New plants this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Agapanthus ‘Twister’ (one gallon pots) – Forms a 2′ x 2′ clump of green leaves for full sun to part sun. Blooming in summer with many white flowers with a dark blue violet base. Very hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Aloe deltoideodonta (one gallon pots) – a small clumping Aloe forming rosettes to 6 – 8″ wide and < 1′ tall. This form has pale green leaves with darker parallel lines and straw margins. Hardy to about 25 F. Salmon flowers in summer/fall.
Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Lilac’ (5 gallon pots) – Lilac Kangaroo Paws – Perennial to about 2 – 3′ with lavender pink flowers on 5 – 6′ tall gray pink stems from spring to fall. Plant in full sun and hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Lilac’
Banksia speciosa (5 gallon pots) – 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.
Cannomois grandis ‘Large Seed Form’ (15 gallon pots) – Tall Bell Reed – Large restio forming clumps of stems to 12 -15′ tall and 4 – 5′ wide. Plant in full sun to part sun in well-grained acidic soil and water regularly. Hardy to about 20 F.
Cannomois grandis ‘Large Seed Form’
Echeveria agavoides ‘Lipstick’ (2 gallon pots) – A succulent forming clumps of rosettes to about 6″ tall and 8 – 12″ wide with green leaves with red edges. Plant in well draining soil in full to part sun. Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Lipstick’
Echeveria agavoides ‘Maria’ (3 gallon pots) – A succulent forming clumps of rosettes to < 1′ tall and 14″ wide with apple-green leaves with red tips. Plant in well draining soil in full to part sun. Hardy to 14 F.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Maria’
Euphorbia leucodendron (2 gallon pots) – Cat Tail’s Euphorbia – A spineless succulent that typically grows to about 4 – 6′ tall. Plant in full sun to part sun in well drained soil and water infrequently if at all. Hardy to about 25 F.
Grevillea nudiflora ‘Medusa’ (5 gallon pots) Bare Flowering Grevillea – Low growing dense mat to < 1′ tall and up to 10′ wide. Very small red flowers mostly in winter/spring and sporadically thru the year. Plant in full sun to part sun in well draining soil. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Grevillea nudiflora ‘Medusa’
Hakea laurina (5 gallon pots) – Pin-cushion Hakea – A large shrub to small tree to 12- 20′ tall. Round pink and white pin-cushion flowers opening in mid-winter. Best planted in full sun in well draining soil. Low water needs once established. Hardy to about 20 F.
Parkinsonia aculeata (5 gallon pots) – Mexican Palo Verde – Small tree to 15 – 20′ tall and wide with yellow-green bark and thin leaves that create a very nice dappled shade. Yellow, fragrant flowers in summer are very showy. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Low water needs once established. Hardy to about 18 F.
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (one gallon pots) – Golden-yellow creeping succulent to 2-5″ tall and 1-2′ wide. Plant in full sun to part sun in well draining soil. Best looking with some watering thru the year. Hardy to < 15 F. Great in pots hanging over the side. This is one of my personal favorite go-to groundcovers.
Sedum rupretre ‘Angelina’
Selenicereus anthonyanus (2 gallon pots) Fishbone Cactus – An epiphytic cactus with 2-3′ long green stems that are deeply lobed. Large (5 x 8″) violet-red fragrant flowers appearing spring/summer. Great hanging plant, house plant for cool sun to light shade. Hardy only to about 30 F.
Trevesia palmata (5 gallon pots) Snowflake Aralia – An evergreen small tree to 15 – 20′ tall and 8 – 12′ wide with large deeply lobed leaves. Plant in light shade to part sun and best with regular water. Only hardy to 25 – 30 F, so protect in winter.
Veltheimia bracteata ‘Pastel Series’ (one gallon pots) Pastel Forest Lily – Semi-deciduous bulbs with green wavy leaves to about 1′ long. Best to withhold water in summer and let the bulbs go dormant. Leaves return in fall and flower in winter/spring with yellow, pink or peach tubular flowers. Plant in light shade to part sun in well draining soil. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
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.
Agave ovatifolia ‘Frosty Blue’ – Whale’s Tongue Agave – Very hardy to 5 F, 3-4′ tall . and wide. These are nice 7 gallon specimen plants.
Amaryllis belladonna ‘Alba’ – White Naked Lady Bulbs – Available in one gallon pots.
Anigozanthus ‘Big Red’ – Red Kangaroo Paws – Big and full five gallon plants – 6 feet tall! Really nice! Hardy and evergreen to 25 F, and will re-sprout to about 20 F.
Beschorneria yuccoides – Amole – Green and red flowers in summer, 4-5′ tall, hardy to <15 F, and low water needs.
Cordyline ‘Cha Cha’ – Nice, full two gallons available. Hardy to about 20 F. clumping 3-4′ weeping leaves of apricot, peach, yellow, and green.
Cycas panahihuaensis – Panahihua Sago Palm. 3-4′ pinnate leaves on a 4-6′ trunk. Very Hardy and evergreen to 20 F, and deciduous to about 10 F or lower. Large specimen plant available in 10 gallon Squat Pot.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Maria’ – Large rosette succulent to 1′ tall and wide, with red edged leaves. Very hardy to 14 F. Low water needs.
Eucalyptus ‘Moon Lagoon’ – Fine Leafed Mallee – Small tree 4 – 8′ tall, hardy to about 23 F.
Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ – Safari Conebush – Great specimen shrub with red and yellow flowers to 8′ tall. Low water needs.
Melaleuca incana ‘Prostrate Form’ – Prostrate Gray Honey-myrtle – Great for spilling over a pot or wall. 1-2′ tall and 4-6 wide. Low water needs.
Protea ‘Sylvia’ – Big pink flowers on a 6′ shrub. Low water needs. Hardy to mid-twenties.