This subfamily contains some of the most primitive Bromeliad species. Bright orange flowers on a tall stem above the foliage. The pups are usually well-protected by spines. Dyckia Burgundy Ice. Although these are a hardy, drought tolerant plant, as they get older the leaves tend to protect the root system from water. Dyckia is one of the genera in the subfamily Pitcairnioideae. Full sun. Uses: Dyckia fosteriana is drought-tolerant, thus it is suitable for xeriscaping. One of the more unusual species Dyckia bromeliads are generally low growing with finer foliage than most. Dyckia are exposed to harsh sun and very dry conditions for most of the year. Bright orange flowers on a tall stem. The most cold-hardy bromeliads are those in the genus Puya. It is a beautiful succulent plant without stem that can get to surpass the 30 cm (12 inches) of height, and presents spiny leaves arranged in Their list of bromeliads which are 'hardy with survival and with little or no damage to 26°F (=-3.3°C) for several hours' runs to almost 300 species and cultivars. This is a collaborative list of bromeliads that have proven to survive hard frosts with protection, and a guideline for those growing in marginal zones. Dyckia sp. They’re capable of surviving temperatures down to 20 degrees. I don’t think they are as bad as those on a Dyckia, but the spines are sharp and numerous. Feb 21, 2018 - Explore Troy Brumfield's board "Dyckia", followed by 176 people on Pinterest. Dyckia fosteriana has beautiful silvery white leaves with many spines. If you live in a colder climate, perhaps as low as USDA 7, there are frost-tolerant cycads which you can grow without having to move them in-and-outside during the year. General description: Dyckia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Bromeliaceae. One of the darker shades, 'Cherry Cola' is aptly named. Z Plants tolerate well-drained, dry and even quite cold conditions. Gets 1' tall and wide. Bright orange flowers on a tall stem above the foliage. Nearly 200 species and many cultivars are available. Bright orange flowers on tall stem above foliage. Dyckias, are generally one of the most cold hardy of all of the Bromeliad genera. Silver gray rosettes to 18" wide with orange tubular flowers in mid-late spring. Beware of exposing the plants to freezing temperatures for more than a brief time as they are not cold hardy. Performs best when planted in well drained soils. Family: Bromeliaceae Subfamily: Pitcairnioideae Dyckia Origin: Brasil. Little H20. Free shipping for many products! This plant can grow over 12 inches tall. It is a beautiful perennial bromeliad that gets unique yellow to orange flowers and great burgundy foliage. Survived a rough (cold) winter in early 2014 -- not skipping a beat with no foliage damage with a low of 18 F and 36 hours of never getting above freezing. Foliage color can be almost any shade of silver, green, or burgundy. Can be used in xeriscape or succulent garden. It is a distinguish plant to be used in beds or borders. Showy bromelia with bright yellow flowers, great butterfly and bee attractor. Can be used in xeriscape or succulent garden. Dyckia 'Brittle Star' Description Cold hardy and heat tolerant succulent with a grayish color, a maroon midrib and white spines along the leaf edges. Click for Detail: Seeds Dyckia fosteriana. Dyckia Origin: Brazil, Agrentina, Paraguay. Bromeliads with thicker leaves are often more cold-tolerant, including many of the plants in the genus Dyckia. It has light green to yellow leaves. Similar plants: Dyckia microcalyx; Dyckia remotiflora Dyckia 'Burgundy Ice' Description Cold hardy and heat tolerant succulent with a rich, burgundy color and white spines along the leaf edges. your own Pins on Pinterest Pitcairnias are becoming more popular, even though the foliage is often grassy and sloppy. Dyckias, are generally one of the most cold hardy of all of the Bromeliad genera. The genus includes the world’s largest species of bromeliad the Puya ramondii which grows up to 30 feet tall and 9 feet across. Dyckias, are generally one of the most cold hardy of all of the Bromeliad genera. Dyckia need full sun and temperatures of up to 90°F (32°C) to thrive. Zone 9-11. Temperatures below 40°F (4°C) seem to be the limit of Dyckia growing conditions. In summer, spikes of bright orange flowers are borne in profusion above the foliage, brightening up the garden and attracting hummingbirds. Skip to main content Hello, Sign in. Puyas are hardy because of where they grow naturally. Dyckias are sun loving bromeliads, and one of the most cold hardy bromeliads around. It forms a tight rosette with leaves that drape downward. These spiky plants naturally grow in areas like the Andes where they experience desert conditions and even snow. I must have it. The plant can grow up to 8 inches wide. Blooms are spectacular red, yellow, orange. Cold Hardy Cacti Search Site Reviews . Discover (and save!) Bromeliads Hardy to the Low 20's Fahrenheit with Protection (Zone 9a) Finally, a really big list of bromeliads that can take hard freezes! Dyckia is from Brazil and very cold hardy. Adds color and interest to the cactus garden. Best to have it on the drier side of things over the winter, and of course, good soil drainage. Performs best when planted in well drained soils. Dyckia Brittle Star 2 gal. Adding an attractive texture and interest year-round, the leaves are heavily lined with dark brown teeth along their margins and tipped with a wickedly sharp black terminal spine. 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