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.