Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
April 2021

April 2021: Camellias, Clematis armandii, Forsythia, Hellebores, Kerria, Lilies, and last of the Magnolias are the stars. Puya chilensis flower stalk progressing (new for April are in bold type):

Blooming: Abelia, Abutilon, Acacia, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium triquetrum (“Three-cornered Garlic”), Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Arbutus, Arctostaphylos (“Manzanita”), Aristolochia macrophylla (“Dutchman’s Pipe”), Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Begonia, Berberis darwinii, Bergenia, Blueberries, Callistemon (“Bottlebrush”), Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camellias, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe (“Cobra Lilies”), Flowering Cherry, Choisya (“Mexican Orange”), Clematis armandii, Clianthus puniceus (“Parrot’s Bill”), Corokia, Correa, Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (“Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick”), Cuphea, Cytisus ‘Lena’, Daffodils, Daphne, Echium vulgare, Edgeworthia, Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy“), Epimedium (“Bishop’s Hat”), Erica, Euphorbia Robbiae, Forsythia, Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon, Fuchsias, Garrya elliptica (“Silk Tassel Tree”), Geranium maderense (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidas, and orientalis), Hydrangea x seemanii, Iris confusa (“Bamboo Iris“), Justicia rizzinii (“Firecracker Flower”), Kerria japonica (“Japanese Rose”), Lamium dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Laurel (unknown), Leptospermum (“Wooly Tea Tree”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Leucojum vernum (“Spring Snowflakes”), Libertia, Lindera benzoin (“Northern Spice Bush”), Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Loropetalum chinense (‘Chinese Fringe Flower’), Luculia, Lunaria (“Money Plant”), Lysichiton americanus (“Western Skunk Cabbage”), Lysichiton camtschatcensis (“Asian skunk-cabbage”), Magnolia, Mahonia confusa ‘Cistus Silvers’, Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Melaleuca, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Osmaria (aka Osmanthus x burkwoodii), Pandorea (“Bower Vine”), Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Phymosia umbellata (“Mexican Bush Mallow”), Pieris, Plectranthus, Poncirus trifoliata (“Flying Dragon”), Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Protea, Pseudocydonia sinensis (“Chinese Quince”), Pulmonaria, Puya chilensis, Ranunculus californicus (“California Buttercup”), Rhododendron, Ribes, Roldana petasitis (“Velvet Groundsel”), Rosemary, Roses, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Stachyurus praecox (“Early Spiketail”), Symphoricarpos (“Snowberry”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes lemmonii (“Mexican Marigold”), Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Verbascom, Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, and Westringia.

Helleborus Argutifolius
Helleborus argutifolius at Western Hills Garden
 

Camellia ‘Night Rider’ — the last to bloom
Night Rider camellia at Western Hills Garden

 
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