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.

A few photos from around Peacock Horticultural Nursery this afternoon between light showers.

A few photos from around Peacock Horticultural Nursery this afternoon between light showers.  Blooming now tin the nursery:

Paeonia s. Shimanishiki

Ribes s. Variegatum

Veltheimia b. Yellow Comet

Magnolia laevifolia

Corydalis Berry Exciting

Banksia ericifolia Compact Form

Mimulus Fiesta Marigold

Leucadendron discolor Pom Pom

Aeonium Sunburst

Hakea francisiana

Wollemia nobilis

New Tillandsia/Air Plants in stock at Peacock Horticultural Nursery. Many in bloom now!

Tillandsia stricta The Broom

List of new Tillandsia /Air plants:

  • Tillandsia aeranthos Minuette (Small Cluster) – Small bromeliads that form clusters with hundreds of individual plants
  • Tillandsia aeranthos/bergeri hybrid – Flowers with pink bracts and purple petals
  • Tillandsia aeranthos hybrid Giant (Specimen Clump)
  • Tillandsia aeranthos The Red (Specimen Clump)
  • 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.
  • Tillandsia tectorum 9-12″ – same as above
  • Tillandsia tenuifolia Bush Giant – 
  • Tillandsia tenuifolia Purple Torch

Tillandsia stricta Stiff Gray

Tillandsia stricta The Broom

Tillandsia stricta Giganticus

Happy Spring! More new plants arriving Friday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

Echeveria ‘Electric Glow’

List of new plants includes:

  • 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.
  • Pelargonium crispum ‘Variegated Golden’ – Lime green, lemon scented leaves.
  • Pteris c ‘Albo-lineata’ – Silver Ribbon Fern – Fern to 1 -2′ tall with fronds that are white in the middle with a green outline.  Hardy to about 20 F.  Prefers moist soils in part to full shade.
  • Thamnochortus insignis – Restio – Thatching Reed to about 4 – 6′ and 6 – 9′ wide.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Thymus ‘Foxley’ – A variegated thyme with green and white foliage with pink flowers in summer.  Can be used for cooking.  Grows to 6 – 8″ tall and twice as wide.  For full sun to part sun.

Aloe ‘Wunderkind’

Crassula ‘Springtime’

Echeveria shaviana hybrid

Alpinia z. Variegata

Pelargonium crispum Variegated Gold

Echeveria ‘Electric Glow’

Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Orange’

Some new conifers and other plants that are now available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Acer p. ‘Esk Sunset’

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.

Picea pungens ‘Gabelle’s Golden Spring’

New succulents available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Euphorbia gorgonis

I brought many new succulents into the nursery last month and have been growing them on.  The following is a list of newly available succulents (or available later this spring in some cases):

