PUYA berteroniana

Bromeliad with rich bluish-green or deep blue-green flowers with bright orange stamens
Further Reading....
  • 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

PUYA berteroniana

 
Seeds £5.00 packet 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £4.00 each
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£20.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
Large £25.00 each 
Seeds may be available, check buying options below.
  • 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)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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