Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' Adam's Needle

$17.95
$17.95
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Description

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' is a dramatic architectural plant with rosettes of spear-shaped leaves of creamy yellow and green. The leaf edges often have curly hairs or filaments on their edges and they take on tinges of pink to coral in winter.

In summer, mature plants are topped by 6' or taller stalks of creamy white flowers that are loved by hummingbirds. This evergreen perennial forms basal offsets and may eventually form a very large clump.

Also known as Adam's Needle, or Spanish Bayonet, Yucca filamentosa is native to much of the eastern half of the United States from New York and Massachusetts south to Florida and west to Texas and Nebraska. It is typically found on dunes, beaches, sunny portions of woodlands and forests, roadsides, and other disturbed areas.

It is tolerant of poor soil, coastal conditions and road salt runoff. Great for containers and hot spots. One of our favorites!

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Adam's Needle, Spanish Bayonet
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers average to dry, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24-36
  • Width at Maturity: 24-36
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to late summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' prefers sun to part shade and dry, lean soil. Avoid wet soils and heavy fertilization.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.