Yucca elata

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Weiser
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Yucca elata

I know it's not small but it is deserty. :rolleyes: Here is my specimen of Yucca elata. This is starting to out grow it's space.You can't squeeze by it without a puncture wound to two, :'( so I've resorted to Bob's trick of clipping the tips off the offending leaves. It makes it a lot more user friendly. It is starting to grow a trunk and I hope that in a few more seasons it will high enough to sneak under the leaves.

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Particularly fine white flowers on that one.  What is the pale color Penstemon in front?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Mark
The Penstemon is Penstemon palmeri. It is one of the few scented Penstemons.

Aaron
Your plant has the nice gray/green leaves :D.  Mine is just plane old green.  :-\

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John P Weiser

penstemon
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There was one growing some miles south of me that had a quite respectable trunk. You don't see very many tree yuccas in Denver and here was this Y. elata growing in a front yard next to a green lawn. Very strange combination.

Bob

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

DesertZone
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Weiser wrote:

Mark
The Penstemon is Penstemon palmeri. It is one of the few scented Penstemons.

Aaron
Your plant has the nice gray/green leaves :D.  Mine is just plane old green.  :-\

I noticed that, I don't think I have ever seen one with green leaves before.

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

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