Happy Spring! More new plants arriving Friday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

Echeveria ‘Electric Glow’

List of new plants includes:

  • 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.
  • Pelargonium crispum ‘Variegated Golden’ – Lime green, lemon scented leaves.
  • Pteris c ‘Albo-lineata’ – Silver Ribbon Fern – Fern to 1 -2′ tall with fronds that are white in the middle with a green outline.  Hardy to about 20 F.  Prefers moist soils in part to full shade.
  • Thamnochortus insignis – Restio – Thatching Reed to about 4 – 6′ and 6 – 9′ wide.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Thymus ‘Foxley’ – A variegated thyme with green and white foliage with pink flowers in summer.  Can be used for cooking.  Grows to 6 – 8″ tall and twice as wide.  For full sun to part sun.

Aloe ‘Wunderkind’

Crassula ‘Springtime’

Echeveria shaviana hybrid

Alpinia z. Variegata

Pelargonium crispum Variegated Gold

Echeveria ‘Electric Glow’

Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Orange’

More new plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery today. It must be spring.

Leucospermum ‘Tango’

New plants include:

  • Aeonium arboretum ‘Electra’ – Purple Pinwheel – Grows to about 2′ with purple rosettes of leaves to about 6″.  Hardy to about 27 F.  Full sun near the coast and part shade inland.
  • Aeonium ‘Mint Saucer’ – Green Aeonium – Mounding 2 -3′ feet with large rosettes of green leaves.  Prefers cool sun to part sun.  Hardy to 25 – 30 F.
  • Aeonium pseudotabuliforme – Green Platters – A low growing plant with flattened rosettes of green leaves.  Perfers cool sun or part shade.  Hardy to about 25 F
  • Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ – Copper Pinwheel – Grows to 2′ tall with rosettes of variegated green and white leaves edged in coppery red.  Prefer cool sun to part shade.  Hardy to about 28 F.
  • Agapanthus ‘Twister’ – Green strappy leaves  making a 2′ mound with white flowers with a dark blue violet base in summer.  Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
  • Agave bracteosa ‘Monterey Frost’ – Frosted Candelabrum Agave – To about 1′  tall and 1 – 2′ wide with creamy white leaf margins.  Prefers cool sun to part shade,  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Aloe Africana –  Spiny Aloe – Solitary tree-like Aloe to 6′ or more producing flowers yellow and orange flowers January thru March. Grows in full sun with little summer water once established.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ‘Delta Lights’ – Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid – A suckering Aloe to about 18″ x 2′ with beautiful green and white leaves.  Best in morning sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Anigozanthus ‘Bush Ranger’ – Dwarf Kangaroo Paw – Grows to about 2′ with red flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
  • Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ – Manzanita – Native shrub to 7 – 10′ tall and wide with beautiful red bark and pink flowers in winter/spring.  Hardy to 0 – 10 F.
  • Cercis canadensis ‘Merlot’ – Eastern Redbud – A deciduous tree to 10 – 15 feet tall and wide with burgundy leaves and rose pink flowers in spring.  Leaves will fade to green by summer and yellow fall color.  Plant in full sun to light shade.  Hardy to 0 F.
  • Chondropetalum tectorum Thick – Cape Rush – Restio forming dense grass-like clumps to 3 – 6′ tall.  Grows in full sun to light shade with low water needs once established.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ – Small scale groundcover succulent growing 7″ tall and 18″ wide with staked red-edged leaves.  Grow in full sun to get the best red coloring. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ – A terrestrial bromeliad with green plastic-looking leaves to 1′ tall and 1 – 2′ wide.  No spines along the leaf margins, but very sharp leaf tips.  Best grown in part sun (Morning sun).  Supposedly hardy to 20 F, but I have experienced damage to the plant, so perhaps needs to be dry in winter if you experience temperatures below freezing.
  • Echeveria colorata ‘Mexican Giant’ – Echeveria colorata forma brandtii selection – A large succulent forming powdering white rosettes with tinges of pink to about 1′ across.  Can be grown in full sun to part shade.  Hardy to 25 F.
  • Euphorbia leucodendron – Cat Tails Euphorbia – A spineless succulent shrub to 4 – 6′ or more.  Grow in full sun to light shade.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Very low water needs.  Caution: Sap may be irritating.  Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the milky white sap.
  • Grevillea ‘Kings Fire’ – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with 4″ long orange-red flowers that appear nearly year-round.  Plant in full sun. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Low water needs once established.  Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus.  Origin:  Australia
  • Hakea francisiana – Grass-leaf Hakea – Large shrub to 10 – 16′ with 4″ long racemes of deep pink flowers in winter to spring.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to 18 F.  Low water needs once established.  Origin: Australia
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Goldstrike’  – Yellow Conebush – Growing to about 6′ tall with yellow bracts “flowers” in winter/spring.  Grow in full sun.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Low water needs once established.  Great cut flowers.
  • Leucospermum ‘Brandi de la Cruz’ – Sky-rocket Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 7′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring.  Best grown in full sun.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘California Sunshine’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with orange in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum cuneiforme ‘Goldie’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with golden yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘High Gold’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 6 x 6′ with bright yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 28 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbons’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 5′ + with or salmon colored flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum  ‘Tango’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ – 8′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 24 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘Veldfire’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ x 6′ with yellow and orange flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 8″ x 18″ succulent with mint green leaves with a lavender overlay and dark spots (spots best in full sun).  Plant in full to part day sun.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 15″ x 3′ succulent with frosty silver-gray leaves with a dark purple mottled overlay  (best color in full sun). Plant in full to part day sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Melaleuca incana – Gray Honey-myrtle – A 10′ x 10′ shrub with light yellow bottlebrush flowers in spring to summer.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 20 – 25 F.  Needs little water once established, but looks better with occasional watering.
  • Mimulus ‘Fiesta Marigold’ – Monkeyflower – Perennial to 1 – 2′ with orange flowers  Plant in full to part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Monstera deliciosa – Split-leaf Philodendron – Large tropical vine making a beautiful houseplant for bright indirect light. Hardy to about 28 – 30 F.
  • Pachypodium lamerei –  Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside. Needs protection from frost.  Grow in bright light.  Water regularly in summer and sparingly in winter.
  • Phlebodium aureum ‘Mandaianum’ – Blue Star Fern – Fern growing to 2 – 3′ with blue fronds.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Plant in full to part shade.
  • Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Starfish’ (Sansevieria cylindrica v patula ‘Boncel’) – Snakeplant – Plants grow 6 – 12″ with fat leaves.  Makes a great houseplant for bright light.  Hardy to 30 -32 F.  Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet.  Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Sansevieria ‘Superclone’- Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with blue-gray leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Sansevieria zeylanica – Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with stripped leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Stapelia sp. – Small succulent for part sun. Large dark colored flowers that smell like rotting flesh.  In winter avoid frost and keep plants dry.
  • Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night.  Hardy to 18 F.  Drought tolerant.
  • Trickocereus terscheckii (syn Echinopsis terscheckii) – Argentine “Saguaro” – Large columnar cactus to 15′ – 20′ with white flowers.  Hardy to 15 F.  Very drought tolerant.

