An evergreen stemless shrub with sharp, sword shaped leaves. Flower spikes white to ivory in color up to 6 ft. tall. Grows best in well-drained soil, full sun, once-a-week watering. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.
Y. filamentosa (Adams Needle) 2 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide; yellowish flower grows to height of 2-6 ft. in July
Y. flaccida 2 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide; loose strings hang off leaves; white flowers in July grow to height of 7 ft. or more with light fragrance at night; very hardy
Y. glauca (Small Soapweed) 2 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide; greenish white flowers grow to height of 5 ft. tall in July
Y. whipplei (Our Lords Candle) 2 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide; gray-green leaves with sharp tips; creamy white flowers grow to height of 12 ft. in summer; may take many years to flower