Retail Availability - Spring 2013: Agave, Cacti, Succulents, etc.


Running list for 2013 as of May 1st - please check for current availability


Aeonium 'Strybing Red'6in @ $12
Aeonium 'Zwartkop'1g @ $12
Aeonium arboreum6in @ $12
Aeonium canariense var. virgineum4D @ $14
Aeonium domesticum 'Variegatum'3D @ $7
Aeonium haworthii1g @ $12
Agave 'Burnt Burgundy'6in @ $14
Agave 'Kissho Kan'6in @ $12
Agave 'Ruth Bancroft'6in @ $15, 2g @ $28
Agave aff. macroculmis T73-992g @ $28
Agave americana 'Cornelius'2g @ $28
Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'6in @ $16
Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons'3g @ $47
Agave bracteosa2g @ $24
Agave felgeri6in @ $12
Agave funkiana 'Fatal Attraction'6in @ $16, 6in @ $14
Agave geminiflora4D @ $15
Agave gentryi 'Jaws'6in @ $18, 2g @ $30
Agave gentryi x montana1g @ $17
Agave montana 'Baccarat'6in @ $15
Agave ocahui2g @ $22
Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue'6in @ $22
Agave parryi var. huachucensis2g @ $28
Agave parryi var. truncata1g @ $15, 3g @ $32
Agave parviflora ssp. flexiflora6in @ $16
Agave salmiana var. ferox5g @ $47
Agave toumeyana var. bella6in @ $12
Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine'4in @ $12
Agave victoriae-reginae var. compacta6in @ $14
Agave x leopoldii6in @ $12
Aloe 'Brass Hat'1g @ $9
Aloe DonnieTM4in @ $7
Aloe ecklonis4D @ $14
Aloe maculata6in @ $14, 2g @ $28
Aloe polyphylla4D @ $18
Aloe striatula6in @ $12
Anacampseros rufescens4in @ $6
Bergeranthus jamesii - cl 24in @ $8
Crassula ovata 'Tricolor'1g @ $12
Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet'1g @ $15
Cylindropuntia kleiniae - white spine6in @ $12
Dasylirion acrotrichum5g @ $57
Dasylirion wheeleri2g @ $24
Dasylirion wheeleri SBHMPS 67496in @ $15
Delosperma 'Oberg'4in @ $5
Delosperma basuticum 'White Nugget'4in @ $5
Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget'4in @ $5
Delosperma nubigenum4in @ $4
Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland'4in @ $5
Delosperma sutherlandii4in @ $4
Dudleya cymosa6in @ $9
Dudleya lanceolata2D @ $5
Dudleya virens ssp. hassei1g @ $11
Dyckia 'Red Devil'6in @ $14
Dyckia choristaminea6in @ $15
Echeveria 'Frosty'4in @ $7
Echeveria 'Silver Onion'4in @ $9
Echeveria peacockii4in @ $7
Fascicularia bicolor ssp. caniculata - cl.12g @ $32
Faucaria sp.4D @ $9
Gasteria baylissiana4in @ $8
Haworthia angustifolia var. liliputana4in @ $9
Hesperaloe funifera x parviflora5g @ $57
Hesperaloe parviflora - yellow flowered5g @ $47
Lampranthus deltoides1g @ $11
Lobelia laxiflora6in @ $9
Manfreda 'Macho Mocha'1g @ $12
Nolina 'La Siberica' [D07-64]4D @ $12
Nolina texana1g @ $15, 5g @ $47
Opuntia 'Achy Breaky'4D @ $12
Opuntia ellisiana2g @ $22
Opuntia fragilis - dwarf golden4in @ $9
Opuntia fragilis SBH 67784in @ $7
Opuntia humifusa1g @ $14
Opuntia microdasys - Albuquerque6in @ $12
Opuntia polyacantha 'Peter Pan'4D @ $12
Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'1g @ $11
Puya dyckioides SBHMPS 62854D @ $16, 5g @ $47
Sedum acre 'Elegans'4in @ $5
Sedum confusum4in @ $5
Sedum divergens4in @ $4
Sedum oreganum4in @ $4
Sedum palmeri - hardy selection4in @ $5
Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'4in @ $4
Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum'6in @ $7
Senecio articulatus6in @ $12
Senecio tropaeolifolius6in @ $12
x Gasteraloe 'Midnight'3D @ $12
Yucca aloifolia1g @ $14
Yucca aloifolia 'Blue Boy'4D @ $12, 2g @ $24
Yucca baccata6in @ $15, 2g @ $28
Yucca carnerosana - Mexican Collection5g @ $42
Yucca filifera5g @ $47
Yucca flaccida 'Garlands Gold'5g @ $48
Yucca flaccida 'Gold Stripe'5g @ $42
Yucca flaccida 'Golden Sword'2g @ $28
Yucca gloriosa 'Tiny Star'1g @ $14
Yucca gloriosa 'Tricolor'4D @ $12, 2g @ $28
Yucca periculosa4D @ $12, 2g @ $26
Yucca recurvifolia2g @ $28
Yucca rostrata15g @ $200, 15g @ $250
Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'1g @ $16
Yucca schottii4D @ $14
Yucca schottii 'Chiricahua High'4D @ $12
Yucca sp. [Tehuacana, Mexico]6in @ $16
Yucca thompsoniana2g @ $24
Yucca treculeana6in @ $16
Yucca whipplei1g @ $18

Aeonium 'Strybing Red'

Aeonium 'Strybing Red'
Another sedum relative, this with 4" rosettes of slightly toothed leaves that turn deep red in winter or in bright light. Clumping to 18". Where temperatures don't drop below 25F and plants can be protected from freezing, fine in the garden. Otherwise best in pots that winter indoors or in a very! protected garden area. Well-drained soil in sun or shade with little water for plants in the ground, a bit more in containers. Frost hardy to 25F, mid USDA zone 9.
Crassulaceae 6in @ $12

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'
Very popular, shrub forming, sedum relative from the Canary Islands with rosettes of nearly black leaves on gray-brown stems rising to 3-4 ft. Yellow, star-shaped flowers appear in clusters in late winter and early spring on mature plants. For sunny coastal areas or part shade inland with occasional but deep summer water. Frost hardy to the mid 20s F, mid USDA zone 9, and a superb container plant to bring inside to a bright spot where temperatures drop lower. Also found as A. arboreum 'Zwartkop' and occasionally as A. manriqueorum 'Schwartzkopf'.
Crassulaceae 1g @ $12


Aeonium arboreum tree aeonium
Sedum relative with pale green, succulent rosettes and a branching habit, reaching up to 3 ft tall with rosettes to 6-8" across on the end of each stem. Enjoys sun to light shade with occasional deep watering. Excellent as a container plant that can be brought inside if temperatures fall below the upper 20’s. Frost hardy to mid USDA zone 9.
Crassulaceae 6in @ $12


Aeonium canariense var. virgineum velvet rose
From the Canary Islands, this virgin aeonium probably won't flower for you, but its pale green, aromatic rosettes of fuzzy, 8" leaves are very satisfying. Full to part sun with occasional summer water. Frost hardy to about 20F or so, the bottom of USDA zone 9, so best used as a container plant where temperatures are harsher and kept indoors in a bright but cool place with occasional water in winter.
Crassulaceae 4D @ $14


