New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week:

  • Agathis robusta (five gallons pots) – Queensland Kauri – A tall conifer that may grow 80′ or more tall and 15′ or more wide.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 15 – 20 F.

Agathis robusta

  • Agave celsii var albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) –  Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
  • Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand‘ (2 gallon pots) – Suckering Aloe forming a short trunk to 2- 3’ tall and wide.  Leaves are a very pale green almost white with darker green lines running along leaf and orange teeth.  Blooms are salmon colored occurring in late fall to early spring.  Plant in full sun to light shade. Very hardy to 15 – 20 F.

Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand

  • Agave potatorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’ (2 gallon pots) Small variegated Agave with cream to yellow along leaf margins and blue-gray streaks in the middle of each leaf.  Plant in full to part sun.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Agave potarorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’

  • Aloe plicatilis (10 gallon squat pots) (syn Kumara disticha) Fan Aloe – A succulent shrub 3 -6′ tall or more with gray trucks ending in green leaves in a fan shape.  Orange-red flowers in late winter to early spring.  Plant in full sun at the coast to cool sun in inland.  Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Chamaedorea hooperiana (7 gallon pots) Suckering palm to 12′.  Grow outside in filtered light or grow as an indoor palm.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Crassula ‘Pangolin’ (4″ pots) – A succulent with scale-like leaves resembling the scales of a pangolin (ant and termite eater).  Terminal, honey scented, creamy white flowers.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Crassula ‘Pangolin’

  • Crassula perforata Giant Form (4″ pots) Necklace Vine – A succulent with green leaves with red edges that have the appearance of being stacked on top of each other.  Plant in full sun on the coast to light shade inland.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Crassula perforata Gaint Form

  • Crassula rupestris subsp. marieriana (4″ pots) Jade Necklace – Stacked succulent to 8″ with green leaves with red edges.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana

  • Cupressus cashmeriana (5 gallon pots) – Kashmir Cypress – A beautiful conifer with blue-green foliage forming a pyramidal shape to about 40 – 60′ tall and 15  to 20′ wide with weeping branchlets. Can be damaged by high winds and does not like prolonged periods of hot, dry weather.  Hardy to about 15 – 20 F.  Photo of one of ours in our garden.  We have three of these planted so far.  I think we love them!

Cupressus cashmeriana

  • Cyphostemma juttae (2 gallon pots) Wild Grape – A deciduous succulent shrub to 6′ with large gray-green leaves that emerge red-purple in spring and drop off in the fall.  Attractive swollen trunks (caudiciform) with papery, peeling bark. Plant in full sun in very well draining soil. Hardy to about 25 F.

Cyphostemma juttae

  • Echeveria ‘Silver Queen’ (4″ pots) – A cultivar of E. affinis forming rosettes to about 8″ with silver-purple leaves.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echinopsis subdenudata (4″ pots) Easter Lily Cactus – Small green ribbed cactus to 3′ tall and 4 – 5″ in diameter.  Produces large white, very fragrant 8″ flowers during the night.  Needs bright exposure and regular water in summer and keep dry in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F, but should protect from being wet in winter.

  • Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ (4″ pots) Red Pencil Tree – A succulent shrub to about 4 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with reddish-golden stems.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Not hardy below 30 F and needs winter protection.  Euphorbias have a milky sap that one should be careful to avoid contact with your skin and especially keep away from your eyes!

Euphorbia ‘Sticks on Fire’

  • Euphorbia susannae (6″ pots) Suzanne’s Spurge – Small clustering succulent to about 4″ tall and 12″ across with prominent tubercles all along the stems.  Hardy to about 25 F if dry in winter.

Euphorbia susannae

  • Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’ (3 gallon pots) A tri-generic hybrid succulent forming rosettes to about 14″ tall and 27″ wide with gray-green leaves spotted purple.  Plant in full to part sun.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.  These plants have genes of Agave gysophila ssp pablocarrilloi , Agave macroacantha, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii.  Yellow flowers on 6′ tall stems occur after a few years of growth.

Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’

  • Haworthia cuspidata (4″ pots) Star Window Plant – A clustering succulent forming rosettes to 3 – 5″ across with translucent windows on the ends of the leaves.  Grow in bright shade.  Hardy only to about 30 F, so would need protection in winter.

Haworthia cuspidata

  • Hawothia limifolia var. striata (aka. Miami) (6″ pots) File leaf Haworthia – Succulent rosettes to about 4″ with raised white turbercles that resemble a course file.  Grow in bright shade.  Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry, but best to protect from frost.

Haworthia limifolia v. striata

  • Haworthia retusa f acuminata (4″ pots) Succulent forming rosettes to a little more than 3″.  Grow in bight light to part sun.  Water in winter only when completely dry.  Hardy to about 25 F if dry, but best to protect from frost in winter.

Haworthia retusa f acuminata

  • Haworthia venosa var. tessellata (4″ pots) Offsetting succulents forming rosettes to 5 – 6″ with leaves with a square pattern on the top of leaves.  Grow in bright light  – avoiding full sun.  Protect from frost in winter.

