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Yucca rigida (Blue Yucca) seeds

Yucca rigida (Blue Yucca) seeds

£1.70

Yucca are remarkable plants grown for the architectural value of their bold, sword-shaped leaves and showy panicles of flowers help on stout upright stems high above the foliage. Make excellent feature plants in containers or a bold statement in the border. Do particularly well in seaside gardens with poor, sandy soil.

Yucca rigida is a robust Yucca, native to Mexico, forming a single trunk topped with beautiful, light blue, stiff leaves with a yellow margin.  Proving pretty hardy in the UK when kept relatively dry in winter, well suited to sandy soil or a gravel garden.  A must for any Mediterranean, jungle or tropical themed garden and well suited to pots and container.

Hardy Perennial (to -10C)
Flowers: Mid to late summer
Height: 1-2m
Position: Sun & very well-drained soil.

Packet of 10 seeds


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year.  Sow very thinly on the surface of a moist, free-draining, good seed compost (eg. John Innes) and just cover the seed with sieved compost. Seal in a polythene bag and propagate at 13-15C on a windowsill or greenhouse/coldframe (in summer). Germination should take place in 1-4 months and can be erratic, hence the need to sow thinly so that seedlings can be removed without disturbing the compost too much.

Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in well-ventilated, cooler conditions. Overwinter in a frost free place. When established, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out in late spring, 1.2-2m apart, in a sunny position and well-drained soil.



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