New plants arriving Friday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
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.
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.
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.
New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Adiantum x mairisii (one gallons) Maidenhair Fern – Clumping to about 3′ wide and 1′ tall in 5 years in part sun to light shade. Very hardy to < 15 F and deer resistant.
Adiantum x mairisii
Banksia integrifolia (five gallons) – Coast Banksia – Tree to 20′ + with yellow flowers in fall/spring. Hardy to 20 F or possibly a bit lower. Plant in full sun to partial shade.
Begonia karwinskiana (one gallons) Not much reference material to go on for this begonia, if the name is correct? Olive green bat wing shaped leaved with a chartreuse eye. Pink flowers. Protection form cold in winter.
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Diamond Heights’ (One gallons) – A trailing Ceanothus with variegated green and yellow foliage and blue flowers. Grows about 1′ tall and up to 6′ wide. Plant in part sun near the coast and give even less sun if planting in inland gardens to avoid leaf burn. Hardy to 20 F.
Ceanothus griseus h. ‘Diamond Heights’
Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’ (4″ pots) – Silver Ponysfoot – Groundcover to 6 – 12″ tall and 6′ wide with silver foliage. Great hanging over the edge of pots. Hardy to about 20 F.
Echeveria albicans (4″ pots) – Whitening Echeveria – This is one of the varieties of E. elegans forming tight rosettes to about 5″ with olive green to white leaves. Not that hardy and prefers to be dryer in winter.
Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ (4″ pots) – A E. peacockii hybrid with powdery blue leaves with reddened edges. Rosettes to abut 10″. Hardy to 25 ?
Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’
Echeveria gibbiflora (6″ pots) – Forms 1′ wide rosettes on stems to 12 – 18″ high with pinky gray leaves with frilly margins. Hardy to 25 F.
Echeveria parva (4″ pots) – Rosettes with icy blue-green leaves with pink tips to about 6″. Hardy to 25 F.
Eucalyptus pulveruenta ‘Baby Blue’ (4″ pots) – Florist Silver Dollar Tree – Sprawling form up to 25′ tall with blue leaves and white flowers in the fall and spring that the bees seem to love. Hardy to 15 F.
Faucaria feline subsp. tuberculosa (4″ pots) – Pebbled Tiger Jaws – Clump-forming perennial succulent to about 6″. Leaves are covered with small projections (tubercles) on the upper surface and white structures along the edge that look like teeth. Large yellow daisy-like flowers. Hardy to about 25 F. Keep pretty dry in winter.
Faucaria felina ssp tuberculosa
Grevillea ‘Flora Mason’ (five gallons) – Fast growing shrub to about 6′ tall and 5′ wide with apricot-yellow-pink flowers that attract hummingbirds. Hardy to about 20 F.
Grevillea ‘Frosty Pink’ (five gallons) – Low spreading shrub to 3′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with pink flowers that attract birds. Hardy to about 20 F.
Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ (One and five gallons) – Safari Conebush – Large shrub to 8 – 10′ with red bracts (flowers). Hardy to about 20 F.
Leucodendron ‘Safari Sunset’
Mahonia eurybractea ‘Beijing Beauty’ (one gallons) – Shrub to 4 – 5′ tall and wide for part shade. Yellow flowers in fall followed by blue-black berries. Hardy to < 15 F.
Philodendron selluom (one gallons) – Tree Philodendron – A large shrub up to 10′ tall with deeply lobed green leaves up to 4′ long. Plant in part shade inland and hardy to 25 F or less.
Salvia apiana (one gallons) – White Sage – Perennial to 4 – 5′ with gray-white leaves and pale pink flowers in summer. Contains aromatic oils and resins used in incense.