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Adamís Needle

Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Yucca

Yuccas can be found over much of North America, and the architectural assertiveness of their strong, sword-like blades is prized by gardeners. Each year, stout leafless stems bear large clusters of waxy, alabaster-colored floral pendants. Needing little or no maintenance and thriving best in sharp draining soil, these rugged evergreen plants will not complain where summers are hot or humid, or long and dry.

<i>Yucca filamentosa</i> ‘Color Guard’

Considered one of the most attractive variegated Yuccas, this Japanese cultivar’s stiff spiky foliage comprises a mesmerizing close-set evergreen rosette. Achieving an added luster when long, curly white margin fibers seem to capture the moonlight, each spine-tipped leaf is etched by celadon green margins and a bold, creamy-gold central stripe, which becomes brighter in midsummer, but blushes with a rosy coloration most of the year. ‘Color Guard’s grand silhouette can stand alone, be juxtaposed with Plectranthus ‘Longwood Silver’s soft felted foliage or be planted en masse.

Blooms JuneĖJuly

Size: 3' 0" – 6' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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