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I don't see many pictures of Archontophoenix Purpurea (purple king palm). Do you have one? Would love to see some pictures! 

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Fusca

Probably not what you're looking for, but here are my two one-year olds from seeds that I got from @DUNDEE in Australia (thanks Justin!)

 

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BayAndroid

I need to get some seeds, I don't think I'll be able to find anything grown nearby. 

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tim_brissy_13

Here’s one I planted at my parents place. The photo is from a couple of years ago when it was particularly showy. I’ve got a couple in my new garden but they not really photo worthy yet. 

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Sr. Califas

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Jim in Los Altos

Still need some time for the purple to really shine through but here’s my small grove of five. 

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Frond-friend42

Thats nice. I didn't know I wanted that one.

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The Gerg

Taken just now. Lighting not great. They look their most purple right after a leaf base comes off.  It’s been awhile for this one.

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Jim in Los Altos
4 hours ago, BayAndroid said:

I need to get some seeds, I don't think I'll be able to find anything grown nearby. 

Floribunda has nice big one gallon specimens right now at their typical low prices. 

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Cocoa Beach Jason

I’ve tried a few of these and the heat just cooks them to death in no time even in shade. I don’t know what to do with them. 

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SWFLchris

I’ve got a little one in deep shade that’s doing ok. They do not like the Florida heat

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Matt in OC

The prettiest Archontophoenix for me. Not just for the color of the crown shaft but the tight leaflets. 

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BayAndroid

Some great photos everyone, these are such a unique variety... I really want one someday. 

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Johnny Palmseed
11 hours ago, Cocoa Beach Jason said:

I’ve tried a few of these and the heat just cooks them to death in no time even in shade. I don’t know what to do with them. 

I agree with that. I could not get one to last.

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Johnny Palmseed
14 hours ago, tim_brissy_13 said:

Here’s one I planted at my parents place. The photo is from a couple of years ago when it was particularly showy. I’ve got a couple in my new garden but they not really photo worthy yet. 

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Wow showy is right. Almost looks painted. I wish I could grow one.

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redant

I have a couple, These are not a great FL palm. 2 I have are in sun, 1 of them looks good, the other not so much. The one in shade does well but they don't do much purple, barely noticable. I'd stick with other kings for FL, truly not recommended by me.

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BayAndroid
8 hours ago, redant said:

I have a couple, These are not a great FL palm. 2 I have are in sun, 1 of them looks good, the other not so much. The one in shade does well but they don't do much purple, barely noticable. I'd stick with other kings for FL, truly not recommended by me.

I live in Northern California. I think the main thing I might have to watch out for is the occasional winter frost. I believe if I grew it next to a queen or something, it might provide some 1. Shade and 2. Frost protection. 

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gibbo

Here are a couple in my garden in se Queensland. They are about 30 years old and have never produced seed here but they flower. I have a lot of them in my garden and are probably just over 10 m tall

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Palm Tree Jim

Here we go.

 

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Jerry@TreeZoo

They will take heat just not full sun and they like water in well drained soil.  Maybe they will take the sun if they emerge from a canopy.

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