Aeonium domesticum 'Variegatum'
Compact evergreen succulent with loosely held rosettes on short stems, the succulent green leaves variegated in creamy white to yellow. Bright yellow flowers appear in summer. To only 12" tall. Prefers well-drained and lean soil and, during the winter growing season, bright light and regular water. In summer keep cool and shaded with occasional careful water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9b; protect below 30F. Cheeerful container plant.
Crassulaceae 3D @ $7


Aeonium haworthii pinwheel
Open rosettes, to 3-4" wide, of bluish green leaves with red edges top this multi-branched shrub from the Canary Islands. To up to 2 ft tall and wide, with late spring flowers of pale yellow to white that rise above the foliage. Full sun to light shade on the coast or light to full shade inland. Prefers well-drained soil and little to no summer water. Frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9 so, where winter temperatures are colder, best in a pot with winter protection.
Crassulaceae 1g @ $12

Agave 'Burnt Burgundy'

Agave 'Burnt Burgundy'
Probable hybrid of A. victoriae-reginae and A. pelona, from Gregg Star who chose it for its unusual, smooth, burgundy-tinted leaves with dark margins. Plants are small, to only 1 ft to 18" tall, and slowly form clumps to expand their presence in full to part sun and lean, well-drained soil. Frost hardy so far to a little under 20F, just below USDA zone 9, in our now Eucalyptus-shaded agave patch, but a fine pot specimen in colder climates. (Eucalyptus mulch optional.)
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $14

Agave 'Kissho Kan'

Agave 'Kissho Kan'lucky crown century plant
Stunning blue-gray leaves edged in white make this symmetrical rosette an outstanding addition to any collection. Yellow leaf spines darken to reddish brown adding distinction. To 15” tall x 18” wide and slowly offsetting. Needs light, and well-drained soil. Frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9. Best in container protected from winter wet where temperatures drop into the teens F or sit in the low 20s.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $12

Agave 'Ruth Bancroft'

Agave 'Ruth Bancroft'shark skin agave
Found in the hills near Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, where 3 century plants converge (perhaps collide). This selection, from the California garden of Ruth Bancroft, has an exquisitely fine, platinum-colored sheen with no white markings, clearly showing its A. victoria-reginae and A. scabra parentage. To 2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide. For bright sun and well-drained soil with little summer irrigation necessary. Great in containers. Cold hardy to 10F or so, USDA zone 8. Also known as A. ‘Sharkskin’ for its leaf color and texture.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $15, 2g @ $28


Agave aff. macroculmis T73-99
These, from the mountains of Tamaulipas in Nuevo Leon, Mexico at 7120 ft, are almost undoubtably a stable hybrid between A. montana or possibly A. gentryi - both high mountain dwellers - and A. scabra as it sneaks up toward the passes. Light-blue leaves, deeply dentate, form rosettes to 3ft. Tolerates moderate shade if well drained, otherwise full sun. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8, possibly below 10F if kept dry in winter.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 2g @ $28


Agave americana 'Cornelius'
Miniature form of the monstrous Century Plant, forming rosettes to under 2 ft, each leaf centered green with pleasing cream to gold leaf margins. In stunted form gives whole plant the appearance of a star. Frost hardy to upper USDA zone 8 or a bit colder if dry and under an the eaves or another protected spot in winter. Either way a fabulous pot plant. Full sun.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 2g @ $28

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'white-striped century plant
Beautifully variegated, diminutive form spreading to no more than 2-3 ft, with rosettes of beautifully curved leaves colored a dusty blue-green with a wide creamy stripe in the center. Slowly offsets in bright light and well-drained soil with occasional summer water but lovely as a single plant. As luck would have it, this form is hardier to frost that many, with plants surviving 10 to 15F, USDA zone 8, in soil that is dry in winter. Pull in or cover below 20F or so in areas of winter wet.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $16


Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons' yellow ribbons century plant
Succulent gray-green leaves with creamy yellow margins and sharp spines along the edges form rosettes eventually reaching 4-6 ft tall by 6-8 ft wide, selected by San Marcos Growers for its more open habit and slightly arching leaves. A dramatic addition to the landscape in full sun and lean, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant requiring little to no summer water. Frost hardy to 15F, USDA zone 8b, and fine in containers with winter protection.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 3g @ $47

Agave bracteosa

Agave bracteosaspider agave
Looking more like a bromeliad, this agave’s lax, spineless leaves are very choice. Polycarpic and rare in cultivation, these plants are found clinging to the high rocky mountains between Saltillo and Monterey in northeastern Mexico growing with pines and, yes, even Douglas fir and they love the cool summer nights of the Northwest. Slow growing, each rosette to 1 ft tall x 18" wide, gradually forming a wider clump. Sun to part shade in well drained soil with occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, when kept dry in winter.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 2g @ $24


Agave felgeri mescalito
Named for friend and botanist, Richard Felger, and found by him as well inhabiting dry, stony hills of western Sonora, this rare, A. parviflora relative has more robust leaves and rosettes. Triangular, gray-green leaves adorned with white markings and abundant cobweb-like filifers form clumps of multiple rosettes to no more than 8" tall. Happy in garden situations if provided excellent drainage and a fine pot specimen as well. Frost hardy to between 15 and 20F, mid to upper USDA zone 8, the drier the better.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $12

Agave funkiana 'Fatal Attraction'

Agave funkiana 'Fatal Attraction'
Another selection of the already handsome A. funkiana, this with darker green leaves and and pale green midstripe down the center. Leaves are narrow and toothed, ending in a dark and pointed spine tip. For sun and well-drained soil, as one might expect. Drought tolerant but occasional summer water speeds growth. Less frost hardy than the species, to 15F, mid USDA zone 8 if kept dry in winter. Does well in containers.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $16, 6in @ $14

Agave geminiflora

Agave geminifloratwin-flowered agave
A rare relative in the Agave filifera group, this southwestern Mexico native has intriguing deep green rosettes of rubbery, somewhat weeping leaves with enchanting silver-white filifers toward the center of the rosette. Can even produce a short trunk. A tender species damaged under about 20F, USDA zone 9, it is best in a tall pot where its weeping foliage can spread out and over the rim. When the plants reach 1 ft. or more in diameter, they produce a spike of flowers well over 5 ft tall at which time, hopefully, they also produce an offset or two. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9, these are tender and damaged under 20F.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 4D @ $15


Agave gentryi 'Jaws'
From an intriguing group in an even more intriguing part of the world, northeastern Mexico's Sierra La Peña, a floristically rich part of the world. Three agaves inhabit the upper slopes from 8-9,000 ft, this one now being settled on the species A. gentryi. Beautiful gray-green rosettes of sharply pointed leaves with jagged serrations and embossed impressions of the older leaves on each emerging new. This selection was made by the Yucca Do boys in the early 1990s and has been very slow to offset. To about 24-36" or more eventually, this selection, found amid pines and oaks in light shade on rubbly limestone outcrops, has taken a myriad of garden conditions. Quite happy in dappled shade but beware of wet leaves sitting in the crown in winter. It is exquisitely beautiful for the deeply indented leaf margins and double, reddish teeth. So far, unharmed in upper USDA zone 7 winters.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $18, 2g @ $30


