We are crazy for xMangaves here at Peacock Horticultural Nursery. xMangaves are a cross between an Agave and a Manfreda. xMangaves tend to grow much faster than Agaves, and they are polycarpic, so they will flower and set seeds many times before dying. We have many of the new crosses available here @ Peacock Horticultural Nursery, including xMangave ‘Moonglow’ in the photo. As well as many more, including: xMangave ‘Inkblot, xMangave ‘Jaguar’, xMangave ‘Spotty Dotty’ and xMangave ‘Man of Steel’. And, more new varieties will be available soon. xMangave, like their parents, do not like wet feet in winter, so best planted in a well draining raised bed, or also will do great in pots.
Here are a few of the beautiful blooms in the nursery this month.
- Arisaema ciliatum
- Callistemon citrinus ‘Jeffersii’ ( Pink BottleBrush)
- Camellia ‘Scented Sun’
- Iris ‘Count Pulaski’ (Louisiana Iris)
- Iris pseudacorus ‘Roy Davidson’ (Flag Iris)
- Paeonia ‘Bartzella’ (Intersectional Peony)
- Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ (Mayapple)
- Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ (Frisia Black Locust Tree)
This is one of the plants that always demands attention by visitors to the nursery. A hybrid of several Asian Mayapples, Spotty Dotty features unusually large umbrella-shaped chartreuse leaves with dark spotting that emerge in the spring. The beautiful leaf in the photo below is more than one foot wide. Mature plants can reach about 18″ tall with garnet colored flowers found just under the leaves.
These plants spread slowly to form a clump about 2 feet wide or more. Best located in part shade in Zone 6 – 9.
Other Podophyllums available at the Peacock Horticultural Nursery are Podopyllum veitchii, P. versipelle, P. peltatum, P. pleianthum, P. hexandrum.