The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2006

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Species:  Salvia gesneraeflora

Common name:  Mole Poblano

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, near Montanoa

Notes: Red flowers

083-SU-Duranta repens 

Species:  Duranta repens

Common name:  Pigeon Berry, Golden Dewdrop

Family:  Verbenaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Orange berries

Species:  Justicia betonica

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical Asia and Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: White flowers

086-SU-Tagetes lemmonii

Species:  Tagetes lemmonii

Common name:  Bush Marigold, Copper Canyon Daisy

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  SE Arizona to Southern Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Aromatic leaves, brilliant yellow flowers

 

Species:  Dombeya 'Seminole'

Common name:  Strawberry Snowball Tree

Family:  Sterculiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pink round flower clusters

 

Species:  Tulbaghia simmleri

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Lavender flowers

 

Species:  Alberta magna

Common name:  Natal Flame Bush

Family:  Rubiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red flowers; bark is used in medicine; wood is almost useless because it breaks readily

 

Species:  Cestrum elegans

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red-purple flowers

Species:  Stenomesson incarnatum

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Region of Origin:  Ecuador, Peru

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Species:  Kniphofia uvaria 'Christmas Cheer'

Common name:  Red Hot Poker

Family:  Liliaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Stenocarpus sinuatus

Common name:  Firewheel Tree

Family:  Proteaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red-orange wheel-shaped flowers

 

Species:  Crotalaria agatiflora

Common name:  Canary Bird Bush

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  East and Northeast Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, across path from dwarf citrus planting

Notes: Yellow-green flowers resemble birds

 

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