Hardy Yuccas in zone 6b

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  1. Tim from Mass

    Tim from Mass Chlorophyta

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    Anyone growing unusual Yuccas? I like to collect Yuccas. Here are a few from my Massachusetts garden.

    Yucca elata grown from seed.
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    Yucca rostrata
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    How long did it take for the Yucca elata to get that big? It looks huge!

    I'm trying to add to my collection of hardy yuccas but they're so hard to find! Apparently nobody wants them according to the local nurseries. I have Yucca filamentosa, Yucca rostrata and Yucca treculeana var. canaliculata.

    I think I may have received hybrid yuccas seeds from you years ago. I'm not sure if it was you or someone else in MA.

    Welcome to the site!
     
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  3. Tim from Mass

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    Hi John,

    That Y. elata was germinated back in 2000 when I lived in Rhode Island. I transplanted it in 2003/2004 when I moved during the winter. It took over a year to establish again but growing fast again. It's close to 6 feet tall now.....but never bloomed yet.

    I probably did send you some Yucca hybrid seed.....I like hybrids. Are they still alive? Do you remember what I sent you? Show me a photo and I can likely ID it for you.

    What types of Yucca are you looking for? I got loads of hybrid seed.

    Nice new hybrid from Benny in Denmark (Yucca filamentosa x rostrata):
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    Another nice hybrid I got in my garden is this Yucca filamentosa x elata. An unusually large form.
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    I think the hybrid was Yucca filamentosa x recurvifolia. I ended up moving twice since then.

    I'm interested in all types of yuccas. I've been looking for Yucca aloifolia (and the variegated) recently but haven't had any luck.

    Those hybrids look amazing! I can't wait to see what they look like 10 years from now!
     
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    Hi John,

    I did create some Y. Recurvifolia x filamentosas and other crosses back in 2006 perhaps that what i sent?

    I'll have to see if I have any Y. Aloifolia seed. Not sure. Send me your address and I'll get some hybrid seed to you. Is there PM's on this board?
     
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    Yes, those were probably it.

    You can PM another member by clicking on their name and choosing "Start a Conversation" in the member card.
     
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    That's very interesting. :) Are yuccas normally tropical?
     
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    I have a small collection of yucca's and 100s ok maybe 1000s of yucca seedlings going.
    Id be very interested in hybrid seed.
     

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    I don't have any yuccas but my dad has yuccas in coastal VA. I never thought of trying to grow some from seed. How long does that take?
     
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    We are looking for Yucca treculeana var. canaliculata seed or plant divisions. Do you have any or know or a source? Thanks!
     
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