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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Adam's Needle

Plant Type: Perennial

Bright creamy-yellow leaves have 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, creamy white flowers are 2-3 inches long and dangle from the stems.

Tough as nails, yuccas are the ideal plant for a no-maintenance garden. Their sword-like foliage radiates upward from a central crown, remaining upright all year round except in the heaviest snows.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.


Height

24-36"

Spread

18-24"

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Adam's Needle Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Moderate
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Adam's Needle Additional Information

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