Yucca ‘Blue Boy’ I’ve brought a couple home under the name Yucca aloifolia ‘Purpurea,’ but I’ve recently been seeing it tagged as Yucca desmetiana ‘Blue Boy,’ This yucca’s soft, recurved leaves are very unlike the typically stiff leaves of Yucca aloifolia, so we seem to be shuttling between various names until the nomenclature is definitively settled. Mine haven’t colored up like these yet, which is a big part of the allure of this mysterious yucca.
The garden is a mass of colours and textures. Golden stonecrop (Sedum acre ‘Aureum’) contrasts with the rich purple of the Aeonium (Aeonium ‘Schwarzkopf’). A giant travellers palm (Ravenala madagascariensis) frames the city view. Photo by Daniel Shipp, production by Georgina Reid / The Planthunter for The Design Files.