San Marcos Growers Introduction Program
We at San Marcos Growers are always on the lookout for great new plants. Some of our new plant introductions have appeared as spontaneous seedling hybrids or vegetative sports while others have been selected from seedling blocks in our nursery our elsewhere. We have also been given plants by gardeners and friends that upon evaluation were considered worthy of a cultivar designation. In addition to the list below, which we consider our own plant introductions, we have popularized and introduced many other new plants into the California nursery trade that we received from other nurseries or seed sources worldwide. We thank many of these people on our Nurseries and Individuals plant introduction page. We list the 2013 additions on our New Plant Page.
Plants that we have named and introduced over the years are:
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan Select'
Agapanthus 'Silver Streak'
Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis 'Defina's Blush'
Anisodontea 'Tara's Pink' (Introduced in 1993 - No longer in Prodution)
Anisodontea 'Tara's Wonder' (Introduced in 1994 - No longer in Prodution)
Aquilegia 'Marty's Giant'
Arctotis 'Big Magenta'
Canna 'Lucifer's Brother' (Introduced in 2000 -No longer in Prodution)
Canna 'Lucifer's Sister'
Canna 'Sangria' (Introduced in 1999 - No longer in Prodution)
Clivia miniata 'San Marcos Yellow'
Cyperus papyrus 'Little Egypt' ('Compacta')
Echium fastuosum 'Select Blue'
Echium fastuosum 'Select Pink'
Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'
Kniphofia uvaria 'Blaze'
Phlomis fruticosa 'Grande Verde'
Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa'
Rosa californica (Select Form)
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal Spreader'(1987)
Senna splendida 'Ray's Splendor'