Agave gentryi x montana
Collected originally in the Sierra Madre Orientale of northeast Mexico in an area where the majestic A. gentryi meets the more refined and smaller A. montana. The beautiful silver-gray color represented here suggests that A. scabra, the universal partygoer of that region, has come along for the ride as well. Fast growing to 4 ft wide, this stunning plant is tolerant of garden moisture -provided drainage is good - and prefers full sun for best color. Cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 1g @ $17

Agave montana 'Baccarat'

Agave montana 'Baccarat'
A selection by Yucca Do Nursery, from high elevation in Mexico’s Nuevo León Province, named after a fine crystal because of the leaf imprints on the backs of glaucous leaves that end in spiny black tips - very dramatic. Forms striking clumps to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun, lean soil, and good drainage. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $15

Agave ocahui

Agave ocahuinerf® spined agave
This symmetrical and architectural century plant from Sonora -- to under 18" to 2 ft with shiny forest-green leaves and cream to mahogany edges -- is underutilized in both garden and container. The flowers stems are quite narrow, to 12 ft or more in height after several years, but it is really the unusual rosette we are after. Our favorite specimen is in a deep brown Chinese urn that reflects the color of the leaf margins. Low to medium nutrients maintain compact growth. This collection, by Greg Starr from one of its northern sites a few miles south of the Arizona border, has been frost hardy to nearly 10F with good drainage. Protect in containers below upper USDA zone 8.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 2g @ $22


Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue' whale's tongue century plant
A Cistus introduction and new. This mega-century plant, first discovered by Lynn Lowrey in northeastern Mexico some 30 years ago and just named recently by agaveist Greg Starr, might be the largest of the cold hardy agaves, reaching eventually to 6-8 ft with beautifully formed, blue leaves. Our selection, made from a more recent batch, has a distinct, pale aquamarine hue with the classic shape of cupped, upright, and slightly outward bending leaves. The species has taken the cold and wet of Dallas TX, for instance, so upper USDA zone 7 for cold hardiness; possibly colder in gritty or dry soil. Fabo container plant.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $22

Agave parryi var. huachucensis

Agave parryi var. huachucensis
From, yes, the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona and into northern Sonora, this beautiful gray/blue century plant forms a classic 20-24” artichoke shape, eventually offsetting to form small colonies. From mid-elevation (5-7000 ft) this, though not the most frost hardy of the parryi clan, takes 10 to 15F in stride, mid to upper USDA zone 8 -- lower if very well drained. Full sun and summer water in Mediterranean areas.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 2g @ $28

Agave parryi var. truncata

Agave parryi var. truncataartichoke agave
Arguably the most beautiful form of the species with its rosette of wide, blue, truncated leaves -- think giant pine cone. Good drainage and the brightest light is best to maintain shape. Sadly this is also the least hardy for of the species, possible in the ground where temperatures seldom and only briefly dip below 15F in mid USDA zone 8. Otherwise makes a fine container specimen.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 1g @ $15, 3g @ $32


Agave parviflora ssp. flexiflora
Another rare plant from southeastern Arizona and further south with small jewel-like rosettes of under 6" consisting deep olive-green leaves marked white with occasional filifers and eventually producing narrow spikes of red-tinged flowers. Occasionally offsetting -- rather than off-putting. For sun and well-drained soil. Accepts average moisture if the soil is well-drained. Frost hardy at 12 to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $16

Agave salmiana var. ferox

Agave salmiana var. feroxgiant agave
Huge, scary agave, to 4-6 ft tall x 6-12 ft wide over time, with an urn-shaped silhouette made up of foot wide, gray leaves. Originating in Mexico, these are common as accents in gardens with Mediterranean climates, as they rarely flower. Sun, good drainage, and very little summer water is necessary. Cold hardy in USDA zone 9, to 20-25F. Good for containers.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 5g @ $47

Agave toumeyana var. bella

Agave toumeyana var. bellatoumey's century plant
A rare and unusual plant with particularly dense rosettes, to 1 ft x 1 ft, of narrow, dark green leaves with striking white markings and decorative filifers or threads as an added attraction. A colonizer from high elevations of central Arizona, this form makes a fine rock garden specimen if excellent drainage and bright light can be maintained. Protect from excess winter moisture. Cold hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6, or below in dry soil.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $12


Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine' porcupine queen victoria agave
This selection from Yucca Do Nursery has indeed white-tipped, porcupine quill-like leaves with gentle patterning on a symmetric plant (think of the shape of an artichoke), making it a more dazzling creature than the typical Agave victoriae-reginae. Slow growing but worth the wait. Bright light, good drainage, and, preferably, protection from winter wet. Frost hardy to below 10 to 15F, USDA zone 8, depending on moisture.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 4in @ $12

Agave victoriae-reginae var. compacta

Agave victoriae-reginae var. compactacompact queen victoria agave
A beautiful, compact form of an ever-popular species, each olive-green rosette to only 6" or less in width, made up of blunt, black-spined leaves marked with wide, silvery white striations. Begins to offset and form clumps in a year or so in bright light with good drainage. One of the hardier species, originally from near Saltillo in northern Mexico, it has been rated frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, but has survived in dry winter places such as Denver to well below 0F, zone 7. If this makes you nervous, it makes a beautiful potted specimen.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $14

Agave x leopoldii

Agave x leopoldii
Compact and architectural century plant, a hybrid cross of A. filifera and A. schidigera brought to us by Yucca Do Nursery, the narrow, slightly curved leaves with a gray-blue-going-green sheen complete with a few stripes and polka dots. Offsets eventually. A most attractive, small container plant, rarely growing more than 18” x 24", and a great addition to the dry or rock garden in a sunny site with gritty soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8b, to 15F or so and as low as 10F if protected from overhead moisture.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae 6in @ $12

Aloe 'Brass Hat'

Aloe 'Brass Hat'
A most wonderful Hummel hybrid with dark bronzy leaves and rosettes forming clumps of 6” to 1 ft adorned throughout the year with brassy orange flowers. The cross, as follows -- A. (A. haworthioides x A. bakeri) x ((A. descoingsii x A. calcairophylla) x A. bakeri) -- seems algebraic and daunting. The plants are not. Alas, frost hardy only to about 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so take precautions. Great container plant. Keep dry in winter.
Asparagaceae 1g @ $9

Aloe DonnieTM

Aloe DonnieTM
Gorgeous aloe hybrid, a Proven Winners selection with rosettes of succulent leaves, these with small white spots and red edges, eventually reaching 2-4" tall and wide. Best in well drained soil in full to part sun. Frost hardy only to 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so best kept in containers to be moved indoors in winter. Both heat and drought tolerant in the ground. Let potted plants dry a bit before watering. A nice addition to the succulent collection outdoors or in.
Asparagaceae 4in @ $7


Aloe ecklonis grass aloe
Hardy aloe from South Africa at 7,000 ft. A stemless aloe with lovely, erect, toothed leaves, up to 2 ft tall, and a short stalk of orange-red flowers in midsummer. Dies back in winter and returns in spring in any spot where it has excellent drainage and gritty soil. Best in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8...with that fabulous drainage!
Asparagaceae 4D @ $14


