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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:56 pm

After reading these comments I wish I had actually picked one up!


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Post by Adrian » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:46 pm

Nah, if you had liked it you would have picked it up Kris, just because other people say its nice is no reason to get one :wink:
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:48 pm

Adrian wrote:Nah, if you had liked it you would have picked it up Kris, just because other people say its nice is no reason to get one :wink:
Nah, I think if the wife wasn't with me I probably would! :lol: :lol:


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Post by Adrian » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:02 pm

I know where you are coming from there :lol:
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Post by redsquirrel » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:19 pm

i get the opposite with Deb,im the one always reminding her we dont have that much overwintering space. shes a diamond when it comes to plants,if we dont have one,we can get one
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Post by rexwedge » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:48 pm

The whole point of Yucca Plants is that they are sharp and dangerous. Not pretty and purple.


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Post by redsquirrel » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:56 pm

not so in my opinion.yucca bright star is a fabulous introduction and tame,i dare say there are others too. i have a biggish floribunda cross also with lax leaves.some yuccas which dont stab you,still make a good point.

i wouldnt class rostratas as dangerous,not like the harder leaved forms anyway
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Post by Nigel Fear » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:56 pm

Do they become darker in the summer Red?
I'd really like to try one, how much protection do they need?


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Post by redsquirrel » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:05 am

un known territory Nige,had a chat with Ade and we both reckon a bit of sun will bring the colour back.the small red aloifolias outside are still red, but they are very different and quite stiff and sharp
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Post by Volksman999 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:23 pm

I know this is an old post but I went to Akamba today and they had several of these for £12. Decent plants too. Also picked up a Melianthus Major for £8.50. (Standard size wine bottle for perspective).
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Post by tatter » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:53 pm

i have one of those in a 2.5 litre pot sitting in the greenhouse at present.Reputed to be hardy down to about -13c.
The only reason its in greenhouse is because i bought it to late last year to plant out.Nice plant.
My Melianthus major as sailed through last to winters with small damage whilst another members 10 miles away died in 2017/18 winter.They are usually root hardy if all foliage is lost
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Post by Chez2 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:59 pm

That looks like the purple yucca we put in about two or three years ago. It broke off at the stem, not cold hardy enough. I was going to throw it away but someone suggested cutting the dead base off and potting it up. Its growing nicely in the polytunnel. We have tender succulents out in the garden and they haven't all died off (just so you can judge how warm / cold it has been).


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Post by tatter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:37 am

like a lot of yuccas it may be cold hardy providing kept dry during winter.Its the combination of cold and wet they probably do not like
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Post by Chez2 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:13 pm

I know tatter thats why i said we have tender succulents in the garden that we expected to die off but haven't. We have well drained soil and are not in a high rainfall area.


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Post by karl66 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:34 am

Jim, I've lost two of them over separate periods, there lovely plants once you get them established although never heard of them being root hardy once the foliage/ Centre has rotted.
I'm not surprised they survive in Costa Rotherham ,I've started buying my vulcanic rock from around that area!.


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