New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

New plants arriving Friday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

Begonia acetosa

  • Begonia acetosa – Ruby Begonia (one gallon pots) – A rhizomatous begonia with round foliage that is olive green on top and velvety red underneath.  Plant is less than 1′ tall.  Great hanging plant, houseplant in bright light.  Let dry between waterings.  Plants will appreciate a little extra humidity.  Not hardy and needs protection in winter.
  • Begonia ‘Angel Glow’ (2 gallon pots) – A rhizomatous begonia with foliage that is coppery red, ruffled and spiraled.  Let dry between waterings.  Hardiness unknown, but I would assume it would need protection from cold and wet in winter.

  • Begonia gehrtii ‘Comet’ (5 gallon pots) A rhizomatous begonia with large leaves that have an crazy texture.  Amazing!  Needs bright light and regular water. Needs protection from winter cold and wet.

Begonia gehrtii ‘Comet’

  • Dymondia margaretae – Silver Carpet (4″ pots) Slowly spreading, low groundcover 1 – 2″ only with gray-green and white leaves and little yellow flowers. Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  May need protection from gophers.  Hardy to 25 – 30 F.  Low water needs once established.
  • Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’  (5 gallon pots) A low growing goundcover shrub to about 1′ tall and up to 15′ wide with red brush-like flowers from winter to fall.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Needs little water once established.  Resistant to deer, rabbits and gophers, but loved by hummingbirds.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’

  • Grevillea ‘Spirit of Anzac’ (one gallon pots) – One of the newer Grevilleas forming large shrubs to 10′ tall and 8′ wide with bright red flowers nearly year-round.  Can be pruned in late spring to keep more compact and hopefully increase flower production. Plant in full sun in well drained soil and needs little water once established.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Loved by hummers.
  • Lomandra longifolia ‘Plantinum Beauty’ Variegated Mat Rush (one gallon pots) – Grass-like variegated green and white foliage to 3- 4′ tall and wide.  Can be used in full sun to part shade and will need little water once established.  Resistant to deer and rabbits.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Origanum Kirigami (Quart pots) – Ornamental oregano for full sun.  Great in pots hanging over the side to about 1 foot, or in the front of a perennial border.  Hardy to < 15 F.

Origanum Kirigami

  • Salvia ‘Desperado’ (one gallon pots) – A large hybrid sage (S. apiana x S. leucophylla) to 4 – 8′ tall and 4 – 6′ wide with aromatic white-gray leaves.  Plant in full sun in well drained soil and needs little water once established.  Hardy to 10 – 15 F.

Salvia ‘Desperado’

  • Sarracenia x ‘Scarlet Belle’ (4″ pots) Pitcher Plant – A hybrid between S. leucophylla and S. psittacina producing red pitchers with white spots to 15″ long.  Grow in full sun and keep wet by setting in a tray of water.  Hardy to below 15 F . Dormant in winter.

More new plants arrived this morning at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

More new plants arrived this morning at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Agave geminiflora ‘Leapin’ Lizards’ – Variegated Twin’-flowered Century Plant – Grows 20″ tall by 3′ wide in part sun to light shade.  Hardy to 25 F at least.
  • Cyathea ‘Brentwood’ – Australian Tree Fern – Thought to be robust form of C. cooperi growing 12 – 20′ tall in bright shade.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Fafugium japonicum ‘Argentea’ – White Edged Leopard Plant – Brighten up a shady part of your garden with this white and green variegated plant to 20″ tall. Hardy to 15 F.
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ – Conebush – Shrub to 8′ for full sun with red bracts “flowers”.  Hardy to 20 – 25F
  • Leucadendron ‘Little Bit’ – Conebush – A smaller shrub to only 2 – 3′ tall with creamy bracts “flowers” with orange centers.  Hardy to 20 – 25F.
  • Lomandra longifolia ‘Platinum Beauty’ – Variegated Dwarf Mat Rush – A variegated grass-like perennial to 2 – 3′ tall and wide.  Hardy to at least 20 F.
  • Phlebodium aureum ‘Mandaianum’ – Bear’s Paw Fern – Fern with blue-green fronds to 2 – 3′.  Nice as a house plant and hanging baskets.  Hardy to 25 F.
  • Senecio rowleyanus – String of Pearls – Trailing house plant to more than 2′.  Avoid frost. Hardy to  about 30 F.
  • Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’ – Creeping Germander – Creeping perennial with yellow to chartreuse leaves and pink flowers.  Grows to 6 – 8″ tall and about  2′ wide.
  • Thamnochortus insignis – Thatching Reed – Restio for full sun to 6 – 8′. Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Thymus x citriodorus ‘Aureus’ – Golden variegated Lemon Thyme –
  • Thymus vulgaris ‘Highland Cream’