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Yucca Rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ are in the ground…

Remember my dream for three Yucca Rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ in the front right bed?I finally got them!  I am so excited….although they are teensy weensy.  I wish I could afford, or even find for that matter, the ‘Sapphire Skies’ cultivar mature or even trunked around here.  I was able to find some larger “regular” Yucca Rostrata but I REALLY REEEEAAAALLLLY wanted both the footprint and the intense blue color of the ‘sapphire skies’.

What do you mean you can’t see my babies?!

Okay Okay…here is a close up.

And here you can see my Yucca Rostrata trio at another angle.

Hopefully one day they will look as beautiful as these big mamas I saw last week at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.  HMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm I wonder how long that will take????  Anyone????  5 years?  8 years?  10!!!???  If you have planted a super small Yucca Rostrata I would love to hear your experience – particularly how long it took to trunk.

When planning my garden, I try to keep the cost down and buy smaller plants – I feel like I can implement my plan quicker.  And it is incredible to me how quickly the plants adapt.

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8 Comments

  1. Desert Dweller

    Under 5 years, and a 5 gallon reaches either size in Abq…depends on the individual, often. Very nice, and I think you’ll have quite the front area in a couple years. Good show!

    • Thank you so much David!!!!!! And that was like music to my ears…I was prepared to hear longer. Yippee! – xericstyle

      • Also growing equally fast are Yucca elata (most deserty), Y. faxoniana / carnerosana (but gets huge), Y. treculeana (found esp starting on W side of SA). For your future botanic garden!

      • Thanks very much David, I look forward to checking these all out! I really appreciate your suggestions – I think it is wicked cool a landscape architect is giving me advice! – xericstyle

  2. LOVELY! that is going to look sooooo good. It’s exciting to watch plants establish. I hope they grow grow grow and that in no time you have monster rostratas! I love what David has to say about under 5 years! I wonder how long that translates to in the PNW?

    • Thanks so much Louis! I was so stoked by David’s comment too. I have gone out to look at them 3 times this morning already …it is going to be a long 5 years! Heeeeeeee! -xericstyle

  3. The blue is so intense, I can see why you wanted that one. They will look great.

    • Thank you Christina – I really REALLY searched for these a long time. One of those things….and now on to the next! – xericstyle

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