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What’s Blooming?

July 2021: Summer provides every shade of green. Abutilon, Alstroemeria, Himalayan Dogwoods, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas, and Lilies provide color. First Dahlias out. Half a dozen Puya alpestris blooms are out. (new for July are in bold type):

Blooming: Abelia, Abutilon, Aesculus, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aquilegia (“Columbine”), Arbutus, Arctostaphylos (“Manzanita”), Artrhopodium cirratum (“Renga Lily”), Arum, Astilbe, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’, Brugmansia, Callicarpa (“Beautyberry”), Callistemon (“Bottlebrush”), Calycanthus occidentalis (“Spice Bush”), Camellias, Campsis radicans (“Trumpet Vine”), Cantua (“Sacred Flower of the Incas”), Ceanothus, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Choisya (“Mexican Orange”), Cistus, Clematis, Clivia, Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Cornus capitata (“Himalayan Dogwood”), Corokia, Correa, Corydalis, Cuphea, Davidia involucrata (“Dove Tree”), Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Deutzia ‘Magicien’, Dichroa febrifuga (“Blue Evergreen Hydrangea” or “Chinese Quinine”), Dierama (“Fairy Fishing Wand”), Dyckia, Echium (candicans, pininana, vulgare), Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy“), Erica, Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Eschscholzia californica (“California Poppy”), Euphorbia Robbiae, Filipendula, Fremontedendron, Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana, fulgens, splendens), Genista aetnensis (“Mt. Etna Broom”), Geranium maderense (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Gunnera, Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’, Hebes (‘Midsummer Beauty’, ‘Caledonia’), Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidas, and orientalis), Heuchera, Hibbertia, Houttuynia, Hydrangea (aspera, macrophylla, paniculata, sargentii), Hydrangea x seemanii, Hypericum (‘Hidcote’, ‘Rowallane’), Hypericum perforatum (“St. John’s wort”), Impatiens glandulifera (“Himalayan Impatiens”), Impatiens tinctoria, Iris (“Bearded”, ensata, foetidissima, “Louisiana”, sibirica), Jasmine, Justicia rizzinii (“Firecracker Flower”), Kniphofia northiae (“Giant Poker”), Kolkwitzia amabilis (“Beauty Bush”), Lamium dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Laurel (unknown), Leptospermum (“Wooly Tea Tree”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Libertia, Ligustrum sinense (“Variegated Privet Tree“), Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Lonicera hildebrandiana (“Giant Burmese Honeysuckle”), Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Lychnis Coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Lyonothamnus floribundus (“Catalina ironwood”), Mackaya Bella (“Forest Bell Bush”), Macleaya cordata (“Chinese Plume Poppy”), Mahonia confusa ‘Cistus Silvers’, Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Mandevilla Vine, Manzanita, Mathiasella, Melaleuca, Melianthus major (“Honey Bush“), Mimulus, Mitraria coccinea (“Chilean Mitre Plant”), Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nasturtium, Nicotiana, Osmanthus, Pandorea (“Bower Vine”), Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Tree Peony, Persicaria, Philadelphus (‘Belle Étoile’, ‘Manteau d’Hermine’), Phlomis, Phormium, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Pieris, Pittosporum x ‘Sappy’, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Protea, Puya alpestris (“Blue Puya”), Rhododendron, Roldana petasitis (“Velvet Groundsel”), Romneya coulteri (“Matilija poppies”), Rosemary, Roses, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Senecio petasitis, Sophora davidii, Stachyurus praecox (“Early Spiketail”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes lemmonii (“Mexican Marigold”), Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Thalictrum, Tiarella, Tradescantia, Verbascom, Verbena, Viburnum, Vinca, Violets, Water lilies, Wachendorfia thyrsiflora, and Westringia.

Puya alpestris (“Blue Puya”)
Blue Puya at Western Hills Garden

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