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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'


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.

Common Name: Adam's Needle

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Beaches, sand dunes and fields from South Carolina south to Florida and the Mississippi.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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