Appreciation: Flowers that bloom in the fall

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's October now, and we're still seeing flowers - some that are new for the fall, and some that just have a long blooming season. I'm particularly interested in newcomers, but hangers-on will be fine here too.

    None of these came with labels, so I've been making assumptions. Corrections are welcome.
    Here is Berberis x media 'Charity', with fruits and flowers.
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    I think this might be Daphne translantica, which I have never heard of - I picked this name based on what I read about blooming dates. I don't feel very confident of this ID.
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    Some Araliaceae are blooming now. Here is Fatsia japonica.
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    and what looks to me like x Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’. I'm very fond of this plant - I pass by it often, and it always looks excellent.
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    I wouldn't assume it was 'Charity' specifically without confirming information being involved.
     
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    I have a x Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’ which I don't think is getting enough sun. The one you photographed @wcutler is beautiful.

    Here is my favorite late blooming perennial - Ajania pacifica (Gold and Silver Chrysanthemum), just starting to bloom now. This photo was taken on November 14 a few years ago. It is not only very attractive but also very tough. The leaves are gorgeous all season. What's not to love?
     

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    Some color is starting to reappear in my gardens...

    Clematis 'Freckles' - evergreen and flowering from November to March
    Hardy cyclamen
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I love the cyclamens, but it's their leaves I get excited about!

    Speaking of leaves, here is one of the first plants I saw on entering Dart's Hill Garden in Surrey last weekend, BC: Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’. This is the proper blooming time. It's the leaves that are showy, but the flowers are fragrant enough to make you seek them out.
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    Viburnum tinus has new flowers and also fruits now. This is the same plant that I posted for ID in 2009 at Viburnum? Maybe rigidum or tinus?. Ron B suggested that it was the cultivar 'Compactus'.
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    I was sure this Symphyotrichum lateriflorum in Alexandra Park, two blocks from where I live, was a new plant for me, but only last year I posted the cultivar 'Lady in Black': Appreciation: - Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Lady in Black'
    I was just as excited about this one.
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    Nearby are some purple asters. Maybe two different kinds. I don't know where to begin with aster IDs. I assume these have been blooming for a while, but they look pretty fresh.
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    And the Dahlia coccinea still look pretty showy. [Edited - see name correction in Ron B's posting below]
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    Chrysanthemums are around now too. I found one online that looked exactly like this one, but it wasn't named.
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    Good morning, I know this is not meant to be coming into flower on the 23rd October, but it is about to. My Lonicera Strawberries and cream.
     

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    I had to look that up - it's Oxalis tuberosa? A potato-like food?
     
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    Yes, Oxalis tuberosa. Not so similar to the potato, but its tubers, leaves and flowers are edible.
     
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    I'd have posted these Aconitum photos two weeks ago when I took them, but I didn't know what they were. Douglas Justice's November 2020 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden, which is about plants flowering now, has helped me to identify them, though I don't know what species or cultivar they are. The stalks are around my height, well over a meter tall. There are two species shown in the blog. Botany Photo of the Day shows one of them: Aconitum uchiyamai.
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    Arbutus unedo - strawberry tree....this one keeps the hummingbirds around
     

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    Strawberry tree and Hummingbirds, not something you hear in conversations in my part of the world in gardening circles!!!!
    Again,thank goodness for this forum!!! And thankyou P.
     
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    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino'; Osmanthus Fragrans Aurantiacus 'Rubra'
     

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    I've been seeing a lot of Choisya shrubs with some flowers, but this group of Choisya ternata looked amazing last week.
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    The Rudbeckia (?) at my building still look fresh as daisies. This was taken a week ago.
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    On my way to our son this morning with a food parcel, Lol. I saw this so stopped the car to take a photo. Berberis darwinii. So cheerful and bright.
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    Took this just as the sun was going down after a very soggy and cloudy day here in Southern England. It certainly cheered me up to see it however small. Osmanthus hetroph purpureus
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    Here's one that flowered for the first time for me, evergreen spindle tree..
     

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    This was looking very pretty and cheerful on our walk this morning. A Malva sylvestris or Common mallow nestling in some long grass.
     

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    I don’t have a daphne - but would it be blooming around now or in a few weeks at the coast?

    Then there is the pale pink rhododendron that blooms Dec Jan at the coast (I always forget its name - it’s mature (10yr) size is approx 4 x 4 feet .... Jingle Bells?

    EDIT to correct myself — the one I think of is Christmas Cheer
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    I don't know them very well, but this seems to have very small leaves. If it's Daphne x transatlantica, it should have been blooming all fall and will stop blooming now. I wasn't going to post this, didn't get a photo of the flowers in focus.
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    Walking down a lane near home, I noticed a large Camellia loaded with blossoms and buds. I haven't seen many fall-blooming Camellias and noted that no one has previously posted any in this thread; so, here is a picture from today. I checked on the Web and found that there are quite a few fall-blooming Camellias, but they do not seem to be very common around here.
     

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