Some Spring Blooms

Although this is not our usual spring due to a freezing February, a few Texas tough plants manged to bloom. The Gulf Coast Penstemon has put out its delicate flowers in three locations in the garden.

Cannas seem to be able to survive anything. This one had no problem coming back quickly and blooming.

Happily, the Hinckley’s Columbine had absolutely no issue with the freeze and just continued on its way.

The Passion Flowers are grown in pots so they rode out the cold in the garage. This has been an unusual spring with very few flowers, but everyday with the temperatures rising, humidity up and a few light showers more flowers will be coming along.


16 Comments on “Some Spring Blooms”

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    I love penstemon, what a pretty, yet tough plant. Your passion flowers are looking esp. lovely!

  2. shoreacres says:

    That canna looks just like our native yellow one: C. glauca. Is it a native? A cultivar? It’s beautiful, and I really like this form more than the usual garden cannas I see.

    • I was just telling Tony that it was labeled as a ginger when I bought it. I have two cannas which I wish I did not have. The grow really well and turn up all over the yard. I love the seed heads, but cut them off before they ripen. Some still escape.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Is that common Canna indica?! It looks like mine, but there are a few species that look like that. I would like to eventually get the Canna edulis or Canna discolor or whatever it is that produces the bigger rhizomes. Many sources insist that they are all the same species. For now, the Canna indica that is already here will do. I noticed it, as well as some of the more colorful hybrids, in Oklahoma! They were still blooming in October, although they must have gotten frosted soon afterward. I asked someone about a colony of canna that seemed naturalized, and was informed that they are not maintained.

  4. Columbine grow wild in the Tetons, where they get lots of snow. The plants bloom in July and will carpet small dales. A joy to behold and seen only by hikers and horse riders.

  5. Tina says:

    I have some of the same, though we’re warming up quick. I’m sure your pollinators are pleased!

    • As I had mentioned to you, I thought the bees were finished with my hummer feeder, but they are not. I am thankful that all the hollies are blooming and attracting the bees. It has been a tough spring for the bees.

  6. Amazing the rebound from the epic freeze. Cannas! who knew. I don’t recognize the canna, though I want some of that Penstemon, have not seen it before…happy the bees are finding flowers.

  7. don’t think so, email is theshrubqueen@gmail


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