In Flower Today

This is what’s flowering in our garden during the last week of our brief subtropical autumn:

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Cycads coning (producing seed):
Cardboard Fern, Zamia furfuracea (female)

In flower today:
Acalypha reptans ‘Summer Love’
Aechmea gamosepala ‘Variegata’
Allamanda, Allamanda cathartica
Allamanda, Allamanda cathartica ‘Jamaica Sunset’
Aloe vera
Angels’ Trumpet, Brugmansia suaveolens
Australian Finger Lime, Citrus australasica
Banana, Musa x paradisiaca ‘Lady Finger’
Begonia cubensis
Blackberry Nightshade, Solanum nigrum
Blue Chalksticks, Senecio serpens
Bougainvillea, Bougainvillea X ‘Texas Dawn’
Butterfly Pea, Clitorea ternatea
Calliandra, Calliandra haematocephala – prostrate form
Canna, Canna iridiflora
Capsicum, Capsicum annuum ‘California Wonder’
Chilli, Capsicum annuum cv.
Chilean Silver Sage, Salvia discolor
Chinese Spinach, Amaranthus tricolor
Choko, Sechium edule
Coast Pigface, Carpobrotus edulis
Cotyledon, Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga ‘Macrantha’
Crassula, Crassula arborea
Crinum, Crinum pacificum
Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia splendens var. splendens
Durban grass (aka Sweet Smother grass), Dactyloctenium australe
Huauzontle, Chenopodium berlandieri
Huernia schneideriana
Kalanchoe fedschenkoi ‘Variegata’
Knobby Clubrush, Isolepis nodosa
Nasturtium, Tropaeolum major
Natal Plum, Carissa grandiflora
Orthophyllum sp.
Passionfruit, Passiflora edulis ‘Panama Red’
Pawpaw, Carica papaya ‘Southern Red’
Physic Nut, Jatropha podagrica
Pumpkin, Cucurbita moschata ‘Butternut’
Snow Pea, Pisum sativum ‘Oregon’
Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum
Sweet Potato, Ipomoea batatas ‘Marguerite’
Thai Betel, Piper sarmentosum
Tillandsia pyramidalis
Tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Apollo’
Tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum, Cherry
Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’
Tradescantia sillamontana
Yellow Buttons, Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Total: 48 species

Jerry Coleby-Williams