Haworthia venosa var. tessellata

  • Isopogon formosus (5 gallon pots) An evergreen shrub originating in Australia to about 6′ tall and 4′ wide with purple/pink flowers in winter/spring.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 20 F.  Be careful with fertilizer as this plant is sensitive to phosphorus as are many plants from Australia.
  • Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (3 gallon pots) Ebony Conebush – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts. Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.)
  • Oreocereus trollii (6″ pots) Old Man of the Mountain – A columnar Cactus to about 2′ covered in white hairs and dark spines.  Grow in full sun and water regularly during the growing season allowing soil to complete dry before watering again.  No water in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry.

Oreocereus trollii

  • Philodendron ‘Hope‘ (one gallon pots) A P. selloum hybrid that does vine, growing to about 4′ tall and 3’ wide.  Plant in light shade/part sun and hardy 20 – 25 F.
  • Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ (6″ pots) Hanging succulent to 2- 3′.  Provide bright light and protect from frost in winter.

Sedum m. ‘Burrito’

  • Vebena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf form to 2′ tall and 3′ wide with purple flowers from spring to winter that will attract butterflies, bees and hummers to your garden.
  • Yucca linearifolia (3 gallon pots) Linear-leaf Yucca – Forms a rounded head of blue-green leaves to 2 – 3′ long all atop a trunk that can reach 4′ slowly.  Plant in full sun and has low water needs once established.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Yucca linearifolia

New shipment of blooming Tillandsias/Airplants are arriving today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Tillandsia geminiflora Hybrid

New shipment of blooming Tillandsias/Airplants are arriving today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Tillandsia aeranthos/bergeri Specimen XL
  • Tillandsia aeranthos Royal Flush

  • Tillandsia geminiflora Hybrid

Tillandsia geminiflora Hybrid

  • Tillandsia montana x stricta

Tillandsia Montana x stricta

  • Tillandsia stricta Emerald Forest Specimen

Tillandsia stricta Emerald Forest

  • Tillandsia stricta Green Clump Sm.
  • Tillandsia stricta Moonglow
  • Tillandsia stricta Starburst
  • Tillandsia stricta x tenuifolia multibloom

Tillandsia stricta x tenuifolia multibloom & Tillandisa xerographica

  • Tillandsia stricta x tenuifolia specimen

Tillandsia stricta x tenuifolia specimen

  • Tillandsia usneoides ,Thick Form (Spanish Moss)

Tillandsia usneoides Spanish moss & Tillandsia geminiflora hybrid

  • Tillandsia x Kimberly (T. usneoides x T. recurvata)
  • Tillandsia xerographica

More new plants arriving Friday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Haworthia limifolia

More new plants arriving Friday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery including:

  • Asplenium x ebenoides (4″ pots) Dragontail Fern – (A. platyneuron x A. rhizophyllum) – An evergreen fern to 4 – 12″ with variable fronds with assorted shaped and sized lobes. For part shade and very hardy.

Asplenium ebenoides

  • Athyrium felix-femina ‘Frizelliae’ (4″ pots) Tatting Fern – Deciduous fern to about 12″ tall with very narrow fronds (1″) and ball-like pinnae attached to the midrib like a string of beads.  Plant in part shade to full shade.

Athyrium felix-femina ‘Frizelliae’

  • Banksia ericifolia Compact Form (one gallon pots) Heath Leaved Banksia – Shrub to 4 – 6′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide with 10″ orange-red bottlebrush-like flowers from fall to spring.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Banksia ericifolia Compact Form

  • Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ (one gallon pots) Japanese Barberry – Great foliage plant for your garden because of it coral to ruby red color in full sun.  Deciduous shrub to 4 – 5′ tall and 2 – 3′ wide. Hardy to -20 F

Berberis ‘Orange Rocket’

  • Cordyline ‘Design-A-line-Burgundy’ (one gallon pots) A clump forming Cordyline to 3 tall and wide with burgundy weeping foliage.  Plant in full sun near the coast to part shade inland.  Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
  • Cyperus papyrus (one gallon pots) Papyrus – A clumping aquatic plant to 10 – 15′ tall.  Plant in up to 12″ of water or in moist soil.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Cyperus papyrus ‘Little Tut’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf Papyrus – A dwarf clumping plant to 4 – 6′ tall.

Cyperus papyrus ‘Little Tut’

  • Haworthia herbacea (4″ pots) – Small clustering succulent to about 3″ with margins covered with white spines.  Best in bright shade, but can take part sun.  Soil should be moist in summer and only water when completely dry in winter.  Protect from frost in winter.
  • Haworthia limifolia (4″ pots) – File leafed Haworthia – Small clustering succulent to about 4 – 5″ with raised ridges on leaf that resemble a course file. Best in bright shade, but can take part sun. Soil should be moist in summer and only water when completely dry in winter. Protect from frost in winter.

