New succulents, Cactus and Sansevierias that will be available this Spring at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

New succulents, Cactus and Sansevierias that will be available this Spring at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Aloe ferox (one gallon pots) – Cape Aloe – A single stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide.  Orange flower spikes occur in late winter.  Plant in full sun and needs little water once established.  Hardy to about 20 F, although flowers may be damaged at about 24 F.
  • Aloe Goliath (one gallon pots) – A large Aloe to 8 – 12′ tall and 4 – 5′ wide.  Thought to be a cross of Aloe barberae and A. vaombe.  Salmon to orange flowers in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe Walmsley’s Bronze Variegated (4″ pots) – a clumping, small succulent forming rosettes to about 6″ tall and wide with dark green leaves with streaks of white and light green. Leaves will turn bronze in more light.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe wickensii (4″ pots) A succulent that forms a solitary rosette to about 2 – 3′ tall and wide. Bi-colored flower of red and yellow in winter.  Plant in full sun to part sun in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Astrophytum capricorne (4″pots) Goat’s Horns Cactus – Solitary round cactus with eight ribs when young but then becomes more columnar with age up to 4′ tall.  Fragrant yellow flowers with a red centera in summer.  Plant in a well draining cactus mix and water regularly during the growing season (summer).  Keep dry in winter.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F if dry.
  • Bromelia pinguin (4″ pots) – Bromeliad – A terrestrial bromeliad with rosettes of silver green leaves that are extremely prickly to 3 – 4′.  Flower stalk is reddish with white flowers. Edible fruit tastes like pineapple. Grow in part shade in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Cereus Blue Taffy – (6″ pots) – A crested cultivar that looks much like the crested form of Cereus forbesii. Grows to 12″ by 6″ in well draining soil.  Probably no frost.
  • Cereus peruvianus monstrosus – These are seedling from a monstrose version of this plant.  I will hold onto these see if they are interesting.
  • Diocorea elephantipes (4″ pots) Elephants Foot – A perennial deciduous caudiciform vine. The caudex (water storing organ) can reach 2 – 3′ and more with vining foliage in winter/spring. Withhold water when green growth dies back. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echinopsis huasha (4″ pots) Red Torch Cactus – A columnar cactus to 2.5 – 5′ tall with red flowers that bloom at night.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Echinopsis macrogona (4″ pots) (aka Trichocereus macrogonus)  This genus is a mess.  These are reported to be much the same as Echinopsis peruviana with the spines being brown or red on E. macrogona. A columnar cactus to 13′ tall and 7.5″ in diameter.  Plant in full sun to bright light. Large night blooming white flowers. Reported to be hardy to as low as -9 C = 15.8 F for short periods.
  • Echinopsis pachanoi (2 gallon pots) San Pedro Cactus – A large, multi-stemmed columnar cactus to 10 to 20′ tall and 6′ wide. Large white, night blooming flowers in summer. These cactus prefer regular water during the growing season and best dry in the winter. Plant in full sun (morning sun), although they may burn if hot sun. Hardy to about 10 – 15 F.
  • Echinopsis strigosa (4″ pots) A columnar cactus to about 2′ tall and 2.5″ in diameter forming clumps up to 3′.  May have a creeping habit. White flowers in summer.  Plant in full sun to bright light.  Reported to be hardy to about 20 F.
  • Echinopsis tercheckii – Argentine Saguaro (one gallon pots) – A large columnar cactus producing arms with age. Grows to 30 to 40′ tall. Very large white flowers that bloom at night and only last until the following afternoon. Plant in full sun to bright light and hardy to about 15 F.
  • Edithcolea grandis Lake Boringa, Kenya (4″ pots) Persian Carpet Flower – A succulent in the stapelioid  group with amazing flowers.  Branched stems grow to about 12″.  Plants should be kept warm (> 60 F) and dry in winter.  Water regularly during the summer growing season when soil is dry.  Grow in bright light.
  • Euphorbia caput-medusae (one and two gallon pots) A medusoid Euphorbia with many branches (up to 2 – 3′ long) produced from a caudex up to 8″ wide. Plant in full sun at the coast to light shade inland. Hardy to about 23 F, and drought tolerant. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia polygona Bethelsdorp – From seed collected near Bethelsdorp, South Africa.  A columnar cactus to 1 to 5′ tall and 3 to 4″ in diameter.  Small purple flowers. Can form clumps up to 3’+ wide with columns of various heights.  Grow in light shade to full sun.  The general rule being that the smaller and rounder the variety, the less sun that it can tolerate. Reported hardy to 25 F, and even 15 F if soil is dry.  Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes.  Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia gorgonis (4″ pots)  Medusoid Euphorbia Forming a central 5″ caudex with green stems radiating out. Whole plant is about 12″ wide. Needs a deep pot with a gritty mix. Supposedly hardy to 25 F, but probably if kept dry. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia horrida var. nova (4″ pots) African Milk Barrrel – A clumping, twisting succulent to about 8″ tall forming colonies over time.  Plant in part sun/bright light. