sleepingciv
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Yucca in Northren Indiana?

Since we moved to where we are at there is this plant in front by the light pole that looks like maybe 3 plants all bunched together.
Anyway. It always has 3-4, 7-8 foot tall stalks coming from the center of the plants then it blooms white flowers. And the edges of the plants a sharp as needles, one time actually drew blood from hitting one mowing lol.

Looking online i see there desert plants and other dry areas.
Northren Indiana probable for them to grow?
Id snap a pic but its dark out right now.

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Re: Yucca in Northren Indiana?

Yup, Y filamentosa.
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Re: Yucca in Northren Indiana?

They are really hardy and can handle negative single digit winter temps here.
Drought tolerant as you might expect. Flowers have sweet fragrance.

I had some planted in the back yard, but the trees around it grew and the area became totally shaded. After a couple of years of that and the pitifully limp elongated growth the clump continued to put out, I took pity and divided off three to plant in my new desert rock garden a few years back. They grew huge!

The remaining clump is actually still alive. This spring, a tree fell over in the township maintained woods out back, and the workers cut down that tree as well as a few others to create access for the crane truck. Now the yucca is getting some sun.
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Re: Yucca in Northren Indiana?

Adam's needle (yucca filimentosa) is the only yucca native to our area. It is a native plant and is cold hardy. The petals of the yucca flower and the fruit are edible. It's very commonly used as a landscape plant where I am.
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Re: Yucca in Northren Indiana?

Thank you for all the replies. Very helpfull :)

Here is a pic of them
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Re: Yucca in Northren Indiana?

I had a bunch at my old house and I have planted a bunch here. In Oregon we get wet winters and spring but dry summers, they grow well here.
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