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Spanish Dagger 'Pupurea'

Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea'

Also known as

Spanish Bayonet 'Pupurea'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Spanish Dagger 'Pupurea' Overview

Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea' is an evergreen shrub that forms a clump of trunks, each with a rosette of green lance-shaped leaves that have a dusky purple blush. In mid-summer, mature plants can produce upright spikes of bell-shaped creamy-white flowers. Also known as Spanish Dagger 'Pupurea' or Spanish Bayonet, this plant has been sold under the name Yucca 'Blue Boy'. With a slow-growing nature, this hardy exotic looking plant suits sheltered south or west-facing spots in full sun - tolerant of some shade - with well-drained or poor soil. Its striking sword-shaped foliage adds architectural interest to urban courtyard spaces, patios, containers and conservatories. Not needing regular pruning, spent flower spikes and damaged leaves can be removed in spring. If growing in a container, water regularly during the summer, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.

How to propagate Spanish Dagger 'Pupurea'

Cuttings

Seed

Suckers

Special features of Spanish Dagger 'Pupurea'

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Spanish Dagger 'Pupurea'

This flowering ornamental is frequently grown for architectural interest or as a specimen plant and suits being included in mixed flower beds of informal flower beds and borders, Mediterranean climate gardens, Coastal gardens or Urban spaces.