The Marvels of Nature!

So what do you get when you cross Manfreda and an Agave? Wait!!  Is that even possible? It is!!  And, voila... we present... x Mangave! x Mangave is an intergeneric hybrid combining the leaf spotting and perennial flowering nature of Manfreda and the leaf spines and evergreen nature (above freezing) of Agave. Like both parents, x Mangave is drought tolerant and has an aversion to winter moisture. In areas where x Mangave is not winter hardy, it makes a great container specimen. x Mangave 'Pineapple Express' is a 2016 introduction from Walters Gardens with fleshy, olive green leaves heavily spotted with purple. Pineapple Express will form a rosette 18" tall x 24" wide. Above is Pineapple Express in the garden and below is Pineapple Express in our sales house. We have an exciting array on new varieties of x Mangaves in production with varying leaf shapes and variegation patterns, so be sure to look for them in the future. If you are not already growing x Mangave Read more [...]

Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Gardens Open Nursery and Gardens

  Tomorrow begins our long-awaited Spring Open Nursery and Garden!  The gardens have never looked better, so we hope you'll join us to celebrate all things plants.  Here are two photos from the gardens today...one from the newly opened sunny section. While you are here, you can shop our greenhouses filled with perennial plant treasures. You can find the hours and directions on our website.  We hope to see you one of the next two weekends!     Read more [...]