As the days grow short but the weather continues to be pleasant, many plants have flowers. Unless otherwise noted, plants included on this list have just a few lingering blooms.
Abelia chinensis, flowering Abelia shrubs
Ageratina havanense, Fragrant white mistflower, one plant covered in flowers, one plant no flowers
Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons looking good since Christmas 2007
Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed, two plants with lots of flowers
Barleria cristata/Philippine cristata
Begonia semperflorens – one 2-year old white wax begonia
Brugmansia - unnamed variety Yellow Angels trumpet covered in flowers
Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow', lots of flower wands
Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' in full bloom
Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’
Capsicum annuum – garden peppers, still making lots of flowers
Citrus x meyeri, Meyer's Improved Lemon, one tree covered in flowers
Clematis unknown hybrid, handful of purple flowers
Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower.
(Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers), many, many flowers
Clitoria ternatea- the Blue Butterfly Pea, still blooming
Conoclinium greggii Gregg’s Mistflower, still blooming and calling butterflies
Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower, loaded with little orange flowers
Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form (two plants) both in full bloom
Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’
Cuphea llavea 'Georgia Scarlet'
Delosperma cooperi ? Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, growing and flowering
Dendranthema x grandiflora. -cushion mums - pink and yellow still flowering
Dianthus – several colors of ‘Telstar’ hybrids
Duranta erecta, Skyflower - three wands of bloom
Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat, Japanese Plum , tree is covered in flowers
Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze
Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’
Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?) covered in flowers
Hibiscus mutabilis, Confederate Rose or Cotton Rose, young plant with a few flowers
Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens, some pots look better than ever, others almost dead.
Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato vine
Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine - I chopped most of it down, and it never stopped blooming
Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'
Lantana, unknown varieties both upright and trailing – pink & yellow, white and gold
Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', true lavender, maybe a dozen flowers
Lavandula multifida, fernleafed lavender, many wands of nonscented flowers
Leucophyllum frutescens, Cenizo
Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum, here and there
Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle
Ocimum basilicum, Basil
Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive, lots of little fragrant flowers
Passiflora X possibly 'Lavender Lady' Passionvine - buds and blooms
Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose,
Pelargonium – various containers of bedding geraniums in white & coral
Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage
Petunia multiflora? Heirloom petunia
Piper auritum/Hoja Santa or Rootbeer Plant
Platycodon grandiflorus (several plants), Blue Balloon Flower
Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs), Blue Plumbago month)
Poliomintha longiflora, Mexican oregano (3 plants), all blooming
Portulaca - a few Moss Roses and Flowering Purslanes with lingering flowers
Punica granatum 'Nana', dwarf pomegranate - couple of flowers
Rosa 'Belinda's Dream' - handful of buds
Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose - a few buds, one flower
Rosa ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose, maybe a dozen buds and flowers
Rosa 'Mutabilis' , Chinese butterfly rose, both are absolutely fabulous!
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, covered in pale blue flowers
Rosemarinus officianalis, Rosemary
Salvia coccinea, red Hummingbird sage, nonstop
Salvia coccinea, white Hummingbird sage
Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird sage
Salvia elegans, Pineapple sage - blooming well
Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, a few wands
Salvia greggii, Autumn sage, red, cherry, white , all have some flowers
Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage, just a few
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' , just a few
Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage, big, bouncy and blooming
Salvia leucantha, hybrid Mexican Bush Sage, not much
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' , Hot Lips sage, light bloom
Salvia X 'Nuevo Leon' , Nuevo Leon violet sage - some plants lots of tiny flower, some hardly any
Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, dependable pink bloomer
Scutellaria wrightii, blue skullcap, just a few flowers on three small plants
Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, all gold and in bloom
Tradescantia geniculata, groundcover , in bloom
Tradescantia pallida, syn Setcresea pallida/ Purple Heart, here and there
Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, several plants, abundant white flowers.
Posted as supplement to November 15, 2008 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at the Transplantable Rose.
GBBD is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.
- Annie in Austin
- Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden. Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.