I posted photos of my fall floral standouts in late October. My Senna bicapsularis and Plectranthus 'Zulu Wonder' are mostly done for the season. The bush violets are still blooming, although they're past they're peak now.
|Barleria obtusa (aka bush violet), lending a cool note to our warm days|
Several other plants are making a splash right now.
|Bauhinia x blakeana (aka Hong Kong orchid tree)|
|The ever-blooming Grevilleas, 'Ned Kelly', 'Peaches & Cream', and 'Superb'|
|Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum' and P. 'Sky Rocket'|
|Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy'|
|Tagetes lemmonii (aka Copper Canyon Daisy)|
A handful of others have just begun their bloom cycle.
|NoID Camellia sasanqua, which lost a lot of bud-filled stems when the house exterior was painted|
|Correa pulchella 'Pink Eyre'|
|Hemizygia 'Candy Kisses'|
|Hypoestes aristata (aka ribbon bush)|
|Mahonia x media 'Charity'|
There were a few surprises too.
I'm ending my post as I usually do with a few collages showing what's flowering on a smaller scale.
|Clockwise from the upper left: Duranta repens 'Sapphire Showers', Polygala fruticosa, noID Wahlenbergia, Lavandula multifida, and Campanula poscharskyana|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Arbutus 'Marina', Gazania 'White Flame', Pentas 'Graffiti Pink', and 2 of the Zinnia elegans I haven't yet pulled from my cutting garden|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer', Lantana 'Lucky White', self-seeded Osteospermum, Gazania 'Gold Flame', and 2 more varieties of Zinnia elegans|
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