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Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Large, sword shaped leaves, grey-green in color with a yellow center. When mature, produces a tall spike with large creamy white flowers. Takes on coral tones in winter.

Adam?s Needle is a terrific plant for problem sunny areas with dry soil. It forms a large, evergreen rosette of leathery sword-shaped leaves, grey-green in colour with a buttery yellow centre. Takes on coral tones in winter. When mature, the rosettes produce a very tall spike loaded with large creamy-white flowers in late summer. An excellent specimen plant for difficult sites. Clumps may need dividing after 5 to 6 years ? goggles and gloves are advised. Generally does not require any pruning. Remove faded flower stems to the base after blooming, in late summer.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer

Mature Height:

36-48 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-10 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-75° F in high light levels for optimum growth. Water thoroughly then allow to dry in between, avoid overwatering. Once plants are actively growing feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Generally finishes in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in sunny areas with dry soil. Easy to care for, and works excellent in container gardens.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.