Some Spring Yucca And Cacti pics in Kelowna

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Some Spring Yucca And Cacti pics in Kelowna

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Here's some of my yuccas and cacti this Spring.

Some of the cacti are still sleeping. Hopefully they will wake up soon. :)

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Nice Jay. Mine are almost all still 'sleeping', but we have delayed spring here due to proximity to the GLs... Pedios have not even bloomed here yet!

What form of basilaris is that? I can get every form through my winters EXCEPT O. basilaris var. basilaris... I just can't find one that stands up to the combination of cold/wet.
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Nice Jay, looks like your plants did much better than mine this year. Amazed how tall your Y. recurvifolia is. 8)
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Paul Ont wrote:Nice Jay. Mine are almost all still 'sleeping', but we have delayed spring here due to proximity to the GLs... Pedios have not even bloomed here yet!

What form of basilaris is that? I can get every form through my winters EXCEPT O. basilaris var. basilaris... I just can't find one that stands up to the combination of cold/wet.
Thanks Paul, I think it's O. basilaris var. basilaris.
Aaron would know. He gave me the pad about three years ago.
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DesertZone wrote:Nice Jay, looks like your plants did much better than mine this year. Amazed how tall your Y. recurvifolia is. 8)
Thanks Aaron, I had one recurve that didn't make it. Hopefully it will grow back from the roots.
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Jay, definitely like your cacti bed. And wondering what is a purple variety of the Opuntia and this short and robust Yucca?
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Looks good Jay-

Hopefully the temps will warm up here soon and
get things moving!
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Very nice Jay...good warm sunshine Easter weekend...about time.
Thanks for the update.
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Jay-Admin wrote: Thanks Paul, I think it's O. basilaris var. basilaris.
Aaron would know. He gave me the pad about three years ago.
Thats it. :D
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igor.glukhovtsev wrote:Jay, definitely like your cacti bed. And wondering what is a purple variety of the Opuntia and this short and robust Yucca?
Hey thanks Igor, The tag says it's a polyacantha 'Purple Desert'
Which yucca? The first one?
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hardyjim wrote:Looks good Jay-

Hopefully the temps will warm up here soon and
get things moving!
Thanks Jim, I'm hoping so. I'm tired of cold weather. :(
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lucky1 wrote:Very nice Jay...good warm sunshine Easter weekend...about time.
Thanks for the update.
Barb
Thanks Barb, This weekend looks good too. Soon it will be roasting here in the Okanagan. :)
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Jay the update pics look great. Bring on the mid spring heat! The yuccas, cactus, palms need it.

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Jay-Admin wrote: Which yucca? The first one?
Pic. #4.
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nice collection of southwest plants. How cold did you get to kill a recurvifolia? There's only one form which regularly dies to the ground here in Massachusetts (same form?). Rob from Tenn. sent me a small sucker from a Tenn. native Y. gloriosa/recurvifolia which is on steroids. Everyone should have one of these.

Planted it at my new house on June 2, 2004. It's in center of photo, top of berm behind the Sabal louisiana (RIP):
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In only 3 years...........talk about steriodal growth rate. It typically blooms in fall (gloriosa trait) but did bloom once in spring (recurvifolia trait):
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Hey Tim- Y. recurvfolia gets damaged/top killed here each winter! Of course, that might be expected with a low of -22f...
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Paul Ont wrote:Hey Tim- Y. recurvfolia gets damaged/top killed here each winter! Of course, that might be expected with a low of -22f...
Mines look terrible too. They are alive definitely but they have need frost burn for sure (even been covered with snow). The minimum was minus 23 (C), the average January's - minus 12 (C).
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it appears that the most common form of Y. recurvifolia (I see it in the Washington DC area and southern N.J too) is the non-hardy form up here. I'm curious if Y. recurvifolia is getting a bad name since the most common form is the non-hardy one??
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Okanagan desert-palms wrote:Jay the update pics look great. Bring on the mid spring heat! The yuccas, cactus, palms need it.

John
Hey Thanks John, I need the heat too. :)
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igor.glukhovtsev wrote:
Jay-Admin wrote: Which yucca? The first one?
Pic. #4.
That's a yucca baccata I grew from seed.
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TimMAz6 wrote:nice collection of southwest plants. How cold did you get to kill a recurvifolia? There's only one form which regularly dies to the ground here in Massachusetts (same form?). Rob from Tenn. sent me a small sucker from a Tenn. native Y. gloriosa/recurvifolia which is on steroids. Everyone should have one of these.

Wow! That's a nice one. Not sure sure on exact temps at my place. My digital thermometer broke this winter. I have two that survive every winter for the last five years with no protection besides snow cover.
I think the one that got fired is in a bad spot. It gets burnt really bad every year and last year it died but grew back from the roots.
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