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Plants in Bloom

Plants with images are grouped by location and listed alphabetically within their plant family. Region or country of origin are included after the plant name.

Flowers in Bloom Banner, daffodils

Spring Season

A list of Winter Blooms is now available (no images). Many of the winter blooming plants may be found in the Mediterranean Conservatory.

We are making an effort to include more photos of individual plants on this page. If you would like to contribute a digital photo of a garden plant to this webpage, please send it to the webmaster at [email protected].

Desert Conservatory


Agaves - Agavaceae

Manfreda (Manfreda sp.) -- Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico

Banana yucca (Yucca baccata) - Southwestern United States


Cactus Family - Cactaceae

Ladyfinger Cactus (Echinocereus pentalophus) -- Southern Texas, Northeastern Mexico

Lady finger cacuts

Spiny Claret Cup, Beehive Cactus (Echinocereus coccineus) - Southwestern US

Orange-red flowers of spiny claret cup

Sea Lavender - Plumbaginaceae

Plumbago (Plumbago scandens) -- Southern US to Central America

Pea family - Fabaceae

Baja fairyduster (Calliandra california) -- Baja Sonoran Desert

Littleleaf palo verde (Cercidium macrophyllum) -- Mojave and Sonoran Deserts

Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae

Shrubby euphorbia (Euphorbia xantii) -- Baja Sonoran Desert

Caltrops - Zygophyllaceae

Morkillia (Morkillia acuminata) -- Mexico

Morkillia with big purple flowers

Creosote (Larrea tridentata) -- Southwest American deserts

Creosote bush with yellow flowers

Catalpas - Bignoniaceae

Trumpet flower (Tecomeria spp.) -- South Africa

Tecomeria orange flowers

Sea Holly - Acanthaceae

Chuparosa (Justicia californica, J. candicans and J. sonorae) -- Sonoran Desert

Sunflower family - Asteraceae

Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana) -- Chihuahuan Desert


Mediterranean Conservatory


Bloodwort family - Haemodoraceae

Kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos flavidas) -- Australia

Lilies - Liliaceae

Sweet garlic (Tulbaghia fragrans) -- South Africa

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) -- South Africa

Irises - Iridaceae

‘Orange Drop’ fotnight lily (Dietes cultivar)

Peacock flower, fortnight lily (Dietes bicolor) -- South Africa

Large wild iris (Dietes grandiflora) -- South Africa

Peacock flower or fortnight lily

Sedges - Cyperaceae

Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) -- North Africa

  • This is the paper of ancient Egypt, and it does have flowers, although they are very small.

Papyrus with teeny tiny flowers


Mallows - Malvaceae

Cape mallow (Anisodontea x hypomandaum) -- South Africa

Rock Roses - Cistaceae

Grey-leaved Rockrose (Cistus albidus) Mediterranean

Rockrose (Cistus x hybridus) -- Mediterranean

Sunset rockrose (Cistus x pulverulentus “Sunset”) -- Mediterranean

Rockrose (Cistus x verguinii) -- Mediterranean

Myrtles, Eucalyptus and Clover Family - Myrtaceae

Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) -- Australia

Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus ‘Little John”) -- Australia

Bottlebrush tree, bright red flower

Periwinkles and Oleanders - Apocynaceae

Natal plum (Carissa grandiflora) South Africa

White star-shaped flower and glossy green leaves of natal plum

Oleander (Nerium oleander ‘Sister Agnus’) – Southwestern Europe, East Asia

Oleander with white flowers

Borages - Boraginaceae

Pride of Madeira (Echium fastuosum) -- Madeira islands near Portugal

the large purple spike of 'Pride of Madeira'

Olives, Ashes and Lilacs - Oleaceae

Jasmine (Jasminum odoratissimum) -- Madeira

Snapdragons - Scrophulariaceae

Island snapdragon (Galvezia speciosa) – Southern California

Monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis) – Southwestern US coast to Mexico

Monkeyflower (Mimulus longifolius) – California coast

Mints - Lamiaceae

Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender (Lavandula spp.) -- Mediterranean

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa) -- Mediterranean

Andean silver-leaf sage (Salvia discolor) -- Peru


Outdoor Grounds


Lilies - Liliaceae

Daffodil (Narcissus cultivars) - Europe, Asia, North Africa

Tulip (Tulipa cultivars) - North America, Eurasia, North Africa


Irises - Iridaceae

Iris (Iris cultivars) - North America, Europe

Iris flowers

Grasses - Poaceae

Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) - North America, Asia


Barberries - Berberidaceae

Red barberry (Mahonia haematocarpa) - Southwestern United States and northern Mexico

