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Yucca filamentosa Colour Guard

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Yucca filamentosa Colour Guard Adams Needle and Thread,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Succulents & Cacti Rosette, Upright

A tough and beautiful, variegated form of Yucca. Colour Guard has a rosette of leathery sword-shaped leaves of dark green with bright yellow stripes. Mature plants produce a very tall spike with large, fragrant creamy-white flowers in late summer. Great for difficult dry, sunny sites. Grows approx 50cm tall x 60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Agavaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, Variegated
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High