Thursday, May 6, 2010

The many colors of Aloe Yucca

Yucca aloifolia or Aloe Yucca at Farmington Gardens. One plant, so many different colors!Green, brown/red, yellow, purple, and nobody could explain exactly why they were all so different. Or if they would stay that way.
I would guess it had something to do with the temperatures they endured through the winter months. But…same nursery, same plant, wouldn’t you think they would have faced the same temperatures?

I wanted to buy them all and further the experiment. But I could only rationalize just one; I chose this one, and will be watching to see what happens.
And yes that is another Yucca behind it, on the right. A Yucca 'bright star' from the HPSO Sale last month. I think someday I am going to design an all Yucca garden!


  1. What restraint. I'm amazed you talked yourself out of more than one of these colorful characters. I guess 8-10 feet is the reason!

  2. This is one beautiful plant! The blooms as seen in the picture here is pretty also.

  3. I really like the "Bright Star"! Beautiful colors.

  4. What a variety of colours to choose from. Good choice, it's a beautiful plant.

  5. MulchMaid, you want to hear the worse part? I didn't even read that part of the sign until I was doing this post. Duh.

    Stephanie, I love yucca blooms...they smell good too!

    Sylvana,'s a winner!

    Laura, I agree! Thanks!

  6. Girl, you sure know how to pick 'em! Thanks to you, I now have TWO new Yuccas. Granted they're just babies but damn, if I didn't have enough plants already....

    Your two new Yuccas are standouts! Like I said, you know how to pick 'em! It's definitely the year of the Yucca!


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