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Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'

Adam's-Needle Yucca
Zone: 10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Height: Maximum 3 feet
Width: Maximum 5 feet
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This variegated evergreen shrub is grown for its architectural quality, as its striped, sharp-tipped, sword-shaped leaves stand out in any border or as a specimen container plant. Add to that a flower spike that can reach 6 feet or more carrying dozens of pendulous, cream-colored flowers in summer, and you have a real show stopper. 'Bright Edge' is much smaller-growing than the species, and its blue-green leaves have a thin margin of bright yellow. In addition, the leaf margins have curly white threads, giving the plant its specific epithet of "filamentosa." Yuccas are also extremely easy to grow and drought and heat tolerant.

Yuccas adapt well to most garden soils. This plant prefers a well-drained or sandy soil but is tolerant of clay and is very drought tolerant once established. The best growth and flowering occur in full sun. Although it will tolerate light or open shade, it is less likely to flower. Once established, yearly removal of the oldest, dead or damaged leaves in the fall or winter is recommended. The rosettes of foliage that flower will die after the bloom fades, but new side pups quickly re-sprout to form new plants.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

The narrow (1") sword-like leaves of this hardy accent plant have a showy gold edge. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

Similar to the species. Leaves have narrow yellow margins and green centers.

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Countryside Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-0511 Container: X
Highland Meadow Nursery Inc. Molalla, OR Email now 503-651-3810 Container: X
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  • Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 2
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 1
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