Haworthia limifolia

  • Leucadendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’ (one gallon pots) – Shrub to 7′ tall and 5′ wide with bright red pollen cones surrounded by white bracts.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Mulch. Hardy to about 20 F.

Leucadendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’

  • Mahonia eurybractea ‘Soft Caress’ (one gallon pots) A 3′ tall and wide evergreen shrub with yellow flowers from fall to spring.  Plant in part shade.  Hardy to 5 F and low water needs once established.
  • Mahonia gracilipes (5 gallon pots) – A shrub to 4 – 5′ tall with a waxy white underleaf and pink orange flowers in late fall followed by fruit.  Plant in part sun to bright shade.  Average to moist water needs.
  • Origanum Kirgami (Quart pots) Ornamental Oregano – A trailing non-culinary oregano with attractive purple flower bracts to 10″ tall and 14′ wide.

Origanum Kirigami

  • Polystichum setiferum Divisilobium Group (4″ pots) – Soft Shield Fern – An evergreen fern to 1- 3′ for part shade to shade and average to moist watering.

Polystichum setiferum Divisilobium Group

  • Pteris cretica Wimsettii (4″ pots) Cretan Brake Fern – Evergreen fern to 1 – 2′.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Pteris cretica ‘Wimsettii’

  • Russellia x ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ (Quart pots) – Coral Fountain or Firecracker Plant to 4 – 6′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide for full to part sun.  Red 1.5″ flowers from spring till fall much loved by hummingbirds. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Russelia equisetiformis

A few new plants arriving today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Agave celsii var. albicans ‘UCB’

New plant arrivals today include:

  • Agave celsii var. albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves.  Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
  • Callistemon ‘Little John’ (5 gallon pots) Dwarf Bottlebrush – Shrub to 3 – 5′ tall and 4 -6′ wide red bottlebrush flowers from summer to fall. Hardy to the low 20’s F.
  • Protea laurifolia ‘Rose Mink’ (5 gallon pots) Shrub can grow 8 – 10′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide. Pink flowers with black and white tips occur mainly in winter. Plant in full sun with low water needs once established. Hardy to mid 20’s F.
  • Protea ‘Sylvia’ (5 gallon pots) A hybrid of Protea susannae x P. eximia.  Shrub can grow 6 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide.  Pink flowers in occur mainly in winter.  Plant in full sun and low water needs once established.  Hardy to mid 20’s F.
  • Senecio candicans Angel Wings – Sea Cabbage (1 gallon pots) A perennial to about 16″ tall and wide with large velvety white leaves.  Plant in cool sun to bright shade and best with regular water.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Zanthorrhoea glauca  – Queensland Grasstree (5 gallon pots) – A very slow growing plant with 4- 5′ long grass-like leaves on top of a thick 6 – 8′ tall trunk.  Very hardy to at least 20 F and low water needs once established.

New plants arriving this afternoon at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Aeonium ‘Kiwi’

New plants today include:

  • Aeonium arboretum ‘Luteovariegatum’ (syn. Aeonium ‘Starburst’) (4″ pots) – Copper Pinwheel – Succulent of variegated rosettes on a 18″ stem.  Hardy to about 28 F.  Plant in full sun near the coast or part sun inland.
  • Aeonium haworthia ‘Kiwi’ (6″ pots) – Succulent forming rosettes of yellow and green leaves outlined in red. Plant grows to about 2- 3′ tall in cool sun/bright shade.  Hardy to about 25 – 30 F
  • Chamaedorea metallica (6″ pots) Small, slow growing Palm with fishtail leaves.  Grows to about 5′ low to bright light.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Great houseplant.
  • Dasylirion longissimum (5 gallons pots) – Mexican Grass Tree – Stiff grass-like leaves to 4-6′ long radiate from a woody trunk that can very slowly reach 6′ +.  Very hardy to 15 F and drought tolerant once established.
  • Dudleya brittonii (2 gallon pots) – Giant Chalk Dudleya – Succulent forming rosettes of chalky-white leaves to  12 – 18″.  Plant in full sun on coast or part shade inland.  Avoid overhead irrigation.  Hardy to about 15 F.

Dudleya brittonii

  • Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ (4″ pots)  – Succulent forming rosettes to 4 – 6″ with grayish brown leaves with pink tones. Hardy to about 25 F.  Plant in full to part sun.
  • Hakea laurina (5 gallon pots) Pin-cushion Hakea – Shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with white and pink fragrant flowers in late fall to winter.  Hardy to about 20 F and drought tolerant.
  • Haworthia glauca var herrei (4″ pots) – Clump forming succulent to about 6″.  Protect from frost in winter and water very little in winter,
  • Haworthia limifolia v striata (aka Miami) – Succulent forming rosettes to 4″‘  Not hardy to frost.

Haworthia limifolia v striata

  • Leucadendron ‘Jester’ – Sunshine Conebush – Shrub to 4 – 5′ tall and wide with variegated foliage.  Plant in full sun.

