Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Fall is here but the delights from our production side are still being revealed.

We have a number of cutting edge new Agave and Manfreda that have just come available from our growing area. These small succulents could be hardy outside but could also make beautiful houseplants. Plus succulent collectors (like myself!) are just going to have to have them!

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Have a look at the info in the side bar and scroll down to reveal a brave new world of succulents.

Enjoy!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

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Hot New Succulents

We are pleased to announce the availability of some cutting edge new succulents available now at Phoenix. All are potentially hardy outdoors in Vancouver though in protected microclimates. However, all are relatively small and could be brought in as attractive houseplants.

We have three highly ornamental Agave, two with variegated foliage and one, 'Shadow Dancer', with uniquely coloured parchment green leaves edged in orange-red. Then there are the Mangave, cool crosses between Agave and its relative, Manfreda. These nearly spineless plants have cool rubbery foliage offering shades of blue-green, burgundy, and purple - a whole new dimension in the world of succulents. Have a look!


Mangave 'Pineapple Express' - Mangave - Perennial Mangave - Mangave 'Pineapple Express' has gorgeous, rubbery, arching blue-green, succulent leaves covered liberally with burgundy spots. It is an intergeneric hybrid between Manfreda and Agave with characteristics intermediate between the two parents. From Agave comes stout, rigid leaves with small teeth along the leaf edges all held in a tight, symmetrical rosette. From Manfreda comes burgundy speckling and burgundy colouration of the leaf edges. Together these characteristics make one dramatic little succulent! Plant in sharp drainage or in a container protected from winter rain. In colder areas bring in as a winter houseplant.

Mangave 'Moonglow' - Perennial Mangave - Mangave 'Moonglow' has glowing, icy blue foliage mottled with purple spots. The leaves are held straight and horizontal. It is an intergeneric hybrid between Manfreda and Agave with characteristics intermediate between the two parents. From Agave comes stout, rigid leaves with small teeth along the leaf edges all held in a tight, symmetrical rosette. From Manfreda comes burgundy speckling and burgundy colouration of the leaf edges. Together these characteristics make one dramatic little succulent! Plant in sharp drainage or in a container protected from winter rain. In colder areas bring in as a winter houseplant.

Mangave 'Macho Mocha' - Perennial Mangave - A magnificent succulent agave relative with huge leaves that are variously spotted with shades of chocolate and overlain with a lavender sheen. ‘Macho Mocha’ is derived from a rare natural cross between Manfreda variegata and Agave celsii which grow together in the wild. Collector Paul Shoenfeld thought he had seed of the Manfreda. But when the seed germinated he had something very different and very rare. Plant in sharp drainage or in a container protected from winter rain. 'Macho Mocha' has been available for a number of years now and it remains one of the most impressive of its kind. Agave parryi 'Cream Spike' - Century Plant - Agave parryi 'Cream Spike' is a spectacular succulent displaying blue-green leaves surrounded by a dramatic creamy-white margin. The thick leaves comprising the 12 inch clump feature maroon-black leaf tips and teeth along the margins when mature. Leaf impressions from the reverse side of unfurling leaves are reminiscent of fossils. Hardy to about zone 7b to 9, or fantastic as a potted specimen.
Agave x romanii 'Shadow Dancer' - Century Plant - 'Shadow Dancer' is a stunning and distinctive, variegated, dwarf century plant. The new leaves emerge pale green with a mid-green border and dark burgundy-red edges. Over time the leaves fade to creamy white. Perfect for container culture. Treat as a houseplant in the winter months in cold regions. A hybrid of Agave filifera and A. mitis var. albicans. Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' - Century Plant - Agave 'Monterrey Frost' is a rare variegated cultivar of the well known squid agave. It looks more marine-like than plant-like with long, narrow, notably spineless, bluish to apple green leaves. In its native habit it grows festooned on sheer cliffs so provide it with excellent drainage. After 2-4 years, this species will begin to form offsets and, when they mature, each clump will produce an amazing five to seven foot tall flower spike that resembles a giant yellow bottlebrush. Treat as a houseplant in the winter months in cold regions.

Our succulent section has all kinds of other amazing plants in it. See you soon!


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