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Spanish Bayonet Purpurea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea' syn. Yucca dismetiana 'Blue Boy'

 

Spanish Bayonet 'Purpurea'

Yuccas are sculptural plants that form a tree-trunk like growth as the fleshy, sword-shaped leaves die and are shed. In Summer a well-established plant will sometimes have spikes of creamy coloured bell-shaped, fragrant flower. Yucca aloifolia ‘Purpurea' has green strap like leaves which have a hint of purple when in full sun. Produces a flower spike with white flowers.

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plant Features
  • Spanish Bayonet Purpurea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Spanish Bayonet Purpurea likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Spanish Bayonet Purpurea is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Spanish Bayonet Purpurea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Spanish Bayonet 'Purpurea'

Latin name

Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea' syn. Yucca dismetiana 'Blue Boy'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spanish Bayonet Purpurea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Spanish Bayonet Purpurea is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Spanish Bayonet Purpurea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Spanish Bayonet Purpurea likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Spanish Bayonet Purpurea is 2.00meters x 2.50meters 2.00 M 2.50 M

Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea' syn. Yucca dismetiana 'Blue Boy'

Yuccas are sculptural plants that form a tree-trunk like growth as the fleshy, sword-shaped leaves die and are shed. In Summer a well-established plant will sometimes have spikes of creamy coloured bell-shaped, fragrant flower. Yucca aloifolia ‘Purpurea' has green strap like leaves which have a hint of purple when in full sun. Produces a flower spike with white flowers.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

In temperate zones where winter temperatures fall below 5C, is will not survive outdoors and should be grown as a container plant which can be brought in for winter protection. If grown as a container plant, provide as much light as possible, in front of a a south facing window is ideal. It should not be heated in winter as long as there is no risk of temperatures falling below 5C. In warmer climates, plant out in full sun in well drained soil avoiding wall or house foundations.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Propagate by removing and potting up offsets which grow from the base of the trunk.

 
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