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Plant Guide

Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Common Name
Adam’s Needle
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Succulent
Size
3’ High, 3’ Wide
Flower Color
Creamy White
Bloom Time
  • Summer
Leaves
Variegated Green and White
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Rarely Damaged
Wildlife Value
  • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
  • Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Slow
Hardiness
Hardy
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Low Maintenance
  • Showy Flowers
  • Specimen
Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade
Soil Type
Not Particular
Drainage
Good Drainage
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

Moderate sized specimen plant.  Flower stalk is 2' - 4' and flowers hang like bells.  The flower stalk can last for weeks.  All season interest.

 

Master Gardener Comments

This plant is very bright and is great for lightening up partially shady areas of your garden

 

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