how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

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how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by craigmason » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:51 am

how hardy are these plants would one be ok in my garden?
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by turtile » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:22 pm

They are extremely hardy. Easily taking temperatures below 0F (-18C) and will survive much lower. The species is native to my area where the record low is -11F (-24C)
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:42 am

That's hardy here then :lol: The leaves look quite floppy for a yucca on that pic. Does it grow a trunk or is it related to Y. filimentosa :?:
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by DiCasS » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:23 am

Your right Dave, I've just looked it up and it is Y. filimentosa. Hardy here and flowering at the mo. Mine's floppy too.

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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by Simba » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:29 am

I have had one of these for a few years and its quite probably THE most undemanding plant I have ever known.

The UK climate has absolutely no effect on it whatsoever, regardless of frost, snow, wind, rain, drought.......It always looks exactly the same...!!

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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by irish dave » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:07 am

I have one in the sun and one in the shade for the last three years,both are equal and growing very well,
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by Exotic Life » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:52 am

Hardy enough for the UK for sure, they have been planted around here very much in normal gardens.

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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by Robin Cassell » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:17 pm

Is this the same one???..I got theese from wilkos about 4/5 years ago just labelled yucca....the yellow and green are opposite way round?..they are hardy but never seem to put much volume out...forming a thin trunk about 2 ins.
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by carolpz » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:47 pm

Robin is yours in full sun and dryish poor soil? It looks as if it's right next door to a tree that may produce a lot of shade. Mine grew really quickly and has lots of offshoots but it's just on the top of a hedge in full sun.
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by Robin Cassell » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:56 pm

Yes Carol...in full sun....and youre right..poor soil...I also have 2 others that have been 'burried' under my bergenias...1 rotted....the other i pulled out and moved but it sent out a baby one almost 2 feet from the original!!...then the one that rotted sent a new plant out at the same spot...still burried!...so it has no colour as its never seen the sun till I freed it up...they seem to be hard to kill!
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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by bev » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:40 pm

robin, that looks slightly more like a young y.gloriosa variegata (stiffer leaves with lethal tips).


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Re: how hardy are Yucca "Golden Sword"

Post by Robin Cassell » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:10 pm

bev wrote:robin, that looks slightly more like a young y.gloriosa variegata (stiffer leaves with lethal tips).


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Yeah Lee...Its the same colouration as y v. but the leaves are very floppy and no tips at all!..I also have a couple of the Y.Verigata and the plain green ones..both stab me on a reg basis.Not a great pic but thats Y.V. to the left of sun dial...I was gonna do a thread on window pics but never got round to it.
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