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia horrida var striata (6″ pots) A succulent with columnar stems that are grayish-white to about 30″. The ribs have undulations, and the stem is banded with grey-green stripes.  Plant in part sun to bright light.  Hardy to about 25 F, and 15 F if soil is dry. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia inermis var inermis (6″ pots)  A medusoid Euphorbia up 20″ wide with fingerlike stems. Has white, fragrant flowers. Like a sunny well drained spot. Hardy to low 20’s, but does not like winter wet. Lobes are hairy between the glands. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia makallensis (one gallon pots) – Sausage plant – Clumping succulent Euphorbia with four-sided stems to 12 – 18″, short paired spines, and small yellow cyathia (flowers). Very similar to and easily confused with Euphorbia resinifera. Sun loving and drought tolerant. Do not overwater.  Hardy to 25 F, but perhaps best dry in winter? Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia pseudoburuana (8″ pots) A succulent forming a woody caudex to about 3″ in diameter and up to 5″ high.  Succulent branches come from the top of the caudex and up to 19.5″ long.  Plant in well draining soil in bright light.  Hardy to about 25 F if dry. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
  • Euphorbia pulvinata VDV 366 (6″ pots)  A succulent propagated from material originally from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa east of Queenstown.  A clumping columnar succulents to about 5″ with many branched from the base. Grow in well draining soil (great in pots!) in part sun or bright light.  Water when growing.  No water during the winter.  Hardy to 16 F if dry.
  • Gymnocalicium tucavocense (4″ pots) now G. anisitsii. Succulent to 4″ tall , 3 – 6″ in diameter and are colorful and highly decorative, with characteristic horizontal clear and dark strips. The clear areas (above the areoles) are pastel-grey-pink while the dark zone (below the areoles) are Deep olive-green to brown-purple. Areoles are small bumps on cacti out of which grow cluster of spines. Pink Flowers.  Water when growing in summer when dry and very little to no water in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F, if roots dry.
  • Haworthia Chocolate (4″ pots) – Clustering succulent with retusa-shapes with flattened leaf end to about 4 – 6″.  Leaves are a chocolate-brown color. Protect from winter frost and wet.
  • Hawothia cymbiformis variegated (4″ pots) .  Succulent forming clustering rosettes to 3″ tall and 4″ wide with dark green leaves with streaks of white and light green.  Plant in well draining soil and water only when dry.  Bright light.  Hardy to 25 or 30 F.
  • Mammillaria sempervivi (4″ pots) A succulent forming solitary or clustering round balls to about 3″ wide with white wool between the areoles.  White flowers with a pink strip.  Plant in well draining soil and water only when dry.  Hardy to 25 F, if roots dry.  No water in winter.
  • Melocactus matanzanus (4″ pots) Turk’s Cap Cactus – A rounded cactus to 3 – 4″ forming a white cephalium (the structure, where the flower buds will form) and they flower when quite young with hot pink flowers Plants rest between October and April and prefer to be kept warm during this rest period above 50 F.  Also care must be taken not to overwater these plants. They do not want to be completely dry.
  • Rebutia steinbachii ssp tiraquesis (4″ pots) – Clumping rounded cactus to 1.5″ tall and 2″ wide with bright red flowers.  Plant in well draining soil in bright light. Keep dry in winter.
  • Sansevieria francisii FKH 432 (6″ pots) Snake Plant – A herbaceous perennial succulent with green leaves up to 6″ in length and as sharply pointed. The distinctiveness of this plant lies in its growth form: the leaves stack in compact rows of five and it keeps adding more rows until they either flop over or send out stolons, or both. In this manner it can grow to a lenght of 60 cm or more. Best grown indoors in bright light (will tolerate low light) and water about once a week in summer and once a month in winter (even less if very cold).
  • Sansevieria grandis (2 gallon pots) Creeping rhizomes send out two to five wide leathery leaves with patterned emerald colors. Mature heads can produce spikes of white tubular flowers. Smaller than S. Masoniana, does best in very constantly warm conditions, tolerating some low-light conditions–never reaches the massive size of masoniana.
  • Sansevieria sp. aff rorida LAV 23154 (8″ pots) This likely is an undescribed species that falls in the range between Sansevieria rorida and S. pinguicula. Collected by Lavranos (Lav 23154) north of Mogadishu, Somalia, these slow-growing plants tend to have a distichous form with stout light-green unspotted leaves. Houseplant. No frost.
  • Sansevieria t. var hahnii Gold Star (6″ pots) S. trifasciata var. hahnii has the shortest leaves in the S. trifasciata complex. This cultivar has nearly yellow leaves with subtle green banding. This form also is more prostrate than the typical var. hahnii. Houseplant. No frost.
  • Stapelia gigantea (4″ and one gallon pots) Starfish Flower – A spineless succulent to about 8″ tall and may sprawl up to 2′.  14″ flowers are yellow with maroon lines and fringed with hairs.  Pretty amazing!  Keep warm (above 50 F) and dry in winter.
  • Trichocereus hybrid White (4″ pots) This hybrid Trichocereus, came from material originally from northern Argentina. An offsetting shrubby plant, this hybrid has relatively large white flowers.