  • Aloe aculeata – Prickly Aloe – A solitary, stemless Aloe growing to about 18″.  Flowering in winter with orange flowers.  The plants are very hardy to 20 F, although the flowers are not as hardy as the plant.  Plant in full sun.
  • Aloe betsileensis – Bertileo Aloe – Solitary and nearly stemless Aloe to 12″ to 18″ with bluish leaves with red teeth. Blooms yellow flowers in winter.  Leaves blush purple gray in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe broomii – Snake Aloe – Usually solitary, short-stemmed Aloe to 2- 3′.  Green leaves with brown teeth. Pale greenish yellow flowers are hidden behind the flower bracts. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe broomii var tarkaenis – Snake Aloe – Differing from species in that the flower can be seen a little bit beyond bracts.
  • Aloe dhufarensis – Dhofar Aloe – Solitary and stemless Aloe to 18″ tall and rosettes 2 – 3′ wide.  Red flowers in Spring.  Hardy to 20 F.  Young plants do not like to be in wet soil in winter.
  • Aloe elegans – A solitary and stemless Aloe to about 2′ with yellow or orange flowers in winter/spring.  Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy 20 about 25 F,
  • Aloe erinacea – This is one of (of many) my favorite Aloes right now.  Winter growing, Small, slow growing to 8 – 12″ tall.  Leaves are armed with white to black spines.  Red flowers opening yellow in winter. Hardy in habitat to 27 F.
  • Aloe ferox – Cape Aloe – A single-stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9’+ with orange-red flowers in winter/spring.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to 20 F, but flowers may be damaged at 24 F.
  • Aloe humilis – Spider Aloe – Small clumping Aloe to less that 1′ tall with orange-red flowers in winter/spring. Hardy to low 20’s.
  • Aloe lutescens – A suckering, with short stem Aloe to 2 – 3′ with bright red opening to  yellow flowers in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ngongensis – A clumping Aloe to 3 – 5′ with orange  flowers blooming multi times a year. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ‘Pepe’ – Hybrid between descoingsii x haworthioides.  Very small clump forming with individual rosettes about 2″.   Not sure about leaving this one outside in winter as hardiness information is all over the place, but guessing no frost for this little guy. Flowers orange-red.
  • Aloe pienaarii – Very similar to Aloe cryptopoda to 3′ tall with orange flowers.  Hardy to 20 – 25F.
  • Aloe ‘Snowstorm’ –  Small clumping Aloe with green and white leaves and orange flowers in winter.  Not hardy to frost and probably best in part sun.
  • Aloe ukambensis – A clumping stemless aloe with leaves up to a yard across.  Red flowers in Fall.  Hardy to 25 F.
  • Aloe vryheidensis – Wolkberg Aloe – A 5′ tall with 3′ wide rosettes on short stems.  Orange flowers in spring.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Aloinopsis rosulate – Small succulent/mesemb with green-gray leaves and light pink flowers with red midline stripes.  Winter grower, so dormant in summer and needs little water at this time.  Hardy to 23 F if dry.
  • Carnegiea gigantea – Saguaro Cactus -Very, very slow growing columnar cactus.  Needs protection from hot afternoon sun when young.
  • Cheiridopsis denticulate – Mesemb – Clumping succulent groundcover to 4″ tall,  Winter grower, so wants no to very little water in summer.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echinocereus viereckii spp morcallii – A clumping cactus branching with many nearly spineless ribbed stems to about 20″.  Bloom occur in May with large bright magenta flowers. Hardy to 23 F if dry.
  • Euphorbia brevitorta – A small medusoid Euphorbia to 6″ tall and 12″ wide with twisted stems.  Caudex (or fat, swollen stem, or aboveground root) can reach up 2.5″.  Protect from frost.
  • Euphorbia caput-medusae – A medusoid Euphorbia with many branches (up to 2 – 3′ long) produced from a caudex up to 8″ wide.  Plant in full sun at the coast to light shade inland.  Hardy to about 23 F, and drought tolerant.
  • Euphorbia colliculina – Another medusoid Euphorbia to about 6″ tall and 12″ wide with a caudex with green finger-like stems.  Protect from frost and winter wet I believe.
  • Euphorbia flanaganii – Medusoid Euphorbia to 2″ tall and 12″ wide.  It has a central caudex with fingerlike green stems radiating from out of it.    I have this one growing in my garden with full sun and good drainage.  I would protect from freezes, but they did fine the last couple of years with light frost in my garden.
