Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' - Adam's Needle (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' commonly called Adam’s needle, is a virtually stemless broadleaf evergreen plant that is native to beaches, sand dunes and fields from South Carolina south to Florida and Mississippi. 'Color Guard' features a basal rosette of rigid, sword-shaped, spine-tipped leaves with green margins and striking creamy gold centers. Long curly white threads are found along the leaf margins. Leaves form a foliage clump to 2-3’ tall. In late spring, a flowering stalk rises 5-8' tall from the center of each rosette bearing long terminal panicles of nodding bell-shaped creamy white flowers. Will form a small colony over time from basal offsets.

Adam's Needle Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in light, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of poor, sandy soils, heat, drought, and salt spray. 

Height:

36-72 in

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Spread:

24-36 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 10

Characteristics & Attributes for Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Evergreen
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
White
Yellow
Green
Variegated