My yuccas late summer update
Posted by Edwin Z4, Canada on September 23, 2016, 7:28 pm
Hello Yucca enthusiasts! |
Here is my "end of summer" update with many pics of my yuccas mostly grown from seed, I hope you can enjoy it...
yucca Elata x filamentosa #1 (2 years old): my best looking yucca continues it's amazing growth, it has grown so many leaves and no spots, it simply is a beauty.
Yucca Arkansana X (filamentosa x glauca) #1, 19 months old: wow! it clearly had a good summer! It has become the tallest of my yuccas (30 inches) and looks very healthy
Yucca filamentosa x glauca X elata #1 (21 months old): This one I thought to be dead with the rotten leaves at the center but amazingly it grew new leaves at it's center again! it came back stronger with lots of growth & thicker leaves.
yucca Flaccida (Poconos Mts, PA)x Filata X Filamentosa x Rostrata #1 & #2(Tim's hybrids- 18 months old): spring wasn't too kind for these hybrids but they came back in full force more beautiful than ever, so happy!
Yuccas Elata X Filamentosa #3, #4 & #5: really good growth, especially #5 who had a rough spring but recovered nicely, it is the only one with an offshoot & the smallest in size.
yucca (Filamentosa x Glauca) X Elata #2(with 2 offshoots) & #3(with 1 offshoot) : looking great, they are in very sunny spots
yucca Gloriosa Tenn. X Filamentosa x Rostrata #1 (Tim's hybrid): very nice growth, I like the deep green color
yucca baccata grown from seed, nearly 3 years old: looking fine, it had a slower growth than the others but it looks very robust and rain is not a problem.
yucca Filamentosa X Rostrata "mailbox" #1 (Tim's hybrid): this one is a bit of a disapointment, it looks almost exactly as it did a year ago, I know it had a rough spring but the other hybrids that had strong damage came back stronger, this one just stayed small....I don't know why I'm having problems with the "filamentosa X rostrata" hybrids, mailbox & form2 seedlings had done poor, maybe just bad luck with these.
yucca Glauca X (Filamentosa x Glauca)#1: this one survived winter without problem but spring was bad, it rotted at the center but didn't come back as my other hybrid did instead it grew 3 new offshoots, oh well....
yucca Thompsoniana X Campestris (19 months old): 2nd summer but spent winter indoors
yucca Flaccida X Neomexicana #1 & #2(11 months old): new hybrids this summer, I chose the best 2 from a dozen healthy looking seedlings and they didn't disappoint me, I wonder if they could trunk?
Yucca Pallida x Filamentosa x Filata x Elata X Filamentosa x Rostrata #1 (Tim's hybrid-7 months old) this one I planted mid summer so it didn't have a tremendous growth but still good growth for it's age, it has a very nice blue color, the pics don't do it justice...I hope it can be hardy here
yucca Recurvifolia X Arkansana #1 & #2: kept these in pots for over a year but decided to give them a chance outdoors, they did pretty good
yucca Gloriosa Tenn. X Filamentosa x Rostrata #2 (Tim's hybrid): this one is very different compared to its sister which has serrated leaf edges and this one doesn't, leaves are also less wide, I kept it indoors for the winter and #1 spent it oudoors covered with a rose cone and came out from spring spotless!
yucca Filamentosa x Rostrata X Arkansana "Texas wide leaf" #1 & #2 (Tim's hybrids): these 9 months old seedlings had a good growth during summer.
yucca Glauca X Elata #1, #2 & #3(10 months old): these new hybrid seedlings had a nice growth, hoping for some nice trunks in 6-10 years LOL
Yucca Constricta X Recurvifolia x Elata #1(10 months old): I have a few seedlings of this hybrid and chose this one to try it outdoors, it had a nice growth considering its young age.
yucca Glauca X (Filamentosa x Glauca)#2: kept it in pot inside for over a year but decided to give it a chance outdoors, it did nice.
yucca (Filamentosa x Glauca) X Glauca: also kept in pot indoors, did nice growth.
Yucca ???: I germinated seeds that were supposed to be Angustifolia x filamentosa but to me it certainly doesn't look like it, I think it could be yucca nana, it has serrated leaf edges and it was very bluish indoors but now color changed to a nice green, can anyone confirm it's ID? Tim?.......anyway it looks really nice for a dwarf type yucca.
yucca Filamentosa X Rostrata form 2(Tim's hybrid-8 months old): I germinated many seedlings that have done poorly staying small with very little growth but this one looks like it might reach a nice size, time will tell....
It took me some time to prepare this (family delays)....several pics were taken August 21 & the most recent Sept. 17
Special thanks to our yucca guru Tim!