Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Color Guard Adam's Needle

Evergreen Perennial, Shrub

Strappy, variegated foliage of Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' looks great year-round and is a great way to add structure to a sunny spot. Panicles of ivory blooms in summer attract hummingbirds. Drought tolerant.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low

Soil: Adaptable


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Strappy
Foliage Texture: Bold, Medium
Foliage Quality: Bold, Medium

Features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Attractive Foliage, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Variegated, Yellow / Gold
Leaf Shape: Strappy

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler, continuity creator
Plant Behavior: Reverting Growth
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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