Aloe maculata soap aloe
Lovely aloe with rosettes of succulent green leaves with pale cross-stripping. Blooms in later winter to early spring with tubular, peachy orange flowers on tall stems. Enjoys full to part sun, good drainage, and occasional water. Frost hardy to 15F, USDA zone 8b with protection from excess winter wet and weather. Can be brought indoors for an easier winter life.
Asparagaceae 6in @ $14, 2g @ $28


Aloe polyphylla spiral aloe
One of the most endangered Aloe species, endemic to the high plains of the landlocked South African country of Lesotho at over 10,000 ft. Succulent leaves, pointed and toothed, form a single rosette, to 1 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide, developing a wonderfully distinct spiral pattern as plants mature. Pink flowers appear on a 2 ft stem in early summer. Best in cool sun or part shade with abundant summer water. Accustomed to damp summers and dry winters, it is also one of the hardiest aloes, to 10F, the bottom of USDA zone 8 and lower if kept dry in the winter.
Asparagaceae 4D @ $18

Aloe striatula

Aloe striatula
Multi-trunked shrub from South Africa, the hardiest of the shrubby aloes. To over 3 ft tall and possibly up to 6 ft wide with dark green leaves, long, narrow, and pointed, and yellow flowers in spring and summer continuing into fall. Plant in sun where drainage is good. Top hardy to 18 F, upper USDA zone 8; has resprouted from 0F, zone 7, or below with mulch, good drainage, and protection from winter moisture.
Asparagaceae 6in @ $12


Anacampseros rufescens
This is a sweet little succulent from South Africa, perfect for windowsill or mixed container or in the rock garden. Small, 3in" rosettes of chubby, triangular leaves of green and purple are topped with showy pink-purple flowers in late spring. Give it bright light, well drained soil, and let it dry out between watering. Once thought to be tender, they have proven frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
Portulacaceae 4in @ $6


Bergeranthus jamesii - cl 2
Ice plant relative from South Africa, to only about 2” tall in clumps to 5-6” wide with succulent, triangular leaves. In summer, bright yellow, daisy-like flowers cover the the plant. Requires very good drainage in lean soil, sun in all but the very hottest climates, and an occasional watering in summer by hose or monsoon. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $8


Crassula ovata 'Tricolor' variegated Jade plant
Variegated jade plant, the dark green, succulent leaves decorated with creamy white irregular markings. A lovely shrub and slow-growing, reaching only 1 ft tall in several years, in bright light or part shade. Very drought tolerant, needing only occasional water in summer and almost none in winter unless grown in container and requiring a bit more frequent attention. A fine succulent shrub outdoors where temperatures don't drop below freezing. Otherwise a happy container plant spending at least the winter months indoors in bright light.
Crassulaceae 1g @ $12


Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet'
Shrubby and frost hardy succulent from South Africa, a fast growing and contorted selection to only 1-2 ft tall and wide with narrow, succulent green leaves on fleshy stems that eventually become flattened trunks with peeling bark. Plants are covered in late spring by terminal clusters of pink flowers. Very showy in full sun on the coast or light shade inland where soil is well-drained and watered occasionally. Expected frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8. Also happy on a well-lit windowsill indoors.
Crassulaceae 1g @ $15

Cylindropuntia kleiniae - white spine

Cylindropuntia kleiniae - white spine
Small cholla from northern Arizona and adjacent places --perhaps more familiar by its old name and synonym, Opuntia wrightii - white spine, this collection does have white spines rather than the silvery spines of the genus. Tightly held branches form a miniature “tree” to about 3 ft tall. Greeny yellow flowers are abundant in mid spring. Easy to grow in bright light and gritty soil with occasional summer water. Frost hardy to USDA zone 4. A very good container specimen.
Cactaceae 6in @ $12


Dasylirion acrotrichum Desert Spoon
Big bad robust sotol from northern Mexico, totally hardy in the Pacific Northwest. Achieves a 4 ft trunk with age and a perfect rosette of 3 ft long, pale green leaves with yellow spines. The flower stalk reaches to 15 ft. Full sun and perfect drainage. Deer (and other mammal) resistant. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 or lower with proctection.
Asparagaceae 5g @ $57

Dasylirion wheeleri

Dasylirion wheeleriBlue sotol, desert spoon
The best known and one of the more spectacular of the genus, these trunk-forming denizens of southeast Arizona to southern New Mexico and south into Sonora can grow as tall as 8 ft with 4-5 ft rosettes of very pretty gray-blue, adorned with small golden teeth and threadlike filifers at the leaf ends. Beautiful when back lit. Not fussy about water or soil though would rather not sit in winter wet. Great container specimens. This high elevation collection from southeastern Arizona should be frost hardy into the 0 to 10F range, USDA zone 7, especially in bright light with good air circulation and very well-drained soil. Said to be deer resistant.
Asparagaceae 2g @ $24


Dasylirion wheeleri SBHMPS 6749 desert spoon
Another of this most attractive species, this represents our collection from Santa Cruz County, Arizona many years ago in one of our favorite canyons, rich in all kinds of semiarid goodies. Plants eventually growing to 6-10 ft with 4 ft spread of most beautiful gray-blue leaves with gold spines along the leaf margins and leaf tips. Lovely when back lit. This is a mid elevation collection so we expect frost hardiness of about 10 to 15F, mid USDA zone 8, recovering from lower.
Liliaceae 6in @ $15

Delosperma 'Oberg'

Delosperma 'Oberg'hardy ice plant
A high elevation, South African ice plant producing pearly pink flowers throughout the season above blue, rice-grain-sized leaves on plants only a few inches high by less than 18" inches wide. A nice, succulent ground cover in full sun where soil is lean and drainage is sharp. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5, or less if dryish.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $5


Delosperma basuticum 'White Nugget' ice plant
Succulent, drought tolerant, evergreen groundcover from South Africa, to only 3" tall and spreading to 15" or so, with fat, rounded, shiny green leaves that have a reddish tinge in the fall. In spring, white, daisy-like flowers with yellow eyes cover the plant. Likes sun to part shade, lean soil that drains well, and very little summer water. Frost hardy to - 20F, USDA zone 5.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $5


Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget' ice plant
We found this ice plant growing at 10,000 ft elevation just east of Sani Pass on the border of South Africa and Lesotho, forming a dense growing cushion of only 1" tall by 10" wide, with stunning yellow flowers. These have become popular in the mountain states (think Denver) for their extreme cold hardiness (-20F) when soil is well drained. Tough and pretty in the sun. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 5.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $5


Delosperma nubigenum hardy yellow ice plant
Mat forming succulent covered in summer with yellow daisy-like flowers. To less than 6" tall forming mats to 15" and beyond over time. A good ground cover for the sunny garden where drainage is excellent and little summer water is provided. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 5.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $4


Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland' basultoland yellow ice plant
An easy and cold hardy ground-covering succulent selected by the Berkeley Botanic Garden, to only 6" tall forming clumps to 2 ft wide that trail over walls or containers or create an colorful mat, the evergreen leaves turning red in winter. Summer flowers are bright yellow daisys nearly covering the plant from late spring into summer. Sun to part shade is best in very well-drained soil with at least occasional summer water once established. Surprisingly frost hardy, accepting temperatures below 0F in USDA zone 6.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $5

