Color Guard Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Slightly arching, sword-shaped, striped foliage of creamy-white against dark green provides great architectural interest. Showy spires of fragrant snow white blooms in summer. Ideal as an accent or container specimen, or used in mass plantings. Tolerant of wind, heat, humidity, and drought. Evergreen.
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4 - 10

Good to grow!7


Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationYUK-uh fil-a-men-TOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soil. Best in full sun, but tolerant of light shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Remove spent bloom spikes. Established plants require little care.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!