New plants available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

New plants available by Thursday at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

  • Aloe ferox White Flower Form (15 gallon pots) – 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 ferox White Flower Form

  • Cupressus cashmeriana (5 and 15 gallon pots) Kashmir Cypress – A beautiful conifer with blue-green foliage forming a pyramidal shape to about 40 – 60′ tall and 15 to 20′ wide with weeping branchlets. Can be damaged by high winds and does not like prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Hardy to about 15 – 20 F.  We have three of these planted so far. I think we love them!  I apologize for the green tape in the photo that the grower used to tie these up.  Drives me crazy that is used.  I personally only use jute twine.

Cupressus cashmeriana

  • Dudleya brittonii (one gallon pots) Giant Chalk Dudleya – Succulent forming rosettes of chalky-white leaves to 12 – 18″. Plant in full sun on coast or part shade inland. Avoid overhead irrigation. Hardy to about 15 F.

Dudleya brittonii

  • Heteromeles arbutifolia ‘Davis Gold’ (5 gallon pots) – Davis Gold Toyon – A selection of the CA native evergreen shrub with yellow berries in winter.  Can grow to 6 – 10′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide.  White, fragrant flowers occur in late spring to early summer.  Plant in full sun to part shade.  Low water needs once established and very hardy to about 0 F.  Attracts butterflies and birds to your garden!

Heteromeles a. Davis Gold

  • Heteromeles arbutifolia (5 gallon pots)  – Toyon – Same as above only with more typical red berries in winter.
  • Leucospermum ‘Blanche Ito’ (5 gallon pots) Sky-rocket pincushion – An evergreen shrub to about 4 – 5’+ tall and wide.  Red orange flowers from winter till spring.  Plant in full sun in well drained soil and mulch the soil around plant.  Low water needs once established and hardy to about 25 F.

Leucospermum Blanche Ito

  • Manfreda ‘Mint Chocolate Chip’ (4″, one and  2 gallon pots)  –  A succulent forming a rosette to about 6 –  8″ tall and 18 – 24″.  Succulent leaves have wavy edges and dark spots all over them.  Plant in full sun to part sun in well draining soil.  Low water needs once established.  Very hardy to about 5 F.

Manfreda Mint Chocolate Chip

  • x Mangave ‘Falling Waters’ (2 gallon pots) – From crossing a Manfreda maculosa with an Agave ovatifolia. A succulent rosette to 1 – 2′ tall and 2 – 3′ wide with blue-gray leaves wide teeth on the sides.  Plant in full sun in well drained soil.  Hardy to about  20 F.

x Mangave Falling Water

  • x Mangave ‘Silver Fox’ (2 gallon pots) A cross of Manfreda ‘Bloodspot and Agave gypsophila.  Forms a succulent rosette to about 1′ tall and 2 – 3’ wide with beautiful silver-gray leaves.  Plant in ful sun in well draining soil and hardy to about 20 F.

x Mangave Silver Fox

  • Sansevieria masoniana (2 gallon pots) Mason’s Congo – Great houseplant with leaves 8 – 10″ wide and 3 – 5′ tall.
  • Senecio candidans Angels Wings (one gallon pots) Sea Cabbage – A perennial to about 16″ tall and wide with large velvety white leaves. Plant in cool sun to bright shade and best with regular water. Hardy to about 20 F.

New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Aloe africana

New plants arriving today and available now at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Aloe africana – (6″ pots  & 5 gallon pots) A small tree Aloe to 6 – 8′ and 2 – 4′ wide with orange flower buds that open yellow typically in winter.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Low water needs once established.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Aloe africana

Aloe africana

  • Aloe ferox – (2 gallons pots) – A solitary Aloe to 6 – 8′ and 3 – 5′ wide with orange flower typically in fall/winter. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Low water needs once established. Hardy to about 20 F, although flowers may be damaged at around 24 F.

Aloe ferox

  • Cereus peruvianus monstrosus  (2 gallon pots) A columnar blue-green cactus growing to about 15’+ with a twisting, irregular undulating pattern on the stem ribs. Occasional white flowers bloom at night.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Cereus peruvianus monstosus

  • Echinopsis pachanoi  – San Pedro Cactus – (5 gallon pots) – A large, multi-stemmed columnar cactus to 10 to 20′ tall and 6′ wide.  Large white, night blooming flowers in summer.  These cactus prefer regular water during the growing season and best dry in the winter.  Plant in full sun (morning sun), although they may burn if hot sun.  Hardy to about 10 – 15 F.

Echinopsis pachanoi San Pedro Cactus

 

  • Echinopsis terscheckii – Argentine Saguaro – (3 gallon pots) – A large columnar cactus producing arms with age.  Grows to 30 to 40′ tall.  Very large white flowers that bloom at night and only last until the following afternoon.  Plant in full sun to bright light and hardy to about 15 F.

Echinopsis terscheckii

  • Encephalartos altensteinii x lehmannii – (5 gallon pots) – A cross producing a beautiful cycad with long blue-silver-green leaves.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 25 F.

Encephalartos altersteinii x lehmannii

  • Euphorbia trigona ‘Royal Red’ – African Milk Tree – (4″ pots) – Be cautious of white sap!  Avoid getting sap on skin or eyes.  A succulent to about 6′ with triangular stems that are flushed purplish-red. Grow in full sun to bright light and protect from frost in winter.  Water only during the growing season.

Euphorbia trigona Ruby Red

  • Leucadendron ‘Spider’ – Spider Pincuchion – (5 gallon pots) – An evergreen shrub to about 6 – 8′ tall and 5 – 10 ‘ wide with salmon and golden-yellow pincushion flowers in late spring to early summer.  Plant in full sun in well draining  soil and hardy to about 25 F.

Leucospermum ‘Spider’

  • Opuntia microdasys var. albispina – Bunny-ear Prickly Pear – (6″ pots) – Succulent forming many small pads with white hair-like glochids covering the pads.  Be very careful not to get these glochid in your skin!  Yellow flowers followed by red fruits.  Hardy to 25 F in winter if sol is kept dry.

Opuntia microdasys var. albispina

  • Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Patula’ – (3 gallon pots) – Great houseplant for bright light.  Water only when dry. Very little water required in winter.  Not hardy.

