Color Guard Adam's Needle

Color Guard Adam’s Needle

Scientific Name

Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Order

Asparagales

Family

Asparagaceae

Type

Shrub

Endangered Status

n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo

57

Colo guard Adam's needle

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Physical Description

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

5–10

Average Mature Height

3 feet

Flower Color

White (cream)

Flowering Months

June–July

Supports

Butterflies

Yellow flowers

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a free, guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. During each tour, a zoo horticulturist will point out interesting species in bloom, answer questions from guests, and discuss the horticulture program’s past, present, and future.

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An Accredited Arboretum

In 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo earned Level II arboretum accreditation in recognition of the Horticulture staff’s ongoing effort to identify, label, and monitor the more than 330 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants represented across the 49-acre park.