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Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’
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Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Variegated Adam’s Needle

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.575.250

Adam’s Needle is a terrific plant for problem sunny areas with dry soil. It forms a large, evergreen rosette of leathery sword-shaped leaves, grey-green in colour with a buttery yellow centre. Takes on coral tones in winter. When mature, the rosettes produce a very tall spike loaded with large creamy-white flowers in late summer. An excellent specimen plant for difficult sites. Clumps may need dividing after 5 to 6 years — goggles and gloves are advised. Generally does not require any pruning. Remove faded flower stems to the base after blooming, in late summer.

Further details for
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.