Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kähler and Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’

Kähler Vase and Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’Kähler Vase and Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’
In today’s pots and plants series we have Kähler meets Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’. We’ve had these three yucca in the ground for about 15 years now. Each year we trim off the bottom leaves and over time the yucca are now a foot or two off the ground and the trunks are visible. Yucca gloriosa has the common name of Spanish Dagger. If you ever have worked around these plants, you’ll know that dagger is apt. While trimming the leaves shown above, we got pierced several times. The daggers are sharp and quick, like a needle – when they pierce your skin. Another common name for this plan is Moundlily because it grows in mounds along the sand dunes along the coast and barrier islands of the southeastern USA (distribution map). In some of the pictures here bloom spikes can be seen.

This year’s trimmed off leaves are shown in - we believe - a Kähler pot created some time in the first half of the 20th century. (Someday, we are going to buy a book that tells us what the true dates are…) The vase has is mostly tan with a green leaf motif. It has a mark that looks like HAK, but the mark is hard to make out. For more on Kähler, see Kähler and Colchicum.

Kähler Vase and Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’Kähler Vase and Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’

Yucca gloriosa ‘variegata’ – SeattleYucca gloriosa 'variegata'

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