Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
July 2018

July 2018: Lots of summer blooms (new for July are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Agapanthus, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Anemone (var. japonica), Angelica, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Aquilegia, Aristea ecklonii (“Blue-eyed Iris”), Artemisia, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Berschornia, Biden, Billbergia, Boronia megastigma ‘Carousel’, Buddleja, Callistemon, Calycanthus aphrodite (“Sweet Bush”), Campanula, Cantua buxifolia (“Sacred Flower of the Andes”), Cassia nemophila, Ceanothus ‘Gloire de Versailles’), Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Choisya, Cistus (“Rock Rose”), Coleonema, Cornus Capitata (“Himalayan Dogwood”), Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Pig’s Ear”), Crinum asiatica, Cuphea, Dahlias, Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Dyckia, Echium vulgare, Erica, Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Freemontodendron californicum, Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Guara, Gunnera, Hardenbergia, Hebes, Hellebores, Heuchera, Houttuynia, Hydrangeas (“Oakleaf”, x seemanii, ‘Ayesha’), Hypericum (‘Hidcote’, ‘Rowallane’, “St. John’s Wort”), Iochroma, Iris various, Knifophia, Leptospermum (“Tea Tree”), Ligularia, Lilac, ‘Hercules’ lilies, Linaria, Lomandra, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Lychnis coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Mackaya Bella, Mathiasella, Melaleuca, Melianthus major (“Honeybush”), Mimulus, Myosotis (“Forget-Me-Not”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Nymphaeaceae (“Water Lilies”), Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Passiflora (“Passion Flower”), Penstemon, Peony, Persicaria, Philadelphus, Phlomis, Phormium, Phygelius (“Cape Fuchsia”), Plumbago, Polygala, Poppies, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Pulmonaria, Puya alpestris (“Blue”), Ranunculus, Rosemary, Salvias, Sambucus (“Elderberry Bush”), Sarcococca, Silene coronaria (“Dusty Miller”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Teucrium, Tradescantia, Verbascum (“Mullein”), Viburnum, Violets, Wachendorfia, Watsonia, Westringia, and Wisteria.

Five of our seven Blue Puya colonies have flower stalks.
blue puya blossoms

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