Delosperma sutherlandii

Delosperma sutherlandii
Pointy, succulent foliage and bright pink summer flowers form mats in the sunny garden with little summer water. Good groundcover for the dry garden. Frost hardy to-30F, USDA zone 4.
Aizoaceae 4in @ $4


Dudleya cymosa canyon live-forever
One of the more attractive "live-forevers," this genus is a winter rainfall loving echeveria from west of the mountains from Baja to Oregon from 500 to 8000 ft. Rosettes to 5" of purple-gray leaves cling to shady boulders and produce spring flowers of coral-orange atop tall, red stems. Wonderful rock garden plant or pot specimen for VERY well-drained soil, a bit of summer water, and dry winters. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 lower if kept winter dry, e.g. in a moveable pot.
Crassulaceae 6in @ $9


Dudleya lanceolata lanceleaf liveforever
Known as lanceleaf liveforever, this collection from Tim Hannis, taken in the California's San Bernadino Mountains at over 3500 ft, has succulent, narrow and pointed, blue-green leaves and appears in colonies of powder-blue starfish in gravelly spots and outcrops. In summer, clusters of yellow to red flowers appear on stalks to 2 ft tall. Adaptable to various soils but requires good drainage. Accepts droughty conditions as well as abundant water and sun to part shade. So far has been frost hardy to close to 0F, USDA zone 7, with superb drainage and dry summers.
Crassulaceae 2D @ $5


Dudleya virens ssp. hassei
Easy to grow native from southern California to Baja, native of coastal bluffs and just a bit inland forming 18" colonies of rosettes, the leaves on this form tinted blue-green, a perfect backdrop for the pale yellow flowers in late spring to early summer. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9 so protect below 20F. Keep with aeoniums and other winter succulents. Great container plant.
Crassulaceae 1g @ $11

Dyckia 'Red Devil'

Dyckia 'Red Devil'red-leafed dyckia
This, one of the most colorful Dyckia in our collection and a probable hybrid between D. platyphylla and D. leptostachya, grows to 10-15" high and 18" or so wide in reasonable time with elegantly spined rosettes of deep olive green, burnished intense red, more so with more light. Spring and summer flowers are of burnt orange atop 2 ft stalks. One surprise is the reported frost hardiness, with some testimonials to 8F though we'd be a bit skittish there; we're more confident in the mid teens briefly, mid USDA zone 8, probably colder if dry. Fine container plant, a bit slow growing and offsetting so will remain within bounds for some time.
Bromeliaceae 6in @ $14

Dyckia choristaminea

Dyckia choristaminea
Terrestrial bromeliad with succulent, spidery leaves mottled deep purple and forming rosettes to only about 4.” Flowers are produced in summertime clusters of orangey red. Offsets quickly after flowering. Full sun for best color. We find it best as a pot specimen though would make a good wall or rock garden plant where temperatures seldom drop to 18F, upper USDA zone 8.
Bromeliaceae 6in @ $15


Echeveria 'Frosty'
Tender succulent with a fuzzy texture, the light colored leaves densely "frosted" with minute hairs. Intolerant of any frost so best in a moveable pot with well-drained soil, watered occasionally in summer and less in winter. Best in sun to light shade with bright indoor winter light. Frost hardy to 30F, USDA zone 10.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $7


Echeveria 'Silver Onion'
One of the bluest echeverias. To 6" tall with cupped, powder blue leaves slowly offsets to create dazzling clumps. Bright orange flowers in spring and summer. Bright light with dry winter conditions. A fine container plant, especially with contrasting darker colors, or for bedding out where temperatures seldom fall below 20F, USDA zone 9.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $9


Echeveria peacockii
Lovely fast growing echeveria, found in Mexico and north into California on rocky outcrops where drainage is very fast. Rosettes of silver-blue leaves are highlighted in purple and topped with stalks of dark orange flowers beginning in early summer. Best in lean soil that drains quickly and bright light where they are protected from the hottest sun. Little water is needed in the winter months with more provided in spring and summer. Frost hardy to 25F, USDA zone 9b, so best in containers with winter protection where temperatures drop below.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $7


Fascicularia bicolor ssp. caniculata - cl.1
A hardy Bromeliad from Chile. Grey strapped foliage overtopped by bright blue/violet flowers mid summer. Container or in ground. Sun and summer water. Unworldly awesome. Frost hardy to 10F or even less with protection. These from the University Valdivia.
Bromeliaceae 2g @ $32

Faucaria sp.

Faucaria sp.
Unidentified faucaria, probably Faucaria felina, the largest species, but nevertheless lovely with it's yellow flowers opening around noon and closing in the afternoon -- as long as they have sun. Succulent leaves are triangular and toothed along the edges (hence the common name of "tiger jaws", held in crowded rosettes. Best with good drainage and lots of light -- a bit of shade where sun is very hot. They enjoy regular water in spring and fall, their growing season and should be kept moderately dry in winter and summer. Not frost hardy in Pacific Northwest winters, but as a USDA zone 9 plant, happy in pots.
Aizoaceae 4D @ $9


Gasteria baylissiana
Very small component of the South African Aloe family, this the typical “plant” collected by Captain Bayliss himself on the northwestern Cape. Each rosette to only 4,” rugose and tinted burgundy. Orange and green flowers shaped, indeed, like cute little stomachs. Frost hardy to low to mid 20’s, mid USDA zone 9. Otherwise, a fabulous container plant.
Liliaceae 4in @ $8

Haworthia angustifolia var. liliputana

Haworthia angustifolia var. liliputana
This South African member of a very large genus is one of the tiniest. A childhood plant -- that is, having been in our/Sean's collection since some time in the early 70s-- that has rosettes of little teeny weeny, pointed leaves, each about the size of a nickel, growing fairly quickly to form 5-6 “ clumps in a few years. A lover of either winter or summer moisture but tolerant of drought any time. The perfect plant for a windowsill or for a miniature container garden -- perhaps in a teeny tiny condo. Good drainage is a must in full light to dappled shade except in the hottest climates. A rock garden plant in USDA zone 9 or above.
Asphodelaceae 4in @ $9


Hesperaloe funifera x parviflora
Stunning evergreen perennial originally from Mt. States Nursery’s hybridizing, this with more of the size and vigor of H. funifera, the leaves reaching 6 ft, and the lovely peach to coral flower tones and purpling leaves of H. parviflora. Flower stalks rise to 6 ft +, flowering all summer Ohh! Bright light brings out leaf color. Frost hardy into USDA zone 6. Easy to grow with good drainage.
Liliaceae 5g @ $57

Hesperaloe parviflora - yellow flowered

Hesperaloe parviflora - yellow flowered
A selection from Ron Gass at Mountain States Nursery in Glendale, Arizona, this form is typical of H. parviflora in its 3-4 ft rosettes and 5-6 ft flower stalks but with canary yellow flowers. A very pretty and unusual selection and most attractive when combined in single plantings with the coral-orange flowered forms. Full sun to part shade with little summer water. An easy grower, frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae 5g @ $47

