Texas Gardening forum: Planting Red Yucca

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Apr 22, 2018 10:21 AM CST
I've got a couple of Red Yucca that I grew from seed a couple of years ago and have been doing really well in 1gal nursery pots. I want to put them in the ground this spring but can't find their low temp tolerance. They'll be going in a new bed I'm making along with some Sunsparkler Stonecrop.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Apr 22, 2018 10:27 AM CST
Here's our database page:
Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Apr 22, 2018 10:39 AM CST
They'll be fine in your area Chris. I have some in pots I grew from seed several years ago. They were outside all winter in (I think) 3 gal black nursery pots. I have had problems with squirrels eating them in the pots, but every time I've tried to plant them in ground, the grasshoppers have eaten them. I'm beginning to doubt I'm going to be successful where I wanted them to grow. For some reason, the 'hoppers haven't bothered them in the containers. Can't figure that one out.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Apr 22, 2018 10:50 AM CST
They will be fine in your area, Chris. I've had them, but all of mine have been eaten by deer, rabbits and grasshoppers. Sad Sighing!
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Plumerias Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 22, 2018 1:47 PM CST
plantmanager said:Here's our database page:
Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)


Thanks for that Karen, I'm so used to using Google for everything I forgot to look here.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Plumerias Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 22, 2018 1:50 PM CST
Thanks everyone, that's good to hear. I just hope our tame deer don't eat them. I've hung some of the hair from one of our dogs off of a stake next to my Widow's Tears out front and they've left them alone after the first buffet they had. Either it's the hair or they just didn't like them.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Apr 22, 2018 2:35 PM CST
It's so hard to know what will work to keep them away. Some things work for a while and then aren't effective at all. I was sold on using Irish Spring soap slivers for a while. Then it seemed like they didn't care and ate my plants anyway.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Plumerias Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 22, 2018 4:29 PM CST
I know, it's terrible around here because people think it's just so cute to feed them. The city even put out an ordinance against it along with a fine.
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 22, 2018 6:15 PM CST
I don't know about the deer eating them but in my zone, they overwinter in ground with no problem. Mine have already sent up blooms stalks and opened. The blooms sure seem early to me... Shrug!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Apr 22, 2018 7:19 PM CST
I think they must have multiple bloom episodes. At least in this area. I see them in bloom now, but I'm pretty sure I'll be seeing some later and even some in late summer into fall. I'm not sure whether a single plant reblooms. It may be just a staggered bloom season among the plants. They are widely used around here in commercial plantings. When I gathered my seeds from a planting in a parking lot in Abilene, there were stalks blooming even though the pods I gathered were dry and already cracking. It was very hot at the time.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Plumerias Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 22, 2018 8:00 PM CST
Thanks everyone, sounds like they'll do well here then. The only chore now is going to make the new bed to my wife's specifications. At least the weather's still going to be cool for the work.
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