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
Fremontodendron 'Sungold Hybrids' Variable forms. 1-5 feet high by 4 feet+ wide. Gold to tawny orange flowers.
Gaillardia aristata 'Sunbird' Firewheel. Striking bright yellow daisies with central red cone.
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Snow' TM Suncrest introduction. Dwarf, to 2 feet. Large pure white flowers.
Geum 'Georgenburg Sport' From G. 'Georgenburg'; darker orange flowers.
Gladiolus dalenii 'Orange Delight' 2 feet+; large hooded flowers are bright soft orange, yellow center. Spring-summer bloom.
Gladiolus 'Flaming Fancy' To 2-3 feet. Large fiery red flowers, marked white. Spring-summer bloom.
Gladiolus 'Grape Delight' Gladiolus x colvillei hybrid. Red-purple flowers with white markings.
Gladiolus 'Lemon Moon' Hybrid with dark grassy leaves, full lemon-yellow flowers in spring.
Gladiolus 'Painted Tips' To 18 inches. Slender stems and leaves. Light pink flowers with dark petal tips.
Gladiolus 'Picture Perfect' To 18 inches. Slender. Pale pink petals have orchid edges; dark markings.
Gladiolus tristis 'Moonlight' Wintergreen Nursery selection. Large pale yellow, night-fragrant flowers in spring.
Hakonechloa macra 'Emerald Glow' Suncrest selection. 2 feet. Graceful clumps; drooping green leaves, red in fall.
Helleborus x hybridus 'Bright Dancer' Hellebore. Large, dark leaves, large bright pink flowers.
Helleborus x hybridus 'Dark Dancer' Suncrest Nurseries seed strain. Hellebore; shiny leaves, maroon flowers.
Helleborus x hybridus 'Snow Dancer' Hellebore. Bold evergreen leaves, large white winter flowers.
Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Eyes' Suncrest selection. Dwarf, evergreen. Peach flowers with cranberry centers.
Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Barrel Springs' Toyon; selected for large dark green leaves, dark red berries.
Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Bountiful' Toyon; 6-12 feet; large dark green leaves, red berries.
Heuchera 'Pearl Blush' Large leaves, 2 foot stems of cream flowers from soft pink buds.
Hosta 'Corralitos Moon' Plantain lily; large, broad, creamy yellow leaves.