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. Yucca 'Color Guard' makes a wonderful specimen plant and is easily grown in containers.
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.
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' prefers sun to part shade and dry, lean soil. Avoid wet soils and heavy fertilization. It is tolerant of poor soil, coastal conditions and road salt runoff. Great for containers and hot spots. One of our favorites!