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Monday, June 7, 2010

Can We Identify This Plant?

Does it look like anything special - a truckbed filled with dug-out plants? It sure does! It means treasures!
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I hit a jackpot! My friend did some renovation in her garden and got rid of many yucca-like plants. The plants are mature with many baby plants attached.
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These are the roots:
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I cut the clumps in several pieces with a knife. They were pretty hard, but it was worth some sweat, don't you think so?
Half a dozen plants were planted in sunny parts of my garden. They look pretty healthy:
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Several plants of different sizes were potted in terracota pots:
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Everything looks good, but I would like to know the name of this plant. Any ideas? They are evergreen, hardy, and in summer, as my friend describes, they have red poppy-like flowers on their long stalks. My first guess was yucca. But, I have never seen yuccas with only 1-2 red poppy-like flowers per stalk. Have you?
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Copyright 2010 TatyanaS

26 comments:

  1. when I first saw them they looked like Iris or lilies...so I have no idea!?

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  2. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm glad you got some free plants. That is always a welcomed gift. Carla

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  3. I'm no help either, although it does look vaguely familiar. I love 'rescuing' plants from certain compost, and finding a new home for them.

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  4. Someone's trash is really another's treasure. They will be looking very good in two weeks. To me they look like in the family of maguey, sisal or Agave. I don't know.

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  5. Tatyana,

    The leaves look like yuccas to me. The curling if fibers on the edges seem right for yucca.

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  6. No idea, but congratulations on the loot! I'm sure someone will know.

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  7. I agree that it looks like a yucca. But the only red-blooming yucca I know is Hesperaloe parviflora, a yucca relative commonly called "red yucca." I don't think the flower description matches, but the plant looks like it.

    Lucky you for getting freebies!

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  8. Not sure but surely the fun is planting them and see what comes up. Well found.

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  9. Танюш, а это Не Вашингтонская нитеносная пальма? Точнее ее детеныши)

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  10. I gues that it's Yucca ficamentosa, sure looks like it to me =)

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  11. Free plants yeah! I googled red flowering yucca after reading your comments, could be...

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  12. My guess is some type of yucca. Or red hot pokers???

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  13. I can't help with the ID, but it's always a great thing to receive "free" plants. :)

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  14. Free plants are always good. Sure looks like a yucca to me. Although mine all have white flowers. But they are wild plants native to Missouri. Perhaps someone bred a red strain.

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  15. My first guess was an iris. However, I scratched that once I saw the fibers on the leaves. Definitely looks like yucca of some sort, but red blooms?! You've got me there!!!
    Please keep us posted!

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  16. Looks like a yucca to me. The flowers sound like those that might appear on some phormiums???

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  17. Is she SURE those flowers were on that plant? The leaves look like yucca but yuccas don't have poppy-like flowers. Stumped.
    But free plants are so nice!

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  18. I'm with those folks who said yep...it's a yucca. No doubt in my mind. Sometimes the flowers can be pink-ish. Maybe your friend sees colors differently?

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  19. Clueless but lovely ... I'd say you got a good deal, Tatyana :)

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  20. They do look like either yuccas or agaves to me, Tatyana. But whatever they are, they make a great addition to your garden. It will be fun to see them in bloom. I never pass up free plants either:)

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  21. Hi Tatyana,

    Well, I not sure of what your new plants are, but I can tell you that they are NOT Agave or a Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora - which is really not a yucca).

    I agree that the leaves look like a yucca, but I have not heard of one with red flowers. I'm sorry that I could not be more helpful.

    Noelle :-)

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  22. I sure like your garden bed. It looks cool under the tree. We are looking for cool here as the heat is almost unbearable.

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  23. Thank you so much, my gardening friends! At this point, it looks like this is some type of yucca. We will know for sure after it blooms! I'll keep you posted.

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  24. can't say either but it certainly is a yucca. I love getting free plants too.

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  25. They sure look like yucca but I have never seen that description of flower on mine. Guess you will have to wait to see for yourself. Maybe your friend has her flowers mixed up. Great to see how you cut them up ... I should do that too. ;>)

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  26. Hi Tatyana, I had to scroll down to see if Loree [Danger Garden] gave a reply. She knows her stuff. What a beautiful bunch of freebie plants and it couldn't have happened to a nicer person!

    I hope you'll post a photo when they bloom.

    Forgive me for being so behind on reading your blog. I'm going to catch up right now. :)

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