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Yucca  ‘Color Guard’

Yucca Color Gaurd Winter Color

Yucca 'Color Guard' Winter Color

When you are looking for plant and shrub choices for your gardens there is more to consider than just the flower. There are many great plants for your gardens that have foliage interest. When the weather starts to cool off and the plants and flowers fade your foliage plants are still going strong. Yucca ‘Color Guard’ is a drought tolerant,  evergreen perennial that is native in the US. Yucca ‘Color Guard’ bears bright creamy-yellow leaves with green edges. 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 flowers are 2-3 inches long and dangle from the stems like earrings.  ‘Color Guard’ is a tough-as-nails plant that is ideal for a no-maintenance garden. The sword-like foliage radiates upward from a central crown, remaining upright all year round except in the heaviest snows. They grown well in a full sun to part shade area and the deer and rabbits will leave these winter foliage winners alone.