Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming?

July 2019: Summer is finally here! Blue Puya is out. Abutilons, Alstromeria, Fuchsias, Cornus, Hydrangeas, and Philadelphus are in full bloom (new for July are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Agapanthus, Agave, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Beschorneria yuccoides (“Red Bells Agave”), Biden, Boronia megastigma ‘Carousel’, Mt. Aetna Broom, Callistemon pityoides (“Alpine Bottlebrush”), Camassia leichtlinii, Campanula, Callicarpa (“Beautyberry”), Cantua (“Sacred Flower of the Andes”), Ceanothus ‘Gloire de Versailles’, Cestrum, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Cistus, Clematis, Cornus capitata (“Himalayan Dogwood”), Corydalis, Cotinus (“Smokebush”), Crinum, Cuphea, Dichroa febrifuga, Dierama (“Fairy Fishing Wand”), Dietes bicolor (“Fortnight Lily”), Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Echium (“Pride of Madeira”, pininana, vulgare), Erica, Fremontodendron californicum ‘Ken Taylor’ (“Flannel Bush”), Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana, fulgens, splendens), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Guara, Hardenbergia violacea (‘Happy Wanderer’), Hebes (‘Midsummer Beauty’, ‘Calendonia’), Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus), Heuchera, Hydrangeas, Hydrangea x seemanii, Hypericum (‘Hidcote’, ‘Rowallane’), Jasmine, Kniphofia (“Red Hot Poker”), Lamium, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Linaria, Lobelia, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower“), Malvariscus arboreus v. Drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Mathiasella, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Osmanthus, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Philadelphus (‘Belle Etoile’, ‘Manteau d’Hermine’), Phlomis, Pieris, Plumbago, Polygala, Welsh Poppies, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Protea, Ranunculus, Rhododendron, Rosemary, Roses, Salvia, Sambucus (“Elderberry”), Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweetbox”), Silene coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes erecta (“Mexican marigold”), Teucrium, Thalictrum, Trachycarpus fortunei (“Chinese Windmill Palm”), Tradescantia, Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, Wachendorfia, Water Lilies, Watsonia, Weigela, Westringia, and Wisteria

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

Blue puya is out.
blue puya in bloom

Plants are also available for sale—see current favorites.

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