Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Also known as:

  • Adam's Needle
  • Color Guard Yucca

Plant Type

perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

5a-10b

Size

H:18"-3'
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

poor/lean, well-drained, rich, sandy/gritty

Water Needs:

occasional, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade, shade

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flowers:

cream / ivory

Foliage:

evergreen, variegated, gold / yellow, green

Wildlife:

hummingbirds, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

summer

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This fabulous yucca selection was brought into the US from Japan by hosta guru Paul Aden. This is the best gold-centered variegated yucca on the market. The growth habit is similar to Yucca 'Golden Sword', except that the center coloration brightens to a creamy-gold in midsummer, when others begin to fade. The deer-resistant foliage is also covered in hundreds of curly white hairs, which can be shaved off if the lack of grooming bothers you. Dan Hinkley, founder of Heronswood, rates this in his Top 10 most indispensable plants! Each 3' wide clump is topped with 6' stalks of white flowers in spring...AWESOME!

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Rosettes of spiky, strap-like leaves with gold centres are often flushed with pink in cold weather. As per the species name the leaf margins have long filamentous curly white threads. In summer Adam's needle will often, but not always, form a 4-6 foot tall candelabra of creamy white, waxy, bell shaped flowers. Tolerant of poor, sandy soils and part shade though full sun is best.

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Touted as one of the most attractive variegated Yuccas available, this Japanese cultivar's stiff spiky foliage comprises a mesmerizing close set, evergreen rosette. Achieving an added luster when long, curly white margin fibers seem to capture the moonlight, each spine-tipped leaf is etched by celadon green margins and a bold, creamy gold central stripe, which becomes brighter in mid summer. 'Color Guard's imposing silhouette can stand alone, be juxtaposed with Plectranthus 'Longwood Silver's soft felted foliage or be planted en masse. Hardy to zone 5.

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Yucca Filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam’s Needle): This dramatic architectural plant is one of the most beautiful variegated yuccas on the market. Its sword-shaped leaves bear bold central stripes of bright canary-yellow against a rich celadon edge. In cool weather, margins are tinged pink, and the entire yellow stripe turns rose-colored on many of the leaves, lasting through early spring. Plants grow to 2' wide and nearly as tall. Branched clusters of nodding, creamy-white bells open in mid-summer on stout stems that reach 6' tall.

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Full Sun to Part Shade. Outdoor. White Flowers.

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A new introduction from Japan, Color Guard holds its central yellow stripe on each leaf through the year. This is the latest thing in yucca, and much in demand. 2'-3' in ten years.

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Luminous yellow stripes down the center of each leaf make this Yucca a brilliant focal point. Evergreen rosettes to 3' wide, eventually forms patches of dramatic color. In cooler seasons the leaves take on amber/apricot tints. Full sun to part shade in regular to rich soil. Extremely tolerant of drought when established. 4' spikes of Ivory flowers in June-July. Deerproof. Good looking year round.

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The stiff succulent sword-like 1-3' leaves of this near-native hedgehog are centered with gold in summer, edged with coral in winter, and topped by 6-10' spires of white flowers in summer; valuable for the xeriscape. SUN/Dry/GdDrain

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A spectacular medio variegated yucca with cream colored leaves having greenish blue margins. It holds its color very well and grows to 4-5 feet with 5-6 foot spikes of white bell shaped flowers during the summer. Cold hardy to zone 5. This is a beautiful addition to the tropical and zeric landscape.

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A superior variegated clone of Yucca, with creamy yellow centered sword-shaped leaves edged in deep green. The winter color becomes even more exciting as the creamy yellow takes on coral hues. Drought tolerant and evergreen. 2-3'.

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Love the texture on this colorful yucca, but you should see it in the winter. In addition to the yellow and greens, each swordlike leaf is edged with mauve. VERY cool! Since it is a native and grows in the shade, this is a great way to bring colorful highlights into the shade!

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Amazing, variegated yucca, clumping to 3', with gold-centered green leaves, the gold brightening in summer's light. And, true to the species name, the foliage is dressed up with curly white filaments. White flowers in spring on 6' stalks. Sun, well-drained soil, and occasional deep summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.

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Tantalizing tufts of yellow centered foliage make a great addition to the garden. Awesome coral winter color along the stripes. Growth is superior to other clones of Yucca filamentosa. Creamy white, fragrant flowers on large spikes.

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Variegated swordlike leaves of creamy yellow with green edges. In fall and winter, the foliage takes on pink tones. Towering clusters of white flowers steal the show in mid- to late summer. A first-rate four-season plant.

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This yucca has a broad yellow center to the leaf. The margin is dark green so the foliage effect is overall golden from a distance. This easy grower is hardy in well drained full sun.

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