I tend to overlook these plants most of the year. They do their job; look good and bite the little soccer players who pay no heed to where they step.
But they certainly do lend a nice bit of light when it is so needed.
See how the one up in the main part of the garden just jumps out at you?
Gosh maybe I need to actively seek out more bright yellow foliage?
The stats on Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'...
- hardy in USDA Zones 5a - 10b
- eventual size of 2ft tall (without the flower spike) and 3ft wide, as they do clump
- heat and drought tolerant and loves sun
- flowers in the summer and the hummingbirds do take notice
- in the cooler months the yellow center stripe can take on a dark pink tint
What plant has caught your attention this week? Please tell us about it!
I'm also linking this post to Pam Penick's "Foliage Follow-up" which occurs every month on the 16th, the day after the popular Garden Blogger's Bloomday meme. Foliage Follow-up is a celebration of the real star of our gardens, the foliage.
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