New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Echeveria gibbiflora

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.

Begonia karwinskiana

  • 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 albicans

  • 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 gibbiflora

  • Echeveria parva (4″ pots) – Rosettes with icy blue-green leaves  with pink tips to about 6″.  Hardy to 25 F.

Echeveria parva

  • 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.


New succulents available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Euphorbia gorgonis

I brought many new succulents into the nursery last month and have been growing them on.  The following is a list of newly available succulents (or available later this spring in some cases):

  • Aloe aculeata – Prickly Aloe – A solitary, stemless Aloe growing to about 18″.  Flowering in winter with orange flowers.  The plants are very hardy to 20 F, although the flowers are not as hardy as the plant.  Plant in full sun.
  • Aloe betsileensis – Bertileo Aloe – Solitary and nearly stemless Aloe to 12″ to 18″ with bluish leaves with red teeth. Blooms yellow flowers in winter.  Leaves blush purple gray in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe broomii – Snake Aloe – Usually solitary, short-stemmed Aloe to 2- 3′.  Green leaves with brown teeth. Pale greenish yellow flowers are hidden behind the flower bracts. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe broomii var tarkaenis – Snake Aloe – Differing from species in that the flower can be seen a little bit beyond bracts.
  • Aloe dhufarensis – Dhofar Aloe – Solitary and stemless Aloe to 18″ tall and rosettes 2 – 3′ wide.  Red flowers in Spring.  Hardy to 20 F.  Young plants do not like to be in wet soil in winter.
  • Aloe elegans – A solitary and stemless Aloe to about 2′ with yellow or orange flowers in winter/spring.  Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy 20 about 25 F,
  • Aloe erinacea – This is one of (of many) my favorite Aloes right now.  Winter growing, Small, slow growing to 8 – 12″ tall.  Leaves are armed with white to black spines.  Red flowers opening yellow in winter. Hardy in habitat to 27 F.
  • Aloe ferox – Cape Aloe – A single-stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9’+ with orange-red flowers in winter/spring.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to 20 F, but flowers may be damaged at 24 F.
  • Aloe humilis – Spider Aloe – Small clumping Aloe to less that 1′ tall with orange-red flowers in winter/spring. Hardy to low 20’s.
  • Aloe lutescens – A suckering, with short stem Aloe to 2 – 3′ with bright red opening to  yellow flowers in winter.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ngongensis – A clumping Aloe to 3 – 5′ with orange  flowers blooming multi times a year. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ‘Pepe’ – Hybrid between descoingsii x haworthioides.  Very small clump forming with individual rosettes about 2″.   Not sure about leaving this one outside in winter as hardiness information is all over the place, but guessing no frost for this little guy. Flowers orange-red.
  • Aloe pienaarii – Very similar to Aloe cryptopoda to 3′ tall with orange flowers.  Hardy to 20 – 25F.
  • Aloe ‘Snowstorm’ –  Small clumping Aloe with green and white leaves and orange flowers in winter.  Not hardy to frost and probably best in part sun.
  • Aloe ukambensis – A clumping stemless aloe with leaves up to a yard across.  Red flowers in Fall.  Hardy to 25 F.
  • Aloe vryheidensis – Wolkberg Aloe – A 5′ tall with 3′ wide rosettes on short stems.  Orange flowers in spring.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Aloinopsis rosulate – Small succulent/mesemb with green-gray leaves and light pink flowers with red midline stripes.  Winter grower, so dormant in summer and needs little water at this time.  Hardy to 23 F if dry.
  • Carnegiea gigantea – Saguaro Cactus -Very, very slow growing columnar cactus.  Needs protection from hot afternoon sun when young.
  • Cheiridopsis denticulate – Mesemb – Clumping succulent groundcover to 4″ tall,  Winter grower, so wants no to very little water in summer.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Echinocereus viereckii spp morcallii – A clumping cactus branching with many nearly spineless ribbed stems to about 20″.  Bloom occur in May with large bright magenta flowers. Hardy to 23 F if dry.
  • Euphorbia brevitorta – A small medusoid Euphorbia to 6″ tall and 12″ wide with twisted stems.  Caudex (or fat, swollen stem, or aboveground root) can reach up 2.5″.  Protect from frost.
  • Euphorbia caput-medusae – 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.
  • Euphorbia colliculina – Another medusoid Euphorbia to about 6″ tall and 12″ wide with a caudex with green finger-like stems.  Protect from frost and winter wet I believe.