Lampranthus deltoides

Lampranthus deltoidespink ice plant
Seriously cute ice plant from South Africa, this one evergreen with succulent, fleshy leaves -- light blue-green and somewhat 3-sided with toothed edges -- on dark stems! What’s not to love? Add the fragrant, deep pink, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers for more fun in spring and summer. Full sun to a bit of shade and good drainage. Drought tolerant but fatter and fuller with regular water. Frost hardy to 15-20F, upper USDA zone 8.
Aizoaceae 1g @ $11


Lobelia laxiflora mexican cardinal flower
An extremely durable perennial for the mixed border, this Mexican native tosses red and orange, tubular flowers all summer to delight the hummingbirds. To 1-3 ft tall, spreading by underground rhizomes to forms clumps of red stems with attractive, narrow green leaves. Easy in sun to shade with average summer water. Dies back when temperatures drop into the low 20s and recovers easily at 10F, USDA zone 8.
Campanulaceae 6in @ $9

Manfreda 'Macho Mocha'

Manfreda 'Macho Mocha'
Possibly a hybrid between Manfreda jaliscana and Agave scabra, this nearly 2 ft plant, from the semi-desert canyons just over the mountains from Monterey, Mexico, boasts deep purple leaves with, indeed, coffee-colored polka dots over the entire plant. For sun, good drainage, and average summer water. Evergreen to 20F and root hardy into the low teens, USDA zone 8.
Amaryllidaceae 1g @ $12

Nolina 'La Siberica' [D07-64]

Nolina 'La Siberica' [D07-64]
A Cistus introduction. Selected from seed collected at 8000 ft, in La Siberica, Mexico, this handsome plant, a symmetrical fountain of long, graceful, flowing leaves, eventually develops a trunk up to 6 ft tall. Definitely attracts attention on the Cistus garden. Enjoys full sun and requires very little summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae 4D @ $12

Nolina texana

Nolina texanasacahuista
A bigger, bolder version of the somewhat more common and varied N. microcarpa. This Texas native grows to a bold textured 5 ft with deep green arching leaves and creamy white flower spikes rising to 8 ft or more in spring and summer. Exceedingly drought tolerant but a little summer water would increase its growth rate. Sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to about 0F, USDA zone 7, or even a little below.
Agavaceae 1g @ $15, 5g @ $47

Opuntia 'Achy Breaky'

Opuntia 'Achy Breaky'
This complex undoubtedly three way hybrid (O. polyacantha x O. erinaceae v. columbiana x O. fragilis) from the mountains of eastern Oregon (where everyone know things get a little wild) grows only to 6" or so in height and about 3 ft wide, sporting white rust and deep brown spines along with chartreuse and yellow, late spring flowers, and provides interest in both texture and compactness. As is true for one of its parents, O. fragilis, the pads easily detach and connect to anyone or thing walking by. Good for sharing with friends; not so great in regions prone to violent shaking. Cactus requirements -- lean soil, good drainage, and little to no summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae 4D @ $12

Opuntia ellisiana

Opuntia ellisianatigertongue, spineless prickly pear
Hurray for this nearly spineless, not-to-prickly, prickly pear with blue-green pads, to 6" in diameter, in clumps to as much as 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Late summer flowers are bright yellow. Of probable Mexican origin and found in cultivation in and about alpine Texas, these are beautiful, architectural plants, fast-growing and safe to have around small, curious children. Loves summer water but can fare well without. Frost hardy into the bottom of USDA zone 7. A plant with many synonyms including O. lindheimeri var. ellisiana and O. cacanapa 'Ellisiana'.
Cactaceae 2g @ $22

Opuntia fragilis - dwarf golden

Opuntia fragilis - dwarf goldendwarf brittle prickly pear
Shared with us by friend Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver, this small mat former, quickly to about 3" high x 18" wide and eventually larger, has 1/2" pads with golden glochids and spines. Shy to flower. Very attractive in troughs, pots, or rock gardens, anywhere a low sun angle can can make the golden spines glow. Cactus conditions required -- sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae 4in @ $9


Opuntia fragilis SBH 6778 brittle prickly pear
Lovely compact form, Sean's collection from the dry hills east of Ashland, Oregon. To only 4” or so. Slow to bloom but when they do, the flower color is deep, chartreuse-yellow. This one is capable of withstanding any amount of winter moisture -- short of submersion. Frost hardy in at least USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae 4in @ $7


Opuntia humifusa Prickly Pear
A robust ground covering prickly pear, native to much of the eastern and southern US, as far west as Oklahoma with nearly spineless green pads to 6 to 10" in height topped with bright yellow flowers and, in summer and autumn, red fruit. The pads dehydrate in autumn pulling themselves flat to the ground. Useful in containers or as spillers. Part to full sun. USDA zone 4, possibly 3.
Cactaceae 1g @ $14

Opuntia microdasys - Albuquerque

Opuntia microdasys - Albuquerquebunny ears cactus
Another of Sean’s favorite, early childhood succulents, one that still entrances him (until violently shaken) and can only be described as “cute” -- the opuntia that is -- with nearly perfectly round pads dressed in tiny clusters of pale glochids -- which, by the way, are not cute, as they get in ones clothing – and yellow flowers in summer. Though most often grown as a container plant, the species is hardy outdoors in USDA zone 8 or above. This came from a decidedly zone 7 place, an old garden in Albuquerque, NM. Full sun or brightest windowsill for best appearance.
Cactaceae 6in @ $12


Opuntia polyacantha 'Peter Pan' hedgehog prickly pear
Collected by Kelly Grummons in Colorado's Pawnee National Grasslands, this stunning, perpetually juvenile, non-flowering form has pads of 1-3" covered in bright, white spines. Forms a spiny, white carpet to only 3" tall and spreading slowly to up to 2 ft wide. A good selection for rock gardens or troughs in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Frost hardy in USDA zone 3.
Cactaceae 4D @ $12


Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' Variegated Elephant Plant
Striking variegated succulent from Africa, can reach 12 ft in the wild, less in captivity -- possibly 4 ft tall. Leaves are small, round, and fleshy, green with variegation against dark red stems. Flowers are a bonus, small pink clusters in late spring to early summer. Sun and lean, well-drained soil that dries out some between waterings. A USDA zone 10 plant -- no freezing temperatures -- that does well indoors in good light.
Didieraceae 1g @ $11


Puya dyckioides SBHMPS 6285
Our collection from northwest Argentina at nearly 10,000 ft. Gracefully arching, very shiny leaves tinted red are stunning growing from a high cliff. Luckily you do not have to hang by your ankles to have this plant. Has flowered for us with rosey red, 2 ft spikes with a celadon blue flower, a color that should not be found in nature. Should be hardy to at least 10 to 15F, mid USDA zone 8, making it one of the toughest bromeliads for garden use. Full sun to dappled shade; good drainage.
Bromeliaceae 4D @ $16, 5g @ $47


Sedum acre 'Elegans' golden moss
Little sedum, evergreen with densely held leaves, light green with creamy white variegations. Very sweet. To only 2-3" tall in clumps to 8-12" wide. Summer flowers are bright yellow adding even more cheer above the foliage. Does well in full sun to bright shade with little summer water once established. Frost hardy to -40F, USDA zone 3. Provide winter protection if you live north of the Canadian Shield!
Crassulaceae 4in @ $5