Leucadendron ‘Jester’

  • Leucospermum ‘Brandi de la Cruz’ – Sky-rocket Pincushion – Evergreen shrub can be maintained to 4 – 5′ tall and wide with orange flowers in winter/spring.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Platycerium bifurcatum (mounted 18″) Staghorn Fern
  • Platycerium bifurcatum ‘Netherlands’ (mounted 12″) Staghorn Fern
  • Rhapis excels (14″ pot) Lady Palm – palm to 10 – 12′ and hardy to about 18 F.  great houseplant or can be grown outdoors in light shade.

Rhapis excelsa

  • Senecio radicans Fish Hooks (6″ pots) Hanging or trailing succulent to about 24″+.  Not hardy to frost and no full sun outdoors.

Senecio radicans Fish Hooks

A few new plants arrived today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Desert Flamenco’

A few new plants arrived today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Desert Flamenco’ (Five gallons) – Red Yucca – This plant grows produces a 30″ x 30″ clump with spikes of pink-orange flowers starting in late spring.  Your hummingbirds will love them!  Great for that hot dry area your yard, and very hardy to (< 15 F).

Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Desert Flamenco’

  • Opuntia gomei ‘Old Mexico’ (Five gallons) – Prickly Pear – Large pads are spineless (woo hoo!) and have a wavy edge.  Grows to 4- 5′ tall and 5 – 8′ wide in full sun or part shade.  Yellow flowers in late spring/early summer.  Hardy to < 15 F and low water needs.

Opuntia gomei ‘Old Mexico’

  • Opuntia hybrid ‘Kelly’s Choice’ (Five gallons) – Prickly Pear – A compact hybrid of O. basilaris x O. microdasys to 2.5′ tall and 3′ wide.  Watermelon red flowers in spring.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 15 F.  Be cautious of glochids! (hair-like spines or short prickles, generally barbed, found on the areoles of cacti pads)

Opuntia x ‘Kelly’s Choice’

  • Opuntia santa-rita ‘Tubac’ (Five gallons) – Prickly Pear – Blue-gray pads turn purple in winter.  Pads do have spines and glochids, so be careful not to get these in your skin.  Plant grows 4′ tall and 6′ wide in full sun.  Yellow flowers in late spring/early summer. Hardy to about 15 F.

Opuntia santa-rita ‘Tubac’

New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Echeveria gibbiflora

New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Adiantum x mairisii (one gallons) Maidenhair Fern – Clumping to about 3′ wide and 1′ tall in 5 years in part sun to light shade. Very hardy to < 15 F and deer resistant.

Adiantum x mairisii

  • Banksia integrifolia (five gallons) – Coast Banksia – Tree to 20′ + with yellow flowers in fall/spring.  Hardy to 20 F or possibly a bit lower.  Plant in full sun to partial shade.
  • Begonia karwinskiana (one gallons) Not much reference material to go on for this begonia, if the name is correct?  Olive green bat wing shaped leaved with a chartreuse eye.  Pink flowers.  Protection form cold in winter.

Begonia karwinskiana

  • Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Diamond Heights’ (One gallons) – A trailing Ceanothus with variegated green and yellow foliage and blue flowers.  Grows about 1′ tall and up to 6′ wide.  Plant in part sun near the coast and give even less sun if planting in inland gardens to avoid leaf burn.  Hardy to 20 F.

Ceanothus griseus h. ‘Diamond Heights’

  • Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’ (4″ pots) – Silver Ponysfoot – Groundcover to 6 – 12″ tall and 6′ wide with silver foliage.  Great hanging over the edge of pots.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Echeveria albicans (4″ pots) – Whitening Echeveria – This is one of the varieties of E. elegans forming tight rosettes to about 5″ with olive green to white leaves.  Not that hardy and prefers to be dryer in winter.

Echeveria albicans

  • Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ (4″ pots) – A E. peacockii hybrid with powdery blue leaves with reddened edges. Rosettes to abut 10″.  Hardy to 25 ?

Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’

  • Echeveria gibbiflora (6″ pots) – Forms 1′ wide rosettes on stems to 12 – 18″ high with pinky gray leaves with frilly margins.  Hardy to 25 F.

Echeveria gibbiflora

  • Echeveria parva (4″ pots) – Rosettes with icy blue-green leaves  with pink tips to about 6″.  Hardy to 25 F.

Echeveria parva

  • Eucalyptus pulveruenta ‘Baby Blue’ (4″ pots) – Florist Silver Dollar Tree – Sprawling form up to 25′ tall with blue leaves and white flowers in the fall and spring that the bees seem to love.  Hardy to 15 F.
  • Faucaria feline subsp. tuberculosa (4″ pots) – Pebbled Tiger Jaws – Clump-forming perennial succulent to about 6″.  Leaves are covered  with small projections (tubercles) on the upper surface and white structures along the edge that look like teeth. Large yellow daisy-like flowers.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Keep pretty dry in winter.

