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).
- 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 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 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.