  • Euphorbia flanaganii crest – Like the plant above only crested.  Looks like a wavy green coral to 6″ tall and 12″ wide.  I have not left this one outside in the winter.  Supposedly hardy to 25 F.
  • Euphrobia gorgonis – Yet another medusoid form of Euphorbia.  I love these cute little guys!  Forms a central 5″ caudex with green stems radiating out it.  Whole plant is about 12″ wide.  Needs a deep pot with a gritty mix.  Supposedly hardy to 25 F, but probably if kept dry.
  • Euphorbia gorgonis (DMC 3874, Motherwell) –  Another slightly different form of the above with arms slightly more stubby than the typical form.
  • Euphorbia groenewaldii – A caudiform succulent with spiral stems with thorns to about 3″ from a central caudex.  Keep dry in the winter
  • Euphorbia inermis var huttonae – A medusoid Euphorbia up 20″ wide with fingerlike stems.  Has yellow, fragrant flowers.  Like a sunny well drained spot.  Hardy to low 20’s, but does not like winter wet.  Lobes are glabrous (without hairs or fuzz) on this variety.
  • Euphorbia inermis var inermis – Same as above except this one has white, fragrant flowers and hairy lobes between the glands.
  • Euphorbia jansenvillensis – Branches to 12 – 18″ that cylindrical, spineless and jointed. Propagates from stolens.
  • Euphorbia monacantha ‘Mrs. Ash’ – A medusoid euphorbia with stems to  about 8″ with beautiful purple-red patterns on a green background.  I am guessing no frost on this little guy or gal.
  • Euphorbia persistens – Forming a caudex with blue-green short stems radiating out with a pattern dark green half circles.
  • Euphorbia sp aff. gorgonis – Mudusoid euphorbia similar to E. gorgonis.
  • Euphorbia stellata – Medusoid euphorbia forming a large caudex to 5 – 6″ tall and 2 – 3″+ in diameter with flattened branches with white markings radiating from the top of the caudex.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Euphorbia tortirama – A medusoid euphorbia forming a swollen root or caudex to 2 – 3″ in diameter with branches radiating out to 12″ twisted in a tight spiral.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Euphobia tuberculate – A medusoid form with finger like tubercle-covered (a small raised area or nodule on the plants surface) branches.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Faucaria tigrina – Tiger Jaws – A small, suckering succulent to about 3″ with large yellow flowers in fall. Grow in bight light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Ferocactus chrysacanthus – A barrel cactus with striking yellow spines to a height of about 2′ and 10″ in diameter.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.  Needs full sun, but avoid wetting the body of barrel cactus when in sun as this may cause scars.
  • Ferocactus echidne – Barrel cactus to about 14″ tall and 8″ in diameter.  Yellow flowers in late winter.  Seems pretty hardy, but not sure about winter wet.
  • Ferocactus gracilis ssp coloratus – Fire Barrel Cactus with red spines.  Grows 4’+ tall  and 12″ in diameter with yellow red-tinged flowers in early summer.   Hardy to 25 F.
  • Ferocactus gracilis ssp gracilis – As above with slightly smaller spines.
  • Huernia hustrix – Porcupine Huernia – Creeping stems to about 3″ with large cream colored flowers with purple banding.  Grow in bright shade with protection from cold and wet in winter.  Flowers smell like rotting meat.
  • Mammillaria elongata Red – A succulent groundcover forming tight clumps of fingerlike stems to about 4″ with red spines.  Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Pleiospilos nelii  – Split rock – A mesemb to about 3″ tall and 4″ in diameter with yellow-orange flowers from spring to mid-summer.  Watering is key to growing these.  Do not water in the summer or the in the dead of winter.  And, when you do water only when soil is dry.  If in doubt, DO NOT WATER!
  • Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ – Same as above only this variety is purple in color and the flower is deep rose.
  • Rebutia narvaecensis – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers.  Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Stenocereus thurberi – Organ Pipe Cactus with several stems to 16′ growing from a single short trunk.  White flowers that bloom at night.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night. Hardy to 18 F. Drought tolerant.
  • Titanopsis calcarean (fulleri) – Mesemb – Mat forming succulent to about 3″ in diameter.  This selection has crystalline warts on the tips of the leaves instead of occurring on the terinal triangle.  Water ONLY when growing in late fall and early spring. Daisy like orange-red flowers in fall/winter.