Sansevieria cylindrica Patula

  • Sedum morganianum Burrito- Burro’s Tail – (6″ pots) – Trailing succulent up to 3″.  Great for hanging pots.  Needs plenty of bright light.  Water only when dry.  Not hardy.

Sedum m. ‘Burrito’

  • Sterlitzia nicolai – White Bird Of Paradise – (2 gallon pots) – Clump forming tropical foliage plant to 20’+ for full sun to part shade.  Nice container plant indoors.  White flowers.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Sterlitzia nicolai

New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week:

  • Agathis robusta (five gallons pots) – Queensland Kauri – A tall conifer that may grow 80′ or more tall and 15′ or more wide.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 15 – 20 F.

Agathis robusta

  • Agave celsii var albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) –  Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
  • Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand‘ (2 gallon pots) – Suckering Aloe forming a short trunk to 2- 3’ tall and wide.  Leaves are a very pale green almost white with darker green lines running along leaf and orange teeth.  Blooms are salmon colored occurring in late fall to early spring.  Plant in full sun to light shade. Very hardy to 15 – 20 F.

Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand

  • Agave potatorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’ (2 gallon pots) Small variegated Agave with cream to yellow along leaf margins and blue-gray streaks in the middle of each leaf.  Plant in full to part sun.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Agave potarorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’

  • Aloe plicatilis (10 gallon squat pots) (syn Kumara disticha) Fan Aloe – A succulent shrub 3 -6′ tall or more with gray trucks ending in green leaves in a fan shape.  Orange-red flowers in late winter to early spring.  Plant in full sun at the coast to cool sun in inland.  Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Chamaedorea hooperiana (7 gallon pots) Suckering palm to 12′.  Grow outside in filtered light or grow as an indoor palm.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Crassula ‘Pangolin’ (4″ pots) – A succulent with scale-like leaves resembling the scales of a pangolin (ant and termite eater).  Terminal, honey scented, creamy white flowers.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Crassula ‘Pangolin’

  • Crassula perforata Giant Form (4″ pots) Necklace Vine – A succulent with green leaves with red edges that have the appearance of being stacked on top of each other.  Plant in full sun on the coast to light shade inland.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Crassula perforata Gaint Form

  • Crassula rupestris subsp. marieriana (4″ pots) Jade Necklace – Stacked succulent to 8″ with green leaves with red edges.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana

  • Cupressus cashmeriana (5 gallon pots) – Kashmir Cypress – A beautiful conifer with blue-green foliage forming a pyramidal shape to about 40 – 60′ tall and 15  to 20′ wide with weeping branchlets. Can be damaged by high winds and does not like prolonged periods of hot, dry weather.  Hardy to about 15 – 20 F.  Photo of one of ours in our garden.  We have three of these planted so far.  I think we love them!

Cupressus cashmeriana

  • Cyphostemma juttae (2 gallon pots) Wild Grape – A deciduous succulent shrub to 6′ with large gray-green leaves that emerge red-purple in spring and drop off in the fall.  Attractive swollen trunks (caudiciform) with papery, peeling bark. Plant in full sun in very well draining soil. Hardy to about 25 F.

Cyphostemma juttae

  • Echeveria ‘Silver Queen’ (4″ pots) – A cultivar of E. affinis forming rosettes to about 8″ with silver-purple leaves.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echinopsis subdenudata (4″ pots) Easter Lily Cactus – Small green ribbed cactus to 3′ tall and 4 – 5″ in diameter.  Produces large white, very fragrant 8″ flowers during the night.  Needs bright exposure and regular water in summer and keep dry in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F, but should protect from being wet in winter.

  • Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ (4″ pots) Red Pencil Tree – A succulent shrub to about 4 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with reddish-golden stems.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Not hardy below 30 F and needs winter protection.  Euphorbias have a milky sap that one should be careful to avoid contact with your skin and especially keep away from your eyes!

Euphorbia ‘Sticks on Fire’

  • Euphorbia susannae (6″ pots) Suzanne’s Spurge – Small clustering succulent to about 4″ tall and 12″ across with prominent tubercles all along the stems.  Hardy to about 25 F if dry in winter.

Euphorbia susannae

  • Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’ (3 gallon pots) A tri-generic hybrid succulent forming rosettes to about 14″ tall and 27″ wide with gray-green leaves spotted purple.  Plant in full to part sun.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.  These plants have genes of Agave gysophila ssp pablocarrilloi , Agave macroacantha, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii.  Yellow flowers on 6′ tall stems occur after a few years of growth.

Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’

  • Haworthia cuspidata (4″ pots) Star Window Plant – A clustering succulent forming rosettes to 3 – 5″ across with translucent windows on the ends of the leaves.  Grow in bright shade.  Hardy only to about 30 F, so would need protection in winter.

Haworthia cuspidata

  • Hawothia limifolia var. striata (aka. Miami) (6″ pots) File leaf Haworthia – Succulent rosettes to about 4″ with raised white turbercles that resemble a course file.  Grow in bright shade.  Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry, but best to protect from frost.

Haworthia limifolia v. striata

  • Haworthia retusa f acuminata (4″ pots) Succulent forming rosettes to a little more than 3″.  Grow in bight light to part sun.  Water in winter only when completely dry.  Hardy to about 25 F if dry, but best to protect from frost in winter.

Haworthia retusa f acuminata

  • Haworthia venosa var. tessellata (4″ pots) Offsetting succulents forming rosettes to 5 – 6″ with leaves with a square pattern on the top of leaves.  Grow in bright light  – avoiding full sun.  Protect from frost in winter.

