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The availability listing contains latin names and container sizes available. The plants listed are considered prime for the retail nursery trade. Availability lists are published weekly. The availability can change dramatically from week to week, so please use the current version. Published in Adobe acrobat reader format

Week of April 27, 2014

New this Week

1g Achillea 'Red Velvet’
1g Achillea millefolium 'Black Butte’
1g Alstroemeria 'Inca Sweety’
5g Anemanthele lessoniana
1g Anigozanthos Pot-A-Roo™ 'Dark Dawn’
1g Anigozanthos Pot-A-Roo™ 'Red Sunrise’
5g Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'
1g Ceanothus cuneatus
1g Cercis occidentalis
2g Cordyline 'Cherry Sensation’
5g Cordyline 'Cherry Sensation’
2g Cordyline australis ‘Paradise’
1g Geranium clarkei ‘Kashmir Purple’
1g Helianthemum 'Tomato Red’
1g Helianthemum 'Wisely Primrose’
2g Leucadendron 'Safari Goldstrike’
2g Leucadendron discolor 'Pom Pom’
1g Rosmarinus officinalis 'Ken Taylor’
5g Salvia 'Hot Lips’
1g Salvia chamaedryoides 'Marine Blue'
1g Salvia greggii 'Playa Rosa'
1g Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’
1g Silene dioica ‘Clifford Moor’
1g Sporobolus airoides
1g Westringia fruticosa 'Mia's Wonder’
5g Westringia fruticosa 'Wynyabbie Gem'

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Plant of the Week: Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, or golden japanese forest grass, is a slowly spreading, deciduous grass with delicate, bamboo-like foliage to 1’ high and 3’ wide. Though the species is solid green, this cultivar possesses brilliant golden foliage streaked with narrow lime-green bands. As if it weren’t already dramatic enough, the foliage turns an intense pink-red in fall before dying down for the winter. Plants grow well in almost full sun near the coast, but require at least partial shade inland and need reasonably well-drained soil with regular water. In deep shade the foliage becomes more chartreuse and less golden, but plants will continue to grow and flower. A choice plant, alone or in masses, as a woodland groundcover or in containers. Not a good selection for heavy soils or dry gardens. Hardy to 0F. Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ is available this week in one gallon containers.