Eyecatchers at Roger's

Huge monster Bromeliads, just beginning to bloom.  I want some of those--but where would I put them?  A non-starter. 

Bromeliad
Bromeliad

x Cryptbergia.  Never heard of it.  Some  kind of terrestrial bromeliad, maybe?   Very, severely tempting.  I wanted that puppy--loved the copper color.  Didn't get it, though.  Yep, now that I google, intergeneric bromeliad hybrid.  Oh dear, now I really really want that puppy.  But it is there, and I am here.
 
x Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'
x Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'


Bunch of different hybrid Rudbeckias, probably created by the enterprising Dutch, who seem  to love American plants more than Americans do.  I wanted them all, and didn't get any. 
Hybrid Rudbeckia
Hybrid Rudbeckias
Hybrid Rudbeckia


I loved this color combo, though that Sedum sieboldii is deciduous, so there will be a hole in the arrangement come winter.   I might have pushed the thing further with a deep burgundy or blue-green pot, too.  Glazed.  My taste is not as good  as theirs.  Agave 'Blue Glow', Sedum 'Dragon's Blood', Aeonium 'Zwartzkop' and Sedum Sieboldii singing a  four-part harmony in blue and burgundy-black:
Nice Combo

And  what the heck is this thing?  Colletia paradoxa  It looks like F-16-Wings-On-A-Stem, and  indeed one of the common names is "Jet Plane Plant".  Ha ha!  They had none for sale, just this one in the Bromeliad bed (that used to be an Agave bed, and that is the outdoor mini-railroad bed, in December).   Always  something changed at Roger's.  It's one giant flower arrangement, continually refreshed. 

What is this?

What is this?

What is this?

Dry garden out front, as we exited, plantless.  It's half South Africa, half Australia, which means: California!   Might be an  Acacia stenophylla there?  I want me some of them red Leucospermums, too.  Didn't get any.  I was a tower of restraint.

Dry Garden 

What I guess is a Acacia stenophylla:
Threadleaf Acacia, maybe

Kicking myself over that x Crypbergia.  The thing about plant shopping is that you'll never ever again see the one you really wanted and didn't buy.  Then the ones you do buy will rapidly be so common, as common as dirt if you'll excuse the expression, that you will be  really sorry you bought it when it first came out and cost $10 more than it should have, and it's not that nice anyway. 

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  1. That colletia is on my list of future plant purchases, but it's a scary dangerous plant, to me more so than agaves because I know where the sharp end is on agaves. Some day we should coordinate a Roger's visit -- I'd have made sure you came home with that cryptbergia!

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  2. They said they were going to be selling Colletias in the fall, they were waiting on the grower.

    Any excuse for a trip to Rogers! :)

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