Patrik Flank, Stockholm Sweden.

Patrik has grown hardy cactus since 1998, and grows a plants from a lot of different Genus; Opuntia, Maihuenia, Echinocereus and Yucca. His Cactus beds are covered against winter moisture from October to May.

In Patrik's garden there are also growing other plants like; Sedum, Sempervivum, Saxifraga, Lewisia, Gentiana, Magnolia, Bamboo, Azalea & Rhododendron. You could say that he likes everything that can be grown in the 1050 square meter garden!

Patrik grows many different species of Yucca in his garden, most of the plants has been tested for 5-10 or more years now.

Yucca 'Elegantissima'
Yucca glauca
Yucca filamentosa
Yucca flaccida
Yucca flaccida 'Ivory'.
Yucca 'Floribunda', (Carl Sprenger Hybrid Yucca filamentosa x gloriosa)

A few photos from Patrik's garden.:
The Yucca in the center behind the Pink Lewisia cotyledon is a young Yucca glauca.
The picture is from the summer of 1999.
Photo Patrik Flank Copyright © 1999.
Yucca 'Floribunda' in the back, and Yucca filamentosa closer to the right,
The picture is from the summer of 1999.
Photo Patrik Flank Copyright © 1999.
Yucca 'Floribunda' in the summer of 2000, it has grow quite big.
Photo Patrik Flank Copyright © 2000.
This is Patrik's beautiful new bed made in the summer of 2000.
Photo Patrik Flank Copyright © 2000.

You can see more pictures at Patrik's photoalbum.



Patrik Flank has made the following Yuccahybrids in his garden:

Yucca arkansana x flaccida 'Ivory', made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2008.
Yucca flaccida 'Ivory' x arkansana, made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2008.
Yucca flaccida (BMJ 49) x flaccida 'Ivory', made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2008.
Yucca flaccida (BMJ 49) x hybrid #500, made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2008.
Yucca 'Bright Edge' x 'Elegantissima', made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2007.
Yucca 'Bright Edge' x glauca, made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2007.
Yucca 'Bright Edge' x Ivory, made by Patrik Flank, Sweden in 2007.

More information about hybrids.



Climate data:

First frost: 15/9 - 1/10, 1961-1990.
Last frost: 15/5 - 1/6, 1961-1990.

Annually precipitation: 600 - 700 mm, 1961-1990.
Annually sun hours: 1600 - 1700 hours, 1961-1990.
Annually average temperature: +4°C to +6 °C, 1961-1990.
Growing season: 180 - 210 days.
Precipitation during growing season: 350 - 450 mm.
maximum layer of snow during the winter: 30 - 40 cm, 1961-1990.
Normally minimum temperatures: -15°C to -20°C
Normally maximum temperatures: 25°C to 30°C

Annual average day and night temperatures for Stockholm, where Patrik lives, and grow his plants:
 
Jan Feb. Mar April May June July August Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
°C -3.5 -3.5 -1.3 3.5 9.2 14.6 17.2 16.0 11.7 6.5 1.7  -1.6  5.8
°F 25.7 25.7 29.7 38.3 48.6  58.3 63.0 60.8 53.1  43.7  35.1 29.1 42.4

Annual average day and night temperatures for Arlanda airport, not far from Stockholm:
 
Jan Feb. Mar April May June July August Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
°C -4.1 -3.3 -0.2 4.4 11.1 14.3 17.1 15.8 11.3 7.3 1.7  -2.9  6.2
°F 24.6 26.1 31.6 39.9 52.0  57.7  62.8  60.4  52.3  45.1  35.1 26.8 43.2


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