Haworthia venosa var. tessellata

  • Isopogon formosus (5 gallon pots) An evergreen shrub originating in Australia to about 6′ tall and 4′ wide with purple/pink flowers in winter/spring.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 20 F.  Be careful with fertilizer as this plant is sensitive to phosphorus as are many plants from Australia.
  • Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (3 gallon pots) Ebony Conebush – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts. Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.)
  • Oreocereus trollii (6″ pots) Old Man of the Mountain – A columnar Cactus to about 2′ covered in white hairs and dark spines.  Grow in full sun and water regularly during the growing season allowing soil to complete dry before watering again.  No water in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry.

Oreocereus trollii

  • Philodendron ‘Hope‘ (one gallon pots) A P. selloum hybrid that does vine, growing to about 4′ tall and 3’ wide.  Plant in light shade/part sun and hardy 20 – 25 F.
  • Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ (6″ pots) Hanging succulent to 2- 3′.  Provide bright light and protect from frost in winter.

Sedum m. ‘Burrito’

  • Vebena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf form to 2′ tall and 3′ wide with purple flowers from spring to winter that will attract butterflies, bees and hummers to your garden.
  • Yucca linearifolia (3 gallon pots) Linear-leaf Yucca – Forms a rounded head of blue-green leaves to 2 – 3′ long all atop a trunk that can reach 4′ slowly.  Plant in full sun and has low water needs once established.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Yucca linearifolia

New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Echeveria setosa var deminuta

New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Adiantum venustum (one gallon pots) – Himalayan Maidenhair Fern – A delicate evergreen fern spreading 3′ and 6″ tall.  Hardy to < 15 F deer resistant.  Plant in light shade and water regularly.
  • Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – Swamp Milkweed (Quart pots) – Summer blooming perennial with white, fragrant flowers that attract butterflies to your garden.  Grows in full sun to 3 – 3.5′.  Hardy to < 15 F.
  • Begonia ‘Plum Paisley’ (one gallon pots) – Rex Begonia with a striking mult–colored leaves of plum and silver – growing to about 12″ x 12″ for part shade or shade.  Not hardy.

Begonia ‘Plum Paisley’

  • Echeveria setosa var. deminuta (4″ pots) Firecracker Plant – And evergreen succulent forming many rosettes a little more than 3 – 4″ wide with tufts of hairs on the ends of the leaves.  Yellow and red flowers emerge in spring attracting hummingbirds.  Reportedly hardy to about 25 F, but I have not tried this one outside in the winter.

Echeveria setosa var deminuta

  • Epilobium ‘Schiefflin’s Choice’ (Quart pots) – California Fuchsia – A low growing perennial to about 6 – 8″ tall and up to 3′ wide with orange flowers in summer/fall that will attract hummingbirds to your garden.  Deer resistant and hardy to at least 25 F.
  • Graptoveria ‘Debbi’ (4″pots) An evergreen succulent that is a hybrid of Graptopetalum amethystinum and an Echeveria sp. forming rosettes to about 8″.  Plant in full sun and protect from frost in the winter.  Reportedly hardy to 20 F, but perhaps only when dry.

Graptoveria ‘Debbi’

  • Haworthia fasciata (4″ pots) (syn. Haworthiopsis fasciata) Zebra Plant – A suckering succulent with raised white turbercles on the outer leaves giving the impression of zebra stripes. Rosettes are 2 – 6″ wide and about 7″ tall.  Best protected from cold and wet in winter, although hardy to 25 F if kept dry.  Best in light shade, but can take some sun which will color up the leaves.

Haworthia fasciata

  • Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (one gallon pots) Ebony Conebush  – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts.  Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.

Leucadendron ‘Ebony’

  • Melaleuca ‘Brian Walters’ (5 gallon pots) – Shrub with a dense habit to 3′ tall and 4′ wide with creamy yellow flowers in spring.  Plant in full sun to part sun.  Low water needs once established.  Hardy to 20 to 25 F.

Melaleuca ‘Brian Walters’

  • Platycerium bifurcatum ‘Netherlands’ (2 gallon pots) Staghorn Fern – Can be gown outside during the warm months of the years in bright, indirect light.  In winter protect from frost.

Platycerium b. ‘Netherlands’

  • Protea ‘Mini King’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf King Protea – Evergreen shrub to about 3′ tall and wide with large 6 – 8″ pink flowers.  Plant in full sun in well-draining soil and protect from frost below about 28 F.
  • Russellia x ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ (Quart pots) Red Firecracker Plant – Grows 4 – 6′ tall and wide in part to full sun.  Deep red flowers from spring till fall attracting hummingbirds to your garden.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Sempervivum ‘Gold Nugget’ (one gallon pots) – Succulent forming rosettes to 2- 3″ with golden leaves with red tips in winter- green in summer.  Very hardy to < 15 F.  Plant in full to part sun.

Sempervivum ‘Gold Nugget’

  • Silene uniflora ‘Druett’s Variegated’ (Quart pots) Great small scale groundcover with variegated foliage 2 – 4″ tall and up to 12″ wide.  Wonderful in containers.  White flowers.  Very hardy to < 15 F for full sun to part sun.

