Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Latin Name: Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Common Name: Color Guard Yucca
Mature Height (ft): 18-40"
Mature Width: 18-24"

Mature Shape

Rosette with symmetrical leaves.
Mulch: Inorganic or organic.

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There are numerous interesting yuccas to choose from besides the Yucca glauca or Y. angustifolia seen throughout our area. Y. filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ has some of the most striking variegation and will even flower in part shade, cold hardy to Zone 5. Other Y. filamentosa varieties to consider growing in our area are ‘Bright Edge’ and ‘Golden Sword’.

Adams needle, the common name and species, is native to southeastern US. Yucca filamentosas are not xeric in the Texas Panhandle and will die if not given enough water. They seem to require winter moisture too. I've had a few die for that reason. I've grown them for about 4 years and have not seen mine flower, but larger container grown plants have.

Please check out my list of yuccas under the genus name.


Use in Garden

Sun/part shade to mostly shady medium water-use bed or border for that splash of leaf color. Southern garden. Container.


Amedn beds with 1" compost each year.