Yucca, Soapweed (Yucca glauca), packet of 20 seeds

$3.95

Family: Agave (Agavaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 10

(Narrowleaf Yucca) Pointy-leaved monocot native to the rocky mountain states and flowering to 4 feet tall. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): soap, hair loss.  Source of saponins.  Drought tolerant and northern hardy.  Plant prefers full sun and dry, rocky soils.  Soak seed overnight in warm water.  Sow in spring in a shallow, sandy flat.  High temperatures assist germination, and bottom heat is helpful.  Water sparingly, and allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.  Work up seedlings in successively larger containers before transplanting to the landscape. Space plants 3 or more feet apart.

20 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Question

    Rich

    Is it possible to hand pollinate Yucca plants/flowers? From what I’ve read, only Yucca Moth can pollinate a Yucca plant. I intend on growing Yucca in Massachusetts from seed and I don’t think there are any Yucca Moths in the region.

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      Richo Cech

      Hi there, it is possible to hand-pollinate. Although the plant bears perfect (hermaphroditic) flowers, outcrossing is going to give a better take, more genetic diversity–the plant is only grudgingly self-fertile. In other words, the bigger the population, whether hand- or moth-pollinated, the better the seed take. r

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