Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

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Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by gtiboy » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:48 pm

Hi, I would like to know why Yucca Rostrata is more common to buy online / nurseries than Yucca Rigida - which I can hardly find any vendors for.

Alot of websites claim it's hardy to -10 to -20 degrees Celsius. And generally known as the better looking Yucca.. So why is this particular Yucca not common to purchase?


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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by fern Rob » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:13 pm

never heard or seen one for sale.
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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by Steph » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:04 pm

Simon at Amulree sells them, I have both, so far so good unprotected this year.
I do grow them in a lot of gravel & potted though rather than letting them get waterlogged in the ground.


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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by JoelR » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:22 pm

I planted a 4 or 5 year old seedling out a couple of years ago. I didn't survive it's first winter planted out :(


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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by gtiboy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:11 pm

JoelR wrote:I planted a 4 or 5 year old seedling out a couple of years ago. I didn't survive it's first winter planted out :(
Do you have a picture of what a 4/5 year old seedling looks like?


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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by JoelR » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:51 am

No pic of the plant unfortunately but I do have other seedlings in their 4th year of Y. faxoniana and Y. baccata. These are still in 1.4L extra deep pots and still quite small plants. Bit of a long term project from seed!


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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by Andy Martin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:18 pm

Yucca Rostrata is certainly hardier than Rigida even though they do co exist on the extremities of their natural habitat.
Rigida also displays a a much bluer leaf than Rostrata. My Rigida which I keep dry has really taken off this year producing beautiful deep blue leaves which eventually turn sea green. Yucca rigida is dry hardy to around -12C while Rostrata is dry hardy to -15/17C. A pic of my trunked Rigida
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Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Post by redsquirrel » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:25 am

rigida is indeed a much more vibrant blue and better looking plant imo but it doesnt tolerate wet very well at all.ive tried 2 in the ground,both rotted but recover slowly if re-potted and kept much drier. both will probably decease this year as the pt colllapsed yesterday and they are both out in the garden now not that they look much good after previous attempts to grow in the garden.
when gary w was in bournemouth,he had one planted in pure gravel in his front garden,a picture of health too icon_thumright
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