A walk around the nursery on a Sunday in April.

A few photos from the nursery today:

Acer x conspicuum ‘Esk Flamingo’

Davidia involucrata ‘Iseli Fastigiate’

Aloe ‘David’s Delight’

Leucospermum ‘High Gold’

Tillandsia aeranthos bergeri clump

Aechmea covata

Quercus robur Furst Schwartzenburg

Clematis Multi Blue

Acer pseudoplantanus ‘Esk Sunset’

Aechmea recurvata Aztec Gold

Aechmea recurvata Aztec Gold

Tillandsia tectorum

Cornus f. Cherokee Chief

Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’

Iris PCH Lavender

Iris PCH Lavender

Begonia Paul Hernandez

Begonia Paul Hernandez

Teucrium c. ‘Summer Sunshine’

Iris PCH Wilder Than Ever

New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

Leucospermum ‘High Gold’

New plants this week include:

  • Acacia glaucoptera Prostrate (5 gallons) – Clay Wattle – An Acacia to about 3′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide.  New leaves are red or bronze and the stem have a purplish tone in winter.  Flowers of yellow balls produced in winter along the stems.  Needs full sun and good drainage.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Acacia glaucoptera

  • Agave nickelsiae (one gallons) – King Ferdinand Century Plant – Succulent forming rosettes slowly to 10″ tall and 18″ wide.  Hardy to 15 F, but keep dry in winter below 20 F.
  • Aloe camperi ‘Yellow’ (3 gallons) – Yellow Nubian Aloe – A clumping Aloe to 2 – 3′.  Blooms spring/summer with yellow flowers.  Hardy to mid 20’s F.

Aloe camperi Yellow

  • Aloe ferox ‘White Flower Form’ (15 gallon) – White Cape Aloe – A single stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9’+.  Blooms in late fall to winter with white flowers.  Very Hardy to 20 F, although flowers may be damaged at 24 F.  Plant in full sun.
  • Aloe deltoideodonta ‘Sparkler’ (1 gallons) – Kelly’s Sparkler Aloe – A complex hybrid Aloe.  Short squat rosettes marked with white marking.  Blooms in summer/fall with white tipped pink flowers.  Plant in sun to part sun.

Aloe deltoideodonta Sparkler

  • Aloe humilis x pratensis (3 gallons) – Deinharts hybrids – A small clustering Aloe cover with white teeth on all surfaces.  Blooms in summer with pale orange flowers.  Needs good drainage and avoid overwatering, especially in winter.

    Aloe humilis x pratensis

    Aloe humilis x pratensis

 

  • Aloe plicatilis (3 gallons and one 10 gallon Squat pot) – Fan Aloe  A succulent shrub to 4 – 8′.  Blooms in late winter to spring with orange-red flowers.  Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Aloe x spinosissima (2 gallons) – Spider Aloe – A clumping Aloe to about 2 – 3′.  Blooms orange red flowers in winter/spring.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Begonia grandis ‘Heron’s Pirouette’ (one gallons) – Hardy Begonia to 2 – 3′ with pink flowers in summer.  Dormant in winter.
  • Begonia ‘Paul Hernandez’ (5 gallons) – A shrub Begonia to 4 – 6′ with white flowers.  Plant in bright light (morning sun or part shade) and water regularly, but avoid overwatering it.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Begonia ‘Red Fred’ (3 gallons) – A rhizomatous begonia with large maroon leaves to about 1 – 2′ with pink flowers.  For bright light with regular watering.  Unknown hardiness so protect in winter.
  • Blechnum brasiliense Volcano (5 gallons) – Dwarf Tree Fern – New leaves to 28″ emerge red later turning green.  Short trunk to about 12″.  Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Callistemon ‘Cane’s Hybrid’ (5 gallons) – Bottlebrush – A large evergreen shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with pale pink flowers in late spring to summer.  Hardy to 20 F and very drought tolerant once established.

