Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Golden Sword Variegated Yucca

Evergreen Shrub

Bold strappy foliage of Yucca 'Golden Sword' is a great way to add all-season structure to summer blooming perennial borders. Panicles of ivory bloom in summer are delight for the hummingbirds.

Growing Conditions

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

Exposure: Full Sun, Full Shade, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


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

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

Foliage Color: Variegated, Yellow / Gold

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream, White
Bloom Season: May, Jun, Jul, Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Firewise, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat, Tough / Fool-Proof
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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