The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2006

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Species:  Dombeya 'Seminole'

Family:  Sterculiaceae

Region of Origin: Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pink 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 traditional medicine but the wood is almost useless, as it breaks readily. The Dutch name for it is "Breakout."

 

Species:  Cestrum elegans

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Rose-red tubular flowers

 

Species:  Justicia brandegeana

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Dark red flowers

 

Species:  Correa pulchella 'Salmon'

Common name:  Australian Fuchsia

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden, by Calistemon viminalis

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Eremophila maculata

Common name:  Valentine Emu Bush

Family:  Myoporaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Rose-red flowers. Low-growing plant.

 

Species:  Grevillea thelemanniana 'Gilt Dragon'

Common name:  Hummingbird Bush, Spider-Net Grevillea

Family:  Proteaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Silver-red foliage. Very low-growing.

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Himekoki'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden, outside lion dogs

Notes: Pink, small, rose form. Dwarf form of sasanqua.

 

Species:  Callicarpa dichotoma forma alba

Common name:  Beautyberry

Family:  Verbenaceae

Region of Origin: China, Japan

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: White berries. Others nearby have lavender and purple berries.

 

Species:  Eurya osimensis var. kanehirae

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Malodorus flowers. It is part of the design of the garden to have the ying and the yang--both sweet-smelling and bad-smelling.

 

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