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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Common Name: Adam's Needle Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

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Rosettes of spiky, strap-like leaves with gold centres are often flushed with pink in cold weather. As per the species name the leaf margins have long filamentous curly white threads. In summer Adam's needle will often, but not always, form a 4-6 foot tall candelabra of creamy white, waxy, bell shaped flowers. Tolerant of poor, sandy soils and part shade though full sun is best.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Beaches, sand dunes and fields from South Carolina south to Florida and the Mississippi.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White Bluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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