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
Abutilon 'Rosy Dewdrops' TM A Suncrest introduction. Tall; profuse clear rose bells with dark red centers.
Abutilon 'Soft Sunrise' TM 4-5 feet. Flowers open salmon, age to pink. Floriferous.
Abutilon x suntense 'Deep Magic' Grey-fuzzy leaves; large, deep blue lavender, wide-open flowers.
Abutilon x suntense 'Soft Snow' Suncrest selection. Grey-fuzzy leaves; large, near white, wide-open flowers.
Abutilon 'Twilight Waltz' TM Compact. Widely flaring 3 inch salmon to soft rose bells. Suncrest introduction.
Abutilon 'Wild Child' TM Large satiny dark leaves, broad screaming rose flowers, polished petals, extremely floriferous. Suncrest selection.
Abutilon 'Wild Rose Strain' Vivid deep rose bells dark in the center. Long bloom.
Achillea millefolium--Black Butte White flowers on erect stems, spreading mats. California seed strain.
Achillea millefolium--Black Butte short White flowers on erect stems, spreading mats. California seed strain.
Achillea millefolium 'Dusky Rose' 12"h. Mauve flowers on erect stems, spreading mats.
Achillea millefolium--High Sierra dwarf California mountain selection has light green, very low lvs. White fls. on stems to 8-12 inches.
Achillea millefolium 'La Luna' Suncrest Nurseries selection. Bright soft yellow flowers, ferny green leaves.
Achillea millefolium--Palisades strain 12-18 inches. White flowers, light green leaves. From California mountains.
Achillea millefolium 'Rosa Maria' Suncrest selection. Deepest rose flowers in flat heads; dark blue-green leaves.
Agapanthus 'Batik' Silky deep blue purple flowers with pale centers on 18 inch stems, midsummer.
Agapanthus 'Glowbelle' Vivid blue violet flowers on 30 inch stems, midsummer.
Agapanthus orientalis 'Winterdwarf' Wintergreen Nursery selection. 6-10 inch stems, large clusters lavender blue flowers.
Agastache 'Burning Bright' A Suncrest introduction. Slender stems; bright coral red flowers. Agastache rupestris hybrid.
Agastache 'Burning Rose' A. cana hybrid. Clusters of bright purplish rose flowers in summer and fall.
Agastache 'Electra' TM 2-3 feet high. Light grey-green, aromatic leaves; clouds of vivid orange flowers.