Silene u. ‘Druett’s Variegated’

 

More new plants coming tomorrow to Peacock Horticultural Nursery

New plants for Friday include:

  • Aquilegia ‘Woodside Goldspot’ – (one gallons) Variegated Columbine
  • Begonia acetosa (One gallons)

Begonia acetosa

  • Begonia ‘King Tut’ (one gallons)

Begonia ‘King Tut’

  • Blechnum brasiliense ‘Cristata’ (one gallons)
  • Dudleya candida – (4″ pots)
  • Echeveria ‘Violet Queen’ (4″ pots)
  • Jasminum o. ‘Fiona Sunrise’ (One gallons)
  • Leucadendron ‘Little Bit’ (One Gallons)
  • Mahonia eurybractea ‘Beijing Beauty’ (One gallons)
  • Origanum Kirigami (Quart pots)
  • Platycerium suberbum – Staghorn Fern (2 gallons)

Platycerium superbum

  • Pyrrosia lingua ‘Crested’ (one gallons)

Pyrrosia lingua ‘Crested’

  • Romneya coulteri (one gallons)
  • Schefflera delavai (one gallons)
  • Verbena lilacina ‘De la Mina’ (One gallons)
  • Woodwaria fimbriata (Five gallons)

New plants at Peacock Horticultural Nursery for May

New plants available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week are:

  • Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ (5 gallons) – Little River Wattle – A dwarf, mounding form of Acacia cognata to 2 – 3′ tall and 4 – 6′ wide.  Grow in full sun to part sun.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F. I have never seen flowers on mine.  Low water needs once established.
  • Agave striata forma purpurea (3 gallons) – Purple Maguey Espadin – A clumping form to 2′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with sharp pale green leaves flushed purple. Very hardy to 10 F.  Low water needs once established.  Full Sun.
  • Alluaudia procera (6″ clay pots) – Madagascan Ocotillo – Succulent  with typically unbranched stems to 15’+ with very small leaves and spines.  Deciduous in winter. Bring indoors in winter and withhold water until new leaves appear in spring.  Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.

Alluaudia procera

  • Aloe plicatilis (squat 10 gallons) – Fan Aloe – Succulent to 3 – 6′. Hardy to about 23 F. Orange-red flowers in spring.
  • Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ (1 gallons) Compact grower to 12 – 18″ with bronze foliage and pale orange to yellow flowers from spring to fall.  Great for cut flowers. For sun to part sun.
  • Asarum maximum ‘Ling Ling’ (1 gallons) – Variegated Panda Ginger – Perennial to 6″ tall by up to 12″ wide with heart shaped green glossy, green leaves and velvety black and white flowers in spring.  For part shade.
  • Banksia ericifolia ‘Fireworks’ (5 gallons) – Shrub to 6 – 8′ with tall candle-like orange flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Low water needs once established and very hardy to ABOUT 15 F.
  • Banksia speciosa (5 gallons) – Showy Banksia – Large shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with one foot long deeply serrated green leaves with white undersides.  one foot tall creamy-yellow flowers in summer/fall.  Low water needs once established and hardy to 20 – 25 F.

Banksia speciosa

  • Begonia boliviensis ‘Shine Bright Red’ (4″ pots) – Cascading Begonia to 12 – 16″ with red flowers for full sun to part shade.
  • Begonia hybrid ‘Summerwings Dark Elegance’ (4″ pots) – Begonia to 8 – 12″ with orange flowers spring to fall for full sun to part shade.
  • Calothamnus quadrifidus ‘Seaside’ (1 gallon & 5 gallon) – One-sided Bottlebrush – Shrub to 5 – 7′ with soft hairy pine like foliage and red flowers.  Low water needs once established and hardy to 16 F.

Calothamnus q. ‘Seaside’

  • Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’ (5 gallon) Prostrate Swamp Oak – Low growing evergreen shrub that is < 1′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide.  For full sun to part sun.  Low water needs once established and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’ (1 gallon) – Elephant Ears – Large near-black foliage up to 4′ tall and clumping up to 5′ for full sun to part sun. Dormant in winter.

Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’

  • Colocasia (Leococasia) gigantea ‘Thailand Giant’ (1 gallon)  Elephant Ears – This plants can get HUGE, 6 – 10′ tall and wide.  Plant in full sun to part sun.  Fragrant white calla-like flowers.  Dormant in winter.
  • Delospermum dyeri ‘Red Mountain’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 1″ tall and 12 – 18″ wide with orange-red flowers. Fire resistant.
  • Delospermum ‘Fire Spinner’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 1″ tall and 15 – 18″ wide with orange, red, and lavender flowers. Fire resistant.
  • Delospermum nubigenum ‘Fire Wonder’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 4″ tall and 24″ wide with large orange flowers. Fire resistant.
  • Deuterocohnia brevifolia (4″ pots) – A terrestrial bromeliad forming dense mounds to 1 – 2′ tall called pollsters. Plant in part sun in very well drained soil. Does not like water on leaves in winter, so best in a pot. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Dioscorea elephantipes (4″ pots) – Elephant Foot – A perennial deciduous caudiciform vine. The caudex (water storing organ) can reach 2 – 3′ and more with vining foliage in winter/spring. Withhold water when green growth dies back. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Black Knight’ (4″ pots) – Hens and chicks forming 6″ rosettes with blackish foliage. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Blue Prince’ (4″ pots) – Succulent forming rosettes to 6″ of blue-green foliage. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ (syn. Pachyveria ‘Haageana Tolimanensis) (4″ pots) – Succulent to 1’ tall with blue-gray rosettes blushed purple or pink to about 6″. Protect from frost in winter.
  • Echeveria ‘Latte Rose’ (E. agavoides x E lilacina) (1 gallons) – Brown Ghost Plant – Succulent forming coffee with cream colored rosettes to about 8 – 10″. Very hardy to about 15 – 20 F.
  • Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ (4″ pots and 1 gallons) – Succulent forming pale grayish brown rosettes with pink highlights and a dusting of powdery white. Hardy to about 25 F.

Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’

  • Echeveria ‘Zorro’ (1 gallons) – Succulent with gray-brown to dark burgundy red leaves forming rosettes to 16″ with wavy edges. Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.

Echeveria ‘Zorro’

  • Echinopsis chamacereus ‘Giant Peanut’ (4″ pots) – Cactus to about 4″ tall and then it begins to creep along the ground. Bring indoors in winter to protect from frost and reduce or withhold watering till spring. Orange flowers in summer.
  • Espostoa melanostele (4″ pots) – Peruvian Old Lady Cactus – Columnar cactus to 9 – 12″ in ten years with a thick, wooly coating that resembles hair.  Protect from frost in winter and withhold all watering during cold months.

Espostoa melanostele

  • Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ (1 gallons) Bulbous perennial with red-purple leaves to about 2′.  Flower spikes in summer to about 2 – 2.5′ with many pink flowers.  Dormant in winter.
  • Euphorbia calvigera (4″ clay pots) – Caudiciform to 4.5″ in diameter with green angular, spiny and variegated branches coming out the top.  Whole plant up to about 1′ high.  Needs lots of sun.  No frost or water in winter.
  • Euphorbia fimbriata variegated (4″ pots) Succulent to about 1′ tall, either simple or suckering from the base.  Protect from frost in winter and reduce or withhold all watering until spring.
  • Euphorbia horrida var major (4″ pots) – African Milk Barrel Cactus – Spiny clumping succulent to about 30″ tall.  Can receive water all year, but best to withhold during the coldest months.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Green cyathia (flowers).
  • Euphorbia leucadendron (2 gallons) – Cat Tail Euphorbia – Spineless succulent growing to 4 – 6′.  Plant in full sun.  Low water needs. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Euphorbia myrsinites (4″ pots) – 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.
  • Euphrobia polygona (GM 052) (6″ pot) – Succulent spiny stems to 1 – 5′.  Purple cyathia (flowers).  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ (4″ pots) – Spurge with variegated foliage and flowers to about 2′ tall for full sun.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ (1 gallons) – New Zealand Iris – Variegated grass-like foliage plant to about 18″ for full sun.  Very hardy.
  • Monardella macrantha (1 gallons) CA Native in the mint family to < 1′ tall and 2′ across with 2″ red flowers attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.  Best in part shade, morning sun with regular water.  Very hardy.
  • Mediolobivia roseolbiflora (syn Rebutia pygmaea?) (4″ pots) -Clumping cactus to 4″ to 12″ with orange flowers in summer.  Very hardy if kept dry in winter.
  • Othonna ‘Little Pickles’ (4″ pots) –  Succulent to about 4″ by 1′ with daisy-like yellow flowers spring thru fall. Does not like wet feet, so needs perfect drainage. Very hardy to 15 F.
  • Rebutia narvacensis (4″ pots) – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Rebutia vulpina (4″ pots) – Clumping cactus to 1.5 to 3″ with red flowers in summer.  Pretty fast grower and needs regular watering during the growing season.  Withhold watering in winter.
  • Sedum ‘Blue Carpet’ (4″ pots) – Succulent with blue foliage 1 – 3″ tall and 1′ spread.  White flowers in summer.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Major’ (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Succulent with blue foliage to 6 ” tall and 15″ across with white flowers in summer/fall.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Sedum ‘Fine Gold Leaf’ (4″ pots) Stonecrop with very fine gold and green foliage to 2 – 3″ and 12″ across.  Best in part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Sedum ‘Lime Twister’ (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Succulent with variegated foliage of green with creamy-yellow edge to 4″ tall and 18″ across.  New one for me and I have already planted several in our garden.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Sedum pachyclados (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Gray succulent to 3″ tall and 12″ wide with yellow flowers in summer.  Hardy to < 15 F.
  • Senecio candicans ‘Angel Wings’ (1 gallons) – Perennial with silvery-white velvety heart-shaped foliage to 14″ tall and 18″ wide.  Hardy to about 20 F.

Senecio candicans ‘Angels Wings’

  • Sulcorebutia frankiana (4″ pots) – Solitary or clumping cactus to 1 –  2″ with pink to dark magenta flowers in summer.  Watering moderately during the growing season allowing to dry between each watering.  Withhold water in winter.

Sulcorebutia frankiana

  • Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’ (4″ pots) – Perennial groundcover with golden foliage to 6″ – 8″ tall and 15″ wide.  Drought tolerant once established and deer resistant. Pink flowers in summer.  Plant in sun or part sun. Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Thymus vulgaris ‘Transparent Yellow’ (4″ pots) – Perennial herb to 6″ x 12″ with golden foliage that has culinary use fresh or dried.  Deer resistant. Pink flowers attract butterflies.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Trichocereus grandifloras (4″ pots) – Torch cactus with columnar stem to 2 – 3′ tall with light red flowers.  Water regularly during growing season.  Hardy to 25 F or less.
  • Verbena bonariensis ‘Little One’ (4″ pots) – Dwarf form to about 2′ or less.  Possibly sterile so no seedling coming up from this one.
  • Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (1 gallons) – Another dwarf form.  Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.
  • Weigela ‘Braint Rubidor’ (1 gallons) – Deciduous shrub to 4 – 8′ tall and wide with chartreuse foliage and ruby red flowers in spring.  Very hardy to < 15 F.
  • Zamioculcas zamiifolia Clone 2 (2 gallons) – Great houseplant to 2 – 3′.  Water only when soil is dry.  Bright indirect light best.  All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten.