Faucaria felina ssp tuberculosa

  • Grevillea ‘Flora Mason’ (five gallons) – Fast growing shrub to about 6′ tall and 5′ wide with apricot-yellow-pink flowers that attract hummingbirds.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Grevillea ‘Frosty Pink’ (five gallons) – Low spreading shrub to 3′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with pink flowers that attract birds.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ (One and five gallons) – Safari Conebush – Large shrub to 8 – 10′ with red bracts (flowers).  Hardy to about 20 F.

Leucodendron ‘Safari Sunset’

  • Mahonia eurybractea ‘Beijing Beauty’ (one gallons) – Shrub to 4 – 5′ tall and wide for part shade.  Yellow flowers in fall followed by blue-black berries.  Hardy to < 15 F.
  • Philodendron selluom (one gallons) – Tree Philodendron – A large shrub up to 10′ tall with deeply lobed green leaves up to 4′ long.  Plant in part shade inland and hardy to 25 F or less.
  • Salvia apiana (one gallons) – White Sage – Perennial to 4 – 5′ with gray-white leaves and pale pink flowers in summer.  Contains aromatic oils and resins used in incense.

 

New plants at Peacock Horticultural Nursery for May

New plants available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week are:

  • Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ (5 gallons) – Little River Wattle – A dwarf, mounding form of Acacia cognata to 2 – 3′ tall and 4 – 6′ wide.  Grow in full sun to part sun.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F. I have never seen flowers on mine.  Low water needs once established.
  • Agave striata forma purpurea (3 gallons) – Purple Maguey Espadin – A clumping form to 2′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with sharp pale green leaves flushed purple. Very hardy to 10 F.  Low water needs once established.  Full Sun.
  • Alluaudia procera (6″ clay pots) – Madagascan Ocotillo – Succulent  with typically unbranched stems to 15’+ with very small leaves and spines.  Deciduous in winter. Bring indoors in winter and withhold water until new leaves appear in spring.  Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.

Alluaudia procera

  • Aloe plicatilis (squat 10 gallons) – Fan Aloe – Succulent to 3 – 6′. Hardy to about 23 F. Orange-red flowers in spring.
  • Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ (1 gallons) Compact grower to 12 – 18″ with bronze foliage and pale orange to yellow flowers from spring to fall.  Great for cut flowers. For sun to part sun.
  • Asarum maximum ‘Ling Ling’ (1 gallons) – Variegated Panda Ginger – Perennial to 6″ tall by up to 12″ wide with heart shaped green glossy, green leaves and velvety black and white flowers in spring.  For part shade.
  • Banksia ericifolia ‘Fireworks’ (5 gallons) – Shrub to 6 – 8′ with tall candle-like orange flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Low water needs once established and very hardy to ABOUT 15 F.
  • Banksia speciosa (5 gallons) – Showy Banksia – Large shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with one foot long deeply serrated green leaves with white undersides.  one foot tall creamy-yellow flowers in summer/fall.  Low water needs once established and hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Banksia speciosa

  • Begonia boliviensis ‘Shine Bright Red’ (4″ pots) – Cascading Begonia to 12 – 16″ with red flowers for full sun to part shade.
  • Begonia hybrid ‘Summerwings Dark Elegance’ (4″ pots) – Begonia to 8 – 12″ with orange flowers spring to fall for full sun to part shade.
  • Calothamnus quadrifidus ‘Seaside’ (1 gallon & 5 gallon) – One-sided Bottlebrush – Shrub to 5 – 7′ with soft hairy pine like foliage and red flowers.  Low water needs once established and hardy to 16 F.

Calothamnus q. ‘Seaside’

  • Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’ (5 gallon) Prostrate Swamp Oak – Low growing evergreen shrub that is < 1′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide.  For full sun to part sun.  Low water needs once established and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’ (1 gallon) – Elephant Ears – Large near-black foliage up to 4′ tall and clumping up to 5′ for full sun to part sun. Dormant in winter.

Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’

  • Colocasia (Leococasia) gigantea ‘Thailand Giant’ (1 gallon)  Elephant Ears – This plants can get HUGE, 6 – 10′ tall and wide.  Plant in full sun to part sun.  Fragrant white calla-like flowers.  Dormant in winter.
  • Delospermum dyeri ‘Red Mountain’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 1″ tall and 12 – 18″ wide with orange-red flowers. Fire resistant.
  • Delospermum ‘Fire Spinner’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 1″ tall and 15 – 18″ wide with orange, red, and lavender flowers. Fire resistant.
  • Delospermum nubigenum ‘Fire Wonder’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 4″ tall and 24″ wide with large orange flowers. Fire resistant.
  • Deuterocohnia brevifolia (4″ pots) – A terrestrial bromeliad forming dense mounds to 1 – 2′ tall called pollsters. Plant in part sun in very well drained soil. Does not like water on leaves in winter, so best in a pot. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Dioscorea elephantipes (4″ pots) – Elephant Foot – A perennial deciduous caudiciform vine. The caudex (water storing organ) can reach 2 – 3′ and more with vining foliage in winter/spring. Withhold water when green growth dies back. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Black Knight’ (4″ pots) – Hens and chicks forming 6″ rosettes with blackish foliage. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Blue Prince’ (4″ pots) – Succulent forming rosettes to 6″ of blue-green foliage. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ (syn. Pachyveria ‘Haageana Tolimanensis) (4″ pots) – Succulent to 1’ tall with blue-gray rosettes blushed purple or pink to about 6″. Protect from frost in winter.
  • Echeveria ‘Latte Rose’ (E. agavoides x E lilacina) (1 gallons) – Brown Ghost Plant – Succulent forming coffee with cream colored rosettes to about 8 – 10″. Very hardy to about 15 – 20 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ (4″ pots and 1 gallons) – Succulent forming pale grayish brown rosettes with pink highlights and a dusting of powdery white. Hardy to about 25 F.

Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’

  • Echeveria ‘Zorro’ (1 gallons) – Succulent with gray-brown to dark burgundy red leaves forming rosettes to 16″ with wavy edges. Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.

Echeveria ‘Zorro’

  • Echinopsis chamacereus ‘Giant Peanut’ (4″ pots) – Cactus to about 4″ tall and then it begins to creep along the ground. Bring indoors in winter to protect from frost and reduce or withhold watering till spring. Orange flowers in summer.
  • Espostoa melanostele (4″ pots) – Peruvian Old Lady Cactus – Columnar cactus to 9 – 12″ in ten years with a thick, wooly coating that resembles hair.  Protect from frost in winter and withhold all watering during cold months.

Espostoa melanostele

  • Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ (1 gallons) Bulbous perennial with red-purple leaves to about 2′.  Flower spikes in summer to about 2 – 2.5′ with many pink flowers.  Dormant in winter.
  • Euphorbia calvigera (4″ clay pots) – Caudiciform to 4.5″ in diameter with green angular, spiny and variegated branches coming out the top.  Whole plant up to about 1′ high.  Needs lots of sun.  No frost or water in winter.
  • Euphorbia fimbriata variegated (4″ pots) Succulent to about 1′ tall, either simple or suckering from the base.  Protect from frost in winter and reduce or withhold all watering until spring.
  • Euphorbia horrida var major (4″ pots) – African Milk Barrel Cactus – Spiny clumping succulent to about 30″ tall.  Can receive water all year, but best to withhold during the coldest months.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Green cyathia (flowers).
  • Euphorbia leucadendron (2 gallons) – Cat Tail Euphorbia – Spineless succulent growing to 4 – 6′.  Plant in full sun.  Low water needs. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Euphorbia myrsinites (4″ pots) – Myrtle Spurge – An evergreen perennial to about 6″ high and trailing to 1-2′ with blue-gray leaves and greenish-yellow flowers. Plant in full sun. Very hardy to < 0 F. Avoid the sap when handling this plant as it may irritate skin or eyes. This sap does keep critters from chewing on them.
  • Euphrobia polygona (GM 052) (6″ pot) – Succulent spiny stems to 1 – 5′.  Purple cyathia (flowers).  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ (4″ pots) – Spurge with variegated foliage and flowers to about 2′ tall for full sun.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ (1 gallons) – New Zealand Iris – Variegated grass-like foliage plant to about 18″ for full sun.  Very hardy.
  • Monardella macrantha (1 gallons) CA Native in the mint family to < 1′ tall and 2′ across with 2″ red flowers attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.  Best in part shade, morning sun with regular water.  Very hardy.
  • Mediolobivia roseolbiflora (syn Rebutia pygmaea?) (4″ pots) -Clumping cactus to 4″ to 12″ with orange flowers in summer.  Very hardy if kept dry in winter.
  • Othonna ‘Little Pickles’ (4″ pots) –  Succulent to about 4″ by 1′ with daisy-like yellow flowers spring thru fall. Does not like wet feet, so needs perfect drainage. Very hardy to 15 F.
  • Rebutia narvacensis (4″ pots) – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Rebutia vulpina (4″ pots) – Clumping cactus to 1.5 to 3″ with red flowers in summer.  Pretty fast grower and needs regular watering during the growing season.  Withhold watering in winter.
  • Sedum ‘Blue Carpet’ (4″ pots) – Succulent with blue foliage 1 – 3″ tall and 1′ spread.  White flowers in summer.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Major’ (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Succulent with blue foliage to 6 ” tall and 15″ across with white flowers in summer/fall.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Sedum ‘Fine Gold Leaf’ (4″ pots) Stonecrop with very fine gold and green foliage to 2 – 3″ and 12″ across.  Best in part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Sedum ‘Lime Twister’ (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Succulent with variegated foliage of green with creamy-yellow edge to 4″ tall and 18″ across.  New one for me and I have already planted several in our garden.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Sedum pachyclados (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Gray succulent to 3″ tall and 12″ wide with yellow flowers in summer.  Hardy to < 15 F.
  • Senecio candicans ‘Angel Wings’ (1 gallons) – Perennial with silvery-white velvety heart-shaped foliage to 14″ tall and 18″ wide.  Hardy to about 20 F.

