Plant Highlights By Date
Agave parryi is a popular garden subject, prized for its compact artichoke-like rosettes and the way its silvery-gray leaves contrast its black teeth.
Without its flowers, Salvia canescens var. daghestanica is only a few inches tall, and in flower it attains a height of up to 12” or so (30 cm).
Echinopsis formosa is a spring bloomer, flowering at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in late April and May. The large yellow funnel-shaped flowers are up to 9 cm.
Gasteria polita was first discovered growing as an under-story plant in a forest, the first species in the genus to be found growing under such conditions.
Echeveria agavoides flowers in spring, April and May are the main flowering months in our area. The flower stalks are slender and from one to two feet tall.
Though it is one of the largest families of flowering plants, the Daisy Family (Asteraceae) does not contain a great number of succulents.