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Color Guard Adam’s Needle

Charles Schwartz Memorial Garden

Scientific Name: Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Order: Asparagales

Family: Asparagaceae

Type: Shrub

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 57

The Color Guard Adam’s needle, a selection of a native species found on naturally on beaches and sand dunes, features creamy white flowers and leaves variegated with gold centers. This cultivar thrives in full sun and is useful in dry areas as part of mass plantings or as an accent plant.

Native Range
From cultivation; species native to the United States

USDA Hardiness Zone

Average Mature Height
3 feet

Flower Color
White (cream)

Flowering Months


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