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Rare and Unusual

Our interest at Suncrest is in exploring the diversity of the plant kingdom for beautiful plants adaptable to cultivation in coastal California. Some of our offerings are widely shared in the nursery industry; many others, especially those from the wild and gifts from other plant enthusiasts, are either unusual or genuinely rare. Their beauty, not their rarity, is the object. But it is worth noting when something is out of the ordinary line of cultivated plants.

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Plant Name Capsule Description
Gladiolus tristis 'Moonlight' Wintergreen Nursery selection. Large pale yellow, night-fragrant flowers in spring.
Glaucium flavum var. aurantiacum Horned poppy. Silver leaves; vivid orange flowers; long seedpods.
Glaucium grandiflorum 18 inches. Vivid orange flowers, dark petal spot, low grey leaves.
Gomphostigma virgatum 4 feet. Narrow grey leaves on arching stems; dense habit.
Gunnera magellanica Low mat with bright green, lobed leaves, white flowers, red fruits.
Helleborus foetidus Hellebore; narrowly parted leaves, flowers green.
Helleborus lividus 1 foot+. Leaves with silver markings; pinkish green flowers.
Hibbertia pedunculata Prostrate shrublet. Small narrow leaves, yellow flowers.
Hibbertia vestita 'Coff's Harbour' Shiny, green small oval leaves form flat mat; bright yellow flowers.
Himalayacalamus asper (Neomicrocalamus) Bamboo with slender reddish stems, clouds of narrow leaves.
Himalayacalamus porcatus Nepalese blue bamboo, to 20 feet. Tight clump, with pale culms.
Hippeastrum papilio Butterfly amaryllis. Large green to ivory flowers with bold wine red markings.
Holodiscus microphyllus var. glabrescens 2-3 feet. Dense. Draping plumes of creamy flowers turn rusty.
Hymenoxys argentea Low silver mound; bright yellow daisies in spring.
Hymenoxys scaposa Low tight tufts. Yellow daisies, long bloom season.
Illicium floridanum Bushy, to 6-10 feet. Glossy fragrant green leaves, many-parted maroon flowers.
Incarvillea arguta Stems to 3 feet+ high ; feather-like leaves, pink trumpets.
Incarvillea sinensis Stems to 1 foot+ high ; feather-like leaves, pink trumpets.
Iris gracilipes Diminutive iris. Soft green leaves; crested lavender blue flowers.
Iris innominata 'Ed Wood' Small, slender-leaved native. Dainty. Purple flowers in spring.

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