Massed or Massive

We visited the Huntington during the holiday week end.  Two themes presented themselves:  mass plantings, and massive plants.  
Massed Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum):
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Massive Quercus agrifolia:
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Massed Arctotis 'Pink Sugar':
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Massive Beaucarnea (Nolina) recurvata:
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Massed Cosmos:
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Charming!
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A massive Yucca rostrata, in glorious bloom:
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Sweet!
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Masses of Cineraria:
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Masses of Yarrow:
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Masses of flowers on a massive 'Sally Holmes' rose:
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Masses of seed pods on an Aloe striata:
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A beautiful mass of Agave bracteata:
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And a mass of flowers on a hybrid Callistemon.
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Oscularia deltoides:
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The stems are pink too, not just the flowers.  But with so many flowers, the stems are hidden.
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I have no clue what this was--phlox? 
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It was a lovely way to spend time with family.
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Comments

  1. Superb shots! Space permitting, massed planting looks great and gives such an impact.

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  2. I'm pretty sure I can ID your "mystery plant," Hoovb. It's not phlox. I believe it's cleome hassleriana, aka cleome spinosa. I also suspect they were grown from seed (not surprising, considering it's the Huntington), because whenever you find them in the nursery--which is not often--they come in mixed colors. Light, airy, easy to grow, they also come in white, pink, rose, and a darker violet. If only they came in true blue, they'd run finicky delphiniums right out of southern California.

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  3. @Mark & Gaz, thanks. "space permitting" is the key thing!

    @onderw, thanks for that ID! Yes, if only a true blue...

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  4. A wow-factor post such massed flowers.
    Beautiful to see Hoover.

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  5. Beautiful photos! I like both massed and massive things. That yucca is splendid!

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  6. A spectacular show of massed and massive plants. I smiled the way you showed them in those contexts. Planted massively they look like growths in the wild. I love most the different colors of cosmos, as we only have yellow and orange here in the country.

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  7. Your photos are truly the best, you have an excellent eye. Great shots with so many nice looking plants!

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  8. Please don't tell me you were there on Saturday because if you were we probably walked right by each other...

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  9. Thanks all for the kind comments!

    @danger, you have got to be kidding me! Saturday it was.

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