I should have skipped Cordyline 'Electric Flash', but it sure is pretty. The leaves have chartreuse margins that fade to pale yellow to ivory. The rest of the leaves have brown and pink stripes.
I walked around the garden looking for 'Electric Flash' companions. I became distracted and thought of other things. I note that after several tries this driveway-side planter looks right. Fifteen years ago I started with tall hybrid tea roses. That didn't work. I tried short, shrubby Austin roses. That didn't work either. Agaves work.
At the end of the driveway, Aloe pseudorubroviolacaea flowers have opened. The trio of the blooming Aloe, Aloe thraskii behind it, and Maireana sedifolia have grown large enough to dominate this area. The area began as a lawn, became a path with roses and daylilys, and is now more xeric--Aloes, Salvias, Leucadendron, Kalanchoe, Aeonium. A couple of roses still to move elsewhere.
I trimmed the Myrtle a few weeks ago. Myrtle has the great virtue of sprouting new growth from bare wood.
How does 'Electric Flash' look with Leucadendron 'Pisa'?
Umm...not sure. Around to the veggie garden. The sweet peas are finally blooming with some enthusiasm.
This is 'North Shore' which I planted from a package of seeds we bought on our visit to Cambria last October.
No companions for 'Electric Flash' there. Moving along. Nice, but nothing Cordyline-agreeable here, either
'Munstead Wood' is looking better and better.
Better go out front and check the Dasylirion. A few more weeks for the flowers to open. We have a day or two of grey skies ahead--it's a wonderful respite from the baking sun.Several of the 'Blue Glow' are at a mature size now. I planted most of them from 4" pots.
Oh, crap. I just bought that Dudleya. Kaput.
How would 'Electric Flash' pair up?
The Graptoveria flowers look as if they are sprouting from 'Electric Flash'--interesting, but the foliage doesn't make the same match.
The pink stripes in 'Electric Flash' match the pinky-brown in Echeveria 'Arlie Wright'. I'd have to move the Echeveria and find space for both it and the Cordyline alongside. Maybe in a pot? Oh, dear. Shouldn't have bought it. Don't know where to put it. Sure is pretty.