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  Savanna Exhibit at The San Francisco Zoo
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Savanna Exhibit
In March of 2004 San Marcos Growers provided a significant number of the plants that were planted in and around the entry to the Savanna Exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo. Early in the design process it was decided that the zoo would use only plants of African origin and fortunately San Marcos Growers has a large pallet of just such plants to choose from. John Koegler, San Marcos Growers Salesman, worked closely with zoo horticulturist Tom Chiosso to eliminate any poisonous plants and those considered unsuitable for the San Francisco Coastal exposure from the list, yet were able to come up with a considerable number of plants to choose from. We are pleased to note that after three years, most of these plants are growing very well and the garden looks great.

For more information on this exciting and attractive new exhibit please visit the African Savanna on the San Francisco Zoo website. More about the plants at this zoo can also be found on the Zoo's Amazing Gardens webpage.
The following plants from San Marcos Growers were planted in the Savanna Garden.

Aeonium 'Kiwi'
Aeonium 'Sunburst'
Agapanthus praecox 'Silver Streak'
Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Variegata'
Albuca nelsonii
Aloe barberae
Aloe ciliaris hybrid
Aloe maculata
Aloe maculata 'Yellow Form'
Aloe plicatilis
Aloe x spinosissima
Chondropetalum elephantinum
Clivia miniata 'San Marcos Yellow'
Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Macrantha'
Crassula capitella 'Campfire'
Cussonia paniculata var. sinuata
Dietes grandiflora
Dietes grandiflora 'Variegata'
Dietes 'Orange Drop'
Dracaena draco
Encephalartos natalensis
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'
Gasteria bicolor
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight'
Jasminum angulare
Kalanchoe beharensis
Kalanchoe luciae
Kalanchoe pumila
Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'
Kniphofia 'Dwarf Yellow'
Kniphofia thomsonii
Kniphofia uvaria 'Blaze'
Leucadendron argenteum
Leucadendron galpinii
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunshine'
Leucospermum cordifolium 'Yellow Bird'
Oscularia deltoides
Pavonia praemorsa
Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue'
Podocarpus latifolius
Polygala myrtifolia 'Grandiflora'
Polygala virgata 'Portola'
Portulacaria afra
Rhoicissus capensis
Stomatium agninum
Tecomaria capensis 'Buff Gold'
Veltheimia bracteata