The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2005

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Species:  Justicia aurea

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, South America

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Thunbergia battiscombei

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue flowers

 

Species:  Duranta repens 'Sapphire Showers'

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue flowers. Sometimes called Pigeon Berry.

 

Species:  Rungia klossii

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  New Guinea

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Lavender flowers. This is edible.

 

Species:  Calliandra haematocephala

Common name:  Pink Powderpuff Bush

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Bolivia

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Rose stamen flowers. This is a different family from the Bottlebrush.

 

Species:  Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red flowers. Under the Wigandia. It is not a Justicia, but it looks very similar.

 

Species:  Salvia 'Costa Rica Blue'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue flowers

 

Species:  Salvia 'Waverly'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Lavender/white flowers


Species:  Salvia leucanthe 'Purple Velvet'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Purple flowers and purple calyx. Huntington Introduction.


Species:  Salvia microphylla 'Berzerkeley'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Rose-red flowers

 

Species:  Tagetes lemmonii

Common name:  Lemon-scented Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin: Southeast Arizona to Southern Mexico and Central America

Location in Garden: Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pungent foliage, bright gold flowers

 

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