Aeonium arboreum ‘Electra’

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Agave bracteosa ‘Monterrey Frost

Aloe ‘Delta Lights’

Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ranger’

Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’

Leucospermum ‘Goldie’

Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles

Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’

Stetsonia coryne

Trichocereus terscheckii

 

New plants this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Leucadendron Little Bit

Happy almost Spring.  New plants this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Adiantum hispidulum – Rough Maidenhair Fern
  • Alcantarea imperialis (Vriesea imperialis)  Very large Bromeliad – up to 5′ after many years.
  • Aloe ‘White Fox’ – Small green and white Aloe – 3 – 6″ tall and wide.
  • Blechnum brasiliense ‘Volcano’ – Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern – Good choice for smaller gardens as the trunk only reaches about  one foot.
  • Cordyline ‘Electric Flash’  – Clump forming Cordyine with chocolate and cream foliage to about 4′.
  • Dianella ‘Clarity Blue’ – Flax Lily – Blue foliage to 2 – 3′ tall.  Part shade to full sun on the coast.  Blue flowers.
  • Dianella ensifolia Variegata – Flax Lily -Variegated foliage to 2 – 3′.  Part shade to full sun on the coast.  Blue flowers and berries.
  • Dicksonia Antarctica – Tasmanian Tree Fern to 12 – 16′ tall.
  • Echeveria Mahogany Hybrids – Green-bronze foliage with 6″ wide rosettes.
  • Leucadendron ‘Little Bit’ – Smaller size Leucadendron to 2 – 3′ with creamy white and orange flower bracts.
  • Leucadendron s. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ – New variety for me with Ivory and Pink flowers to 3 – 4′ (?).
  • Manfreda u. ‘Chocolate Chips’ – Wavy, thin leaves spotted with chocolate colored spots.  To 1′ tall and 2’+ wide.
  • Parthenocissus henryana – Deciduous vine to 15’+. Nice Fall color.
  • Pelargonium g. ‘Colocho’ – Little scented geranium (rose scented ?) with twisted leaves.
  • Protea cynaroides – King Protea tp 3 – 5′ with huge pink flowers.
  • Ribes x gordonianum – A hybrid flowering current with red and yellow flowers in early spring. Deciduous shrub to 6′ tall and 8′ wide.
  • Woodwardia fimbriate – CA native Giant Tree Fern to 4- 6 tall and wide.

Echeveria Mahogany Hybrids

Leucadendron Strawberry Blonde

Dianella Clarity Blue

Blechnum brasiliense Volcano