Sedum confusum
One of the best of the southern Asian sedums, to 18” or more in jade-plantesque green mounds that can be thinned to exhibit a tree-like form...otherwise can be used as dense ground cover. Bright yellow flowers. Full sun to part shade; summer water for best appearance. Frost hardy to between 0 and 10F - USDA zone 7.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $5


Sedum divergens old man's bones sedum
Evergreen succulent with round green leaves that become more maroon in summer and golden summer flowers. Spreads to 4" tall x 18" wide. Native to the Pacific Northwest, these are found in rocky places but tolerate many soil conditions in sun to part shade. Tolerant of dry conditions but grow more quickly with average summer water. Frost hardy to -15F, mid USDA zone 5.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $4


Sedum oreganum Oregon Stone crop
Little fat leaves in full clumps -- green in summer with red and purple tints in the fall colors or in chilly weather. Yellow flowers in summer. To only a few inches tall and spreading neatly. A littleOregon native to plant in full sun and well drained soil. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $4


Sedum palmeri - hardy selection palmer's sedum
A sprawling Mexican sedum, collected at 10,000 ft in elevation, with startling orange-yellow flowers in early spring and attractive rosettes of blue-green leaves throughout the year. Forms patches to 6" tall x 12" wide. Easy in full sun with good drainage and some to little summer water once established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Drapes nicely over the sides of containers.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $5


Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Northwest native stonecrop with little rosettes of silvery blue, fleshy leaves and, in summer yellow flowers hovering above the mat forming ground cover. Full sun to light shade in well-drained soil with little summer water. 4" tall x 12" wide. Stems root easily, adding more plants. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Crassulaceae 4in @ $4

Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum'

Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum'purple broadleaf stonecrop
Native succulent, forming mats of flat leaves in sweet, little rosettes, the bluish leaves tinged a striking purple in this cultivar, darkening further in winter. To only a few inches tall but spreading to 24" wide. Clusters of yellow flowers are produced in summer. Best in sun in coastal climate and light shade inland, neat and textured ground cover or garden accent. Likes well-drained soil and occasional summer water but tolerates some summer drought. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Crassulaceae 6in @ $7

Senecio articulatus

Senecio articulatuscandle plant
Fun-on-a-stick, this intriguing, succulent, South African daisy produces articulated stems of succulent blue with small, three-lobed leaves. They go deciduous after producing sweet-scented, pale pink shaving brush flowers. For winter rainfall areas with thin soil. These are easy to grow in bright light though would prefer to be damp in the winter and dry out a bit in summer...but seemingly impossible to kill no matter what you do. Very sculptural in a pot or as a strange ground cover where temperatures seldom fall below 20F. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8B/9a.
Asteraceae 6in @ $12

Senecio tropaeolifolius

Senecio tropaeolifoliusSucculent nasturtium
Here’s an odd little South African member of the daisy family that’s grown primarily for its funny glaucous blue foliage. Yellow flowers emerge in spring and are follwed by puffy white seedheads. Needs sharp drainage. Try it in a container, or in a rock wall (and cross your fingers in a cold Pdx winter). Sun to part sun. Cold hardy in USDA zone 9
Asteraceae 6in @ $12


x Gasteraloe 'Midnight'
An intergeneric cross between an aloe and a gasteria, by Kelly Griffin of Rancho Soledad Nursery, resulting in a rosette-forming succulent, to 8-12" tall x 1-2 ft wide. The leaves are rough-textured with bitty bumps, dark green with red highlights. Flowers are orange in late winter, early spring. Only successful in the ground in USDA zone 10, but elsewhere, a good pot plant or year round houseplant. Bright light with well-drained soil and little water.
Aloeaceae 3D @ $12


Yucca aloifolia spanish bayonet
One of the larger hardy yucca, forming a trunk to 5-20 ft.... eventually. A great addition to the garden and fine in a container as well -- easy in both. Leaves are large, to 2 ft, sweeping, and sharply pointed. Mature plants produce spikes of white flowers tinged purple appear in early to mid summer. Full sun to half sun in well-drained soil. Easy. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae 1g @ $14

Yucca aloifolia 'Blue Boy'

Yucca aloifolia 'Blue Boy'spanish bayonet
A plant Sean knew at the Berkeley Botanic garden, now sometimes sold as Y. aloifolia 'Purpurea', with somewhat soft, arching leaves that are green with purplish highlights in summer, turning more red in winter temperatures. Very tropical. To 4-6 ft. Sun to part sun and well-drained, lean soil with only occasional summer water once established. Frost hardy to 15 to 20F, mid USDA zone 8. An outstanding pot plant.
Agavaceae 4D @ $12, 2g @ $24

Yucca baccata

Yucca baccatabanana yucca
This trunk-forming yucca is a knockout in the landscape with curving trunks -- up to 10 per plant -- that snake out and stand up to 8 ft tall. Green leaves are stiff and decorated with longish filifers. Very architectural! In early summer, short flower stalks carry abundant white flowers. Full sun with excellent drainage, and, for best appearance, occasional summer water. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5 and possibly colder.
Agavaceae 6in @ $15, 2g @ $28


Yucca carnerosana - Mexican Collection tree yucca
A collection from South Neuvo Leon, Mexico, of this widespread tree yucca. To 10 ft or more in the garden with a thick trunk and rigid leaves to over 18" long and graced with curling white hairs along the margins as well as, in this form, a thick ivory colored edge that make the leaves look particularly striking. Best in full sun to only light dappled shade with occasional summer water for best appearance. Frost hardy to 5-10F, mid to upper USDA zone 7, possibly colder with protection.
Agavaceae 5g @ $42


Yucca filifera
Tree forming yucca and one of the most sculptural, the trunk eventually forming a swollen base and slowly branching. To upwards of 15 ft tall, with 2 ft rosettes of tightly held blue-green leaves covered with delicately intertwining filifers. Fabulous garden or container specimen for full sun and well-drained soil. Happy with summer moisture and winter drought, though quite versatile provided temperatures don't drop below 15F for extended periods. Cold hardy into the mid teens, mid-USDA zone 8; colder with exceptional drainage.
Agavaceae 5g @ $47


Yucca flaccida 'Garlands Gold'
This southeastern native yucca, from clearings and sandy spots, is used to high rainfall and frozen ground in winter so remains one of the most cold hardy species. The small clumps of under 2' have gently recurved leaves with blue-green tint and small threads along their margins. Y f. 'Garland's Gold' has generous deep yellow margins taking up over 1/2 the leaf surface, yet the plant remains vigorous. Striking for use as a focal point or hardy container plant. Full sun to dappled shade; would prefer decent drainage and a bit of summer irrigation where dry. USDA zone 4.
Agavaceae 5g @ $48


Yucca flaccida 'Gold Stripe'
Discovered in the nursery as a striped sport of Y. flaccida 'Gold Sword', each leaf adorned with very narrow creamy gold and blue green lines. Upright and vigorous to 18" in height and 3 ft or so across with, typically, 4 ft spikes of white flowers, most often in June. Full sun to dappled shade; otherwise extremely tolerant of any conditions thrown at it. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Agavaceae 5g @ $42