Callistemon ‘Cane’s Hybrid’

  • Cordyline australis ‘Pink Passion’ (one gallons) – Grass Palm – A palm-like plant with pink foliage growing to 12 – 20′.  Hardy to about 15 F.
  • Crassula falcata (4″ pots) – Airplane Plant – Succulent to abou 2′ with gray-green sickle-shaped leaves.  Red flowers in summer.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Echeveria x imbricata (4″ pots) – Hens and Chicks – (E. secunda x E. gibbiflora ‘Metallica’ – Succulent with gray-green rosettes to 4 – 8″ wide.   Plant in full sun.  Very hardy to 20 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Painted Frills’ (4″ pots) – Succulent with rosettes to about 12″ wide with pinkish red leaves with glowing pink wavy edges.  Plant in sun to part sun.  Keep on the dry side in winter and protect from frost.
  • Echeveria glauca blue (4″ pots) – Clustering succulent with blue rosettes to 6 – 8″.  Hardy to about 20 F.  Needs little water once established.
  • Euphorbia myrsinites (2 gallons) – 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.
  • Euphorbia resinifera (3 gallons) – Morrocan Mound – A mounding succulent to 1 – 2′ tall by 4 – 6′ wide.  Plant in well draining soil in full sun on coast to afternoon shade in hot climates.  Hardy to about 20 F.

Euphorbia resinifera

  • Farfugium japonicum ‘Gigantea’ (one gallons) – Giant Leopard Plant – Herbaceous perennial with large green leaves up to 18″ across for the shade garden.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Grevillea ‘Peaches and Cream’ (5 gallons) – A shrub to 6 – 8′ tall and slightly wider with yellow and pinkish orange flowers year-round. Hardy to about 23 F. Plant in full sun.

Grevillea Peaches and Cream

  • Grevillea ‘Red Hooks’ (5 gallons) – A shrub to 8 – 12′ + with red toothbrush shaped flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to about 20 F and drought tolerant once established.
  • Grevillea thelemanniana ‘Baby’ (1 gallons) -Spider Net Grevillea – A ground cover less that 1′ tall and 4′ wide with light red flowers almost year round.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Hakea salicifolia ‘Gold Medal’ (5 gallons) – Willow-leaved Hakea – Large shrub or small tree to 8 – 15′ with cream and green leaves that emerge pink. Hardy to 20 – 25 F. Can grow in full sun or part shade.
  • Jovobarba h. ‘Angels Wings’ (4″ pots) – Hens and Chicks – Clustering succulent with red-purple rosettes to about 2″.  Very hard to < 0 F and drought tolerant once established.
  • Lampranthus ‘Hot Flash’ (1 gallons) – A low growing succulent < 1 tall and 2 – 3′ wide with magenta flowers.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F with low water needs.

Lampranthus Hot Flash

  • Leucospermum ‘High Gold’ (5 gallons) – Golden Nodding Pincushion – Evergreen shrub to 5′ tall and 6′ wide with large yellow flowers in spring. Hardy to about 25 F
  • Mangave ‘Red Wings‘ (2 gallons) – A cross of a Manfreda sp. and Agave shawii producing rosettes red leaves up to 18″ tall and 26″ wide. Hardy to the low to mid 20’s F.

Mangave Red Wing

  • Russelia x St. Elmo’s Fire’ (Quart pots) – Firecracker Plant – Perennial with arching stems to 4 – 6′ with many red tubular flowers in spring to summer.  Hardy to 20 F.  May be damaged by frost in winter, but will recover in spring.
  • Senecio rowleyanus (4″ pots) – String-of-Pearls – Succuent with bead-like leaves that can cascade several feet.  For part sun/filter light. Protect from frost.
  • Teucrium c. ‘Summer Sunshine’ (One Gallons) – Creeping Germander – Perennial groundcover to 6 – 8″ tall and 12 to 24″ wide, with yellow/chartreuse foliage and pink flowers in summer.  Very hardy and deer resistant.

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