Yucca filamentosa, is a virtually stemless evergreen shrub that is native to beaches, sand dunes and fields from South Carolina south to Florida and Mississippi. It features a basal rosette of rigid, sword-shaped, spine-tipped green leaves (to 30” long and to 4” wide) with long filamentous (as per specific epithet) curly threads along the margins. Leaves form a foliage clump to 2-3’ tall.
‘Color Guard’ is a gold-centered variegated form. It has leaves with green margins and creamy gold centers. Long filamentous curly white threads are found along the leaf margins. During the cooler months of fall and winter, the light leaf centers take on rose overtones.
From early to midsummer, spectacular sturdy flower stalks rise 3-4 feet tall from the center of the plant. The individual bell-shaped, creamy white flowers are 2-3 inches long and dangle from the stems like earrings.
Pronunciation: YUK-uh fil-uh-men-TOH-suh
Species Meaning: Fibrous, filament, threads
Yucca filamentosa is native to South East USA.
Easily grown in light, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun.
Can be propagated easily from basal offsets.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20119
We acquired this plant from Joy Creek.