The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2005

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Species:  Rosa 'Betty Boop'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Floribunda 1999


Species:  Rosa 'Hero'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Shrub 1983, David Austin hybrid


Species:  Rosa 'Brilliant Pink Iceberg'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Floribunda 1999


Species:  Rosa 'Tamora'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Shrub 1983, David Austin hybrid

Species:  Rosa 'Lillian Austin'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Shrub 1973, David Austin hybrid


Species:  Rosa 'The Prince'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Shrub 1990, David Austin hybrid


Species:  Tropaeolum majus

Common name:  Nasturtium

Family:  Tropaeolaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Culinary Bed

Notes: Edible leaves, flowers, and seeds.


Species:  Tagetes lucida

Common name: Mexican Tarragon, Anise-scented Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, Guatemala

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Bright yellow flowers. Aromatic leaves can be used like tarragon. Leaf was given by the Aztecs to dull the senses of sacrificial victims.

 

Species:  Murraya koenigii

Common name:  Curry Leaf Tree

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Asia

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Culinary Bed

Notes: Dried leaves are used in curries and the fresh leaves are used in a variety of ways in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Delicate leaves. No use for the berries.

 

Species:  Salvia elegans

Common name:  Pineapple Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Bed

Notes: Red flowers are very popular with the hummingbirds. Pineapple-scented leaves.


Species:  Basella rubra

Common name:  Malabar Spinach

Family:  Chenopodiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Salad Bed

Notes: Climbing vine in the Goosefoot family. Same family as beets, spinach and chard. High in vitamins and minerals, especially in iron. Leaves are used in salad.


Species:  Heliotropium arborescens

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfume Bed

Notes: Wonderful fragrance


Species:  Aster

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes: Means "Variety" in the language of flowers


Species:  Hemerocallis

Common name:  Daylily

Family:  Liliaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes: Means "Coquetry" in the language of flowers

 

Species:  Aloysia triphylla

Common name:  Lemon Verbena

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Potpourri Bed

Notes: Small lavender flowers. Leaves have a lemon fragrance and are used for making tea.

 

Species:  Vitex agnus-castus

Common name:  Chaste Tree

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Name comes from the monks stuffing the leaves in pillows for chaste dreams.

 

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