Yucca rigida (Blue Yucca) seeds
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
Position: Sun & very well-drained soil.
Packet of 10 seeds
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.