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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ‘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 parva (4″ pots) – Rosettes with icy blue-green leaves with pink tips to about 6″. Hardy to 25 F.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tillandsia stricta The Broom – Has wispy, curved leaves which are lighter green and stiffer than typical T. stricta.
Tillandsia stricta The Broom (Large Cluster)
Tillandsia stricta Black Beauty – A large form of T. stricta with purplish dark green leaves to 6 – 8″. Flowers have pink bracts with purple petals.
Tillandsia stricta Counsin It – A interesting form of T. stricta where the emerald green leaves turn down and inward.
Tillandsia stricta Fay Gray – Gray green leaves and flowers with pink bracts and purple petals.
Tillandsia stricta giganticus – Flowers with pink bracts and purple petals.
Tillandsia stricta giganticus (Large Specimen)
Tillandsia stricta Green Clump (Large) –
Tillandsia stricta Iridescent – Leaves are shades of lilac to maroon to 5 – 6″ and flowers with pink bracts and purple petals.
Tillandsia stricta Rio Negro – Dark Green leaves to 6″ with purple/black tips.
Tillandsia stricta Stiff Gray (Large specimen)
Tillandsia tectorum 4-5″- Leaves covered with silvery white trichomes (or hairs) that protect the plants from their harsh native enviornments and reflect heat. These have a couple needs to succeed: 1- NEVER SUBMERGE (SOAK) T. tectorum IN WATER, or allow them to remain wet for any length of time. A thorough misting every 1 – 3 weeks depending on the weather is perfect. 2 – These plants need bright light or direct sun. Inside they would happy right in the window. and 3 – Do not over fertilize, or at all. Flowers are pink with violet bracts.
Aloe ‘Hedgehog’ – A complex hybrid Aloe growing to about 1′ – 16″ with orange flowers in winter. Not sure about winter hardiness.
Aloe Wunderkind – Small Aloe to 4″ tall and 8″ wide with broad green leaves with wide horizontal white bands separated by narrow stripes of green with a notched light salmon pink leaf edge. Coral-pink flowers. Needs protection from cold and wet in winter.
Alpinia zerumbet Variegata – Variegated Shell Ginger to 5 – 6′ with green and yellow leaves. Needs some sun to very bright light to keep variegation.
Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Orange’ – Kangaroo Paws – Dwarf variety to 16 – 18″ with dark yellow buds covered in red hairs that open to green-yellow flowers.
Asplenium trichomanes – A Maidenhair sleenwort fern to about 9″ for part shade to shade and average to moist conditions.
Begonia ‘Harmony Red Robin’ – Rex Begonia hybrid – A miniature with leaves that have a black center suffused with an iridescent gray and banded in a brilliant red and bordered with chocolate brown. A vigorous grower that stays under 8″ in height. No frost and best to let dry between watering.
Begonia ‘Paul Hernandez‘ – One of the largest shrub begonia to 4 – 6’ tall and wide with large 2 foot wide palmately-lobed leaves that are a shiny dark olive green with an attractive pustulated texture and red veins on the upper surface and a bright brick red color below. Can be shy to bloom with white flowers. Plant in morning sun to shade. Hardy to about 25 F.
Blechnum brasiliense ‘Volcano’ – Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern – Good choice for smaller gardens as the trunk only reaches about one foot. Had sold of these, so this is a new crop.
Cordyline ‘Can Can’ – A clumping form of the cabbage tree to 3 – 4′ with weeping leaves that start out red and then age to cream and green. Best in part shade and hardy to 20 F.
Correa ‘Wyn’s Wonder – Variegated Australian Fuchsia to 2′ tall and 4′ wide with green and yellow leaves and red tubular flowers. Hardy to 20 to 25 F.
Crassula falcata – Airplane Plant- Clumping plants to about 2′ tall with Thick fat leaves alternately arranged on the stem with clusters of tiny red flowers. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Crassula ‘Springtime’ – Thick succulent green leaves to 6 – 8″ with pink flowers in late winter to early spring. Protect from winter cold and wet.
Dianella ‘Clarity Blue’ – Flax Lily – Blue foliage to 2 – 3′ tall. Part shade to full sun on the coast. Blue flowers.
Echeveria ‘Electric Glow’ – Forms 12-18″ rosettes with pastel pink and blue leaves with wavy edges. Hardy to 20 F ?
Echeveria shaviana hybrid – Mexican Ruffled Hen – Rosettes to less 1′ tall and wide with deep orange and coral flowers. Hardy to about 23 F, but probably when kept dry in winter.
Leucadendron ‘Safari Goldstrike’ – Gold Conebush – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with gold bracts.
Leucadendron s. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ – New variety for me with Ivory and Pink flowers to 3 – 4′ (?).
Lomandra longifolia blue green form – Grass-like plants to about 24″ tall by 2-3′ across. This is either ‘Blue Poles’ or L. filiformis ‘Goldfields Blue.’ Very hardy to about 15 F.
