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Identification needed please
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:34:58 AM »
I have been watching this plant in my neighbours garden wondering if it would ever flower and now the frosts have started I think it is doubtful.  Can you help with idendification please?
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Re: Identification needed please
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 11:18:26 AM »
Smart looking variegated Yucca - I  doubt that the flower spike will have time to open before the frost gets it though.
I have seen a couple of Yuccas around here trying to flower this late too - must be something about the season that has caused this - to my mind at least -  daft late flowering attempt.  It would be nice to think that the weather would be kind to them - but it's already pretty cold here with several frosts  - hope your neighbour's plant makes it, Shelagh.
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Re: Identification needed please
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 11:44:04 AM »
I have been watching this plant in my neighbours garden wondering if it would ever flower and now the frosts have started I think it is doubtful.  Can you help with idendification please?

Shelagh looks like Yucca gloriosa variegata assuming that the leaves are lethal. I had one which grew quite large and made a semi tropical statement in my terrace but had reluctantly to remove it when we had grandchildren. When established is difficult to remove as it suckers
« Last Edit: November 07, 2013, 12:01:19 PM by ian mcenery »
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Re: Identification needed please
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 11:47:59 AM »
Oh and I should have said mine often tried to flower at this time and sometimes succeeded. I am told that it was lack of light that brought on the flowers and that if you covered the plant in July /August it would encourage it to flower earlier. Didn't think a rug over a plant on my terrace was an aesthetic improvement so never tried it
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