Senecio candicans ‘Angels Wings’

  • Sulcorebutia frankiana (4″ pots) – Solitary or clumping cactus to 1 –  2″ with pink to dark magenta flowers in summer.  Watering moderately during the growing season allowing to dry between each watering.  Withhold water in winter.

Sulcorebutia frankiana

  • Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’ (4″ pots) – Perennial groundcover with golden foliage to 6″ – 8″ tall and 15″ wide.  Drought tolerant once established and deer resistant. Pink flowers in summer.  Plant in sun or part sun. Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Thymus vulgaris ‘Transparent Yellow’ (4″ pots) – Perennial herb to 6″ x 12″ with golden foliage that has culinary use fresh or dried.  Deer resistant. Pink flowers attract butterflies.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Trichocereus grandifloras (4″ pots) – Torch cactus with columnar stem to 2 – 3′ tall with light red flowers.  Water regularly during growing season.  Hardy to 25 F or less.
  • Verbena bonariensis ‘Little One’ (4″ pots) – Dwarf form to about 2′ or less.  Possibly sterile so no seedling coming up from this one.
  • Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (1 gallons) – Another dwarf form.  Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.
  • Weigela ‘Braint Rubidor’ (1 gallons) – Deciduous shrub to 4 – 8′ tall and wide with chartreuse foliage and ruby red flowers in spring.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Zamioculcas zamiifolia Clone 2 (2 gallons) – Great houseplant to 2 – 3′.  Water only when soil is dry.  Bright indirect light best.  All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten.

 

A walk around the nursery on a Sunday in April.

A few photos from the nursery today:

Acer x conspicuum ‘Esk Flamingo’

Davidia involucrata ‘Iseli Fastigiate’

Aloe ‘David’s Delight’

Leucospermum ‘High Gold’

Tillandsia aeranthos bergeri clump

Aechmea covata

Quercus robur Furst Schwartzenburg

Clematis Multi Blue

Acer pseudoplantanus ‘Esk Sunset’

Aechmea recurvata Aztec Gold

Aechmea recurvata Aztec Gold

Tillandsia tectorum

Cornus f. Cherokee Chief

Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’

Iris PCH Lavender

Iris PCH Lavender

Begonia Paul Hernandez

Begonia Paul Hernandez

Teucrium c. ‘Summer Sunshine’

Iris PCH Wilder Than Ever

New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

Leucospermum ‘High Gold’

New plants this week include:

  • Acacia glaucoptera Prostrate (5 gallons) – Clay Wattle – An Acacia to about 3′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide.  New leaves are red or bronze and the stem have a purplish tone in winter.  Flowers of yellow balls produced in winter along the stems.  Needs full sun and good drainage.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Acacia glaucoptera

  • Agave nickelsiae (one gallons) – King Ferdinand Century Plant – Succulent forming rosettes slowly to 10″ tall and 18″ wide.  Hardy to 15 F, but keep dry in winter below 20 F.
  • Aloe camperi ‘Yellow’ (3 gallons) – Yellow Nubian Aloe – A clumping Aloe to 2 – 3′.  Blooms spring/summer with yellow flowers.  Hardy to mid 20’s F.

Aloe camperi Yellow

  • Aloe ferox ‘White Flower Form’ (15 gallon) – White Cape Aloe – A single stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9’+.  Blooms in late fall to winter with white flowers.  Very Hardy to 20 F, although flowers may be damaged at 24 F.  Plant in full sun.
  • Aloe deltoideodonta ‘Sparkler’ (1 gallons) – Kelly’s Sparkler Aloe – A complex hybrid Aloe.  Short squat rosettes marked with white marking.  Blooms in summer/fall with white tipped pink flowers.  Plant in sun to part sun.

Aloe deltoideodonta Sparkler

  • Aloe humilis x pratensis (3 gallons) – Deinharts hybrids – A small clustering Aloe cover with white teeth on all surfaces.  Blooms in summer with pale orange flowers.  Needs good drainage and avoid overwatering, especially in winter.

    Aloe humilis x pratensis

    Aloe humilis x pratensis

 

  • Aloe plicatilis (3 gallons and one 10 gallon Squat pot) – Fan Aloe  A succulent shrub to 4 – 8′.  Blooms in late winter to spring with orange-red flowers.  Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Aloe x spinosissima (2 gallons) – Spider Aloe – A clumping Aloe to about 2 – 3′.  Blooms orange red flowers in winter/spring.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Begonia grandis ‘Heron’s Pirouette’ (one gallons) – Hardy Begonia to 2 – 3′ with pink flowers in summer.  Dormant in winter.
  • Begonia ‘Paul Hernandez’ (5 gallons) – A shrub Begonia to 4 – 6′ with white flowers.  Plant in bright light (morning sun or part shade) and water regularly, but avoid overwatering it.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Begonia ‘Red Fred’ (3 gallons) – A rhizomatous begonia with large maroon leaves to about 1 – 2′ with pink flowers.  For bright light with regular watering.  Unknown hardiness so protect in winter.
  • Blechnum brasiliense Volcano (5 gallons) – Dwarf Tree Fern – New leaves to 28″ emerge red later turning green.  Short trunk to about 12″.  Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Callistemon ‘Cane’s Hybrid’ (5 gallons) – Bottlebrush – A large evergreen shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with pale pink flowers in late spring to summer.  Hardy to 20 F and very drought tolerant once established.

