The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2006

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Species:  Oxypetalum caerulea

Common name:  Tweedia

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Brazil, Uruguay

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Light blue flowers in summer, silky seeds now

Species:  Narcissus 'Erlicheer'

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Species:  Daucus carota

Common name:  Queen Anne's Lace

Family:  Apiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Achillea 'Red Beauty'

Common name:  Yarrow

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Pink flowers

Species:  Alternanthera tenella 'Bettzickiana'

Common name:  Jacob's Coat, Calico Plant

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Colorful leaves

 

Species:  Salvia leucanthe 'Purple Velvet' / Amaranthus hypochondri

Common name:  / Prince's Feather

Family:  Lamiaceae / Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Salvia is a Huntington introduction; purple calyx and purple flower (see close-up on right) / Amaranthus has dark red leaves; many-branched clusters of dark red flowers

 

Species:  Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

Family:  Polyganaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Species:  Iris 'Happy New Year'

Family:  Iridaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Repeat bloomer

Species:  Cuphea llavea 'Flaming Rumba'

Family:  Lythraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: red flowers

Species:  Ilex aquifolium

Common name:  English Holly

Family:  Aquifoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Red berries

Species:  Justicia carnea

Common name:  Brazilian Plume Flower

Family:  Acanthaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista, West Side

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Camellia hiemalis 'Interlude'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista, West Side

Notes: Light pink rose form double

Species:  Camellia sinensis

Common name:  Tea Plant

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista, by Children's Garden sign

Notes: Small white flowers

Species:  Camellia hiemalis 'Showa Supreme'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Library Road

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Library Road

Notes: Red single; Nuccio introduction 1983

 

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