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Yucca aloifolia 'Magenta Magic'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Yucca aloifolia 'Magenta Magic'

Magenta Magic Dagger Yucca

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Item #: 13747

Zones: 7a to 9b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Our friends at the Briggs Nursery propagation lab solved an age old mystery when a few of their tissue cultures of Yucca 'Blue Boy' mutated, only to discover that it had reverted back to the a purple-leaf form of the Southeast US native Yucca aloifolia. Since the cultivar name 'Purpurea' is hopelessly confused in the trade, this clone has been named Yucca aloifolia 'Magenta Magic', (mistakenly originally listed as 'Indigo Dagger'). We also originally thought this would reach 4' in height, but we now realize that this is actually a dwarf, which should mature in the 2' range. This spiky accent plant forms upright stalks, each dressed in sharp green leaves that take on a lovely mauvy purple color as nights cool in fall. The coloring is not induced by a lack of nutrition, which has been the case with most of the purple cultivars we've tried in the past. Spikes of white bell-shaped flowers top each stalk in early spring.

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