The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2007

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Species:  Alternanthera bettzichiana 'Brilliantissima'

Common name:  Calico Plant

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   Brilliant colored leaves


Species:  Pentas lanceolata

Common name:  Star Clusters

Family:  Rubiaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   Rose-red

 

Species:  Ruellia graecizans

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   Small red flowers

 

Species:  Solanum (Lycianthus) rantonettii

Common name:  Blue Potato Bush

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Blue/purple flowers

 

Species:  Ruellia coccinea

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  West Indies

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Red flowers


 

Species:  Barleria

Family:  Acanthaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Pale blue-violet flowers

 

Species:  Gossypium barbadense

Common name:  Tree Cotton

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Cotton bolls

 

Species:  Justicia aurea

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloack, Red Justicia

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Red flowers

 

Species:  Dyschoriste thunbergiflora

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical East Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Lavender 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:  Tagetes lemmonii

Common name:  Lemon-scented Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Pungeant foliage, bright gold flowers


Species:  Tagetes lemmonii 'Compacta'

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Doesn't get as tall as the one on the left

 

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