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

Cordyline ‘Cardinal’ – Clump Forming Cordyline


Cordyline 'Cardinal'

Cordyline 'Cardinal'











‘Cardinal’ is a great new clump-forming Cordyline notable for it’s glossy red leaves, and its upright growth and arching broad leaves.  ‘Cardinal’ is a hybrid cross between the trunk-forming Cordyline australis and probably C. banksii.  This is a very new cultivar in the trade and data is still being collected.  Forms a clump to about 3′, and blooms in summer with many small fragrant, creamy flowers. 

Cordyline 'Cardinal'

Cordyline 'Cardinal'








To enhance its radiant red color, ‘Cardinal’ prefers to grow in morning sun or part shade in hotter areas to full sun in cooler areas.  This Cordyline is hardy to about 15 – 20 F. 

Cardinal is an outstanding accent plant  or feature planted in the garden, or is spectacular in mixed plantings (perhaps with some chartreuse foliage) in your favorite pots.   If you are looking for an alternative to Phormium(Flax), this plant can be used in much the same fashion (without the common problems I find with Flax – reverting, growing larger than reported, burning foliage, mealy bugs).

Cordyline 'Cardinal'

Cordyline 'Cardinal'











Other clump-forming Corydlines available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery are Cordyline ‘Renegade’ with dark-purple, almost black, foliage, Cordyline ‘Electric Pink’ with dark maroon leaves that are edged with bright neon pink, and Cordyline australis ‘Pink Champagne’ a very slow growing truck-forming cultivar with narrow pale-green leaves that are variegated along their margins with cream and blushed pink near the base.

In addition, I offer many of the trunk forming cultivars of Cordyline which will grow to a height of 15′ or more.  These include Cordyline australis ‘Dark Star’, C. a. ‘Paradise’, C. a. ‘Pink Stripe’, C. a. ‘Red Sensation’, C. a. ‘Red Star’, C. a. ‘Southern Splendour’, C. a. ‘Sundance’, C. a. ‘Sunrise’, and C. a. ‘Torbay Dazzler’.

Cordyline 'Cardinal'

Cordyline 'Cardinal'