Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
June 2020

June 2020: Summer is here! Spring blooms are gone, but Abutilon, Alstroemeria, Fuchsias, Lilies, and Deutzia are out. Lots of texture and color in foliage — Maples, Spruces are competing for attention. Cornus capitata and Puya alpestris are showing first flowers (new for June are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acers, Aesculus, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aquilegia (“Columbine”), Arum, Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Beschorneria yuccoides (“Red Bells Agave”), Billbergia, Boronia megastigma ‘Carousel’, Calandrinia, Callistemon, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camellias, Campanula, Cantua (“Sacred Flower of the Incas”), Ceanothus, Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe, “Weeping” Cherry, Choisya, Cistus, Clematis, Clianthus puniceus (“Parrot’s Bill”), Clivia, Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Cornus capitata (“Himalayan Dogwood”), Cornus florida ‘Urbiniana’, Corokia, Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Cunonia capensis (“Butterknife Tree”), Cuphea, Deutzia (‘Magnifica’, ‘Magicien’), Dietes iridioides (“Fortnight Lily”), Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Echium (candicans, pininana, vulgare), Erica, Euphorbia Robbiae, Fremontodendron californicum (‘Ken Taylor’, x pentadactylon), Fuchsias, Gaultheria procumbens (“Wintergreen”), Gaura, Geranium (“Cranesbill”, maderense), Grevillea, Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus, orientalis), Heuchera, Hydrangeas x seemanii, Impatiens tinctoria, Iris (“Bearded”, ensata, foetidissima, “Louisiana”, “Pacific Coast”, sibirica, pseudocorus, confusa), Jasmine, Justicia rizzinii, Kniphofia, Kolkwitzia amabilis (“Beauty Bush”), Lamium, Lathyrus odoratus (“Sweet Pea”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Lilac, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Linaria, Lobelia, Lonicera (“Hack’s Red”), Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Luculia, Lupin, Magnolia, Mahonia, Manzanita, Mathiasella, Melianthus major (“Honey Bush”), Mimulus, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Pandorea, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phlomis, Phormium, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Pieris, Plumbago, Welsh Poppies, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Prunus lusitanica (“Portugal Laurel”), Pulmonaria, Puya alpestris, Rosemary, Salvia, Sambucus (“Elderberry”), Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Senecio petasitis, Silene coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Stachyurus praecox, Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Symplocarpus foetidus (“Skunk Cabbage”), Thalictrum, Tiarella, Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Trachycarpus fortunei (“Chinese Windmill Palm”), Tradescantia, Vaccinium (“Blueberry”), Verbena, Viburnum, Wachendorphia, Water Lilies, Watsonia, and Westringia.

Cornus capitata—Himalayan Dogwood—is blooming and beautiful.
Cornus capitata

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