Hot, Loud, and Proud Flora

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

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