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What’s in Bloom – July 28, 2016

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Ammi majus 'Dara' DSC_7659
What surprised me most of all and is totally cool – the purple tinted Daucus carota ‘Dara’ that is growing in the Great Lawn bed, facing the café windows. Really unusual. – Courtney, campaign coordinator

Verateum nigrum false hellebore
A very special rarity has started blooming in the Perennial and Rose Garden Bed leading to the Children’s Garden. Be sure to walk the terrace loop rather than cutting down the stairs to the whales to catch this beauty. Verateum nigrum, Black False Hellebore. An unusual beauty indeed! – Syretha, horticulturist

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' DSC_7181
The Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ on the Great Lawn by the rocks are such a deep, beautiful color. – Emily, philanthropy assistant

Cherryfluff
This ‘Cherry Fluff’ Echinacea was just planted this year in the Cleaver Event Lawn, and is already looking great with these cool bi-colored blooms. – Anna, horticulturist

Scabiosa 'Sternkugel'
As promised, the super stylish seed heads of Scabiosa ‘Sternkugel’. Smart, showy, and easy to grow! Gaze at these starry balls in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden. – Jen, horticulturist

LILIUM
The entrance to the Lerner Garden is going to be very fragrant this week. Lilium ‘Golden Stargazer’ and Lilium ‘Silk Road’ are in bloom. – Will, horticulturist

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Graceful and pure, this Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ is in the Vayo Meditation Garden. – Patty, horticulturist

Eucomis 'Oakhurst' pineapple lily DSC_7669
The purple pineapple liles (Eucomis ‘Oakhurst’) that are in the Children’s Garden at the fork in the path are GORGEOUS! – Courtney, campaign coordinator

Hydrangea DSC_7663
The pink and white Hydrangea that grow around the Children’s Garden are one of my favorites! The flower clusters are so big and the colors are gorgeous. – Emily, philanthropy assistant

Heliopsis helianthoides & Filipendula rubra
In the Great Lawn Ledge Bed, more than just the Echinaceas are looking superb! Walk around to the back edge or up on the ledge to see the Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’) and Summer Sun False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scarbra ‘Sommersonne’) blooming in tandem! – Syretha, horticulturist

Agastache DSC_7656
I love the collection of agastaches that are growing to the left of the entrance into the Kitchen Garden. Diane has planted an assortment of tall varieties in assorted shades of pink. Beautiful – and the hummingbirds love them. – Courtney, campaign coordinator

Full list

The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden
Acanthus hungaricus – Bear’s Breeches
Agastache foeniculum – Anise-hyssop
Allium ‘Pink Planet’ – Ornamental Onion
Allium sphaerocephalon – Drumstick Allium
Alstroemeria ‘Tangerine Tango’ – Peruvian Lily
Asclepias incarnate – Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa ‘Davis’ – Showy Milkweed
Astilbe ‘Key West’ – Plume Flower
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ – Butterfly Bush
Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’
Clematis ‘Rooguchi’
Digitalis ferruginea – Rusty Foxglove
Echinacea Crazy Pink ‘Adam Saul’ – Big Sky Crazy Pink Coneflower
Echinacea Ruby Star ‘Rubinstern’ – Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea – Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Elbrook’ – Elton Knight Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Pink Double Delight’ Cone-fections Series – Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Virgin’ – Coneflower
Geranium ‘Tiny Monster’
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ – Sneezeweed
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’ – Sneezeweed
Hemerocallis ‘Baja’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Big Time Happy’ Happy Ever Appster – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Fairy Tale Pink’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘French Tudor’ – Daylily
Hosta ‘Big Daddy’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ Designer Hosta Collection – Plantain Lily
Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Spirit ‘NCHA1’ – Smooth Hydrangea
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ – English Lavender
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ – Shasta Daisy
Ligularia japonica – Japanese Ligularia
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Firecracker’ – Azalea
Rosa (Garden Path Group) Sunrise Sunset Easy Elegance ‘BaIset’ – Rose
Rosa Good ‘n Plenty ‘JACmound’ – Good ‘n Plenty Rose
Rosa Roseberry Blanket ‘KORtwente’ – Roseberry Blanket Rose
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – Black-eyed Susan
Syneilesis x hybrida
Syringa Bloomerang Purple ‘Penda’ – Bloomerang Purple Lilac
Tritonia disticha – Large Form
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Bluetta’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Chandler’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ – Pink Blueberry
Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’ – Speedwell

Birch Allée
Hosta ‘Limey Lisa’
Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Flake ‘Brido’ – Oak-leaf Hydrangea
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’

