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Aloe brevifolia

May 2007

One species of aloe which performs very well in California gardens is Aloe brevifolia.

Euphorbia caput-medusae

April 2007

Euphorbia caput-medusae comes from near Cape Town on South Africa’s west coast. 

Asphodelus aestivus

March 2007

Asphodelus aestivus occurs from the Canary Islands eastward through the Mediterranean basin.

Correa ‘Ivory Bells’

February 2007

Correa is an Australian genus in the Rutaceae, or Rue Family.

Aloe suprafoliata

January 2007

Aloe suprafoliata is a single-headed stemless species from northeastern South Africa and the adjacent nation of Swaziland, with glaucous unmarked leaves edged with firm teeth.

Euryops speciosissimus

December 2006

Euryops speciosissimus, sometimes known by its synonym of Euryops athanasiae, is a relatively tall-growing shrub from South Africa’s west coast …

Agave striata

November 2006

With its spiky balls of needle-like leaves, Agave striata does not look like a typical agave and is sometimes mistaken for a yucca when not in flower.

Ferocactus latispinus

October 2006

One species with an extensive distribution in central and southern Mexico is Ferocactus latispinus …

Echinocactus platyacanthus

September 2006

The most widely-distributed of all, and also the largest, is Echinocactus platyacanthus.

Crassula perfoliata var. falcata

August 2006

Crassula perfoliata var. falcata was long considered a separate species from C. perfoliata, and so it is widely known simply as Crassula falcata.

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