Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
August 2020

August 2020: Summer provides every shade of green. Abutilon, Alstroemeria, Crinum, Dahlias, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas, and Lilies provide color (new for August are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acanthus mollis (“Bear’s Breeches”), Acers, Agapanthus, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Ammi visnaga (“Queen Anne’s Lace ‘Green Mist’ ”), Anemopsis californica (“Yerba Mansa” or “Lizard Tail”), Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aralia, Asclepias speciosa (“Milkweed”), Astilbe, Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Begonias, Bergenia, Billbergia, Bouvardia ternifolia (“Firecracker Bush”), Buddleia lindleyana (“Weeping Butterfly Bush”), Calandrinia, Callicarpa (“Beautyberry”), Callistemon (“Bottlebrush”), Campanula, Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Cleome, Clematis, Clerodendrum, Clivia, Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Colletia ulicina (“Cunco Rojo”), Corydalis, Cotinus (“Smokebush”), Cotyledon orbiculata (“Pig’s Ear”), Crocosmia, Cuphea, Dahlias, Dichroa febrifuga, Dicliptera suberecta (“Hummingbird Plant”, “Uruguayan Firecracker Plant”), Dierama (“Fairy Fishing Wand”), Dietes iridioides (“Fortnight Lily”), Erica, Eryngium zabelii (“Sea Holly”), Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Eucryphia lucida x cordifolia ‘Penwith’, Euphorbia Robbiae, Eutrochium purpureum (“Joe Pye Weed”), Filipendula, Fremontodendron californicum (‘Ken Taylor’, x pentadactylon), Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana, fulgens, splendens), Gaultheria procumbens (“Wintergreen”), Gaura, Genista aetnensis (“Mt. Aetna Broom”), Geranium (“Cranesbill”, maderense), Grevillea, Gunnera, Hebes (‘Midsummer Beauty’, ‘Caledonia’), Helianthus (“Sunflower”), Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus), Heuchera, Hibiscus syriacus (“Rose of Sharon”), Hydrangea (“Annabelle”, aspera, macrophylla, “Oakleaf”, paniculata, sargentii), Hydrangeas x seemanii, Hypericum (‘Hidcote’, ‘Rowallane’), Impatiens glandulifera (“Himalayan Impatiens”), Impatiens tinctoria, Inula helenium, Jasmine, Kniphofia, Lamium, Lathyrus odoratus (“Sweet Pea”), Leptospermum (“Tea Trees”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Lilac, Lilies (‘Asiatic’, ‘Piktin Marsh’, canna ‘Hercules’), Linaria, Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Lonicera hildebrandiana (“Giant Burmese Honeysuckle“), Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius (“Catalina Ironwood”), Mackaya bella (“Forest Bell Bush”), Macleaya cordata (“Chinese Plume Poppy”), Mahonia, Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Mathiasella, Mimulus, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Pandorea, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phlomis, Phormium, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Pieris, Plumbago, Welsh Poppies, Rhododendron, Roses, Rosemary, Rudbeckia (“Black-eyed Susan”), Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Senecio petasitis, Silene coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes erecta (“Mexican marigold”), Thalictrum aquilegifolium, Trachelium, Trachycarpus fortunei (“Chinese Windmill Palm”), Tradescantia, Verbascom, Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, Wachendorphia, Water Lilies, and Westringia.

Colletia ulicina is blooming…
colletia ulicina in bloom

 
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