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Color Guard Yucca
Color Guard Yucca is one of the most beautiful variegated yuccas on the market and a dramatic architectural plant. More details below

Color Guard Yucca

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Color Guard Yucca
Yucca filamentosa  'Color Guard'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden North of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Yuuca is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Color Guard Yucca is one of the most beautiful variegated yuccas on the market and a dramatic architectural plant. Its sword-shaped leaves bear bold central stripes of bright canary-yellow against a rich celadon edge. In cool weather, margins are tinged pink to salmon, and the entire yellow stripe turns rose-colored on many of the leaves, lasting through early spring. Towers of fragrant, nodding, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers open in mid-summer on stout stems that rise 6 feet above the attractive 2-foot tall clumps.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a  mound 18 to 24 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide, the Color Guard Yucca is ideal for use as a specimen in small spaces or containers, and in groupings or mass plantings in sunny to partly shaded larger landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Looks very nice around garden ponds or in rock gardens near boulders, and is also makes a nice solo or centerpiece in containers of 14 inches or more in diameter. A fine addition to Asian gardens Asian/Japanese Gardens, perennial gardens, rock gardens, tropical look gardens, and Xeriscape Gardens (low water needs). We like combining Yucca with other low water need plants such as junipers, barberry, abelia, ornamental grasses, and loropetalum. 

Suggested Spacing:  4' or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Color Guard Yucca prefers an evenly moist to somewhat dry well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. No maintenance required except to remove spent flower stalks. Exceptionally drought tolerant when established. 


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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Perennial / Shrub
Height at Maturity:  2'; flower stalks reach up to 6 feet
Width at Maturity:  2-3'
Spacing:  4' or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Clumping, Mounding, Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate:  Slow to Moderate
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Medium, 1-2"
Flowering Period:  Early to mid-Summer
Flower Type:  Single, Bell-Shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Green, Yellow, Pink & Salmon tones in winter
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Light Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average to Low, Very Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist or Dry
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Alakaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect, Rocky Soil



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