Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Uses: Broadleaf evergreen shrub. Perfect for containers, borders, and garden accent pieces!
Benefits: Extremely low-maintenance! Sword shaped leaves with a striped color pattern featuring nicely contrasting shades of creamy whites and deep, dark greens. Occasional fragrant, milky white blooms in the summer.
Zones: 4 - 10
Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 3' - 4' (6'+ when flowering)
Mature Width: 4'
Bloom Season: Summer (irregular)
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'—commonly known as Adam's Needle, Color Guard Yucca, or Yucca 'Color Guard'—is best known for its slightly arching, sword shaped leaves that grow in a unique, almost star-burst like, erect growth pattern that's sure to add significant architectural interest to outdoor spaces!
Although irregular, Yucca often flowers in the mid-summer. Flowers are white and atop of a tall stalk, often rising to 6'+, and a favorite of butterflies!
Extremely drought resistant and low-maintenance once established! Also tolerant of salt, deer, rabbits, poor soil, and poor air.
Fast growing and easily propagated!
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' does best in locations that receive full sun. Areas of partial sun (6+ hours) are also acceptable.
Suggested planting time is after the last spring frost, ideally when temperatures are above 50°F.
Fertilize as required, especially if planted in poor soil. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option.
Attempt to keep its soil moist during its establishment. Once established, Yucca is considered to be quite drought tolerant.
Size of Yucca for Sale
The Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Yucca When Fully Grown
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' typically grows to a height of around 3' - 4' and a width of around 4'. Heights during flowering can exceed 6', with some of the highest flower stalks sometimes reaching 10'+!
Common Names of Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Yucca 'Color Guard'
Color Guard Yucca
Toxicity and Risks of Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Yucca plants are considered to be toxic due to steroidal saponins present throughout the plant. These saponins may cause skin irritations such as dermatitis. Ingesting Yucca filamentosa may cause issues such as vomiting, drooling, digestive issues, etc.
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