Creeping barberry (Mahonia repens) - Western United States and northern Mexico

Algerita (Mahonia trifoliolata) - Southwestern United States and northern Mexico

Buttercups - Ranunculaceae

Yellow columbine (Aqulegia chrysantha) - Western United States

Yellow columbine

Akebias and Holboellias - Lardizbalaceae

Chocolate vine (Akebia quinata) - Eastern United States

Sea Lavendars and Thrift - Plumbaginaceae

Sea thrift (Armeria spp.) - Worldwide

Armeria plant with bright purple flower heads


Violets - Violaceae

Violet (Viola cultivars) - Worldwide

Heath Family - Ericaceae

Texas madrone (Arbutus texana) - Southern New Mexico, West Texas

Texas madrone white flowers

Rose Family - Rosaceae

Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) - Southwestern United States and northern Mexico

Crabapples and colonnade apples (Malus cultivars) - Eastern Turkey, nouthwestern Russia, North America

Rosy crabapple flowers

Kwanzan Cherry (Prunus serrulata) - Japan

Roses, assorted (Rosa sp.)

Cultivated roses

Currants - Grossulariaceae

Golden current (Ribes aureum) - United States

Currants, Hydrangeas and Saxifrages - Saxifragaceae

Coralbells (Heuchera sanguinea) - New Mexico and Arizona

Pea Family - Fabaceae

Western redbud (Cercis occidentalis) - Western United States

Purplish blooms of western redbud

Spainsh Broom (Spartium junceum) - Mediterranean

Purple robe locust (Robinia “Purple Robe”) - North America

Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) - Japan

Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) - China


Dogwoods - Cornaceae

Red-Twig dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) - North America

Dogwood plants


Texas buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) - New Mexico and Texas

Closeup of Texas buckeye with pink flowers

Cashews, Mangos, Sumacs and Poison Ivy - Anacardiaceae

Three-leaf sumac (Rhus trilobata) - Western United States and northern Mexico

Oleaceae - Olive, Ashes and Lilacs

Lilacs (Syringa spp.) - Southeast Europe and Eastern Asia


Phlox Family - Polemoniaceae

Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) - Eastern United States

Verbeneaceae - Verbenas and Teaks

Rough Verbena (Verbena rigida) - South America

Mints – Lamiaceae

Ajuga (Ajuga reptans) - Europe

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) - Mediterranean

Cherry sage (Salvia greggii) - Southwestern United States and northern Mexico

Valerians - Valerianaceae

Red valerian (Centranthus ruber) - Europe and northern Africa to Asia

Elders and Honeysuckles - Caprifoliaceae

Glossey abelia (Abelia grandiflora) - China

Sunflower Family - Asteraceae

Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) - Eurasia

Mat daisy (Anacyclus depressus) - Morocco

Chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata) - Southwestern United States and northern Mexico

Chocolate flower with yellow flowers

Angelina daisy (Hymenoxys acaulis) - Southwestern United States and northen Mexico

