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Splendida Agave

The Splendida variety of agave has dark green leaves marked with a bright, yellowish-green stripe down the center of each leaf. The leaf margins are lined with stout spines. When mature, this plant can produce up to a 12' tall flower stalk with spidery, fragrant flowers after which it will die off. However, like most agaves, this variety will form offshoots or “pups” around the base of the parent plant as it ages that can be transplanted to new containers or into the ground. Heat and drought tolerant, it performs best in well-drained soil with full sun exposure and little water needs. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 2 and 7 gallon containers.

Creeping Lobelia

Creeping Lobelia is a rapidly spreading ground cover with a 32-36" spread. With small green leaves and small ivory pink flowers that bloom all summer and fall this would be a nice addition to any landscape. Although it can handle moderate foot traffic, who would want to tread on this cute plant. Lobelia will do well in sun to light shade and in all soil types. Lobelia would make a great addition to a hummingbird or bee garden as they enjoy this little plant. Try this plant in a mixed container of fall color for a great contrast planting for a porch area.

Blue Sentry Yucca

This is an evergreen Yucca with a rosette of unusual blue-green leaves and tall spikes of creamy white, bell-shaped summer flowers. Performs best in full sun and is hardy in Zones 5a – 9b. Requires well drained soil and once established, can survive some drought conditions. Stands out in a xeriscape type setting or can be planted in containers. Grows slowly with a mature size of 2-3’H X 2-3’S. While this plant does not have a pronounced spine tip, it is best not to plant in near close pathways or where children or pets may play. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 5 and 15 gallon containers.

Tricolor Asian Jasmine

This variety of Jasmine is a self-climbing or sprawling vine. While it is not known for exceptionally visual flowers, its pink, white and green-blushed foliage is the real attention getter. If it is allowed to climb, it will produce tiny yellow very fragrant flowers. New foliage emerges nearly pure white with pink blush and occasional green speckles. Mature leaves are small and oval with a glossy finish. Performs best in Zones 7B-11 and can handle full sun in cooler areas, but needs partial shade in the hotter zones. In mild winter regions, the white, pink, rose and green foliage will add visual interest year-round and the pinks will deepen to a rosy reddish burgundy.

Black Ripple Colocasia

Commonly referred to as a variety of Elephant Ear, this particular beauty stands out on its own with its iridescent puckered leaves of purplish black. Sitting atop multiple dark burgundy-red stems, the leaves unfurl from brownish backs to reveal their inner glossy foliage. Considered a dwarf variety, they can grow 3-4’ H x 3-4’ W and they prefer medium wet, but not soggy soil. However, they have been known to do well in pond edges and around water features. Frost sensitive, they perform best in Zones 8-11. Can be planted as a single specimen, en masse or in large containers, but try to avoid exposure to strong winds. Will do well in full sun to partial shade and doesn’t mind high humidity. The infrequent blooms are usually hidden by the large leaves and this plant is considered deer and rabbit resistant.