  • Euphorbia flanaganii – Medusoid Euphorbia to 2″ tall and 12″ wide.  It has a central caudex with fingerlike green stems radiating from out of it.    I have this one growing in my garden with full sun and good drainage.  I would protect from freezes, but they did fine the last couple of years with light frost in my garden.
  • Euphorbia flanaganii crest – Like the plant above only crested.  Looks like a wavy green coral to 6″ tall and 12″ wide.  I have not left this one outside in the winter.  Supposedly hardy to 25 F.
  • Euphrobia gorgonis – Yet another medusoid form of Euphorbia.  I love these cute little guys!  Forms a central 5″ caudex with green stems radiating out it.  Whole plant is about 12″ wide.  Needs a deep pot with a gritty mix.  Supposedly hardy to 25 F, but probably if kept dry.
  • Euphorbia gorgonis (DMC 3874, Motherwell) –  Another slightly different form of the above with arms slightly more stubby than the typical form.
  • Euphorbia groenewaldii – A caudiform succulent with spiral stems with thorns to about 3″ from a central caudex.  Keep dry in the winter
  • Euphorbia inermis var huttonae – A medusoid Euphorbia up 20″ wide with fingerlike stems.  Has yellow, fragrant flowers.  Like a sunny well drained spot.  Hardy to low 20’s, but does not like winter wet.  Lobes are glabrous (without hairs or fuzz) on this variety.
  • Euphorbia inermis var inermis – Same as above except this one has white, fragrant flowers and hairy lobes between the glands.
  • Euphorbia jansenvillensis – Branches to 12 – 18″ that cylindrical, spineless and jointed. Propagates from stolens.
  • Euphorbia monacantha ‘Mrs. Ash’ – A medusoid euphorbia with stems to  about 8″ with beautiful purple-red patterns on a green background.  I am guessing no frost on this little guy or gal.
  • Euphorbia persistens – Forming a caudex with blue-green short stems radiating out with a pattern dark green half circles.
  • Euphorbia sp aff. gorgonis – Mudusoid euphorbia similar to E. gorgonis.
  • Euphorbia stellata – Medusoid euphorbia forming a large caudex to 5 – 6″ tall and 2 – 3″+ in diameter with flattened branches with white markings radiating from the top of the caudex.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Euphorbia tortirama – A medusoid euphorbia forming a swollen root or caudex to 2 – 3″ in diameter with branches radiating out to 12″ twisted in a tight spiral.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Euphobia tuberculate – A medusoid form with finger like tubercle-covered (a small raised area or nodule on the plants surface) branches.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Faucaria tigrina – Tiger Jaws – A small, suckering succulent to about 3″ with large yellow flowers in fall. Grow in bight light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Ferocactus chrysacanthus – A barrel cactus with striking yellow spines to a height of about 2′ and 10″ in diameter.  Protect from cold and wet in winter.  Needs full sun, but avoid wetting the body of barrel cactus when in sun as this may cause scars.
  • Ferocactus echidne – Barrel cactus to about 14″ tall and 8″ in diameter.  Yellow flowers in late winter.  Seems pretty hardy, but not sure about winter wet.
  • Ferocactus gracilis ssp coloratus – Fire Barrel Cactus with red spines.  Grows 4’+ tall  and 12″ in diameter with yellow red-tinged flowers in early summer.   Hardy to 25 F.
  • Ferocactus gracilis ssp gracilis – As above with slightly smaller spines.
  • Huernia hustrix – Porcupine Huernia – Creeping stems to about 3″ with large cream colored flowers with purple banding.  Grow in bright shade with protection from cold and wet in winter.  Flowers smell like rotting meat.
  • Mammillaria elongata Red – A succulent groundcover forming tight clumps of fingerlike stems to about 4″ with red spines.  Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Pleiospilos nelii  – Split rock – A mesemb to about 3″ tall and 4″ in diameter with yellow-orange flowers from spring to mid-summer.  Watering is key to growing these.  Do not water in the summer or the in the dead of winter.  And, when you do water only when soil is dry.  If in doubt, DO NOT WATER!
  • Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ – Same as above only this variety is purple in color and the flower is deep rose.
  • Rebutia narvaecensis – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers.  Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
  • Stenocereus thurberi – Organ Pipe Cactus with several stems to 16′ growing from a single short trunk.  White flowers that bloom at night.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night. Hardy to 18 F. Drought tolerant.
  • Titanopsis calcarean (fulleri) – Mesemb – Mat forming succulent to about 3″ in diameter.  This selection has crystalline warts on the tips of the leaves instead of occurring on the terinal triangle.  Water ONLY when growing in late fall and early spring. Daisy like orange-red flowers in fall/winter.