New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week:
Agathis robusta (five gallons pots) – Queensland Kauri – A tall conifer that may grow 80′ or more tall and 15′ or more wide. Plant in full sun and hardy to about 15 – 20 F.
Agave celsii var albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) – Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand‘ (2 gallon pots) – Suckering Aloe forming a short trunk to 2- 3’ tall and wide. Leaves are a very pale green almost white with darker green lines running along leaf and orange teeth. Blooms are salmon colored occurring in late fall to early spring. Plant in full sun to light shade. Very hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand
Agave potatorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’ (2 gallon pots) Small variegated Agave with cream to yellow along leaf margins and blue-gray streaks in the middle of each leaf. Plant in full to part sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
Agave potarorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’
Aloe plicatilis (10 gallon squat pots) (syn Kumara disticha) Fan Aloe – A succulent shrub 3 -6′ tall or more with gray trucks ending in green leaves in a fan shape. Orange-red flowers in late winter to early spring. Plant in full sun at the coast to cool sun in inland. Hardy to about 23 F.
Chamaedorea hooperiana (7 gallon pots) Suckering palm to 12′. Grow outside in filtered light or grow as an indoor palm. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula ‘Pangolin’ (4″ pots) – A succulent with scale-like leaves resembling the scales of a pangolin (ant and termite eater). Terminal, honey scented, creamy white flowers. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula perforata GiantForm (4″ pots) Necklace Vine – A succulent with green leaves with red edges that have the appearance of being stacked on top of each other. Plant in full sun on the coast to light shade inland. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Crassula perforata Gaint Form
Crassula rupestris subsp. marieriana (4″ pots) Jade Necklace – Stacked succulent to 8″ with green leaves with red edges. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana
Cupressus cashmeriana (5 gallon pots) – Kashmir Cypress – A beautiful conifer with blue-green foliage forming a pyramidal shape to about 40 – 60′ tall and 15 to 20′ wide with weeping branchlets. Can be damaged by high winds and does not like prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Hardy to about 15 – 20 F. Photo of one of ours in our garden. We have three of these planted so far. I think we love them!
Cyphostemma juttae (2 gallon pots) Wild Grape – A deciduous succulent shrub to 6′ with large gray-green leaves that emerge red-purple in spring and drop off in the fall. Attractive swollen trunks (caudiciform) with papery, peeling bark. Plant in full sun in very well draining soil. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echeveria ‘Silver Queen’ (4″ pots) – A cultivar of E. affinis forming rosettes to about 8″ with silver-purple leaves. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echinopsis subdenudata (4″ pots) Easter Lily Cactus – Small green ribbed cactus to 3′ tall and 4 – 5″ in diameter. Produces large white, very fragrant 8″ flowers during the night. Needs bright exposure and regular water in summer and keep dry in winter. Hardy to about 25 F, but should protect from being wet in winter.
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ (4″ pots) Red Pencil Tree – A succulent shrub to about 4 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with reddish-golden stems. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Not hardy below 30 F and needs winter protection. Euphorbias have a milky sap that one should be careful to avoid contact with your skin and especially keep away from your eyes!
Euphorbia ‘Sticks on Fire’
Euphorbia susannae (6″ pots) Suzanne’s Spurge – Small clustering succulent to about 4″ tall and 12″ across with prominent tubercles all along the stems. Hardy to about 25 F if dry in winter.
Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’ (3 gallon pots) A tri-generic hybrid succulent forming rosettes to about 14″ tall and 27″ wide with gray-green leaves spotted purple. Plant in full to part sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F. These plants have genes of Agave gysophila ssp pablocarrilloi , Agave macroacantha, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii. Yellow flowers on 6′ tall stems occur after a few years of growth.
Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’
Haworthia cuspidata (4″ pots) Star Window Plant – A clustering succulent forming rosettes to 3 – 5″ across with translucent windows on the ends of the leaves. Grow in bright shade. Hardy only to about 30 F, so would need protection in winter.
Hawothia limifolia var. striata (aka. Miami) (6″ pots) File leaf Haworthia – Succulent rosettes to about 4″ with raised white turbercles that resemble a course file. Grow in bright shade. Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry, but best to protect from frost.
Haworthia limifolia v. striata
Haworthia retusa f acuminata (4″ pots) Succulent forming rosettes to a little more than 3″. Grow in bight light to part sun. Water in winter only when completely dry. Hardy to about 25 F if dry, but best to protect from frost in winter.
Haworthia retusa f acuminata
Haworthia venosa var. tessellata (4″ pots) Offsetting succulents forming rosettes to 5 – 6″ with leaves with a square pattern on the top of leaves. Grow in bright light – avoiding full sun. Protect from frost in winter.
