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Yucca 'Color Guard'

 
Yucca 'Color Guard'

Common name Adam's needle
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-10)
Flowers white (summer)
Size 3-4'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil; heat- and drought-tolerant

This variety is sometimes listed as a cultivar of Y. filamentosa, but more frequently identified only by its variety name – so it may be a hybrid. Actually, ours came as an unmarked plant from a discount nursery, so I'm not even sure it's the right identification: in photos of 'Color Guard' I don't always discern the twisty white threads on the leaf margins. Whatever it is, it's a striking foliage plant (that may flower in summer – we'll see), growing with a neatly symmetrical form that shows off the linearly variegated leaf blades beautifully. I gave it a prominent spot in a recently enlarged section of our full-sun border, and hope it thrives.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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