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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Carex siderosticta 'Variegata'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

26/05/19 - ok, this plant has got me stumped - I bought it from a lady at my garden club but she didn’t know the name of it, and lost the label a long time ago. But she is quite a plants woman so I’m guessing it’s something unusual - and that’s confirmed as every time I’ve looked in a garden centre or flower show I’ve never seen anything similar!

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s an outdoor plant, apparently hardy, and has this strange way the leaves emerge, forming this very triangular like structure. Not seen anything similar in other grassy like plants. I’ve tried to get a pic from diff angles if that helps. Even a Genus would help me in my search, not too worried if no one knows the exact species.

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alysha

Is that some kind of spider plant maybe? @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Well, it kinda looks like it but I’ve never known one to be hardy outdoors in the U.K.? 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️ - but good suggestion @alysha as I’ve not explored the other types of spider plant. Will take a look at some google images of Chlorophytum 👍🏼

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alysha

Let me know. 👍🏻 that would be cool. 😄 @richard.spicer.7906

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hayleyaj

It’s a #yukka I think Rich 😊

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hayleyaj

These look like the off shoots of a parent plant

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hayleyaj

Could be #colourguard 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Must admit, hadn’t thought of Yucca before, but I’ll certainly have a look 😊👍🏼 - The foliage seemed way too soft for any Yucca I’ve seen before, they feel more grassy paper like. Do you know if Colour Guard is quite spiny or soft? Not heard of that one before @hayleyaj

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richard.spicer.7906

I should have added that it’s herbaceous by the way. It dies back to the ground every year and comes up again. This is this year’s growth, last years wasn’t much bigger but I didn’t get it from her till late in year as a division, and didn’t see the parent plant around.

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hayleyaj

Ok well that rules a yukka out then if it dies back Rich. Let me have a rethink

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hayleyaj

How long have you had this Rich? As it looks quite young. Does it have a #rhizome as it could be an #iris #zebra 🤔

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