A few new plants just arrived @ Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Echeveria agavoides ‘Morgan’
Echeveria ‘Black Knight’
Hesperaloe p. ‘Desert Flamenco’ – New selection with grey-green foliage and pinkish-orange flowers. Great for hot full sun spot in your garden.
Opuntia cacanapa ‘Ellisiana’ – Nearly spineless form of Prickly Pear Cactus with yellow flowers and red fruits.
Physocarpus o. ‘Center Glow’ – A ninebark with great spring foliage – center of leaf emerges golden-yellow edged in red, and then the whole leaf fades to burgundy by summer. White flowers and red seed heads follow and then you have the peeling bark in winter. Four seasons of interest.
Polypodium scouleri – Leathery Polypodium – Small west coast native fern that is both drought tolerant and very hardy. 8-10″ fronds are slowly spreading. Great for a wall planting.
New plants this week @ Peacock Horticultural Nursery in Sebastopol, CA include:
Acacia iteaphylla – Willow Wattle – Small tree to 10 – 13′ with low water needs. Yellow flowers in Spring and hardy to 20 F.
Acacia redolens ‘Low Boy’ – Prostate Acacia – Low growing shrub (1-2′ high x 10 – 15 wide) with low water needs. Small vanilla scented yellow flowers in Spring. Hardy to 10 – 15 F
Agave bracteosa ‘Monterey Frost’ – Frosted Candelabrum Agave – A variegated form with white margins to 1′ high x 1.5′ wide. Plant in part sun and protect when temps. drop below 20 F.
Agave ‘Filigree’ – Filigree Sierra Mixteca Agave – A small agave (1-2′ high x 2-3′ wide) with gray white leaf margins. Hardy to 20 F, or possibly lower. Low water needs. Possibly a hybrid of A. titanota?
Agave gentryi ‘Jaws’ – A very hardy Agave to about 4′ high and 6′ wide. Plant in full Sun at the coast to part sun inland. Hardy to 5 F.
Agave ‘Parracolorata’ – A cross of A. parrasana x A. colorata with 2′ tall silvery-gray leaves with nice leaf imprints. Very low water needs and hardy to possibly 15 F.
Asclepias speciosa – Showy Milkweed – Plant this 3′ and spreading native for your monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. Very hardy and drought tolerant.
Combretum fruticosum – Orange Flame Vine – A vine to 12 – 20′ with support. Flowers from summer to fall with yellow toothbrush-like flowers, turning orange with age. Hardy and evergreen to 26 F, but can tolerate temps down to 20 F or lower with some damage.
Dichondra sericea – Silverleaf Ponysfoot – Groundcover with silver gray leaves. Hardy to 10 F. Great for hanging over the edge of a pot!
Echeveria agavoides ‘Lipstick’ – A succulent to 6″ high and 8 – 12″ wide. Green leaves with red edges. Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Echium wildpretii – Tower of Jewels – Biennial with silver gray leaves blooming the second season to 5 – 6′ with dark pink flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Grevillea ‘Peaches and Cream’ – A shrub to 4 – 6′ tall and wide with multicolored flowers in shades of yellow, pink and orange. Hardy to about 23 F.
Leucospermum ‘Brandi Dela Cruz’ – Brandi Sky-rocket Pincushion – Shrub to 7′ with bright orange pincushion flowers. Plant in full sun with drained soil and mulch heavily. These plants prefer an acidic soil. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer very low in phosphorus , but also containing trace elements.
A few new additions hot off the trucks this morning:
Acalypha monostachya ‘Raspberry Fuzzies’ – Round copperleaf – A groundcover in the Euphorbia Family that prefers Full Sun. Flowers from Spring till Fall with pink-red flowers.
Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’ – Variegated Lenten Rose – Rosy pink flowers in early Spring, but the foliage marbled with silver is nicest part of this plant. After all, I am into foliage.
Hesperaloe parvifolia ‘Yellow’ – A stemless, clumping succulent to 4-5′ tall with yellow flowers. For full sun, hummingbird magnet.
Lomandra longifolia ‘Platnium Beauty’ – Variegated Dwarf Mat Rush- I want to keep all these for myself, but I if I do sell some… This clumping grass-like perennial to 28″ has green and white variegation and fragrant flowers. Very adaptable plants in sun or part shade. I love Lomandra!
Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ – Finally have a few more of this Leucadendron with blackish-purple foliage.