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PUYA venusta

Silver-grey very spiny leaves. Deep blue flowers from red buds
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Large £25.00 each

  • Evergreen - ash-white leaves to 50cm (20in) long
  • Blue - deep blue from red buds
  • Height - 1m (39ins)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - low, caudex-like stem. Produces flowering stems to 1m (39in) long
  • 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 - Exotic plants
  • Pests & Diseases - new growth susceptible to scale insects
  • Place of origin - central Chile
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - dense panicles
  • Tubular - 4-7cm (1½-2¾in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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Puya - Growing Guide
1m (39ins)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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