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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle Yucca 'Color Guard')

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' (Adam's Needle Yucca 'Color Guard')

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Adam’s Needle is a small, versatile yucca that fits well in small and large spaces alike. Its creamy-colored blooms are impressive in size and bring hummingbirds running. The rosette itself is attractive, trunkless, and on the smaller side. Adam’s Needle Yucca is easy to grow and does well in full sun, part sun, or part shade conditions. It prefers well-draining or sandy soil but is tolerant of clay as long as it is not overwatered or planted in a low spot. Even deer do not eat the yucca’s leaves, they do love munching on the blooms. Adam’s Needle, like all yuccas, depends on the yucca moths for pollination.

'Color Guard'  is a variegated cultivar. It features leaves with green margins and gold-colored centers. Long curly white hairs are found along the leaf margins.  

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Nativar (see Notes below)
Water use Low
Sun exposure Sun to part shade
Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring, summer
Mature height 3-4 ft
Mature spread  3-4 ft
Evergreen Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds
Host plant Yucca giant skipper, Cofaqui giant skipper
Deer resistant Yes, except blooms. 
Notes

USDA map shows it marginally native to the state, BONAP map does not show it as native.

 

DISTRIBUTION MAPS 

USDA MAP

BONAP MAP

 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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