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Titanota Agave

Native to the limestone cliffs of Oaxaca, Mexico, Titanota Agave is a medium sized robust looking agave. It has ghostly white colored leaves arranged in a wide, open crown rosette of few leaves. The leaves can reach up to 50 cm long and 12 cm wide. Titanota is quite cold hardy especially in dry climates. However, it would be best to avoid exposure to extreme freezing temperatures for an extended amount of time. Titanota is very heat tolerant as well. These striking plants are wonderful when used to provide year round foliage color, as a patio plant. It is also a great plant for rock gardens. Here at Creekside, we currently have Titanota Agave available for sale in a 5 gallon size!

Dyckia

Native to South America, this unique and interesting plant was introduced in Europe in the 19th century. It is named after Prince Von Salm-Dyck, who was an early expert on succulents. However, Dyckias are not true succulents because they do not store their water internally like true succulents. They respond to stress by simply going dormant. This means that they are extremely drought tolerant. They are also one of the most cold hardy of the bromeliad genera. Dyckias have stiff pointy leaves with spiny margins, and typically have small compact flowers. They are great for rock or cactus gardens and are attractive in contemporary garden designs as they display a plethora of beautiful colors.

Kalanchoe 'Desert Rose'

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Desert Rose' is a striking succulent also known as the Paddle Plant. It's round growth habit and dramatic foliage appears to give the allure of an underwater coral bed with colors transitioning from blue-green at the base to red on the rounded tips. The vibrant colors intensify in full sun and once the plant has matured will bloom a spike with clusters of yellow tubular flowers in spring. What a great addition of color into a rock garden. Cold hardy in Zones 9-11, and will tolerate temperatures as low as 40 degrees. Grows best in partial to full sun and only requires occasional watering once it is established.

Agaves

Years ago, the only place we saw these odd and exotic plants, was traveling through the great southwest or in Mexico on that family vacation! Now, as water issues are becoming such a concern in the green industry, plant hybridizers have really focused their talents on one of the most diverse group of plants in the marketplace today! The Agaves. Agaves are no more simply the old century plants we all recognize. Creekside offers an incredible array of very carefully selected colorations, textures and ultimate sizes. From the large attention grabbers to the smaller, decorative agaves that shine in potted patio displays or rock gardens!