Tender Perennials

Three interesting plants in flower this week, June 22

Opuntia humifusa Eastern Prickly Pear
Opuntia humifusa is known as the Eastern Prickly Pear -- yes, a cactus native to the northeast.
Rudebeckia maxima buds
Three buds have formed on this 'giant coneflower', Rudebeckia maxima. It isn't quite in flower yet, but very beautiful anyway.


Abutilon megapotamicum Chinese Lantern 2
'Chinese Lantern', Abutilon megapotamicum, grows in a Longshadow Munstead planter beneath the pergolas on the Main Lawn