The Bosarge Family Education Center
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – Butterfly Weed
Asclepias speciosa ‘Davis’ – Showy Milkweed
Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Eye’ – Big Bang Series Tickseed
Cypripedium reginae forma albolabium – White Showy Lady’s Slipper
Echinacea purpurea – Eastern Purple Coneflower
Heliopsis ‘Bressingham Doubloon’ – False Sunflower; Ox-eye Daisy
Monarda ‘Judith’s Fancy Fuchsia’ – Bee Balm
Oenothera fruticosa Fireworks ‘Fyrverkeri’ – Fireworks Sundrops
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ – Garden Phlox
Rosa carolina – Carolina Rose
Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose
Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Danube’ – Stokes’-aster

The Cleaver Event Lawn

Aesculus parviflora – Bottlebrush Buckeye
Allium ‘Millenium’ – Ornamental Onion
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’
Astilbe thunbergii ‘Straussenfeder’ – Ostrich Plume
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bressingham Beauty’
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Weisse Gloria’
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Creme Brulee’ – Thread-leaf Coreopsis
Digitalis purpurea ‘Dalmation White’ – Foxglove
Echinacea Ruby Star ‘Rubinstern’ – Purple Coneflower
Echinacea ‘Passion Flute’ – Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – Coneflower
Eutrochium dubium ‘Little Joe’ – Coastal Plain Joe-pyeweed
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Pink Penny’ – Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ – Cranesbill
Hemerocallis ‘Gordon Biggs’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Ice Carnival’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Sirocco’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Strutter’s Ball’ – Daylily
Hosta ‘Iron Gate Delight’ – Plantain Lily
Liatris spicata Floristan White ‘Floristan Weiss’ – Floristan White Gay-feather
Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Fire’ – Switch-grass
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ – Russian Sage
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata ‘Franz Schubert’ – Garden Phlox
Phytolacca americana ‘Silberstein’ – Pokeweed
Solidago Little Lemon ‘Dansolitlem’ – Little Lemon Goldenrod
Spigelia marilandica – Indian Pink
Stachys byzantina ‘Helen Von Stein’ – Lamb’s-ears
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum – Meadow-rue (MD97110 Seedling)
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – Meadow Rue
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Verbascum ‘Christo’s Yellow Lightning’ – Mullein
Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Flush of White – Purple Mullein

Entry Walk Garden
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – Giant Hyssop
Alstroemeria ‘Sweet Laura’ – Peruvian Lily
Astilbe ‘Moerheim Glory’
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pink Lightning’ – False Spiraea
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – Sweetshrub
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – Sweetshrub
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Hemerocallis citrina – Daylily
Hosta ‘Big Daddy’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Frances Williams’
Hosta ‘Northern Exposure’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Paul’s Glory’
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ – Lavandin
Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ – Betony

Founder’s Grove
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

The Giles Rhododendron Garden
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’
Astilbe ‘Deutschland’ – False Spiraea
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’
Astilbe thunbergii ‘Straussenfeder’ – Ostrich Plume
Hosta (Tardiana Group) ‘Hadspen Blue’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Big Daddy’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ Designer Hosta Collection – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Katherine Lewis’
Hosta ‘Paul’s Glory’
Hosta ‘Sagae’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Sun Power’
Hosta ‘Whirlwind’ – Plantain Lily
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Annabelle’ – Smooth Hydrangea
Kalmia latifolia ‘Nipmuck’ – Mountain Laurel
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower
Rhododendron ‘Millenium’ – Azalea
Rhododendron prunifolium ‘Henry’s Triumph’ – Plum-leaf Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Firecracker’ – Azalea
Rosa virginiana Virginia Rose
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

The Great Lawn
Aesculus parviflora – Bottlebrush Buckeye
Callirhoe involucrate – Purple Poppy-mallow
Echinacea Salsa Red ‘Balsomsed’ – Sombrero Series Salsa Red Coneflower
Echinacea Sandy Yellow ‘Balsomselo’ – Sombrero Series Sandy Yellow Coneflower
Echinacea Sundown ‘Evan Saul’ Big Sky Series – Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ – Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Pica Bella’ – Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – Coneflower
Echinacea x hybrida Hot Coral ‘Balsomcor’ – Sombrero Series Hot Coral Echinacea
Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’ – Spotted Joe-pyeweed
Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’ – Queen-of-the-prairie
Helenium hybrida Mardi Gras ‘Helbro’ – Mardi Gras Sneezeweed
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Summer Sun ‘Sommersonne’ – False Sunflower
Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ – Daylily
Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian Sage
Physostegia virginiana ‘Alba’ – Obedient Plant
Rudbeckia maxima – Giant Coneflower
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ – Lilac Sage
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ – Culver’s Root
Echinacea hybrida ‘Hot Papaya’ Cone-fections Series – Coneflower
Geum ‘Mai Tai’ Cocktail Series – Avens
Helenium hybrida Mardi Gras ‘Helbro’ – Mardi Gras Sneezeweed
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ – Lilac Sage
Coreopsis ‘Red Satin’ Permathread Series – Thread-leaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis ‘Route 66’ – Thread-leaf Coreopsis
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’ – Striped Mallow
Silphium perfoliatum – Cup Plant
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – Meadow Rue
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ – Adam’s-needle

