The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2006

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Species:  Plectranthus grandidentatus

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Cream-edged leaves


Species:  Gossypium barbadense

Common name:  Tree Cotton

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Cotton bolls

 

Species:  Salvia leucanthe 'Purple Velvet'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Huntington introduction

 

Species:  Cassia excelsa

Common name:  Golden Shower Tree, Crown of Gold Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Plectranthus ecklonii

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Lavender flowers

 

Species:  Justicia adhatodoides

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Cream flowers

 

Species:  Turraea obtusifolia

Common name:  South African Honeysuckle

Family:  Meliaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: White flowers


Species:  Eucomis comosa

Common name:  Pineapple Flower

Family: Liliaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Not related to the pineapple


Species:  Kigelia africana

Common name:  Sausage Tree

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Dark maroon flowers on pendant stems

 

Species:  Stenocarpus sinuatus

Common name:  Firewheel Tree

Family:  Proteaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope and Footnote Patio

Notes: Red-orange wheel-like flowers

 

Species:  Aloysia virgata

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, upper path to Rose Garden

Notes: Fragrant white flowers

 

Species:  Leonotis leonurus

Common name:  Lion's Tail

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Orange flowerss

 

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