Yellow angelina daisy flowers

Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum) - Eurasia


Winter Blooms

    • Abutilon palmeri (Palmer's Indian Mallow)-- Feb-Mar
    • Acacia baileyana (Golden Mimosa)-- Nov-Jan
    • Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches)-- Nov-Dec and March
    • Adenium obesum (Desert Rose)-- March
    • Anacyclus depressus (Mat Daisy)-- March
    • Anigozanthos flavidas (Kangaroo Paws)-- March
    • Anisacanthus quadrifidus (Flame Anisacanthus)-- Nov-Dec and March
    • Anisodontea x hypomandrum (Cape Mallow)-- Dec-June
    • Arbutus marina (Strawberry Tree)-- Nov-May
    • Banksia integrifolia (Coast Banksia)-- Nov-Jan
    • Berberis haematocarpa (Red Barberry)-- Mar-May
    • Berberis repens (Creeping Barberry)-- Mar-May
    • Berberis trifoliolata (Three-leafed Barberry)-- Mar-Apr
    • Buddleya marrubifolia (in) (Woolly Butterflybush)-- Dec-June
    • Calliandra california (Baja Fairy Duster)-- Dec-May
    • Callistemon cintrinus (Red Bottlebrush)-- Dec-June
    • Callistemon cintrinus Little John (Little John Bottlebrush)-- Dec-June
    • Callistemon jeffersii (Dwarf Bottlebrush)-- Dec and Mar-Apr
    • Ceratostygma absinthincum (Plumbago)-- Mar
    • Cercidium floridum(Blue Palo Verde)-- Feb-Mar
    • Cercis canadensis(Western Redbud)-- Mar
    • Chaemomeles sp.(Quince)-- Mar-Apr
    • Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean Fan Palm)-- Dec-Mar
    • Chrysactinia mexicana (Damianita)-- Dec-Jan and Mar-Apr
    • Cistus incanus creticus (Pink Rockrose)-- Jan-June
    • Cistus salviifolius (in) (Sageleaf Rockrose)-- Jan-June
    • Cistus salviifolius (in) prostrate (Sageleaf Rockrose)-- Jan-Apr
    • Cistus x pulverulentus (in) “Sunset” (Sunset Rockrose)-- Jan-June
    • Coleonema pluchrum (Pink Breath of Heaven)-- Jan-Mar
    • Correa pulchella (Australian Fuschia)-- Dec-Jan
    • Convolvulus mauritanius (Ground Morning Glory)-- Jan, Mar
    • Narcissus sp (Daffodil)-- Mar
    • Dalea bicolor (in) (Blue Dalea)-- Dec- Jan
    • Dietes “Orange Drop” (Fortnight Lily)-- Jan-Mar
    • Dietes grandiflora (Large Wild Iris)-- Jan-Mar
    • Echium fastuosm (Pride of Madeira)-- Mar
    • Encelia farinose (in) (Brittlebrush)-- Feb-Mar
    • Erigeron glaucus (in) (Seaside Daisy)-- Jan-Mar
    • Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican Daisy)-- Jan-June
    • Erisimum "Bowles Mauve" (Lavender Wallflower)-- Mar
    • Euphorbia (Gopher Spurge)-- Feb-Mar
    • Euphorbia xantii (Shrubby Euphorbia)-- Dec-May
    • Ferraria crispa (Black Flag)-- Feb-Mar
    • Foresteria neomexicana (New Mexico Olive)-- Mar
    • Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia)-- Mar
    • Galvezia speciosa (Island Snapdragon)-- Dec-July
    • Greville thelemanniana (Hummingbird Bush)-- Jan-May
    • Heuchera “Canyon Pink” (Coralbells)-- Feb-May
    • Hymenoxys acalus (Angelina Daisy)-- Feb and Mar-June
    • Jasminum nudiflorum (Jasmine)-- Jan-Mar
    • Jasminum odoratissimum (Jasmine)-- Dec-Jan
    • Justicia californica (Chuparosa)-- Dec-June
    • Justicia candicans (Chuparosa)-- Dec-Mar
    • Justicia sonorae (Chuparosa)-- Dec-May
    • Larrea tridentata (Creosote)-- Mar-May
    • Lavandula “Munstead” (Munstead Lavender)-- Dec-Jan and Mar-Apr
    • Lavandula multifida (Fernleaf Lavender)-- Sept-July
    • Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender)-- Jan-June
    • Malephora crocea (Ice Plant)-- Feb
    • Melaleuca elliptica (Granite Honey Myrtle)-- Jan-April
    • Mimulus longifolius (in) Long-leafed Monkeyflower-- Dec-July
    • Mimulus cardinalis (Red Monkeyflower)-- Feb-July
    • Morkillia acuminate (Morkillia)--Jan,Mar-Apr, June
    • Nerium oleander “Petite Pink” (Oleander)--Feb, and May-July
  • Origanum syriaca (Oregano)-- Dec-Jan and June
  • Plectranthus hadiansis-- December
  • Phlomis fruticosa (in) (Jerusalem Sage)-- Jan-July
  • Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox)-- Jan-May
  • Phygelius capensis (Cape Fuschia)-- Feb-Mar and May-July
  • Plumbago auriculata (Cape Leadwort)-- Dec-July
  • Plumbago scandens (Plumbago)-- Dec-June
  • Psoralea pinnata (Scurfy Blue Pea Shrub)-- Feb-May
  • Rosemarinus officinalis HC (Rosemary)-- Sept-Jan and Mar-April
  • Ruellia peninsularis (Desert Ruellia)-- Dec-Jan and April-May
  • Salvia discolor (Andean Silverleaf Sage)-- Dec-June
  • Salvia leucantha (Mexican Sage)-- January
  • Tagetes lemmonii (inside) (Mountain Marigold)-- Jan-May
  • Tecoma stans “Gold Star” (Yellow Bells; Yellow Elder)-- Dec and Feb-Mar
  • Tecomeria capensis (Trumpet Flower)-- Dec-June
  • Titanopsis calcarca (Jewel Plant)-- February
  • Tulbaghia fragrans (Sweet Garlic)-- Dec-Mar and May-June
  • Tulbaghia violacea (Society Garlic)-- Feb-July
  • Veltheimia bracteata (Forest Lily; Sand Onion)-- Dec-March
  • Mammillaria heyderii (Little Nipple Cactus)-- Feb-Mar