Some new Deciduous Trees are now available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

Aesculus turbinata ‘Marble Chip’

We brought these deciduous trees into the nursery late last fall when they were just going dormant for the winter.  They are just starting to leaf out for this season so we have put them out in the nursery for sale.  Limited numbers available of the following in one or two gallon pots:

  • Acer japonicum ‘Ed Woods II’ – Japanese Maple-  Medium sized tree to 15 – 20’+ with very large leaves – up to 10″ across.  Very nice fall colors.
  • Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Memmingeri’ – European Horsechestnut to 40’+ with white flowers in spring.  Leaves are white when they first appear in spring.
  • Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Marble Chip’ – Japanese Horsechestnut Tree – Leaves are pink in green when the emerge in spring and then large green and white variegated leaves.
  • Disanthus cercidifolius ‘Ena Nishiki’  – Shrub to 6’+ with green heart shaped leaves edged in creamy white.  Prefers bright shade.  Very nice fall color.
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Bicolor Sartini’ – Beech tree to 40′ tall with variegated foliage.
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Franken’ – Very slow growing Beech with heavily variegated leaves of white and green.  Best in part shade as to avoid burning the foliage in full sun.
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Nicole’ – Variegated dwarf beech tree for part shade.
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Rohan Red Weeping’ – A weeping Beech tree to 6 – 8′ with red leaves.
  • Ginkgo biloba ‘Kohout Pendula’ – Dwarf weeping Maidenhair Tree to 5′ (?).  Yellow fall color.
  • Quercus robur ‘Filicifolia’ – Cutleaf English Oak – Tree to 15 – 20′ (?) for full sun.
  • Quercus robur ‘Furst Schwarzenburg’ – Variegated English Oak – Tree to 20 -25′ with a second flush of growth in summer with variegated green and white foliage.
  • Quercus robur ‘Irtha’ – Oak tree to 20′ with clumps of oddly shaped green leaves.
  • Quercus robur ‘Strypemonde’ -Oak tree to 25′ with oddly shaped leaved with cream to white variegation.
  • Quercus x warei ‘Chimney Fire’ –  Columnar Oak Tree to 30 to 40′ tall and only 8 – 10′ wide with very nice fall color.
  • Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ – Japanese Snowball Tree – Small tree to 6′ with purple foliage and white fragrant flowers on maroon stems.

Acer japonicum ‘Ed Wood #2’ Fall Color

Aesculus turbinata ‘Marble Chip’

Disanthus cercidifolius ‘Ena Nishiki’

Quercus robur ‘Furst Schwarzenburg’

Quercus robur ‘Irtha’

Quercus robur ‘Irtha’

Styrax j. ‘Evening Light’

 

 

 

More new plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery today. It must be spring.

Leucospermum ‘Tango’

New plants include:

