Package of 5 Tuberous Roots
Adam’s Needle (also called Desert Candle, Devil’s Shoestring, Needle Palm, Spanish Bayonet, Spoonleaf Yucca, and Tattoo Plant) is a low evergreen shrub with stiff outward spreading leaves. This plant is a slow-growing native evergreen shrub that will stay small, growing no more than about 3- feet tall. Beginning in May to June, a tall yellowish-white flowering spike emerges from the center of the plant and displays prominently for several weeks. The flower may attract birds and butterflies. Adam’s Needle may be used for foundation planting, ground cover or in a rock garden or border. This plant causes little to no allergy in the majority of people. This plant does well in drained soil, and is known to survive in cold climates as far north as Minnesota. With its versatility in planting, and the aesthetically pleasing nature of the plant, Adam’s Needle is a great shrub for home landscaping. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Sword-like and ready for battle at 1 to 3 feet long and 1 to 4 inches wide. They are abruptly narrowed at the apex where the margins are usually unfolded.|
|Size:||3 to 4 feet in height without summer flower and around 6 feet in height with flower.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 3-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Spikey shrub with leaves protruding from a central point in the middle of the plant base.|
|Rate:||Slow to medium.|
|Flowers:||High, erect, conical panicles covered with 2 to 3 inch diameter yellowish white pendulous flowers.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Essentially problem free|
|Landscape Value:||Used to give the feel of old Mexico and the desert Southwestern United States, these flowering cactus-like shrubs are desirable for their relative ease to grow and generally small size. Early summer flowers are especially appealing and remain the center attraction for using the plant in landscapes.|
|Soil Preference:||This plant tolerates drought and salt well. This plant will grow in dry to moist soil. Suitable soil is well-drained.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting.|
|Fertilization:||Prune after flowering if necessary. Fertilize in early Spring and early Fall, if desired. Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.