Passiflora edulis ‘Nancy Garrison’ – Hardy Purple passionfruit vine with edible fruit. Evergreen hardy to 25 F, and may rebound from even low 20’s.
New plants include (in gallon pots unless otherwise noted):
Abies koreana ‘Kohouts Ice Breaker’ – Korean Fir – A dwarf conifer growing very slowly to about 1′ – 2′ tall and wide in ten years. Very similar to the parent plant Abies k. Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ with twisted branches exposing the silver/white on the undersides of the leaves.
Acer pseudoplantanus ‘Esk Sunset’ – Beautiful Maple to about 12′ x 12′ in 10 years with leaves that emerge salmon colored in spring and then later in the season settle on green leaves with white and pink. And, if that is not enough, the underside of the leaf is purple. Protect from hot sun.
Calocedrus decurrens ‘Berrima Gold’ (2 gallon) – Beautiful golden form of the Incense Cedar to about 4 – 10′ tall and 2.5′ – 5′ wide in ten years. Can be difficult to establish when young. Mine which planted in the ground is doing well with part sun and planted a mound with amazing drainage.
Cedrus atlantica ‘Sahara Ice’– A selection of the Atlas Cedar to about 7′ tall and 3.5′ wide in ten years. New needle are white.
Cedrus atlantica ‘Sapphire Nymph’ – A prostrate, dwarf selection of the Atlas Cedar with shorter needle to about 1′ x 2.5′ in ten years.
Cedrus atlantica ‘Silberspitz’– An Atlas Cedar to about 8′ x 4′ in 10 years with white new growth. For part shade.
Cedrus deodara ‘Snow Sprite’ – A small selection of the Himalayan cedar to about 3′ x 2.5′ in ten years. New growth is white which turn to a creamy-yellow in summer. Also best in part shade.
Chamaeyparis nootkatensis ‘Sparkling Arrow’ (in 2 gallon pots) – A very narrow, weeping selection of the Nootka cypress with green and creamy-white foliage to 15′ x 2.5′ in 10 years.
Davidia involucrata ‘White Dust’ (in 2 gallon pots) – Dove Tree – A deciduous tree to 8′ x 4′ in 10 years. Leaves are variegated with cream, white and pink. White flowers in spring.
Gingko biloba ‘Grindstone’ – Columnar form to 25 – 30′ tall and only 5 – 6′ wide with the beautiful golden fall color.
Larix decidua ‘Puli’ (2 gallon) European Larch – A deciduous weeping form with green needle in spring and golden yellow fall color. Will only be as tall as you want to stake it to and weeps down from there.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Miss Grace’ – Weeping form of Dawn Redwood. A deciduous tree that will only be as tall as it is staked. Green foliage turning orange brown in fall.
Picea abies ‘Farnsburg’ – A dwarf groundcover selection of the Norway spruce to about 3′ wide in ten years. Can be staked to have some height.
Picea abies ‘Wartburg’ – An upright, weeping selection of the Norway spruce with a strong central leader and weeping branches. Young branches have orange bark. Tree to 7′ x 4′ in ten years.
Picea glauca ‘Ketch Harbor’ – A upright White spruce to 6′ x 4′ in ten years, if staked, with pendulous branches and blue-green needles.
Picea orientalis ‘Tom Thumb Gold’ – A miniature selection of the Oriental Spruce forming a flatten cone shape to 6″ tall and 1′ wide in ten years with bright gold foliage. Plant in morning sun, part shade to avoid burning the foliage.
Picea pungen ‘Dietz Prostrate’ – Prostrate form of the Colorado Spruce to 5 – 10′ wide in ten years with stiff blue needles. Height would depend on how you would stake it.
Picea pungen ‘Gabelle’s Golden Spring’ – An upright, pyramidal selection of the Colorado spruce to 6′ tall and 4′ wide in 10 years. New spring growth is butter yellow and then turns to green in about 4 – 6 weeks.
Picea pungens ‘Maigold’ – A pyramidal Colorado spruce to 5 – 10′ in ten years with yellow spring growth.
Pinus mugo ‘Carstens’ – A dwarf Mountain pine to about 1′ tall and 2′ wide in ten years with green needle of summer turning golden yellow in winter.
Pinus wallichiana ‘Frosty’ (2 gallon pots) – Upright selection of the Himalayan Pine forming a broad canopy to 8′ tall and 4′ wide in 10 years. Has long green needles with cream-yellow banding and long cones.
Sophora prostrata ‘Little Baby’- An shrub with branches that zig and zag all over the place with green leaves and big yellow flowers to about 3 – 4′.
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Water’ (2 gallons) – Upright weeping form of the Bald cypress to 8 -15′ tall and pendulous branches to 8 – 10′ wide.