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What’s in Bloom – May 5, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Staff Picks

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Don’t miss the Lysichiton camtschatcencis (Asian skunk cabbage) in the Lerner Garden this week. The white blossoms are stunning. – Will, horticulturist

5-5 Narcissus 'Kokopelli' Jonquilla daffodils
These Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ Jonquilla Daffodils along the Event Lawn have the cutest little flowers and they smell amazing! – Anna, horticulturist

5-5 Crave the Wave Hyacinth
They’ve been rocking for a bit, so be sure not to miss the stunning and fragrant sweep of Crave The Wave Hyacinth Mix in the Perennial and Rose Garden! – Syretha, horticulturist
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What’s in Bloom This Week

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense — Bunchberry
Clematis terniflora – Sweet Autumn Clematis
Cuphea micropetala – Bat-faced Cuphea (In Containers)
Fuchsia ‘Autumnale’ – (In Containers)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily ( A few left in containers)

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Canna ‘Striata’ – Bengal Tiger canna lily
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Fuchsia ‘Swanley Yellow’
Hibiscus acetosella ‘Jungle Red’

Great Lawn Beds:
Hylotelephium (Sedum) ‘Autumn Joy’
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Canna ‘Striata’
Grasses looking beautiful throughout, particularly Muhlenbergia ‘Muhlarbor,’ Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues,’ ‘Miscanthus sinensis ssp. purpurascens,’ and Calamagrastis x acutifolia ‘Stricta’
Aster ericoides ‘Schneegitter’
Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’
Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’
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What’s in Bloom This Week

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense — Bunchberry
Cuphea micropetala – Bat-faced Cuphea (In Containers)
Fuchsia ‘Autumnale’ – (In Containers)
Hemerocallis – Daylily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily (In Containers)
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What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree' Blue Chiffon Rose-of-Sharon007
Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense — Bunchberry
Cuphea micropetala – Bat-faced Cuphea (In Containers)
Fuchsia ‘Autumnale’ – (In Containers)
Hemerocallis – Daylily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily (In Containers)

Entry Walk:
Plectranthus argentatus
Anigozanthos ‘Burgundy Jumper’
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’
Plectranthus ‘Zap Knarley’
Cuphea llavea
Phygelius ‘Devil’s Tears’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight ‘

Woodland Garden:
Angelonia ‘Dangeloni4’ – Alonia White Angelonia
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ — Cranesbill
Hellebores
Hosta ‘Lakeside Shore Master’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ and ‘Kyushu’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Nemesia ‘Fleurame’ –Opal Innocence Nemesia
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Seiryu’ – Toad Lily
Veratrum formosanum
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What’s in Bloom This Week

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hostas all coming into bloom!
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr Fokker’
Rhododendron
Thalictrum flavun ssp. Glaucum
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Astilbes are popping
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Dicentra ‘Burning Hearts’
Iris ensata ‘Emotion’
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What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hostas all coming into bloom! ‘Hadspen Blue’ is especially nice.
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr Fokker’
Rhododendron ‘Weston Sparkler’
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Innocence’
Rhododendron ‘Milenium’
Rhododendron ‘Seabreeze’
Rhododendron maximum
Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Astilbes are popping:
A. arendsii ‘White Gloria’
A. arendsii ‘Rock and Roll’
A. ‘Avalanche’
A. simplicifolia ‘Henne Graafland’
A. japonica ‘Touch Of Pink’
A. thunbergii ‘Ostrich Plume’
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Dicentra ‘Burning Hearts’
Iris ensata ‘Emotion’
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What’s in Bloom This Week

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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Alfond Children’s Garden:
Lavendula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ — English Lavender
Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’ — Invincibelle Spirit Smooth Hydrangea at the entrance surrounding the whales
Leucanthemum X superbum ‘Becky’ — Shasta Daisy
Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ — Spiked Speedwell
Salvia nemorosa ‘Cardonna’ — Meadow Sage
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ — Sneezeweed
Salvia verticillata ‘Endless Love’ — Lilac Sage
Iris ensata ‘Lion King’ — Japanese Iris
Calendula, Yarrow, Echinacea and Chamomile still blooming in the physic garden
Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’ — Bee Balm now blooming in the physic garden!
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’
Lowbush blueberries are just starting to ripen on Blueberry Island! (Yum!)

