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Blue Beaked Yucca Seeds - 15 Count

$8.99

Blue Beaked Yucca Seeds
Yucca rostrata
Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca, Old Man Yucca

Description:  A tall, stout stem rises from a rosette of rigid, sword-like leaves and bears a loose cluster of white, nodding, bell-shaped flowers.
Flowers:   1 1/2" (3.8 cm) wide; petals 3; sepals 3, petal-like; stamens 6.
Leaves:   To 30" (75 cm) long and 2 1/2" (6.3 cm) wide; spoon-shaped, tapering to a blunt point, somewhat
cactus-like in appearance, some loose threads along margins.
Fruit:    Round to Oblong capsule, often constricted near middle.
Height:   2-14' (60-300 cm).
Flower:   June-September.
Habitat:   Sandy beaches, dunes, old fields; tolerates salt-spray very well
Propagation:  The most successful method of propagation is by seed; other methods are: root cuttings and offshoots. When you dig up a yucca to transplant, about a year later you often find the site ringed with baby yuccas growing from pieces of root left behind!
Range:   This is an excellent type of desert yucca from the Southern US and Mexico that is also adaptable to most of the rest of the US as well.  Introduced in Ontario; New York and Connecticut south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  Tolerates cold down to -20º.
Usage:  Use in mixed borders and natural areas. Excellent in rock gardens and as an accent among other perennials. Yuccas are very drought tolerant and do well in outdoor container even without supplementary irrigation. Combine with agaves, grasses, cactus and palms to create low maintenance xeroscapes of interesting textures and forms.
Discussion:  Although yuccas are more typical of western deserts and grasslands, some are native in the East.  This species escapes from cultivation in the northern part of its range.  Soapweed (Y.  glauca) is a typical species of the western Plains, found east to Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas; its rigid, bayonet-like leaves have hairy edges, and the flowering stalk, reaching a height of 4' (1.2 m), bears a flower cluster, the base of which is reached by the leaf tips.  Spanish Bayonet (Y.  aloifolia), found from North Carolina south to Florida and Alabama, has toothed leaves with hairless edges.  Yucca fruit can be cooked and eaten after the seeds are removed; the large petals are used in salads.  The Blue Beaked Yucca looks a little like a small palm, and has a very distinctive shave that will only gain prominence as it grows. The evergreen leaves of Adam's needle are frond-like, about 1 in (2.5 cm) wide and up to 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) long. The leaves are basal; that is, they all originate from one point, taking the form of a rosette. And as the Yucca grows, the previous fronds brown down and lay against the trunk, giving this Yucca a very tropical look. 

 


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  • Model: YUCCA-BLU-BEAKED-15
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1lbs
  • 554 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: 4FH - Organic & Naturals

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$8.49
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$7.99
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$6.99

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