Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
March 2020

March 2020: The garden is waking up. Daffodils are finally starting to bloom. Camellias, Daphne, Edgeworthias, Lilies, Magnolias, and Flowering Plums are the stars. The Puya Chilensis has a flower stalk. (new for March are in bold type):

Abelia, Abeliophyllum distichum (“White Forsythia”), Abutilon, Acacia, Allium, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aristolochia macrophylla (“Dutchman’s Pipe”), Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Bergenia, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camellias, Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe, Clematis armandii, Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (“Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick”), Cuphea, Daffodils, Daphne, Echium vulgare, Edgeworthia, Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy”), Epimedium (“Bishop’s Hat”), Erica, Euphorbia Robbiae, Forsythia, Fuchsias (arborescens), Gaultheria procumbens (“wintergreen”), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Gunnera, Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus, orientalis), Holly, Hydrangeas x seemanii, Iris confusa (“Bamboo Iris”), Justicia rizzinii, Kerria, Kniphofia ‘Christmas Cheer’, Laurel (unknown), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Lobelia, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Luculia, Magnolia, Mahonia, Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Melaleuca, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Phymosia umbellata (“Mexican Bush Mallow”), Pieris, Plectranthus, Flowering Plums, Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’, Pseudocydonia sinensis (“Chinese quince”), Ribes, Roses, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Senecio petasitis, Stachyurus praecox, Symphoricarpos (“Snowberry”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess flower”), Tradescantia, Vaccinium (“Blueberry”), Verbena, Viburnum, and Westringia.

Camellias in Bloom

Download a map of the Camellias at Western Hills (2-page, 442K pdf).

Camellia granthamiana in bloom
CamelliaGranthamiana blooms

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