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Achillia ‘Moonshine’ — Yarrow
Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ — Mock Orange
Rogersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’

Haney Hillside:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’ — Beard-tongue
Penstemon calycosus — Long-sepaled Beard-tongue
Penstemon smalli — Small Beard-tongue

Woodland Garden:
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form — White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ — Dogwood
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ — Cranesbill
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’
Angelonia ‘Dangeloni4’ – Alonia White Angelonia
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily (In Containers)
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Zorero’ — I am a Red Robin Clematis
Iris sibirica ‘Harpswell Happiness’ — Siberian Iris
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ – Lupine
Hemerocallis – Daylily

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A.G. Annabelle’
Rosa ‘BAIset’
Astilbe ‘Peaches and Cream’
Rhododendron ‘Golden Showers’
Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Knockout’ (above 5 all located in the bed between the Children’s Garden and the Perennial and Rose Garden)
Echinaceas are beginning to bloom! In this garden, that includes: purpurea ‘Virgin,’ purpurea ‘Magnus,’ and paradoxa
Last week to catch the Kniphofia uvaria ‘First Sunrise,’ Eremurus stenophyllus, and some roses
Rosa ‘Robusta’
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Sempervivum ‘Red Beauty’
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’
Spirea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’
Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’

Great Lawn:
Echinaceas, including: ‘Evan Saul,’ x hybrida ‘Balsomcor,’ ‘Balsomselo,’ ‘Pica Bella,’ purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High,’ and ‘Hot Papaya’
Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’
Salvias blooming include verticillata ‘Purple Rain,’ spendens ‘Ablazin Purple,’ ‘Rose Queen,’ and x sylvestris ‘Blauhugel
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sommersonne’
Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’
Callirhoe involucrata
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta all coming into bloom!
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr Fokker’
Rhododendron ‘Weston Sparkler’
Benthamidia japonica – ‘Satomi’ and ‘Summer Games’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Kalmia latifolia, and cv. ‘Sarah’
Kalmia ‘Kaleidoscope’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Astilbe ‘Deutchland’

Education Center:
Gillenia trifoliata
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Lilium canadense
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids ( E.g., Cha Cha)
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta
Rosa caroliniana

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Phygelius x rectus ‘Devil’s Tears’
Begonia cvs.
Solanum pyracanthum — porcupine tomato
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
Digitalis — foxgloves

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Allium ‘Hair’
Allium sphaerocephalon
Helianthus ‘Buttercream’
Helianthus ‘Italian White’
Agastache cvs.
Calendula cvs.

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Echinacea paradoxa
Astilbe ‘Rock and Roll’
Morina longifolia
Thalictrum rochebrunianum
Verbascum ‘Christo’s Yellow Lightning’
Astilbe cvs.
Petunia ‘African Sunset’

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Calendula in ACG
Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Primula x bullesiana — Primrose
Achillia ‘Moonshine’ — Yarrow
Syringa reticulata — Japanese Tree Lilac
Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ — Mock Orange
Paeonia ‘Bartrzella’ — Yellow Itoh Hybrid Peony
Rogersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower
Salvia nermosa ‘Caradonna’
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’
Digitalis grandiflora — Perennial Fox Glove

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Rhododendron ‘Weston Sparkler’
Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi’ and ‘Summer Games’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Kalmia latifolia, and cv. ‘Sarah’
Kalmia ‘Kaleidoscope’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Astilbe ‘Deutchland’