Callistemon ‘Cane’s Hybrid’

  • Cordyline australis ‘Pink Passion’ (one gallons) – Grass Palm – A palm-like plant with pink foliage growing to 12 – 20′.  Hardy to about 15 F.
  • Crassula falcata (4″ pots) – Airplane Plant – Succulent to abou 2′ with gray-green sickle-shaped leaves.  Red flowers in summer.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Echeveria x imbricata (4″ pots) – Hens and Chicks – (E. secunda x E. gibbiflora ‘Metallica’ – Succulent with gray-green rosettes to 4 – 8″ wide.   Plant in full sun.  Very hardy to 20 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Painted Frills’ (4″ pots) – Succulent with rosettes to about 12″ wide with pinkish red leaves with glowing pink wavy edges.  Plant in sun to part sun.  Keep on the dry side in winter and protect from frost.
  • Echeveria glauca blue (4″ pots) – Clustering succulent with blue rosettes to 6 – 8″.  Hardy to about 20 F.  Needs little water once established.
  • Euphorbia myrsinites (2 gallons) – Myrtle Spurge – An evergreen perennial to about 6″ high and trailing to 1-2′ with blue-gray leaves and greenish-yellow flowers.  Plant in full sun. Very hardy to < 0 F.  Avoid the sap when handling this plant as it may irritate skin or eyes.  This sap does keep critters from chewing on them.
  • Euphorbia resinifera (3 gallons) – Morrocan Mound – A mounding succulent to 1 – 2′ tall by 4 – 6′ wide.  Plant in well draining soil in full sun on coast to afternoon shade in hot climates.  Hardy to about 20 F.

Euphorbia resinifera

  • Farfugium japonicum ‘Gigantea’ (one gallons) – Giant Leopard Plant – Herbaceous perennial with large green leaves up to 18″ across for the shade garden.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Grevillea ‘Peaches and Cream’ (5 gallons) – A shrub to 6 – 8′ tall and slightly wider with yellow and pinkish orange flowers year-round. Hardy to about 23 F. Plant in full sun.

Grevillea Peaches and Cream

  • Grevillea ‘Red Hooks’ (5 gallons) – A shrub to 8 – 12′ + with red toothbrush shaped flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to about 20 F and drought tolerant once established.
  • Grevillea thelemanniana ‘Baby’ (1 gallons) -Spider Net Grevillea – A ground cover less that 1′ tall and 4′ wide with light red flowers almost year round.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Hakea salicifolia ‘Gold Medal’ (5 gallons) – Willow-leaved Hakea – Large shrub or small tree to 8 – 15′ with cream and green leaves that emerge pink. Hardy to 20 – 25 F. Can grow in full sun or part shade.
  • Jovobarba h. ‘Angels Wings’ (4″ pots) – Hens and Chicks – Clustering succulent with red-purple rosettes to about 2″.  Very hard to < 0 F and drought tolerant once established.
  • Lampranthus ‘Hot Flash’ (1 gallons) – A low growing succulent < 1 tall and 2 – 3′ wide with magenta flowers.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F with low water needs.

Lampranthus Hot Flash

  • Leucospermum ‘High Gold’ (5 gallons) – Golden Nodding Pincushion – Evergreen shrub to 5′ tall and 6′ wide with large yellow flowers in spring. Hardy to about 25 F
  • Mangave ‘Red Wings‘ (2 gallons) – A cross of a Manfreda sp. and Agave shawii producing rosettes red leaves up to 18″ tall and 26″ wide. Hardy to the low to mid 20’s F.

Mangave Red Wing

  • Russelia x St. Elmo’s Fire’ (Quart pots) – Firecracker Plant – Perennial with arching stems to 4 – 6′ with many red tubular flowers in spring to summer.  Hardy to 20 F.  May be damaged by frost in winter, but will recover in spring.
  • Senecio rowleyanus (4″ pots) – String-of-Pearls – Succuent with bead-like leaves that can cascade several feet.  For part sun/filter light. Protect from frost.
  • Teucrium c. ‘Summer Sunshine’ (One Gallons) – Creeping Germander – Perennial groundcover to 6 – 8″ tall and 12 to 24″ wide, with yellow/chartreuse foliage and pink flowers in summer.  Very hardy and deer resistant.