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Products > Dyckia 'Purple and Silver'
 
Dyckia 'Purple and Silver'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (Dyckia fosteriana hybrid?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Dyckia 'Purple and Silver' - A terrestrial bromeliad with 18 inch wide rosettes of narrow purple leaves that have a silvery sheen and silver undersides. In early to mid spring appear the slightly branched 2 to 3 foot tall stems with bright orange flowers. Full sun. Little irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. We received this plant with a group of unnamed Dyckia forsteriana hybrids and have given this plant the name 'Purple and Silver' to distinguish it from others that we grow. Dyckia 'Purple and Silver' is similar to another that we named Dyckia 'Precious Metal' which has dusty silver purple leaves and unbranched flower spikes that appear mid to late spring.  The information on this page is based on research about this plant that is conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dyckia 'Purple and Silver'.
 
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