Education Center:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Lilium canadense
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ — Yarrow
Iris virginica ‘Carl Amason’ — Blur Flag Iris
Nepeta ‘Joanna Reed’ Catmint
Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Dwarf Blue Butterfly’ — Siberian Larkspur
Geranium ‘Tiny Monster’
Gailardia aristata ‘Arizona Apricot’ — Blanket Flower
Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ — Spiked Speedwell
In the physic garden:
– Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ — Tutti Frutti Series Yarrow
– Calendula officinalis ‘Bon Bon Orange’ Pot-marigold and ‘Resina’ Pot-marigold
– Echinacea purpurea — Eastern Purple Coneflower
– Matricaria recutita – German chamomile

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Morinia longifolia
Echinacea paradoxa
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’
Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Papaver somniferum
Eschscholzia californica
BKG containers:
– Emilia javanica
– Brassica juncea cvs
– Pisum sativum ‘Dwarf Grey’
– Calendula cvs

Great Lawn Beds:
Callirhoe involucrata
Salvias x sylvestris ‘Blauhuegel,’ ‘Rose Queen,’ and verticillata ‘Purple Rain’
Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’
Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ is beginning
Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bressingham Beauty’
Spirea japonica ‘Alpina’

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Oenothera tetragona
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’
Agapanthus ‘Lapis Lazuli’
Astilbe ‘Deutschland’
Many roses still look beautiful, including ‘Kent,’ ‘Radtko,’ ‘Belinda’s Dream,’ ‘Lillian Gibson,’ ‘Prarie Joy,’ ‘John Cabot,’ and ‘BALmas’ among others
Clematis ‘Hagley Hybrid’ and ‘Multi Blue’
Spirea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is just starting
Kniphofia icarian ‘First Sunrise’

Meditation Garden:
Sedum stefco — Stonecrop
Arisaema candidissimun — Pink-striped Cobra Lily

Haney Hillisde:
Kalmia latifolia — Mountain Laurel
Penstemom digitalis ‘Huskers Red’ — Beard-tongue
Penstemon smallii — Small Beard-tongue
Penstemon calycosus — Long-sepaled Beard-tongue
Gillenia trifoliata — Bowman’s Root

VC Entrance Walkway:
Cuphea micropetala — candy corn plant
Phygelius rectus ‘Devil’s Tears’ — cape fuchsia
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Begonia ‘Bepared’ — Dragon Wing red begonia
Anigozanthus ‘Burgundy Jumper’ — kangaroo paw

Woodland Garden:
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form – White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ Dogwood
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ – Cranesbill
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Matka Urszula Ledóchowska’
Clematis ‘Zorero’ – I am a Red Robin Clematis
Iris sibirica ‘Harpswell Happiness’ – Siberian Iris
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ – Lupine

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered White-striped Cobra Lily
Woodland Garden:
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form – White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ Dogwood
Cypripedium kentuckiense – Kentucky Lady’s Slipper
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – Cranesbill
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Matka Urszula Ledóchowska’
Clematis ‘Zorero’ — I am a Red Robin Clematis
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop

Alfond Children’s Garden
Veronica ‘Purpleicious’-Spiked Speedwell
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’
Astilboides tabularis
Lonicera hirsuta-Hairy Honeysuckle

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Benthamidia japonica – ‘Satomi’ and ‘Summer Games’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Kalmia angustifolia
Kalmia ‘Kaleidoscope’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’

Education Center:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Cypripedium reginae alba
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta
Baptisia australis. ‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Salvia officinalis
Mustard cvs
Calendula cvs
Dianthus ‘Green Ball’
Allium ‘Hair’
Papaver somniferum
Garlic scapes all acurl

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Benthamidia japonic
Syringa retiuclata
Spirea japonica ‘Little Princess’
Chionanthus virginicus – last hoorah
Clematis ochroluca (known as Curlyheads – like an alien plant form; bizarre fun!)

