Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' ~ Color Guard Adam's Needle, Yucca
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' ~ Color Guard Adam's Needle, Yucca
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' ~ Color Guard Adam's Needle, Yucca
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' ~ Color Guard Adam's Needle, Yucca

Color Guard Adam's Needle, Yucca

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

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Color Guard Adam’s Needle is a nearly stemless evergreen shrub with large, slightly arching, sword-like foliage that has creamy-gold centers and dark green margins.  Long curly white strings can be found at the leaf margins. A central stalk rises in summer bearing long panicles of fragrant creamy-white flowers.  Best color with  full sun and well-drained soils. Surprisingly tolerate of partial shade.  Heat and drought tolerant.

Yucca filamentosa is a southeastern native that hosts the Yucca Giant-Skipper and the Cofaqui Giant Skipper butterflies.  The nectar provides for hummingbirds and other moths and butterflies, while the berries are eaten by small mammals.

To learn more about the Color Guard Adam's Needle read  this blog post

Type: 

Shrub

Origins:

Southeast N. America; GA Native

Height: 

2' - 3' (5' In bloom)

Spread: 

2’-  3'

Spacing: 

2'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 10

Culture: 

Full Sun Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.  Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings,  Borders Naturalized Areas Woodland Gardens Rock Gardens, Xeriscape, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Russian Sage, Sedum, Yarrow

IMAGES: Photo(s) courtesy of  TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. Yucca ‘Color Guard’

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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