Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Color Guard Yucca, Adam’s Needle

Form in Winter

Form in Winter


Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Yucca

Parent: Yucca filamentosa

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 10

Size: To 3' tall and wide with a 6' flower spike

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Leaves are green on the edge with a bright yellow center.


Introduced from Japan.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from the Jackson and Perkins outlet in October 2009 and overwintered it in the conservatory. I planted it by the pool lawn in spring 2010. It did not bloom but had interesting winter color. In summer 2011 I separated the two plants and put one in the 'Turret Front Garden' and one in the 'Front Foundation Hedge'. I moved them again in spring 2013 to the Octagonal Perennial Garden and the One Of Everything Garden.

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