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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

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

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

The Yucca is looking kinda fab in the polytunnel too, with its purple mauve foliage thing going on 👌🏼 still find it difficult to keep spotlessly clean, forever washing the leaves down. I think I should just let it be. Gonna give it a nice new coloured pot in spring I think 🤔 . It’s definitely got more darker since the colder weather has arrived #yucca #yucca-aloifolia #yuccaaloifoliapurpurea #spanishbayonet #foliage

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QT

Thanks for the ID @richard.spicer.7906 I have a couple of baby ones of these in pot ☺️😉 not fan of yakka but I love this colour

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hayleyaj

It’s a beauty! I feel I need to polish the leaves to see her shine! 😂

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suerichards

Wow purple 😍😍😍

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terrimclaughlin

I’ve noticed since living in Texas there’s a couple species that look like there’s a slight powdery film on them but it’s just the Cactus what it is I have no idea maybe that’s a good question for an instructor lol🤣🤔🤔🤗😊💕

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sherrisgarden

Very pretty !!

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vec

This is one I've contemplated being on the wishlist but it's space in the greenhouse and where I won't get stabbed by it 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

Your welcome @QT 😄 glad to hear it help you ID some of your plants. It’s quite an unusual Yucca, i has never seen one this colour until this year

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! Well I keep doing it, but the water marks show up very well on this one. Need to find something that gets rid of them 😂 @hayleyaj

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richard.spicer.7906

It stuck out very much in the Garden Centre Sue - expensive but I noticed they had them at half price before Christmas, I got mine in summer full price 🙄 @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! I’ll ask him Terri 😄😂! @terrimclaughlin

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sherri 😊, I’m hoping it keeps this colour for most of the year, but not seen it in spring yet. I think I got it end of summer last year @sherrisgarden

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Another one for #tuesdaytreasures - thought I’d try this Yucca as I’d never seen a purple leafed Yucca before. I don’t think it’s that hardy so I’ll need to protect it over winter #yucca #yucca-aloifolia #yuccaaloifoliapurpurea #spanishbayonet #foliage

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ublaszko

Nice colours! I've heard the green ones are hardy but the rest need winter protection. But then again if you're in a warm microclimate in London it might be ok.

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Williamson

Luv the colour 😊

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suerichards

It’s beautiful 😍

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cyndi

Wow its pretty

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm just outside London, still get cold winters and plenty of frost and snow. So I'll have to keep it protected. It wasn't cheap, but worth a punt I think 😄 @ublaszko

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Helen 😊 @Williamson

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sue 😊 @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

It certainly is Cyndi - couldn't leave the garden centre without it 😊 @cyndi

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ublaszko

I think you're going to need a lot of horticultural fleece this winter 😉😂👍

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cyndi

I can def see why lol

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