PUYA berteroniana

Bromeliad with rich bluish-green or deep blue-green flowers with bright orange stamens
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PUYA berteroniana

 
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  • Evergreen
    Perennial bromeliad. Swollen stem base bearing spreading terminal rosettes of lance-shaped, arching, dark-green leaves, 60-100cm (24-39in) long.
  • Blue
    Blue green
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Produces funnel-shaped flowers. Flowering stems reach up to 4m (13ft) with up tp 80 lateral branches
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
  • Exotic plants
  • Good to know
    syn. P. alpestris subsp. zoellneri
  • Pests & Diseases
    new growth susceptible to scale insects
  • Place of origin
    central Chile
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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Puya - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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