The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2006

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Species:  Pyrecanthe coccinea

Common name:  Firethorn

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Red berries


Species:  Rosa 'Etoile de Lyon'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Tea 1881


Species:  Ocimum gratissimum

Common name:  African Blue Basil

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden


Species:  Foeniculum vulgare

Common name:  Common Fennel

Family:  Apiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden


Species:  Campanula punctata

Common name:  Bellflower

Family:  Campanulaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, under Maple


Species:  Capsicum annum

Common name:  Hot Cayenne Pepper

Family:  Solanaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Culinary Bed

 

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


Species:  Salvia elegans

Common name:  Pineapple Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Bed

Notes: Red flowers, pineapple-scented leaves


Species:  Heliotropium arborescens

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfume Bed

 

Species:  Gossypium barbadense

Common name:  Tree Cotton

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Fiber & Dye Bed


Species:  Dianthus barbatus

Common name:  Sweet William

Family:  Caryophyllaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes: Means "Gallantry"


Species:  Zinnia

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes: Means "Thoughts of Absent Friends"

 

Species:  Leonotis leonurus

Common name:  Lion's Tail/Ear

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Notes: Orange flowers


Species:  Echinacea purpurea

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Notes: Purple flowers


Species:  Salvia apiana

Common name:  California White Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Native to California

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

 

Species:  Ageratum houstonianum /Duranta erecta

Common name:  Floss Flower / Pigeon Berry, Golden Dewdrop

Family:  Asteraceae / Verbenaceae

Region of Origin:  / Mexico to Brazil

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Blue flowers / Waxy yellow berries; Picture on right is a closeup of the Duranta erecta


Species:  Salvia 'Purple Majesty'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Purple flowers


Species:  Allium sphaerocephalum

Common name:  Drumsticks

Family:  Liliaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

 

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