Soquel Nursery Growers 3645 North Main Street Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 475-3533 (800) 552-0802 (831) 475-1608 fax
Rehmannia elata Rehmannia elata or Chinese foxglove seldom blooms in the nursery pot. Gardeners in the know will plant it now in anticipation of its fabulous towers of deep rose-pink flowers, which can reach 3’ tall. Our crop can be enjoyed now for its bold serrated leaves. The flowers will appear again and again throughout the summer. Rehmannia elata is not popular with rabbits or deer. It will form a dense clump that chokes out weeds. This is a great plant for dry light shade. Moderate water will keep it from spreading too much. In moist areas it may take over.
Double and spurless, little pompoms almost like dahlias. We have Christa, (blue and white), Dark Blue, and Red.
Large blue and white flowers with very long spurs. 2’ x 2’.
Rounded, fan-shaped leaves and a compact growth habit to 15” tall. The flowers have the classic columbine shape in pink, white, or blue. This is one of the more mildew-resistant species.
NEW! ‘Clementine Salmon’:
Double, upward facing rosy-coral flowers with elongated petals. Compact mounding habit to 18” tall.
2” diameter double, white with green tips.
The classic single columbine shape with elegant spurs. Bright bicolors and solids. Grey leaves. 14”-16” tall.
Double with spurs. Available as a mix of various light blues and pinks.
Our Columbines are coming along nicely. We have selected these varieties for their excellent performance in our climate: attractive foliage, disease resistance and abundant bloom. All Aquilegias like full sun to light shade, regular water and good drainage.
No photo yet: Aquilegia alpina: Deep violet blue. 18” x 1”. Aquilegia atrata: Deep burgundy. 2’ x 1’.
‘Winky’ Series: Compact, mounding plants with bicolored upward-facing flowers. The centers are white. We have Blue, Purple, Red, Double Red & White, Rose, and White.
‘Chamallow’ is a superior cultivar of Lavatera or Bushmallow. It has a dense, rounded habit and profuse rose-pink flowers. ‘Chamallow’ is also sometimes sold as ‘Inovera.’ It’s the same plant. This shrub will grow to 4’ x 4’. It likes full sun and low water.
Most gardeners know fuchsias as smallish plants for hanging baskets or pots. Fuchsia paniculata is a beautiful landscaping shrub with large dark glossy green leaves. The clusters of little pink flowers look more like lilacs than the pendulous earring-like flowers of hybrid fuchsias. Unlike many hybrid fuchsias, Fuchsia paniculata is resistant to the leaf- distorting gall mite. It grows to 8’ x 8’ if planted in rich, moist soil in light shade.
Roses are Coming We have our 5-gallon grafted roses planted. They are just starting to leaf and root out. We don’t recommend planting them now, because the loose potting soil will tear off the delicate new root hairs as it spills out of the can. Most retailers prefer to wait to purchase roses until they are fully rooted. However, once we advertise our roses they can sell out very quickly. We do not hold roses on reserve. All sales are first come, first served. If we have a variety you simply must have, you might want to buy it now and keep it in the can until it is fully rooted-probably in April. See our availability page for what's ready this week. See our rose page for photos of the roses we are growing this year. We have old favorites and some exciting new varieties.