yucca aloifolia purpurea

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yucca aloifolia purpurea

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Has anyone grown this Yucca? I saw it for sale in a local garden centre and it looks lovely. I bit like a young lily plant with purple leaves.

Question, what does a mature specimen look like? Does it grow a trunk?

See link for a pic http://www.paramountplants.co.uk/plant/ ... purea.html
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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:06 pm

we bought one of these at trago and it appears to have sailed through winter unmarked so far although it was under a shelter keeping it dry.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:10 pm

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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:11 pm

we bought one because of the pineapple look about it.lovely plant icon_thumright
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Post by Simba » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:26 pm

Thats a nice looking plant - and a very good alternative to a vicous agave... :D


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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:48 pm

well ignore my last post,went out to grab a pic and it wasnt there.forgot we whipped it indoors.has lost a lot of the colour growing in poor light but it is still growing.should colour up again when it gets back out in the sun
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Post by DaveP » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:16 pm

That's a cracking plant Darren - Trago Mills eh? Who'd have thought it? Must go over and nab one even though I never do spikeys ;-)
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Post by Mr List » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:28 pm

ooh, that looks quite nice.

i would need to buy one that already had a trunk becuase i don't like very slow growing plants.


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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:31 pm

its growing like the clappers mr list.all the green is new growth since late october
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Post by Mr List » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:48 pm

are its leaves really softer that spanish daggers?


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Post by Adrian » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:12 am

I must say thats a nice yucca and wouldnt mind one here, although it looks more of a softy I bet its still aloifolia vicious.
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Post by redsquirrel » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:08 am

no its not a sid, quite tame,so i guess it is a hybrid with elephantipes maybe?
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Re: yucca aloifolia purpurea

Post by JungleNuts » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:07 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:See link for a pic http://www.paramountplants.co.uk/plant/ ... purea.html
Hey ! Paramount Plants .... just round the corner for us .... they are a constant drain on our wallet :wink:

Great guys there, helpful and always decent quality plants too ....


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Post by DaveP » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:37 pm

I wonder if this is one of Sprenger's hybrids - maybe with recurvifolia. I understand that he did a lot of work with aloifolia in the 19th century and the leaves do appear to be far too lax to be pure aloifolia. Whatever it is, it's a superb plant and I must get one.
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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:32 pm

I really must pay Crews Hill a visit. :wink:
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