Haworthia venosa var. tessellata
Isopogon formosus (5 gallon pots) An evergreen shrub originating in Australia to about 6′ tall and 4′ wide with purple/pink flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Hardy to about 20 F. Be careful with fertilizer as this plant is sensitive to phosphorus as are many plants from Australia.
Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (3 gallon pots) Ebony Conebush – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts. Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.)
Oreocereus trollii (6″ pots) Old Man of the Mountain – A columnar Cactus to about 2′ covered in white hairs and dark spines. Grow in full sun and water regularly during the growing season allowing soil to complete dry before watering again. No water in winter. Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry.
Philodendron ‘Hope‘ (one gallon pots) A P. selloum hybrid that does vine, growing to about 4′ tall and 3’ wide. Plant in light shade/part sun and hardy 20 – 25 F.
Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ (6″ pots) Hanging succulent to 2- 3′. Provide bright light and protect from frost in winter.
Sedum m. ‘Burrito’
Vebena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf form to 2′ tall and 3′ wide with purple flowers from spring to winter that will attract butterflies, bees and hummers to your garden.
Yucca linearifolia (3 gallon pots) Linear-leaf Yucca – Forms a rounded head of blue-green leaves to 2 – 3′ long all atop a trunk that can reach 4′ slowly. Plant in full sun and has low water needs once established. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Adiantum venustum (one gallon pots) – Himalayan Maidenhair Fern – A delicate evergreen fern spreading 3′ and 6″ tall. Hardy to < 15 F deer resistant. Plant in light shade and water regularly.
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – Swamp Milkweed (Quart pots) – Summer blooming perennial with white, fragrant flowers that attract butterflies to your garden. Grows in full sun to 3 – 3.5′. Hardy to < 15 F.
Begonia ‘Plum Paisley’ (one gallon pots) – Rex Begonia with a striking mult–colored leaves of plum and silver – growing to about 12″ x 12″ for part shade or shade. Not hardy.
Begonia ‘Plum Paisley’
Echeveria setosa var. deminuta (4″ pots) Firecracker Plant – And evergreen succulent forming many rosettes a little more than 3 – 4″ wide with tufts of hairs on the ends of the leaves. Yellow and red flowers emerge in spring attracting hummingbirds. Reportedly hardy to about 25 F, but I have not tried this one outside in the winter.
Echeveria setosa var deminuta
Epilobium ‘Schiefflin’s Choice’ (Quart pots) – California Fuchsia – A low growing perennial to about 6 – 8″ tall and up to 3′ wide with orange flowers in summer/fall that will attract hummingbirds to your garden. Deer resistant and hardy to at least 25 F.
Graptoveria ‘Debbi’ (4″pots) An evergreen succulent that is a hybrid of Graptopetalum amethystinum and an Echeveria sp. forming rosettes to about 8″. Plant in full sun and protect from frost in the winter. Reportedly hardy to 20 F, but perhaps only when dry.
Haworthia fasciata (4″ pots) (syn. Haworthiopsis fasciata) Zebra Plant – A suckering succulent with raised white turbercles on the outer leaves giving the impression of zebra stripes. Rosettes are 2 – 6″ wide and about 7″ tall. Best protected from cold and wet in winter, although hardy to 25 F if kept dry. Best in light shade, but can take some sun which will color up the leaves.
Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (one gallon pots) Ebony Conebush – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts. Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.
Melaleuca ‘Brian Walters’ (5 gallon pots) – Shrub with a dense habit to 3′ tall and 4′ wide with creamy yellow flowers in spring. Plant in full sun to part sun. Low water needs once established. Hardy to 20 to 25 F.
Melaleuca ‘Brian Walters’
Platycerium bifurcatum ‘Netherlands’ (2 gallon pots) Staghorn Fern – Can be gown outside during the warm months of the years in bright, indirect light. In winter protect from frost.
Platycerium b. ‘Netherlands’
Protea ‘Mini King’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf King Protea – Evergreen shrub to about 3′ tall and wide with large 6 – 8″ pink flowers. Plant in full sun in well-draining soil and protect from frost below about 28 F.
Russellia x ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ (Quart pots) Red Firecracker Plant – Grows 4 – 6′ tall and wide in part to full sun. Deep red flowers from spring till fall attracting hummingbirds to your garden. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Sempervivum ‘Gold Nugget’ (one gallon pots) – Succulent forming rosettes to 2- 3″ with golden leaves with red tips in winter- green in summer. Very hardy to < 15 F. Plant in full to part sun.
Sempervivum ‘Gold Nugget’
Silene uniflora ‘Druett’s Variegated’ (Quart pots) Great small scale groundcover with variegated foliage 2 – 4″ tall and up to 12″ wide. Wonderful in containers. White flowers. Very hardy to < 15 F for full sun to part sun.