Plant Introductions by Suncrest Nurseries

One of the major elements of our work at Suncrest has been the testing and introduction of promising new plants for the enrichment of California gardens. This work has proceeded on several fronts. We select interesting California natives in the wild; make deliberate hybrids among our favorite plant groups in the nursery; choose superior individuals and strains from seedling batches; and make enthusiastic use of serendipity, in which new plants just "appear", thanks to the work of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

You'll find a current listing of Suncrest introductions below, together with capsule descriptions. Use the page numbers at the bottom of the display to browse the full list. Click on any of the names that strike your fancy to see a fuller display of plant characteristics, cultural requirements and tolerances, and a picture if one is available. You'll also find a flyer on Suncrest introductions available from the Publications page.

Plant Name Capsule Description
Agastache 'Ruby Spires' TM Agastache cana hybrid with rich carmine flowers from red violet buds.
Agastache 'Salmon Sparkle' Agastache rupestris hybrid. Abundant flowers start salmon, then change to pink.
Agastache 'Scintillation' 3 feet high. Bright copper buds open to dark pink flowers, summer to fall.
Agastache 'Shimmering Clouds' Bushy, to 2 feet; fragrant leaves, copper buds, deep pink flowers.
Agastache 'Summer Sparkle' Suncrest Nurseries hybrid. Bright rose pink flowers over aromatic leaves.
Agastache 'Vivid' 3 feet plus. Agastache mexicana hybrid with deep rose purple flowers.
Agastache 'Wildfire' Suncrest introduction. Bushy, to 2-3 feet; large bright coral red flowers.
Alstroemeria 'Hermana Chica' 12 inches. Lush leaves, large white flowers, pink markings, flush.
Aquilegia 'Black Beauty' Near black, broadly flared flowers on tall stems.
Aquilegia 'Dainty Doubles' 12-18 inch stems; many small double rose to purple flowers.
Aquilegia 'Double Delight' 2 feet+. Many long-lasting rose pink pom pon flowers.
Aquilegia 'Maroon Madness' Robust, to 2 feet+. Masses of large maroon flowers.
Aquilegia 'Midnight Cowgirl' 2 feet+. Graceful stems, huge long-spurred purple and white flowers.
Aquilegia 'Northern Lights' Stocky plants. Floriferous. Flowers bright blue with white.
Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoats' Graceful, heavy blooming; broad pink and white flowers.
Aquilegia 'Raspberry Petticoats' 2 feet high. Raspberry pink short spurred flowers on sturdy stems.
Aquilegia 'Red Shadows' 2-3 feet high. Deep red, broadly flared flowers on tall stems.
Aquilegia 'Rose Madness' Columbine. Double rose pink flowers on 2 foot stems.
Aquilegia 'Small Wonder' Under 1 foot, dense. Abundant rose and white flowers.
Aquilegia 'Snow Baby' 8-12 inches, compact. Large clusters, upfacing white flowers.