Plant Highlights By Date
Among the palms planted at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a trio of Washingtonia filifera, the California Fan Palm. This is the only palm native to California.
Mammillaria geminispina consistently comes into bloom at this time of year at the Ruth Bancroft Garden and goes from September to November.
Our plant at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is the cultivar Lessingia filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’, a selection from coastal bluffs in Monterey County.
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.