New plants this week @ Peacock Horticultural Nursery in Sebastopol, CA include:
Acacia iteaphylla – Willow Wattle – Small tree to 10 – 13′ with low water needs. Yellow flowers in Spring and hardy to 20 F.
Acacia redolens ‘Low Boy’ – Prostate Acacia – Low growing shrub (1-2′ high x 10 – 15 wide) with low water needs. Small vanilla scented yellow flowers in Spring. Hardy to 10 – 15 F
Agave bracteosa ‘Monterey Frost’ – Frosted Candelabrum Agave – A variegated form with white margins to 1′ high x 1.5′ wide. Plant in part sun and protect when temps. drop below 20 F.
Agave ‘Filigree’ – Filigree Sierra Mixteca Agave – A small agave (1-2′ high x 2-3′ wide) with gray white leaf margins. Hardy to 20 F, or possibly lower. Low water needs. Possibly a hybrid of A. titanota?
Agave gentryi ‘Jaws’ – A very hardy Agave to about 4′ high and 6′ wide. Plant in full Sun at the coast to part sun inland. Hardy to 5 F.
Agave ‘Parracolorata’ – A cross of A. parrasana x A. colorata with 2′ tall silvery-gray leaves with nice leaf imprints. Very low water needs and hardy to possibly 15 F.
Asclepias speciosa – Showy Milkweed – Plant this 3′ and spreading native for your monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. Very hardy and drought tolerant.
Combretum fruticosum – Orange Flame Vine – A vine to 12 – 20′ with support. Flowers from summer to fall with yellow toothbrush-like flowers, turning orange with age. Hardy and evergreen to 26 F, but can tolerate temps down to 20 F or lower with some damage.
Dichondra sericea – Silverleaf Ponysfoot – Groundcover with silver gray leaves. Hardy to 10 F. Great for hanging over the edge of a pot!
Echeveria agavoides ‘Lipstick’ – A succulent to 6″ high and 8 – 12″ wide. Green leaves with red edges. Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Echium wildpretii – Tower of Jewels – Biennial with silver gray leaves blooming the second season to 5 – 6′ with dark pink flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Grevillea ‘Peaches and Cream’ – A shrub to 4 – 6′ tall and wide with multicolored flowers in shades of yellow, pink and orange. Hardy to about 23 F.
Leucospermum ‘Brandi Dela Cruz’ – Brandi Sky-rocket Pincushion – Shrub to 7′ with bright orange pincushion flowers. Plant in full sun with drained soil and mulch heavily. These plants prefer an acidic soil. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer very low in phosphorus , but also containing trace elements.
We have had a cool summer for the most part here at Peacock Horticultural Nursery, with foggy mornings and low to mid-seventies in the afternoon. Not that I am complaining, as lower temperatures mean less watering for me. The following are some of the plants that are blooming or bearing fruit this month:
Asclepias physocarpa (Milkweed) – Great plant to attract butterflies to your garden. 4-6′ tall with white flowers followed by lime green, balloon-like seed pods.
Clerodendron bungei ‘Pink Diamond’ (Variegated Glory Bower) – A beautiful 30″ shrub for part shade in USDA zones 8 – 9. Blooms 3 – 4 months with fragrant, pink flowers. Foliage is variegated with white and various shades of green.
Clerodendron trichotomum (Harlequin Glorybower) – A small suckering tree to about 15′ for sun to part shade in USDA zones 6 – 9. Flowers are very fragrant and white, and in the fall bear bright blue fruits.
Colletia paradoxa, Colletia spinosa, and Colletia ulicina – Nearly leafless, spiny, South American shrubs with white to pink fragrant flowers in summer.
Crinodendron hookerianum (Chilean Lantern Tree) – A 15′ evergreen shrub originally from South America with red flowers. Grows best in partial shade in USDA zone 8b – 10. Freezes may damage flowers or young growth.
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) – A 2-3′ strap-leafed perennial for the shade garden. Blue flowers are followed by very striking deep blue fruits in summer.
Eryngium pandanifolium (Giant Sea Holly) – A clump forming perennial for full sun in USDA zone 7 – 9. The thin, spiny, silver-green leaves are 3′- 4′ and the thistle-like, multi-branched flower stalk can be 8′. A very impressive plant in bloom!
Hibiscus x moscheutos ‘Lord Baltimore’ (Rose Mallow) – A hardy 5′ tall perennial with large, red Hibiscus flowers from Summer until the first frost. Dormant in winter and hardy to USDA Zone 5.
Musschia wollastonii (Madeira Giant Bellflower) –A rare monocarpic plant from the Island of Madeira. Forms a large rosette of green leaves a top a woody trunk up to 3′ – 5′. Produces a huge, multi-branched, pyramidal display of odd greenish-yellow flowers and then dies.
Puya mirabilis– A terrestrial Bromeliad that forms many 2′ rosettes of thin, spiny, grass-like leaves. Chartreuse flowers are produced on 2-3′ stalks in summer.
Roscoea purpurea (Roscoe’s Lily) –A winter dormant perennial for part sun in USDA zones 7b to 9b. Rich purple flower to 2.5″ in summer.