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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle)

Adam's Needle 'Color Guard', Carolina Silk Grass 'Color Guard', Needle Palm 'Color Guard', Our Lord's Candle 'Color Guard', Spoonleaf Yucca 'Color Guard', Thready Adam's Needle 'Color Guard', Spanish Bayonet 'Color Guard'


Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle) is a very ornamental, broadleaf evergreen shrub featuring a basal rosette of rigid, sword-shaped, spine-tipped, rich green leaves with a broad, central, brilliant yellow stripe. The leaves are edged with curly filaments and are tinged with pink and rose during the winter months. They are topped in early to midsummer with a dramatic flowering stalk reaching 4-6 ft. (120-180 cm) and bearing panicles of nodding bell-shaped creamy white flowers, about 2.5 in. long (6 cm). Adding architectural height to the garden, the variegated foliage brings a bright note year-round.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Leaves form a foliage clump to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • Easily grown in light, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates poor, sandy soils and even a few hours of shade. Drought and salt tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, rock gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, but watch for aphids or potential leaf spot. Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Propagate by removing rooted suckers or take root cuttings in winter.
  • Remove spent flowering stems

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 5 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Shrubs
Plant Family Yucca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 5 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Shrubs
Plant Family Yucca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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