Far Out Flora

Hot, Loud, and Proud Flora

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End of the month means it’s time for Hot, Loud, and the Proud.  Fellow blogger, Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii, has quite a show this August.  Comment your vote below…for the hottest, loudest, and proudest.

Blue Passion Flower - Passiflora caerulea

Blue Passion Flower - Passiflora caerulea

Our Blue Passion Flower has been a little slow out of the gate, but has been kicking out a few open blossoms each week.

Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’

Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’

The Aeonium makes a sweet contrast for our delicate flowering Helianthemum.

Dahlia 'Spring Flag'

Dahlia 'Spring Flag'

This Dahlia can be found in Golden Gate Park next to the Conservatory of Flowers.  Each season, they plant a huge bed of cultivars.

Hebe species

Hebe species

Hebe in the hood.  Not certain of the species…any thoughts?

Cape Honeysuckle - Tecomaria capensis (species?)

Cape Honeysuckle - Tecomaria capensis (species?)

This shrub/vine has been a vigorous grower in our garden.  We thought at first it was a Lonicera species…but now think it is probably a Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria species).

Dahlia 'Delta Red S R'

Dahlia 'Delta Red S R'

Another fine specimen from the Dahlia Garden, the Delta Red S R.

Matti 'The Proud'

Matti 'The Proud'

Here’s my pick for ‘The Proud’.  On top of Strawberry Hill in SF, we found Matti grafted to an old tree trunk.  Well, I couldn’t see my house from there…but you can see the Golden Gate Bridge (if it wasn’t foggy that day).

– Far Out Flora

5 Comments

  1. Hi

    I am a fellow gardener from japan
    i just discovered your blog

    What is this Hot, Loud, and Proud?
    Great flowers!

    • Hi there! the hot, loud and proud was as monthly post started by one of our fave bloggers, Noel from A Plant Fanatic. We try to get a tropical feel with some bright pics of lush plants. We don’t live in Hawaii, but feel that SF has some good plants to offer.

  2. aloha guys,

    love the grafted plant in the last photo, that looks like one of those weird cactus plants, don’t you think? I’m guessing your hebe is Hebe salicifolia, since its more purple than the typical blue gem more common in the bay area….wish i could see the dahlia grove again…i might be able to see some of the left overs when i come visit again in september.

    thanks for sharing and participating on the hot meme

  3. what beautiful flowers – hot, hot, hot.

  4. hahaha, i love the flower colors, but definitely the grafted succulent is a winner! I hope it flowers profusely and withstand the tests of time and harsh climate. More power to the grafted species. We also have a running joke here in the country of a hybrid between a bamboo and a banana! Maybe that is only good as a local joke because there is a delicacy here of a cooked plantain (cooked dipped in oil with sugar and inserted to a bamboo stick skewer, can you visualize it?) It is not just grafted but a hybrid produced by highly acclaimed scientists, hahaha!

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