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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

 Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle)
 Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle)  Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle)
Yucca 'Color Guard'
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Common Name: “Adam's Needle”

(Adam's Needle) Yucca 'Color Guard' is a tough-as-nails plant that is ideal for a no-maintenance garden. The sword-like foliage radiates upward from a central crown, remaining upright all year round except in the heaviest snows. Yucca 'Color Guard' bears bright creamy-yellow leaves with green edges. During the cooler months of fall and winter, the light leaf centers take on rose overtones. From early to midsummer, spectacular sturdy flower stalks rise 3-4 feet tall from the center of the plant. The individual bell-shaped flowers are 2-3 inches long and dangle from the stems like earrings.

Height: 2-4 Feet     Spread: 2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 4-10  

Adam's Needle Growing Tips:

Yuccas thrive in any type of well-drained soil including those that are very dry. Though they will grow in partial shade, they reach their full potential only if they receive sun all day long. Many yuccas do not bloom until they are mature. Once they start, though, you will see that they were worth the wait. The flower stalks retain some ornamental value after the blooms have faded. Mature plants sometimes develop plantlets near their base. These can be dug and transplanted elsewhere if desired.

'Color Guard' Characteristics & Attributes

Sun Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Dry
  • Moderate
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Native
Critter Resistance
  • Deer
  • Rabbit
Season of Interest (Foliage)
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Design Use
  • Container
  • Specimen
  • Massing
  • Border

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