Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming?

Giant Puya chilensis is blooming
for only the second time in 30 years.
giant puya in bloom

May 2018: Lots of spring blooms (new this month are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Aesculus, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws“), Aquilegia, Arum, Azaleas, Banksia “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Berschornia, Biden, Billbergia, Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’, Buttercup, Callistemon, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camassia leichtlinii ‘alba’, Campanula, Cantua, Cassia nemophila, Ceanothus, Cercis (“Redbud”), Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe, Cherry, Chionanthus retusus (“Chinese Fringe Tree”), Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Choisya, Cistus (“Rock Rose”), Clematis armandii (“Evergreen”), Coleonema, Cornus (“Dogwood”), Corydalis, Cuphea, Cytisus (‘Lena’), Daphne, Davidia involucrata (“Dove Tree”), Deutzia, Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Echium vulgare, Erica, Eomecon chionantha(“Chinese Snow Poppy”), Freemontodendron californicum, Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Geranium maderense, Grevillea, Gunnera, Hardenbergia, Hebes, Hechera, Hellebores, Homeria, Climbing Hydrangea x seemanii, Iris, Jasmine, Justicia rizzinii (“Brazilian Fuschia”), Kerria, Knifophia, Kolkwitzia amabilis (“Beauty Bush”), Leucojum aestivum (“Summer Snowflake”), Libertia, Ligularia, Lilac, ‘Hercules’ lilies, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Lunaria, Lupin, Lychnis coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Magnolia, Mahonia, Manzanita, Mathiasella, Melaleuca, Melianthus major (“Honeybush”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Myosotis (“Forget-Me-Nots”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Passiflora (“Passion Flower”), Penstemon, Tree Peony, Persicaria, Philadelphus, Phlomis, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead Bush”), Physocarpus, Pittosporum napaulense (“Golden Fragrance”), Polygala, Poncirus trifoliata “Flying Dragon”), Poppies, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Pseudocydonia, Pulmonaria, Puya chilensis, Ranunculus, Rhododendrons, Rhodotypos, Rosemary, Salvias, Sarcococca, Stachyurus praecox, Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes erecta (“Mexican marigold”), Teucrium, Tiarella, Tradescantia, Viburnum, Violets, Weigela, Westringia, and Wisteria.

New Chiranthodendron pentadactylon
—Monkey’s Hand Tree—is blooming.
monkey's hand blooms

Plants are also available for sale—see current favorites.

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