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Products > Puckia 'SMG Seedlings'
Puckia 'SMG Seedlings'

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: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [x Dyckipu ]
Parentage: (Puya coerulea x Dyckia sp.)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
x Puckia SMG Seedlings - A rosette forming terrestrial bromeliad to at least 1-2 foot tall and as wide with durable leaves of various colors from green to gray and red with the leaf margins well-armed with sharp teeth. This is a group of seedlings that resulted from open pollination of our stock plants of Puya coerulea var. coerulea. Instead of the producing the startling silver foliage of the known seed parent, these seedling progeny have a range of colors from greenish-silver to silver and red. Quite an interesting group of seedlings to those who have observed them in the field. Likely since Puya and Dyckia are terrestrial bromeliads with similar cultural requirements, these plants will likely be best grown in full sun with little irrigation required and should prove hardy to at least around 25 F. Another novel name for this bigeneric cross is x Dyckipu but presumably this would have a Dyckia as the seed parent.  The information about Puckia 'SMG Seedlings' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.