Agave ovatifolia ‘Frosty Blue’ – Whale’s Tongue Agave – Very hardy to 5 F, 3-4′ tall . and wide. These are nice 7 gallon specimen plants.
Amaryllis belladonna ‘Alba’ – White Naked Lady Bulbs – Available in one gallon pots.
Anigozanthus ‘Big Red’ – Red Kangaroo Paws – Big and full five gallon plants – 6 feet tall! Really nice! Hardy and evergreen to 25 F, and will re-sprout to about 20 F.
Beschorneria yuccoides – Amole – Green and red flowers in summer, 4-5′ tall, hardy to <15 F, and low water needs.
Cordyline ‘Cha Cha’ – Nice, full two gallons available. Hardy to about 20 F. clumping 3-4′ weeping leaves of apricot, peach, yellow, and green.
Cycas panahihuaensis – Panahihua Sago Palm. 3-4′ pinnate leaves on a 4-6′ trunk. Very Hardy and evergreen to 20 F, and deciduous to about 10 F or lower. Large specimen plant available in 10 gallon Squat Pot.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Maria’ – Large rosette succulent to 1′ tall and wide, with red edged leaves. Very hardy to 14 F. Low water needs.
Eucalyptus ‘Moon Lagoon’ – Fine Leafed Mallee – Small tree 4 – 8′ tall, hardy to about 23 F.
Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ – Safari Conebush – Great specimen shrub with red and yellow flowers to 8′ tall. Low water needs.
Melaleuca incana ‘Prostrate Form’ – Prostrate Gray Honey-myrtle – Great for spilling over a pot or wall. 1-2′ tall and 4-6 wide. Low water needs.
Protea ‘Sylvia’ – Big pink flowers on a 6′ shrub. Low water needs. Hardy to mid-twenties.
I took this photo a couple of weeks ago as my Pampas Grass (Cortaderia s. ‘Gold Band’ which is a non-invasive species) planted in front of my property was beginning to bloom. This morning, I went out to find that someone had stolen all the blooms (fluffy white panicles). I know it’s “just” a pampas grass and anything planted in front of my fence along Gravenstein Hwy S. (Hwy. 116) is pretty much fair game for pilfering, but it does not make me feel any less violated.
If you see Pampas blooms for sale any where in the Sonoma County (Sebastopol Flea Market, Farmer’s markets, florist perhaps) – please do not buy them and support this behavior.