Yucca flaccida 'Golden Sword'
An easy to grow Yucca that you will never impale yourself on. Brilliant golden variegated, evergreen foliage to about 3 feet high and wide. In summer, 6 foot flowers stalks emerge topped with creamy white, nodding and fragrant bell flowers. Full sun to light shade. Summer water for faster growth. Cold hardy to 30 below. USDA zone 4.
Agavaceae 2g @ $28

Yucca gloriosa 'Tiny Star'

Yucca gloriosa 'Tiny Star'tiny star soapwort
Charming yucca, small and slow growing, to only 18" tall x 3 ft wide eventually, with variegated leaves, creamy yellow edged in green. Fits well into a rock garden. A selection of a southeastern US native, introduced from Japan in the 1970s by plantsman Barry Yinger, this form accepts the usual yucca conditions, sun to light shade, well-drained soil, and occasional water in summer for best appearance. So far, none have been seen to flower. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae 1g @ $14

Yucca gloriosa 'Tricolor'

Yucca gloriosa 'Tricolor'
One of the most useful of the trunk-forming, southeastern US native yuccas found growing from South Carolina all the way around to the Gulf side often within sea spray. With 2-3 ft rosettes of upwardly pointed leaves and trunks as high as 4 ft, this form has foliage variegated with cream and light yellow and infused with pinks especially with winter frost. Tolerant and even fond of average garden water and very long lived in container. Very good focal point for the garden. Has been quite happy and frost hardy to mid USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae 4D @ $12, 2g @ $28

Yucca periculosa

Yucca periculosa
From semi-arid slopes at mid to high elevations in southern Mexico, this small tree, to 20 ft or so and eventually branching, forms multiple rosettes of blue-green leaves, with evenly spaced, small filifers and outward facing flowers. For sun, lean soil, and dry places but enjoys an occasional summer thunderstorm. Has been unusually tolerant of frost for its southern latitude habitat, being reliable to about 20F, USDA zone 9, and a bit lower if winter dry. Otherwise a particularly nice container plant for many years, appearing like bonsai with its swollen caudex of a trunk.
Agavaceae 4D @ $12, 2g @ $26


Yucca recurvifolia
Large scale species, native to coastal areas of the Southeast and often used in Victorian days in our Portland neighborhoods and elsewhere in warmer parts of the country. Pretty much no-fuss plants and one of the boldest species for colder climates if provided reasonable water in summer in drier places. Each plant can grow from 4-5 ft with 3" wide, weeping leaves of glossy green tinted blue and 4 ft spikes of white flowers, most often in June but possible year round. As the plants form small trunks, some offsetting or branching occurs. Spectacular in containers or in the ground. Reliable in USDA 7; has found success in zone 6.
Agavaceae 2g @ $28


Yucca rostrata
Probably the most handsome of the hardy yuccas for the Pacific Northwest. Stiff grey-blue leaves form a halo around a slowly elongating trunk. Full sun and well-drained soil for a happy plant. A little summer water for faster growth. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae 15g @ $200, 15g @ $250

Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'
A Cistus introduction. Although Yucca rostrata is one of the most gorgeous species available, and definitely one of our top 500 favorite plants, it is exceedingly slow to reproduce from offsets, seed is difficult to come by, and seedlings vary as to Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies' is a selection from one of our collections in the early 90s in northern Mexico, out of a seed batch of stunning blue-leaved plants. Through the magic of tissue culture, we now have a reliable source. These vigorous young plants quickly form a 3 ft, multi-leaved rosette of nearly jade-blue, forming 3 to 4 ft plants in 7 or 8 years under good conditions, eventually to 10 ft or more. Excellent container plants, providing fine architecture, or repeated in the dry garden and looking of dusty blue fireworks from a distance. Particularly beautiful reflected in late afternoon/evening light. Full sun to dappled shade. Not particular about soil, excepting standing water. Some supplemental irrigation in dry summer places. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7; has been successful in zones 5 and 6 including the Denver Botanic Garden (Really!).
Agavaceae 1g @ $16

Yucca schottii

Yucca schottiischott's Yucca, mountain yucca
From the mountains of southwestern New Mexico, a hardy yucca, single-trunked in youth to about 6 ft tall x 4 ft wide; multi-trunked and up to 20 ft tall with time in optimal conditions, the leaves -- to 3 ft long and gray-blue-green -- are sharply pointed and, though stiff, are more flexible than other tree-forming yuccas. Early summer flowers are white on tall stalks. For sun to part shade and very drought tolerant, this is an excellent garden species and very frost hardy, accepting temperatures to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Agavaceae 4D @ $14


Yucca schottii 'Chiricahua High' schott's yucca, mountain yucca
A Cistus Introduction, our collection from near the summit of the Chiricahua Mts., a hardy yucca with very blue-gray leaves, to 3 ft long and sharply pointed, both stiff and more flexible than other "tree" yuccas. Eventually to 10 ft tall, single-trunked in youth to about 6 ft tall x 4 ft wide, then multi-trunked. Early summer flowers are white on tall stalks. For sun to part shade. An excellent garden species, both very drought tolerant and very frost hardy, accepting temperatures to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Agavaceae 4D @ $12


Yucca sp. [Tehuacana, Mexico]
A most handsome, trunk-forming yucca from the Mexican state of Puebla, to an eventual 8-10 ft -- possibly more, but none of us will live that long. Narrow, blue-green leaves in abundance make a beautiful and most architectural rosette even before lift-off. Flowers are white tinted rose-pink on slightly leaning towers. Sun, lean soil, and some summer water to boost growth. Frost hardy to 10 to 15 F, low to mid USDA zone 8 if winter dry; otherwise protect below 15F. Fabulous container plant. (Previously sold as Yucca tehuacana, the name under which is was received, we have now substituted a more proper nomenclature.)
Agavaceae 6in @ $16

Yucca thompsoniana

Yucca thompsonianathompson's yucca
Charming tree yucca, reaching up to 8 ft tall x 4 ft wide with leaves that are stiff and powder blue with serrated margins and early summer flowers, white on tall stalks above the leaves. Related to and sometimes overlapping with Yucca rostrata though somewhat shorter and more branched, the multiple heads looking something like a miniature Joshua tree (Y. brevifolia). Full sun with good drainage and some summer water is best. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5 or even lower.
Agavaceae 2g @ $24


Yucca treculeana
Tall yucca, its trunk reaching to 12 ft with stiff bayonet-shaped leaves, to 2” wide and 3 ft long, arranged evenly around the thick trunk. Spectacular by itself but when it grows up, in say 4 to 5 years, a giant flower stalk appears adorned with white flowers. Stunning! Originating in the southwestern United States and in Mexico, these are frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae 6in @ $16


Yucca whipplei chaparral yucca
Extremely stiff leaved yucca with razor edges and sharp spines, oh my! Excellent drainage & full sun are keys to success with this yucca. Eventually, 8 ft flowers stalks with dangling white fragrant blooms will emerge from the centers of these blue beauties. Frost hardy to bottom of USDA zone 8, perhaps lower with perfect conditions.
Agavaceae 1g @ $18

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