The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2006

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Species:  Camellia japonica 'Hagoromo'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Red single, Higo style flower . Prominent display of stamens, perhaps 100-250 stamens. This is a very highly admired flower style in Japan.

Species:  Camellia vernalis 'Shibori Egao'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden, by the steps

Notes: Pink mottled white semi-double.

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Tinsie Two'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Miniature anemone form. Deep rose red with pink stamens, petaloids

Species:  Salix x sepulcralis var. chrysocoma

Common name:  Gold Niobe Willow

Family:  Salicaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden, by the bridge

Notes: Yellow twigs

Species:  Ginkgo biloba

Common name:  Maidenhair Tree

Family:  Ginkgoaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Yellow leaves

Species:  Prunus mume

Common name:  Ume, Japanese Flowering Apricot

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: First of our flowering fruit trees to bloom. Several cultivars are grown here, with flowers from white to pink to red. In Japan the fruit are harvested and are the source of a sweet liquer.

 

Species:  Magnolia x soulangeana 'San Jose'

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden, by the citrus slope

Notes: Sweet fragrance

 

Species:  Magnolia x soulangeana 'Verbanica'

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Species:  Helleborus lividus corsicus

Common name:  Hellebore

Family:  Ranunculaceae

Region of Origin:  Corsica

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Pale green flowers

Species:  Vetiveria zizanoides

Common name:  Vetiver

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical Asia

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfume and Cosmetic Bed

Notes: Fragrant roots

Wellhead and herbs

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Different kinds of lettuce are planted around the wellhead.

Species:  Foeniculum vulgare

Common name:  Fennel

Family:  Apiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Wellhead Bed

Notes: Little yellow flowers

Species:  Latuca sativa 'Oakleaf'

Common name:  Green Lettuce

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden around the wellhead

Species:  Brassica

Common name:  Curly-leaf Kale

Family:  Brassicaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden around the wellhead

Species:  Borago officinalis

Common name:  Borage

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Blue flowers are edible. The foliage is also edible, but somewhat rough.

Species:  Basella rubra

Common name:  Malabar Spinach

Family:  Chenopodiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Salad Bed

Notes: Related to beets and regular spinach

Species:  Latuca sativa 'Lollo Rosso'

Common name:  Lettuce

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Curly leaves

Species:  Latuca sativa 'Freckles'

Common name:  Lettuce

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Little red spots on the leaves

 

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