PUYA venusta

Silver-grey very spiny leaves. Deep blue flowers from red buds
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PUYA venusta

 

 

  • 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)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • 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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