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my yucca collection 2014

Post by Edmar » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:24 am

Greetings to all yucca lovers! this is my first post even though I've been a member for a little while I didn't have much to share nor the time to do it but I'm glad I can do it now :)
let's start with my biggest yucca, it is yucca filamentosa that's been proven very hardy to my climate, zone 5 (more like zone 4a); this past winter was extremely cold but it survived covered in snow for many months (nights of -16F in average)
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as you can see it is flowering as of now with 2 stalks of flowers, I think I could save some pollen for future experiments...

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Here are the before and after pics of a small "rock garden" style that I made for my yuccas that I grew from seed

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closeups of my plants which includes: yucca rostrata(3), baccata(3), glauca (3), sempervivums and a few blue fescues from a division

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yucca rostrata 9 months old
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this little glauca is barely more than 6 months old but has already 2 suckers?

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the same for this glauca in a pot with a sucker
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the following are pics of other small yuccas in another part of my garden
Yucca baccata 9 months old
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one of my 2 yuccas "color guard" growing new rosettes, I had to trim it from all her rosettes after spring because of damage
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here it is after winter in a pot
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my biggest yucca rostrata grown from seed (9 months old)
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yucca baccata in a pot (9 months old)
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my second yucca filamentosa "color guard" in a pot
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this little filamentosa survived this past winter with only 2 rosettes and 3 microscopic roots
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thank you for your time, I'll be posting more pics as summer progresses including my yuccas "elata X filamentosa" hybrids that are just beginning to sprout!

Edwin
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Post by andym » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:29 pm

Hi Edwin.... a nice selection of Yuccas. The Colorguard in the pot looks superb. Mine is dying for some reason. I hope they all thrive for you :D
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Post by Edmar » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:18 am

andym wrote:Hi Edwin.... a nice selection of Yuccas. The Colorguard in the pot looks superb. Mine is dying for some reason. I hope they all thrive for you :D
Hello Andy and thanks.....my 2 "colorguard" spent last winter buried in the ground with their pots, I bought them too late to be put directly in the ground but hey they survived covered in snow all winter long, from what I have read it's hard to kill a filamentosa even the variegated types hehe :D
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Post by DesertZone » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:32 am

Fantastic landscaping. 8) That just how it should be done! The rocks look natural, the yuccas are up high, nice job. :D
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Post by janci » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:37 pm

Hi Edwin
you have a beautiful collection yucca. :D

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Post by Edmar » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:24 am

DesertZone wrote:Fantastic landscaping. 8) That just how it should be done! The rocks look natural, the yuccas are up high, nice job. :D
Hello Aaron, thank you! it means a lot, I did my best for my yuccas :)
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Post by Edmar » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:26 am

janci wrote:Hi Edwin
you have a beautiful collection yucca. :D
Hello Janci, thank you so much!
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Post by hardyjim » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:55 am

Nice start....my Rostrata was about half that big when I planted it... :D
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Post by Edmar » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:44 am

hardyjim wrote:Nice start....my Rostrata was about half that big when I planted it... :D
hello Jim and thanks :) I think I got better than normal growth because my seedlings were under the grow lights (fluorescent 6500k),14-16 hours/day and a big fan constantly blowing their way, that rostrata was put into a bigger pot right from the start and grew better than the others :D
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:01 pm

nice garden.......let us know how they fair after your cold winters!! 8)
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Post by Edmar » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:44 am

TimMAz6 wrote:nice garden.......let us know how they fair after your cold winters!! 8)
Thank you Tim, maybe some day I could have a really nice garden like yours with trunking yuccas, it is my dream to have at least one tree yucca that's why I'm putting all my hopes in my recently germinated "elata X filamentosa" hybrid hoping that it could withstand my cold winters just as my filamentosa does, my young rostratas may not make it trough this winter even with winter protection but I'm keeping a backup of 6 plants in pots just in case :D
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