Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Adam's needle  - Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' is a beautiful variegated evergreen plant resembling an Agave.  The foliage is evergreen and will form a large open rosette.  It has some incredible noteworthy characteristics that makes it a popular choice among dry garden enthusiasts.  Adam's needle is drought tolerant, attracts butterflies, it can tolerate poor rocky soils, resists rabbits and deer, and will also tolerate poor air quality which makes it suitable to be planted adjacent to roads and urban areas.  It has very low maintenance needs and will grow to about 6 feet tall by 3 feet wide.  A tall cream-colored flower spike will appear in Spring and is quite showy.  Use Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' on slopes, in pots, or in front of a wall to highlight architecture.  USDA Zones 4-9.  

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Spring/summer

Mature Height: 5-6'

Mature Width: 3-4'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Woodland Garden, California Native Garden, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Cacti & Succulents

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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