The Haney Hillside Garden
Ceanothus americanus – New Jersey Tea
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – Coneflower
Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’ – Hens and Chicks
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Jersey’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Rubel’ – Highbush Blueberry

The Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Achillea ‘Moonshine’
Allium cernuum – Nodding Onion
Allium ‘Mt. Sinai’ – Chives
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – Carolina Allspice
Clematis addisonii – Addison Leather-flower
Delphinium ‘Pagan Purples’ New Millenium Series – Larkspur
Echinacea Sandy Yellow ‘Balsomselo’ Sombrero Series – Sandy Yellow Coneflower
Eryngium planum ‘Tiny Jackpot’ – Sea Holly
Fragaria vesca ‘Improved Rugen’ – Woodland Strawberry
Gentiana ‘True Blue’ – Gentian
Hemerocallis ‘Joan Senior’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Strawberry Candy’ – Daylily
Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’ – Coral Bells
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’
Hosta ‘Tick Tock’ – Plantain Lily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Dharuma’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sike’s Dwarf’ – Oak-leaf Hydrangea
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Variety’ – English Lavender
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ – Lavandin
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ – Shasta Daisy
Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Violet’ – Gay-feather
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ – Gay-feather
Lilium ‘Golden Stargazer’ – Orienpet Lily
Lilium ‘Silk Road’ – Orienpet Lily
Melanthium virginicum – Bunchflower
Monarda Prairie Night ‘Prarienacht’ – Prairie Night Bee Balm
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – Garden Phlox
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’ – Balloon-flower
Rosa (Garden Art Group) Yellow Submarine Easy Elegance ‘BaIine’ – Rose
Rosa (Lifestyle Garden Group) All the Rage Easy Elegance ‘BaIrage’ – Rose
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ – Floribunda Rose
Rosa ‘Radcor’ – Rainbow Knock Out Shrub Rose
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – Black-eyed Susan
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ – Stonecrop
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Koreana Group
Thalictrum grandiflorum – Meadow Rue
Vaccinium macrocarpon – American Cranberry
Vaccinium ‘Sunshine Blue’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vitis labrusca ‘Concord’ – Seedless Grape

Norweb Entrance Garden
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Clematis (I am Group) Red Robin ‘Zorero’ – I am Red Robin Clematis
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ Band of Nobles Series – (Russell Hybrid) Lupine
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily

The Rose and Perennial Garden
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – Yarrow
Aconitum napellus – Monkshood
Actaea racemose – Black Snakeroot
Agapanthus ‘Cally Hardy Mix’ – African Lily
Agastache cana ‘Rosita’ – Hummingbird-mint
Agastache ‘Desert Solstice’ – Hummingbird-mint
Agastache rupestris – Threadleaf Giant Hyssop
Allium sphaerocephalon – Drumstick Allium
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Superba’
Astilbe ‘Deutschland’ – False Spiraea
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – Sweetshrub
Calycanthus ‘Venus’ – Sweetshrub
Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’
Delosperma Violet Wonder ‘Wowdrw5’ Wheels of Wonder Series – Ice Plant
Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’ New Millenium Delphiniums – New Millenium Series Larkspur
Echinacea hybrida ‘Hot Papaya’ Cone-fections Series – Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ – Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Virgin’ – Coneflower
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’ – Blue Eryngo
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ – Sea Holly
Eryngium x zabelli ‘Big Blue’ – Sea Holly
Hemerocallis citrina – Daylily
Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ – Plantain Lily
Hosta ‘Francee’
Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’
Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’ – Blue Hyssop
Kniphofia multiflora – Giant Poker
Kniphofia uvaria ‘First Sunrise’ – Red-hot-poker
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ – English Lavender
Liatris spicata Floristan White ‘Floristan Weiss’ – Floristan White Gay-feather
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ – Gay-feather
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Superba’ – Trumpet Honeysuckle
Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’ – Ornamental Oregano
Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian Sage
Perovskia ‘Filigran’ – Russian Sage
Rosa Black Forest ‘Korschwill’ – Black Forest Floribunda Rose
Rosa Bonica ‘Meidomonac’ – Bonica Rose
Rosa Larissa ‘Korbaspro’ – Larissa Shrub Rose
Rosa Lion’s Fairy Tale ‘Korvanaber’ – Lion’s Fairy Tale Floribunda Rose
Rosa Lupo ‘Kordwarul’ – Lupo Miniature Rose
Rosa Poseidon ‘Korfriedhar’ – Poseidon Floribunda Rose
Rosa Roxy ‘Korsineo’ Vigorosa Collection – Roxy Shrub Rose
Rosa ‘New Dawn’
Rosa ‘Prairie Joy’ Parkland Series – Parkland Rose
Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’
Verbascum olympicum – Olympic Mullein
Verbena bonariensis – Purple-top Vervain
Veronicastrum virginicum – Culver’s Root
Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ – Adam’s-needle