Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
June 2013

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Blue Puya
(with Kane’s Hybrid bottlebrush)
 
photo from Western Hills Garden Voodoo Lily

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Furcraea, from afar
 
photo from Western Hills Garden Furcraea, close up
 
 
 

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Chris by the Doryanthes palmeri
 
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… and on the upper path by blue Echium
(possibly E.pininana, aka “Tree Echium”),
Cordyline, and Doryanthes excelsa

 
New arrivals for June 2013:
The giant spear lily (Doryanthes palmeri) is blooming for the first time. We are also getting a first bloom on the giant Furcraea—probably ‘parmentieri’—that has a giant spike with yellow flowers; it is monocarpic (it blooms once and then dies), producing large quantities of “pups.” One Blue Puya spike is emerging, with flowers just starting to show. The large Voodoo Lily is also attracting large quantities of insects. Dogwoods are in full bloom, as are the showy Beschorneria septentrionalis, giant ‘Hercules’ Lilies, ‘Green Goddess’ Lilies, and dramatic Wachendorfia.

Other notables include: Cestrum, Clematis, Iris, Foxglove, Cotinus (Smoke Bush), red-flowering Deutzia,  Dyckia, biennial blue Echium, maderense Geraniums, yellow Mullein (Verbascum), sweet-smelling Philadelphus, Phlomis (Jerusalem sage), white Poppies,  St. John’s Wort, distinctive Watsonia, Yucca ‘Color Guard’.

Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465