17 YEARS of TROPICAL AND DESERT PLANTS
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 7, 2015, 8:57 pm
Benny's hybrid of Y. fila x rostata is just amazing. Huge bloom, long lasting, great looking leaves year round. The pod with the red tie is crossed with flaccida x reverchonii-thompsoniana Another form of Benny's Y. fila x rostata is blooming again this season after blooming last season.....how cool is that. I've been pollenating like crazy. Here's some pollen from Y. flaccida x reverchonii-thompsoniana getting ready to be crossed with fila x rostrata nice hybrid between ((#2142 Yucca sp. [gloriosa forma robusta] "Hæstrupvej" x Yucca flaccida [forma glaucescens])) and fila x rostrata. This should be great for northern gardens. Yucca elata is a BEAST! Not sure if I can pollinate that, it's over 15 feet tall!!!!!! That's a 6 foot tall fence behind it. Look at the bloom next to it for scale
Re: Yuccas continue.......
Posted by Eckhard Germany z7 on July 19, 2015, 4:19 pm, in reply to "Yuccas continue......."
Hi Tim, nice to see that after this horrible winter your garden looks like nothing happened. You're one of the most successful Yucca pollinators I know! Eckhard
Posted by Dave in NoVA z7a on July 17, 2015, 8:12 am, in reply to "Yuccas continue......."
I love to see all your yucca hybrids. Do any of the fila x rostata hybrids pup? Or are they going to be single-trunked? I should think those would be really sellable if only one could propagate a good clone somehow. The filamentosa component would allow for easier growth in wet regions.
Re: Just amazing!
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 18, 2015, 8:46 pm, in reply to "Just amazing!"
Hi Dave I have 4 different seed grown forms of Y. fila x rostrata. 2 bloomed last season. The one under my southern Mag did not produce any pups but grew 2 new leaf heads and is growing a trunk. The other is at my mailbox and is growing a new leaf head and is producing new pups. I agree. These NEED to be planted EVERYWHERE. No Yucca in my garden compares to their 12 month long beauty. Most Yuccas look like crap after winter up here with the snow loads but these look great.
Posted by Dave in NoVA z7a on January 7, 2016, 9:11 am, in reply to "Re: Just amazing!"
I'd really love to try some. How can I obtain seeds?? Thanks in advance.
Posted by Edwin, Canada on July 9, 2015, 10:55 am, in reply to "Yuccas continue......."
Hi Tim, Wow! It's really amazing how many flowers your yucca filamentosa x rostrata (Benny's hybrid) has, really beautiful! 15 feet tall? your yucca elata is quite the beast you say it is, maybe with a good ladder it may be possible to pollinate it, good luck if you decide to do it This year I have 3 stalks ready to bloom from my filamentosa, I will try to self pollinate it so I can learn and be ready when my other yuccas will flower (4-5 years!)
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 10, 2015, 6:40 am, in reply to "Re: Yuccas continue......."
Yes it is good to practice pollinating
Posted by Kate on July 7, 2015, 11:14 pm, in reply to "Yuccas continue......."
Absolutely stunning! I'm sure your yard is the envy of the neighborhood. Thanks again for those yucca seeds you sent me.
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 10, 2015, 6:41 am, in reply to "Re: Yuccas continue......."
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