The A’s Have It!
Achillea, Agaves, Aloes & Aeoniums
All 20% OFF

Although last week’s storm was a doozy, we’re not out of the drought yet, so water-wise perennials still top on our list of plants to grow for a more drought tolerant, environmentally sustainable garden. Achilleas, agaves, aloes and aeoniums all offer rich color, structure and texture that can integrate well into many garden styles. And since they are all perennials, now is a perfect time for planting so they can establish strong root systems and mature before the heat of summer.

And better yet, this A+ assortment is also ON SALE!
This week only, October 28th – November 3rd all Achilleas, Agaves, Aloes and Aeoniums are 20% OFF both online and in our retail nursery.
Basil herbalea 'Wild Magic'
Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst'
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'

Selected for holding its color so well without fading, you can add a bright flash of candy-apple red to practically any garden with hardy and carefree CA native ‘Red Velvet’ Yarrow. Blooming generously on upright stems, the 3” umbels rise above rich, ferny foliage Spring thru Summer. To 3’ x 2’, it’s drought and heat tolerant. Needing only average soil and occasional Summer water, cut spent blooms to keep it going. A super habitat plant, Yarrow attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Perennial USDA zones 3-10

Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty'

One of our favorite colors of yarrow! Large 4” umbels start off a beautiful rich Salmon pink then fade to combinations of soft pinks and buttery yellows, displaying all these lovely pastel hues at the same time! But it isn’t just the artistic colors that are so unusual, it also has a spreading mat-forming habit which keeps it low and wide at about 2’x3’ – a super border shape and size. Acclimates to clay and is fast growing making it just about the most perfect specimen for that sad sidewalk strip!

Perennial USDA zones 3-10

Geum coccineum ‘Totally Tangerine’ Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’
Agave parryi var. truncate “Artichoke Agave”

Hands down one of the most beautiful of all Agaves! Short and compact at only 2-3’ x 3.5’ across with a habit like a perfectly symmetrical unfolding artichoke. Enhancing the brightness of the silvery-grey-blue chubby leaves are conspicuous mahogany terminal spines. Hardy to 15°F, thriving on neglect and adapted to heat, cold and drought “Artichoke Agave” is slow growing and may take many years to bloom – a giant 15’ stalk topped with dense clusters of yellow flowers. The flowering rosette dies after bloom but carries on with the sculptural clump of “pups” it made in the first several years. Requires excellent drainage (add gravel or lava rock).

Perennial USDA zones 8-10

Agave attenuate 'Ray of Light'

This variegated “Fox Tail Agave” features tapered 6-8” wide bluish-green leaves gorgeously bordered in creamy yellow. Forming perfect rosettes of soft and pliable leaves that can reach 6’ wide, gradually elevated on 2-4’ tall stems, it’s a real head turner! Mature plants send up massive 5-10’ tall flower spikes, each curving back to the ground, giving plants their common name. Each spike is comprised of thousands of tiny greenish-yellow flowers popular with hummers. Plants make a statuesque container plant and are a definite focal point. Great for dry or rock gardens or for use in a Mediterranean bed. Grow in fast draining soil in sun to part shade.

Perennial USDA zones 9-10

Echeveria 'Lady Aquarius' Callistemon 'Cane’s Hybrid'
Agave vilmoriniana “Octopus Agave”

One of the prettiest Agaves around! And the friendliest! With no prickly spines, this blue-ish Agave is very easy to incorporate into your garden. Understandably named “Octopus Agave” since it looks like a many-armed octopus swaying in the ocean currents. After several years it will produce a 15-20’ tall flower spike of yellow blooms that open in a SPIRAL, making it look like the world’s largest unicorn horn! Plantlets form on the spike and drop to the ground to form new plants. The original plant will die after blooming but there will be many babies to start your own octopus’s garden. Grows 3-4’ tall and 5-6’ wide, doesn’t produce offsets that would mar its shapely form.

Monocarpic USDA Zones 9-10

Aloe striata “Coral Aloe”

This easy Aloe has great Fall color! The margins of the toothless (or nearly toothless) leaves go pink when it gets cold! The rest of the year it is an easy on the eyes grey-greenish blue. The rosettes of the plant are suckering and eventually form colonies to 3’ wide, but the height remains a pretty consistent 1-2’. Bloom time is in late Winter and the flowers are borne in showy clusters on 2’ stems, in a strong and vibrant coral color. From South Africa, this species also has the distinction of not being particularly picky about where it grows, tolerating dry conditions, a regularly watered situation, full sun, part shade and whatever soil you happen to have on hand.


Perennial USDA Zones 9-10

Echeveria 'Lady Aquarius' Callistemon 'Cane’s Hybrid'
Aeonium 'Jack Catlin'

Brilliant red and green foliage makes this groundcovery succulent a stand-out specimen for a dry garden. Extremely vigorous with a higher tolerance for heat and frost than most Aeoniums. Forming innumerable 6-8” wide rosettes that are sour-apple green in the center and a brilliant burgundy around the edges, it reaches about 18” tall by 24” wide, eventually spreading over time to form ground-hugging drifts. Exceptionally showy planted at the front of a bed.

Perennial USDA Zones 9b-11

Aeonium decorum ‘Sunburst’

Eye-grabbing anywhere you plant it, this Canary Island succulent creates an instant highlight at the edge of a bed, center stage in a rock garden or handsome container. Colorful carousel rosettes to 16” across, are emerald and creamy yellow with a rose edge, held upright on base-branching stems to 24” tall. Hardy to 25 degrees F, protect during anything chillier than a light frost. Well-drained, porous soil. To 3’ across.


Perennial USDA Zones 9-10


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