  • Aeonium arboretum ‘Electra’ – Purple Pinwheel – Grows to about 2′ with purple rosettes of leaves to about 6″.  Hardy to about 27 F.  Full sun near the coast and part shade inland.
  • Aeonium ‘Mint Saucer’ – Green Aeonium – Mounding 2 -3′ feet with large rosettes of green leaves.  Prefers cool sun to part sun.  Hardy to 25 – 30 F.
  • Aeonium pseudotabuliforme – Green Platters – A low growing plant with flattened rosettes of green leaves.  Perfers cool sun or part shade.  Hardy to about 25 F
  • Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ – Copper Pinwheel – Grows to 2′ tall with rosettes of variegated green and white leaves edged in coppery red.  Prefer cool sun to part shade.  Hardy to about 28 F.
  • Agapanthus ‘Twister’ – Green strappy leaves  making a 2′ mound with white flowers with a dark blue violet base in summer.  Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
  • Agave bracteosa ‘Monterey Frost’ – Frosted Candelabrum Agave – To about 1′  tall and 1 – 2′ wide with creamy white leaf margins.  Prefers cool sun to part shade,  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Aloe Africana –  Spiny Aloe – Solitary tree-like Aloe to 6′ or more producing flowers yellow and orange flowers January thru March. Grows in full sun with little summer water once established.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ‘Delta Lights’ – Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid – A suckering Aloe to about 18″ x 2′ with beautiful green and white leaves.  Best in morning sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Anigozanthus ‘Bush Ranger’ – Dwarf Kangaroo Paw – Grows to about 2′ with red flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
  • Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ – Manzanita – Native shrub to 7 – 10′ tall and wide with beautiful red bark and pink flowers in winter/spring.  Hardy to 0 – 10 F.
  • Cercis canadensis ‘Merlot’ – Eastern Redbud – A deciduous tree to 10 – 15 feet tall and wide with burgundy leaves and rose pink flowers in spring.  Leaves will fade to green by summer and yellow fall color.  Plant in full sun to light shade.  Hardy to 0 F.
  • Chondropetalum tectorum Thick – Cape Rush – Restio forming dense grass-like clumps to 3 – 6′ tall.  Grows in full sun to light shade with low water needs once established.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ – Small scale groundcover succulent growing 7″ tall and 18″ wide with staked red-edged leaves.  Grow in full sun to get the best red coloring. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ – A terrestrial bromeliad with green plastic-looking leaves to 1′ tall and 1 – 2′ wide.  No spines along the leaf margins, but very sharp leaf tips.  Best grown in part sun (Morning sun).  Supposedly hardy to 20 F, but I have experienced damage to the plant, so perhaps needs to be dry in winter if you experience temperatures below freezing.
  • Echeveria colorata ‘Mexican Giant’ – Echeveria colorata forma brandtii selection – A large succulent forming powdering white rosettes with tinges of pink to about 1′ across.  Can be grown in full sun to part shade.  Hardy to 25 F.
  • Euphorbia leucodendron – Cat Tails Euphorbia – A spineless succulent shrub to 4 – 6′ or more.  Grow in full sun to light shade.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Very low water needs.  Caution: Sap may be irritating.  Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the milky white sap.
  • Grevillea ‘Kings Fire’ – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with 4″ long orange-red flowers that appear nearly year-round.  Plant in full sun. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Low water needs once established.  Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus.  Origin:  Australia
  • Hakea francisiana – Grass-leaf Hakea – Large shrub to 10 – 16′ with 4″ long racemes of deep pink flowers in winter to spring.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to 18 F.  Low water needs once established.  Origin: Australia
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Goldstrike’  – Yellow Conebush – Growing to about 6′ tall with yellow bracts “flowers” in winter/spring.  Grow in full sun.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Low water needs once established.  Great cut flowers.
  • Leucospermum ‘Brandi de la Cruz’ – Sky-rocket Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 7′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring.  Best grown in full sun.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘California Sunshine’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with orange in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum cuneiforme ‘Goldie’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with golden yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘High Gold’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 6 x 6′ with bright yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 28 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbons’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 5′ + with or salmon colored flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum  ‘Tango’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ – 8′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 24 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘Veldfire’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ x 6′ with yellow and orange flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 8″ x 18″ succulent with mint green leaves with a lavender overlay and dark spots (spots best in full sun).  Plant in full to part day sun.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 15″ x 3′ succulent with frosty silver-gray leaves with a dark purple mottled overlay  (best color in full sun). Plant in full to part day sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Melaleuca incana – Gray Honey-myrtle – A 10′ x 10′ shrub with light yellow bottlebrush flowers in spring to summer.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 20 – 25 F.  Needs little water once established, but looks better with occasional watering.
  • Mimulus ‘Fiesta Marigold’ – Monkeyflower – Perennial to 1 – 2′ with orange flowers  Plant in full to part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Monstera deliciosa – Split-leaf Philodendron – Large tropical vine making a beautiful houseplant for bright indirect light. Hardy to about 28 – 30 F.
  • Pachypodium lamerei –  Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside. Needs protection from frost.  Grow in bright light.  Water regularly in summer and sparingly in winter.
  • Phlebodium aureum ‘Mandaianum’ – Blue Star Fern – Fern growing to 2 – 3′ with blue fronds.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Plant in full to part shade.
  • Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Starfish’ (Sansevieria cylindrica v patula ‘Boncel’) – Snakeplant – Plants grow 6 – 12″ with fat leaves.  Makes a great houseplant for bright light.  Hardy to 30 -32 F.  Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet.  Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Sansevieria ‘Superclone’- Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with blue-gray leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Sansevieria zeylanica – Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with stripped leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Stapelia sp. – Small succulent for part sun. Large dark colored flowers that smell like rotting flesh.  In winter avoid frost and keep plants dry.
  • Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night.  Hardy to 18 F.  Drought tolerant.
  • Trickocereus terscheckii (syn Echinopsis terscheckii) – Argentine “Saguaro” – Large columnar cactus to 15′ – 20′ with white flowers.  Hardy to 15 F.  Very drought tolerant.

Aeonium arboreum ‘Electra’

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Agave bracteosa ‘Monterrey Frost

Aloe ‘Delta Lights’

Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ranger’

Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’

Leucospermum ‘Goldie’

Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles

Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’

Stetsonia coryne

Trichocereus terscheckii