Meditation Garden:
Sedum stefco – Stonecrop
Arisaema candidissimun – Pink-striped Cobra Lily

Haney Hillisde:
Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel
Penstemom digitalis ‘Huskers Red’ , Beard-tongue
Smooth Beard-tongue
Penstemon smallii, Small Beard-tongue
Penstemon calycosus, Long-sepaled Beard-tongue
Gillenia trifoliata, Bowman’s Root

Perennial and Rose Garden
Many Rosa varieties are looking lovely at the moment including: ‘BAlage’ (High Voltage Easy Elegance Rose), ‘Lillian Gibson,’ ‘Wasagaming,’ ‘John Cabot,’ ‘Kent,’ and ‘Lion’s Fairy Tale’
Clematis in bloom include ‘Multi Blue’ and ‘Hagley Hybrid’
Kniphofia uvaria ‘First Sunrise’
Allium schubertii
Echinacea paradoxa

Great Lawn:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Calliehoe involucrata
Salvias x sylvestris ‘Blauhuegel’ and ‘Rose Queen’ are both at peak
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ is sending up flower stalks!
Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’
Spirea japonica ‘Alpina’
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Rogersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower
Salvia nermosa ‘Caradonna’
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’
Salvia argentia – Hobbits’ Foot Salvia
Chioanthus virginica — Fringe Tree
Achillia ‘Moonshine’ – Yarrow
Syringa reticulate — Japanese Tree Lilac
Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ — Mock Orange
Paeonia ‘Bartrzella’ — Yellow Itoh Hybrid Peony

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’
Cuphea micropetala
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’
Digitalis
Cosmos ‘Coco Chanel’

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Woodland Garden:
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ – Origami Series Columbine
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form – White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ Dogwood
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cypripedium kentuckiense – Kentucky Lady’s Slipper
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – Cranesbill
Geranium phaem ‘Samobar’ – Mourning Widow Cranesbill
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Matka Urszula Ledóchowska’
Clematis ‘Zorero’ — I am a Red Robin Clematis
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ – Band of Nobles Series/Russell Hybrid Lupine
Sedum kamtschaticum var. florifererum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Dianthus gratianopoltanus ‘Feuerhexe’—Cheddar Pink
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’—Rodger’s Flower
Salvia nermosa ‘Caradonna’
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’
Salvia argentea – Hobbits’ Foot Salvia
Chionanthus virginicus—Fringe Tree
Achillea ‘Moonshine’– Yarrow

Great Lawn:
Thalictrum petaloideum
Annual Digiplexis looks great already
Baptisias all in full bloom – ‘Cherries Jubilee,’ ‘Purple Smoke,’ and more
Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’
pink Paeonia (not labeled) near Thalictrum

Perennial and Rose:
Indigofera kirilowii
Pale pink Rose behind Cercis ‘Covey’ is dripping with blooms
Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’
Allium schubertii (definitely one of the cooler alliums! Love it!)
Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris
Magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ has a couple of spectacular (and spectacularly big!) blooms

Alfond Children’s Garden
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii ‘Wide Whale Coruroy’ -Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Peony cultivars- Amazing right now
Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’- Bowmans Root
Syneilesis x hybrida
Nepeta ssp.

Kitchen Garden:
Eschscholzia californica
Salvia officinalis
Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screaming Yellow’

Cleaver Event Lawn:
All Benthamidia japonica (formerly known as Cornus kousa) in full bloom – ‘Big Apple,’ ‘Dwarf Pink,’ ‘Gold Cup,’ ‘Moonbeam,’ Moonsplash,’ ‘Lustgarten Weeping,’ and more
Chionanthus virginicus
Clematis ochroleuca
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ aka Rozanne
Primula Redfield Hybrids
Kalmia angustifolia
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’

Education Center:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Anemone canadensis
Cypripedium reginae alba
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids
Rudbeckia hirta
Baptisia australis hybrids incl. ‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Haney Hillside:
Corydalis lutea, ‘Fumewort’
Brunnera macrophylla, ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian Bugloss
Kalmia latifolia , mountain laurel
Gillenia trifoliata , Bowman’s Root
Dicentra, Bleeding Heart
Iris versicolor ‘Kermesina’, Blue Flag Iris

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Shasta’
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
Anigozanthus ‘Red Jumper’
Digitalis
Begonia fuchsioides