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(aka: Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'). Yucca 'Color Guard' is a fabulous selection of our Southeast US native Yucca flaccida that was brought into the US from Japan by the late hosta guru Paul Aden. Yucca 'Color Guard' is without question the most stunning gold-centered variegated Yucca flaccida selection on the market. The growth habit of Yucca 'Color Guard' is similar to Yucca 'Golden Sword' except that the center coloration brightens to a creamy-gold in midsummer when others begin to fade. The deer-resistant foliage is also covered in hundreds of curly white hairs, which can be shaved off if the lack of grooming bothers you. Dan Hinkley, founder of Heronswood, rates this among his top 10 most indispensable plants! Each 3' wide clump is topped with 6' stalks of white, hummingbird-attracting flowers in spring...AWESOME!




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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Buy Color Guard Yucca online. Set the standard for variegated yucca. Rich golden yellow and green leaves, which turn pink and coral in winter. Masses of creamy white flowers on large spikes bloom in late summer. Perfect for drier areas and container planting.


I just received two additional plants to expand my yucca corner. The first two color guard yuccas were planted last summer -- in August. They sailed through the winter and are sending up a beautiful candle stick flower spike.


Gardenality.com Gardenality Genius Zone 8A 10&#176 to 15&#176 F Comment About Pruning Color Guard Yucca does not require pruning. Damaged or discolored leaves can be removed any time of year. After it blooms, you can remove the flower stems.


Color Guard Yucca is a dramatic architectural plant that is one of the most beautiful variegated yuccas on the market. Its sword-shaped leaves bear bold central stripes of bright canary-yellow against a rich celadon edge. In cool weather, margins are tinged pink, and the entire yellow stripe turns rose-colored on many of the leaves, lasting through early spring. Plants grow to 2 feet wide and nearly as tall. Branched clusters of nodding, creamy-white bells open in mid-summer on stout stems that reach 6 feet tall.


Color Guard Yucca can be useful as a colorful accent as a stand alone or in groups in landscape beds. It is also suitable for container gardening where it makes a great centerpiece. Because it is drought tolerant and therefore suitable for Xeriscaping, we like combining it with other plants that have low water needs such as junipers, barberry, loropetalums, ice plant and sedums. Great for rock gardens!


I couldn't be happier with the two yucca plants, nice sized ,mature plants with a nice big pot for the roots. The box protected the plants very well, not a leaf out of place, I have bookmarked your website for possible purchases in the future.,


Yuccas such as Color Guard grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and once in the summer. Although some authorities recommend special fertilizer mixes to get the maximum results, Yuccas do amazingly well with a more relaxed approach. Apply an early spring fertilizer with a product such as Espoma Tree-tone or Plant-tone at the recommended rate. This will give the plant a boost of nitrogen that will be needed for healthy abundant foliage. Follow this up with a early summer application of Espoma Plant-tone. This will provide the necessary nutrients and raise the nitrogen in the soil which Yucca favor. Espoma products are easy to use. Just sprinkle around the base of the plant and water it in. Be careful with products such as miracle-grow as these products can burn newly planted plants when not used at the recommended rates. Slow-release fertilizer can help prevent rapid sucker growth that is vulnerable to diseases and insects. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Color Guard Yucca, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. There are many slow-release fertilizers on the market. If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on Color Guard Yucca. However, slow-release is certainly not the only way to fertilize euonymus. A less expensive, fast release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. If you are looking for a fertilizing routine tailored to your specific conditions, a soil sample should be taken and the fertilizer and trace elements matched to the needs of your soil. Don't fertilize Bright Edge Yucca after August. Fall is the time for Color Guard Yucca to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, a late May application and another in July would be about right. More northern areas may wish to fertilize only once in June or July. The amount of chemical fertilizer used per plant will vary with the size of the plant and it's root system. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization. "Fertilizer burn" can occur when too much fertilizer is applied, resulting in a drying out of the roots and damage or even death of the Yucca. It is much, much better to err on the side of too little fertilizer than too much. When roots are burned, the first sign is often scorched looking leaves. If over-fertilization is severe, the plant may just wilt and die. If you are a beginner at growing plants, Color Guard Yucca Shrubs are easy to grow; however, it may be helpful to know that a very small plant which is planted in the ground will take about 1/8 - 1/4 cup of fertilizer. When fertilizing Yuccas in pots, be careful to apply a fertilizer that will not burn the roots (such as a slow release or a liquid fertilizer). A very large yucca in the ground will take 2 - 3 cups spread around the drip line of the branches (not next to the trunk). This is a very loose estimate, so please read the directions on the fertilizer before applying it. If a liquid fertilizer is used for Color Guard Yucca, it should be applied every month for both plants in pots and in the ground. Never fertilize a plant with a chemical fertilizer if the plant looks sick or wilted. If a plant is struggling due to a disease or root problems, the fertilizer will only add stress to its life. Try to cure the problem before adding fertilizer. For an organic approach, many gardeners use commercial manure on the soil around plants such as Color Guard Yucca. Excellent results have been reported by visitors to this site after using composted manure. Commercial manure or compost can be applied yearly around the base of the Color Guard Yucca. As with chemical fertilizers, do not apply it right next to the trunk or stems emerging from the ground.


This plant does not require pruning. If dead, damaged, or unsightly leaves appear, remove them as needed. It is best to wear gloves, eye protection, and long sleeves when removing dead foliage, as yucca leaves are sharp and semi-rigid.


Color guard yucca is one of the most decorative varieties of yucca available. Its unique qualities make it ideal for mass planting in arid climates. It thrives in harsh environs, while providing bright color and unparalleled beauty.


Tough as nails, yuccas are the ideal plant for a no-maintenance garden. Their sword-like foliage radiates upward from a central crown, remaining upright all year round except in the heaviest snows. It combines nicely with all kinds of mounded foliage plants. 'Color Guard' bears bright creamy-yellow leaves with green edges. During the cooler months of fall and winter, the light leaf centers take on rose overtones.


Yuccas thrive in any type of well-drained soil including those that are very dry. Though they will grow in partial shade, they reach their full potential only if they receive sun all day long. Many yuccas do not bloom until they are mature. Once they start, though, you will see that they were worth the wait. The flower stalks retain some ornamental value after the blooms have faded. Mature plants sometimes develop plantlets near their base. These can be dug and transplanted elsewhere if desired.


As typical with yucca plants, plant the Color Guard Yucca in full sun with average to dry soil. Adaptable to most any soil type. Tip: divide yucca plants approximately every 5 to 6 years. Yucca is native to the US coastal lowlands of the Gulf and South Atlantic regions.


Dig a hole about 3 times as wide as the root plug and 2 times the depth. Fill hole with water. Water should quickly drain out within about an hour, otherwise the area is too wet for this yucca plant. Plant so that the top of the root system is about an inch higher than the soil level. Allow this top part of the root system to dry out before watering again.


Homeowners seeking evergreen foliage for their yards rarely consider yuccas, commonly known as Adam's Needle or Spanish Bayonet. As these names imply, the pointed leaves are broad and sword-like, and in the case of 'Color Guard,' have bright yellow centers with dark green edges. Thin filaments line the leaves, adding another layer of texture to an already intriguing plant. Yuccas withstand heat, cold, coastal conditions, deer/rabbits, and drought, keeping its spectacular good looks throughout. Growing two to three feet tall and wide, 'Color Guard' yucca will send up white flower spikes in the summer, sometimes twice the height of the leaves. Cooler weather brings out pink tones in the golden centers, providing fall and winter color. 041b061a72


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