 

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 today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Schefflera pueckleri variegata

New plants that arrived today include:

  • Abrometiella brevifolia (Deuterocohnia brevifolia) – Small bromeliad 1 -2″, slowly forming mats of mounding growth.  Hardy to 20 F, but does not like wet leaves in winter.
  • Adromischus c. Pillow Feet – Succulent prefers Bright light and no frost.  Keep dry in winter.
  • Aechmea recurvata – Bromeliad with dark green leaves  (1 – 2′) and a beautiful red inflorescence.  Hardy to 20 F.  Can be grown outside here in Sebastopol.
  • Alcantarea imperialis (Vriesea imperialis) – Large Bromeliad with leaves 6″ wide and up to 5′ long.  Mature plants bloom with inflorescence 6′ tall.  Hardy only to 30 – 35 F.
  • Aloe ‘Hercules’ – Specimen hybrid tree Aloe growing to 25+ feet with salmon colored flowers.
  • Aloe petricola – Stone Aloe – Growing 1 – 2′ tall and 2 – 3′ wide with yellow and orange flowers in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  •  Aloe speciosa – Tilt-head Aloe – Tall single stem Aloe to 10′ with a large rosette of leaves that are held tilted to one side.  Flowers are green and white in Fall to winter.
  • Arenga englerii – Dwarf Sugar Palm – Suckering Palm tree to 8 – 12′ tall.  Prefers part shade inland. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Beaucarnea recurvata – Ponytail Palm – Not a true palm – more closely related to Nolina. Provide protection when temperatures are expected to drop into the high 20’s F.  Grows to 10′ + outdoors, usually 4’+ indoors in a pot in very bright light.
  • Cereus peruvianus – Apple Cactus – Grows to 10 -12’+ with night blooming white flowers.  Hardy to 20 -25 F
  • Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ – Grows about 1 foot tall and wide with orange flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Dyckia ‘Grand Marnier‘ – Grows less than one foot tall and wide. Grows in cool sun to light shade.  Protect from frost in winter.
  • Euphorbia coerulescens – Columnar cactus growing to 4 – 6′.  Hardy to  about 25 F.  Warning: The milky sap in Euphorbias can be irritating tp people and pets.  Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the sap.
  • Pachypodium lamerei – Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside.  Needs protection from frost.
  • Schefflera pueckleri variegate (Tupidanthus calyptratus) – Beautiful leaves splashed with creamy yellow.  Can grow up to 20′ outside, but not very hardy and would need winter protection from frost.
  • Vriesea sanguinolenta – Large Bromeliad to 6′ with deep burgundy leaves.  Protect from freezing and grows in part sun to part shade.
  • Xerosicyos danguyi – Penny Vine to 10′.

Dyckia ‘Grand Marnier’

Euphorbia coerulescens

Aloe ‘Hercules’

Dyckia ‘Brittlestar’

Cereus peruvianus

New plants this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Leucadendron Little Bit

Happy almost Spring.  New plants this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Adiantum hispidulum – Rough Maidenhair Fern
  • Alcantarea imperialis (Vriesea imperialis)  Very large Bromeliad – up to 5′ after many years.
  • Aloe ‘White Fox’ – Small green and white Aloe – 3 – 6″ tall and wide.
  • Blechnum brasiliense ‘Volcano’ – Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern – Good choice for smaller gardens as the trunk only reaches about  one foot.
  • Cordyline ‘Electric Flash’  – Clump forming Cordyine with chocolate and cream foliage to about 4′.
  • Dianella ‘Clarity Blue’ – Flax Lily – Blue foliage to 2 – 3′ tall.  Part shade to full sun on the coast.  Blue flowers.
  • Dianella ensifolia Variegata – Flax Lily -Variegated foliage to 2 – 3′.  Part shade to full sun on the coast.  Blue flowers and berries.
  • Dicksonia Antarctica – Tasmanian Tree Fern to 12 – 16′ tall.
  • Echeveria Mahogany Hybrids – Green-bronze foliage with 6″ wide rosettes.
  • Leucadendron ‘Little Bit’ – Smaller size Leucadendron to 2 – 3′ with creamy white and orange flower bracts.
  • Leucadendron s. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ – New variety for me with Ivory and Pink flowers to 3 – 4′ (?).
  • Manfreda u. ‘Chocolate Chips’ – Wavy, thin leaves spotted with chocolate colored spots.  To 1′ tall and 2’+ wide.
  • Parthenocissus henryana – Deciduous vine to 15’+. Nice Fall color.
  • Pelargonium g. ‘Colocho’ – Little scented geranium (rose scented ?) with twisted leaves.
  • Protea cynaroides – King Protea tp 3 – 5′ with huge pink flowers.
  • Ribes x gordonianum – A hybrid flowering current with red and yellow flowers in early spring. Deciduous shrub to 6′ tall and 8′ wide.
  • Woodwardia fimbriate – CA native Giant Tree Fern to 4- 6 tall and wide.

Echeveria Mahogany Hybrids

Leucadendron Strawberry Blonde

Dianella Clarity Blue

Blechnum brasiliense Volcano