Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
August 2019

August 2019: Abutilons, Crinum, Dahlias, Fuchsias, and Hydrangeas are still in full bloom. But there is a changing of the guard with the hot weather (new for August are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acanthus mollis (“Bear’s Breeches”), Agapanthus, Allium, Alstroemeria, Amaryllis belladonna (“Naked Lady”), Anemopsis californica (“yerba mansa” or “lizard tail”), Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aralia, Asclepias speciosa (“Milkweed”), Begonias, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Biden, Bouvardia ternifolia ( “Firecracker Bush”), Bowkeria verticillata (“Natal Shellflower Bush”), Mt. Aetna Broom, Buddleia lindleyana (“Weeping Butterfly Bush”), Calandrinia, Callicarpa, Campanula, Cestrum, Chaenomeles speciosa (“Flowering Quince”), Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Cistus, Clematis, Clerodendrum, Colletia ulicina (“Cunco Rojo”), Corydalis, Cotinus (“Smokebush”), Cotyledon orbiculata (“Pig’s Ear”), Crinum, Crocosmia, Cuphea, Dahlias, Dichroa febrifuga, Dicliptera suberecta (“Hummingbird Plant”, “Uruguayan Firecracker Plant”), Erica, Eryngium zabelii (“Sea Holly”), Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Eucryphia, Eutrochium purpureum (“Joe Pye Weed”), Fremontodendron californicum ‘Ken Taylor’ (“Flannel Bush”), Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana, fulgens, splendens), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Guara, Gunnera, Hebes (‘Midsummer Beauty’, ‘Calendonia’), Helianthus, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus), Heuchera, Hibiscus syriacus (“Rose of Sharon”), Himalayan Impatiens, Hoheria, Hydrangeas, Hydrangea x seemanii, Inula, Iochroma, Jasmine, Kniphofia (“Red Hot Poker”), Lathyrus odoratus (“Sweet Pea”), Leonotis leonurus (“Lion’s Tail”), Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Linaria, Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Lonicera hildebrandiana (“Giant Burmese Honeysuckle”), Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower“), Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius (“Catalina Ironwood”), Macleaya cordata “Plume Poppy”), Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Mathiasella, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phlomis, Pieris, Plumbago, Polygala, Welsh Poppies, Protea, Punica (“Pomegranate”), Ranunculus, Rosemary, Roses, Rudbeckia (“Black-eyed Susan”), Salvia, Sambucus (“Elderberry”), Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweetbox”), Tagetes erecta (“Mexican marigold”), Teucrium, Thalictrum aquilegifolium, Trachelium, Tradescantia, Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, Water Lilies, and Westringia.

Colletia ulicina is blooming…
Colletia ulicina

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