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What’s Blooming archive
August 2018

August 2018: Lots of late summer blooms (new for August are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acanthus mollis (“Bear’s Breeches”), Agapanthus, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Anemone (var. japonica), Angelica, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Aquilegia, Aralia, Artemisia, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Biden, Brachyglottis, Buddleja, Calandrinia, Callistemon, Calycanthus aphrodite (“Sweet Bush”), Campanula, Cantua buxifolia (“Sacred Flower of the Andes”), Cassia nemophila (“Desert Cassia”), Cestrum, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Cimicifuga foetida, Cistus (“Rock Rose”), Coleonema, Cornus Capitata (“Himalayan Dogwood”), Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Pig’s Ear”), Cotinus (“Smoke Bush”), Crinum asiatica, Crocosmia, Cuphea, Dahlias, Dianella, Dierama (“Fairy Fishing Wand”), Dietes (“Fortnight Lily”), Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Echium vulgare, Erica, Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Eucryphia, Freemontodendron californicum, Genista aetnensis (“Mt. Etna Broom”), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Guara, Hardenbergia, Hebes, Helianthus, Hellebores, Heuchera, Houttuynia, Hydrangeas (“Oakleaf”, x seemanii, ‘Ayesha’), Hypericum (‘Hidcote’, ‘Rowallane’, “St. John’s Wort”), Impatiens, Inula, Iochroma, Knifophia, Lathyrus odoratus (“Sweet Pea”), Leptospermum (“Tea Tree”), Ligularia, Canna lilies, ‘Hercules’ lilies, Linaria, Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Lonicera hildebrandiana (“Giant Burmese Honeysuckle”), Mackaya Bella, Macleaya cordata “Plume Poppy”), Mathiasella, Mimulus, Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Nymphaeaceae (“Water Lilies”), Ornithogalum umbellatum (“Star of Bethlehem”), Passiflora (“Passion Flower”), Penstemon, Persicaria, Philadelphus, Phlomis, Plumbago, Polygala, Poppies, Puya alpestris (“Blue”), Roses, Rosemary, Salvias, Sambucus (“Elderberry Bush”), Sarcococca, Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, Trachelium, Tradescantia, Verbascum (“Mullein”), Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, Wachendorfia, Watsonia, and Westringia.

Five of our seven Blue Puya colonies have flower stalks.
blue puya blossoms

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