This hybrid was found by David J. Ferguson, in a street median in the
city of Albuquerque New Mexico. The "mother" plant was growing in a planting
of Yucca glauca and Yucca
faxoniana. The plants I have in my collection is grown from seeds
of the original hybrid, so they are actually F:2 hybrids, which can be
seen. When I was transplanting some of the 3 year old seedlings, I noticed
that the leaves of some of the plants looked more "Yucca
glauca like" and on others they looked more "Yucca
faxoniana like". but it's not only above the ground the plants
has this difference the roots are also different, on the plants with leaves
that are "Yucca glauca like" the roots
are also "Yucca glauca like" and the
plants that has leaves that are "Yucca faxoniana
like" has roots that are "Yucca faxoniana
like", and the plants that looks like a mix of both parents has roots
like both too!
So far the plants has been quite hardy. In 1999 I planted one of the "Yucca faxoniana like" in my protected bed, and it's OK, and I planted one of the "Yucca glauca like" in a unprotected bed, this plant is also OK
#733 Yucca faxoniana X glauca
Dave J. Ferguson has in a personal letter told me that the original "mother" plant is not anymore, since some one has bulldozed it.... It was growing in a street median planting in Albuquerque New Mexico where it did grow along with old plants of both Yucca glauca (or Yucca elata without trunk!) and Yucca faxoniana.
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