Last week I shared a few of my favorite yellow variegated plants, the soft ones. The ones that don’t want to draw blood or poke your eye out. This week stand back, grab a band-aid and (hopefully) enjoy as we look at the spikes…
This gorgeous Agave lophantha was a gift from a fellow Agave-addict, Gerhard. It was a pup from his plant, and just a year into living here, in my garden, I see it’s already sending out four pups at it’s base. You’ve got to love a plant that makes you more free plants.
I believe the difference is between Agave lophantha and Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’ is that on quadricolor the edges are a lovely pinkish red, which intensifies in the winter.
Agave americana ‘Variegata’, the “gold standard”…
Agave desmettiana ‘Joe Hoak’ – he’s looking a little droopy. Must look into that!
Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’, my oldest Agave. It’s spent its 12 years with me in a container. I keep wondering when/if it will bloom.
Echinocactus grusonii, surely those yellow spikes count as a sort of variegation?
But I suppose I’m pushing it to call the glochids on the Opuntia microdasys variegation? Nah!…
Think a Phormium isn’t spiky? Tell that to my right eye. I stabbed it with the tip of a phormium leaf and tore into the tissue. It took years to heal, every morning after opening my eyes I would unconsciously rub them and bam! Sticky morning eyes would tear away the newly formed tissue covering the divot. Be careful out there in the garden!
On to the Yuccas! Yucca aloifolia ‘Variegata’, or at least that’s what I was told when I purchased it.
It really doesn’t get any easier than Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’.
This was a big box store purchase that was mislabeled. I think we’ve decided it’s Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’.
Yucca recurvifolia ‘Margaritaville’, this one bloomed the first year I had it, but never since. What’s up with that?