The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2005

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Species:  Echinops

Common name:  Globe Thistle

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Light blue round flowers

Species:  Iris 'Cease Fire'

Family:  Iridaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Repeat bloomer--will also bloom in the Spring. White.

Species:  Rosa 'Pillow Fight'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Shrub 1999

Species:  Heliotropium arborescens 'Iowa'

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Purple flowers; sweet fragrance

 

Species:  Erica canaliculata

Common name:  Heath

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Lavender/pink flowers. At one time plants of heath lined both sides of the North Vista.

 

Species:  Euryops pectinatus

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Ilex aquifolium

Common name:  English Holly

Family:  Aquifoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Red berries. Holly is mentioned in the Shakespeare play, "As You Like It." The old English carol urges you to "Deck the halls with boughs of holly" because it was considered a magical plant in England. There were rules for using it, including not bringing it into the house before Christmas. It had to be taken down by Twelfth Night. Unmarried women were advised to tie a sprig of Holly to the bedpost to avoid being turned into a witch.

 

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Fashionata'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista - West Side

Notes: Pink semi-double

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Firebrand Variegated'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista - West Side

Notes: Red/white semi-double

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Destiny'

Common name:  Q

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista - East Side

Notes: Pink and white

 

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Wildfire'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista - East Side

Notes: Red semi-double

 

Species:  Bergenia crassifolia

Family:  Saxifragaceae

Location in Garden:  Scott Gallery

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Diospyros virginiana

Common name:  American Persimmon, Possum Apple

Family:  Ebenaceae

Location in Garden:  Botanical Conservatory

Notes: Small orange fruit

Species:  Magnolia

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Library Road

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Henry E.Huntington'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Library Road

Notes: Pink; Nuccio introduction for the 75th Anniversary

 

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