Echinopsis grandiflora hybrids

Yow the hybrids have gone bonkers. This Echinopsis hybrid is “Tropical Pink”, everyone’s favorite giant cactus flower that we have been growing and cultivating and growing more of for decades. So nice.

Gasteria batesiana

Weird flowers, kind of bulbous, on your friendly local Gasterias. Fun!

Monkey Hand Tree

X Chiranthofremontia

Common Name: Monkey Hand Tree

Origin: California

Hybrid: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon X Fremontodendron “Pacific Sunset”

Large, broad, showy intergenic hybrid. If provided space in a garden, this centerpiece plant will be covered in golden flowers in spring. No water once established.
Characteristics:

Temperature: Hardy to 25°F

Sun: Full Sun

Water: Low; Summer Drought

Size: 15ft. to 20ft.

Monkey Hand Tree

X Chiranthofremontia

Common Name: Monkey Hand Tree

Origin: California

Hybrid: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon X Fremontodendron “Pacific Sunset”

Large, broad, showy intergenic hybrid. If provided space in a garden, this centerpiece plant will be covered in golden flowers in spring. No water once established.
Characteristics:

Temperature: Hardy to 25°F

Sun: Full Sun

Water: Low; Summer Drought

Size: 15ft. to 20ft.

Epi Flowers

We have a beautiful crop of mixed Epiphyllum in bloom, at the same time, at both stores! Berkeley? Yes! Marin? Sure!

Nice.

Epi Flowers

We have a beautiful crop of mixed Epiphyllum in bloom, at the same time, at both stores! Berkeley? Yes! Marin? Sure!

Nice.

Cactus Flowers for Spring!

Echinopsis grandiflora “Tropical Pink” for the win! First out of the gate for giant Cactus flowers for spring. We have had some Rebutia flowers already, and of course Mammilaria too, but these are the winners.

Cactus Flowers for Spring!

Echinopsis grandiflora “Tropical Pink” for the win! First out of the gate for giant Cactus flowers for spring. We have had some Rebutia flowers already, and of course Mammilaria too, but these are the winners.

Ice Plants, Marin County

Peacock Drive, San Rafael

It’s a massive cluster of Delosperma in San Rafael. I think it’s Delosperma cooperi, but maybe a cultivar of cooperi like “Jewel of Desert Rosequartz”. Either way, it’s a little bit stunning.

Ice Plants, Marin County

Peacock Drive, San Rafael

It’s a massive cluster of Delosperma in San Rafael. I think it’s Delosperma cooperi, but maybe a cultivar of cooperi like “Jewel of Desert Rosequartz”. Either way, it’s a little bit stunning.

Titanopsis

Titanopsis calcareum is the knobbly little mesemb with the big dreams. They dream of living their best life in the city on a sunny windowsill in a small apartment where they can get the best care from you that your limited attention can give them. And nothing more! It’s enough!

 

Sunrise Pincushion

Leucospermum “Sunrise”
South Africa

Evergreen Shrub

Medium sized shrub with serrated leaves and red tips. Gorgeous multicolored pincushion flowers of salmon, yellow, orange, and red. Tolerates a wider range of soils than most Leucospermums.

Hardy to 25-30F
Full to Part Sun
Low Water
5-6ft

Portuguese Squill

Scilla peruviana is busting out in blooms all over.

Giant Scilla
Mediterranean

Deciduous Bulb

Summer dormant bulb in the Hyacinth family, in fall develops a compact rosette of 18″ long leaves. In spring, forms 6″-12″ tall flower stalks densely topped with numerous small lavendar flowers.

Temperature: Hardy to 10F

Sun: Full Sun

Dry Shade Lenten Rose

Gorgeous winter flowers, shade tolerant! Dry in summer! Hellebores are the best.

Helleborus “Sparkling Diamond”
Lenten Rose
Eurasian Hybrid

Evergreen Perennial
Great for dry shade. Long-lasting sparkling white flowers with green centers. Deer resistant.

Hardy to below 0F
Part Shade to Shade
Water Moderate; Drought Tolerant
1ft

Caudiciform Spurge

Fancy bloom there in the fork of the leaves! Euphorbia trichadenia is South African. Caudex, branches, blooms in the fork of the leaves. Nice!

Buddha’s Stacked Succulents

We’ve been growing some beautiful specimens of Crassula “Buddha’s Temple” are ready. We’ll keep growing these slow-growing succulents until we have a giant specimen, large enough to form the pillars of a doll-house sized temple. That’s big! I think. I’ve never seen a doll-house sized temple so I’m not really sure.

More Blooming Cacti

A late blooming Echinopsis grandiflora hybrid that we like to call “Tropical Pink”. Nice!

Jester

Leucadendron “Jester”

Sunshine Conebush

Origin: South Africa

L. salignum “Jester”

Evergreen Shrub
Dense, vigorous growing shrub with strongly, brightly, visibly variegated leaves. Red bracts are great for arrangements. Good for coastal gardens.

Temperature: Hardy to 25°F

Sun: Full Sun

Water: Low

Gumby Plant

Glottiphyllum longum

South Africa

Stemless, clumping, flattened rosettes. Yellow flowers

Part Sun
Extra Chunky Soil
Keep dry, water sparingly

Tiny Flowers

Those are some very small, tiny, Crassula perforata flowers. So small that in person they just look like dead flowers. But no, up close they are alive. ALIVE!

Interesting Framing

Aloe ferox at the Cactus Jungle on a sunny day.

It’s all good.

Common Name: Cape Aloe

Single large toothy rosette on tall stalk, outdoor up to 8ft.

Hardy to 20-25F

Full Sun to Part Sun

Gorgeous Tiny Stapeliad Flowers

Cynanchum marnierianum

Amazing little flower, but look there’s 8 more buds too!

The plant itself is all hanging bare stems. Practically a “stick plant” I’d you ask me.

Star Cactus

Ariocarpus fissuratus vibrantly blooming in autumn.

Common Name: Star Rock, Chaute

Origin: Big Bend, Texas; Mexico

Description: Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms; keep dry in winter

Hardy to 25F
Full Sun
Extra Chunky Cactus Soil
Low Water

Umbrella Flower

Ceropegia sandersonii has giant umbrealla, or parachute-like flowers! Very unusual vining Stapeliad.

Common Name: Parachute Plant, Umbrella Flower
Origin: Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland
Description: Vining Stapeliad with massive unusual parachute-like flowers.
Characteristics:

Hardy to 45F
Part Sun
Low Water

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