Grass, Spanish Bayonet) Yucca glauca - Good plant for xeriscaping in hot dry locations.  Long sharp dagger like leaves radiate from a central core.  Leaves are actually blue-green in color .  A central stalk will emerge covered with white blooms, followed by seed pods.  Blooms, seed pods, and stems are edible.  Seeds are dried for storage or baked and eaten as cakes.  Sometimes the fruits are soaked, then cooked into a syrup, which is made into a hot drink.  Blooms are eaten as salad greens and stems are cooked and eaten rather like asparagus.  Medicinally, yucca is used to treat skin disorders and at once time a tea made from boiled roots was used to induce menopause.  Leaves are used to make baskets, cloth and brooms.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 20ft.
#22778  Packet, $16.45 each,  Approximately 30 seeds

Joshua Tree (Beaked Yucca) Yucca brevifolia - This variety has a thick central stem  with dagger like leaves arranged on top.  Native to California, Arizona & Nevada, it requires little water and thrives in desert-like locations.  Hardy to 10F (-17.7C); height: 20ft.
#2419  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 10 seeds


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