The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2005

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Species:  Pyrecantha coccinea

Common name:  Firethorn

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Tea Room

Notes: Geraniums are planted at the base

Species:  Celosia argentea (plumosa)

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Tea Room

Notes: Red flowers and dark foliage

 

Species:  Clytostoma callistegioides

Common name:  Argentine Trumpet Vine

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Tea Room

Notes: Lavender flowers


Species:  Iris 'Misty Twilight'

Family:  Iridaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: White/lavender flowers. Repeat bloomer.

Species:  Echinops

Common name:  Globe Thistle

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Light blue flowers

 

Species:  Punica granatum 'Nana' (top left and right)/Echinacea purpurea (bottom left)

Common name:  Dwarf Pomegranate/Purple Coneflower

Family:  Punicaceae/Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden


Species:  Ageratum houstonianum

Common name:  Floss Flower

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Blue flowers


Species:  Veronica spicata (top)/Prunella grandiflora (bottom)

Common name:  Speedwell/Self-Heal

Family:  Scrophulariaceae/Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Blue flowers/Pink flowers. Self-Heal was frequently used for medicinal purposes.

 

Species:  Salvia leucantha 'Purple Velvet'

Common name:  Mexican Bush Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Huntington introduction. Purple flower, purple calyx.

 

Species:  Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Common name:  Russian Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Lavender blue.

Species:  Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet'

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Gold/dark red

Species:  Lantana camara 'Variegata'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers, variegated leaves

 

Species:  Eriobotrya japonica

Common name:  Loquat

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Dull white flowers in woolly clusters

Species:  Salvia 'Dancing Flame'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Red flowers. Variegated foliage.


Species:  Punica granatum

Common name:  Pomegranate

Family:  Punicaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Fall foliage

 

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