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Variegated Yucca in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

 

Variegated Yucca

Yuccas are sculptural plants that form a tree-trunk like growth as the fleshy, sword-shaped leaves die and are shed. In Summer a well-established plant will sometimes have spikes of creamy coloured bell-shaped, fragrant flowers.'Color Guard' is a variegated variety, the green leaves of which have a bright yellow stripe down the centre. In cool weather, the edges of the leaves are sometimes tinged with pink, and the yellow stripe can also turn to a pinkish hue.

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plant Features
  • Variegated Yucca likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Variegated Yucca likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Variegated Yucca is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Variegated Yucca likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Variegated Yucca

Latin name

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Variegated Yucca likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Variegated Yucca is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Variegated Yucca likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Variegated Yucca likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Variegated Yucca is 0.65meters x 0.65meters 0.65 M 0.65 M

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Yuccas are sculptural plants that form a tree-trunk like growth as the fleshy, sword-shaped leaves die and are shed. In Summer a well-established plant will sometimes have spikes of creamy coloured bell-shaped, fragrant flowers.'Color Guard' is a variegated variety, the green leaves of which have a bright yellow stripe down the centre. In cool weather, the edges of the leaves are sometimes tinged with pink, and the yellow stripe can also turn to a pinkish hue.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

In temperate zones where winter temperatures fall below 5C, is will not survive outdoors and should be grown as a container plant which can be brought in for winter protection. If grown as a container plant, provide as much light as possible, in front of a a south facing window is ideal. It should not be heated in winter as long as there is no risk of temperatures falling below 5C. In warmer climates, plant out in full sun in well drained soil avoiding wall or house foundations.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Propagate by removing and potting up offsets which grow from the base of the trunk.

 
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