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What’s in Bloom – June 2, 2016

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Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ is a sensation in the Kitchen Garden! – Diane, horticulturist

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The Rheum ‘Ace of Hearts’ (ornamental rhubarb) is looking quite fine in the Lerner Garden. There are several other species and cultivars throughout the gardens that will be in bloom as well. – Will, horticulturist

snow-in-summer
Cerastium tomentosum ‘Yo Yo,’ also known as Snow-in-Summer has just started its bloom! This beautiful ground cover lives up to its name, forming a blanket of white flowers over silvery foliage in early summer. Come see it blooming in the Perennial and Rose Garden. – Syretha, horticulturist

Ajuga reptans 'Alfredda' Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Depending on the gardener, Ajuga reptans ‘Alfredda’ Chocolate Chip Bugleweed is either looked at as a ground cover or a weed. Ajuga Chocolate Chip is a bit better behaved than its species parent, but still an enthusiastic grower so don’t put it where it can’t sprawl. – Patty, horticulturist

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
A beautiful cultivar of Acer palmatum, ‘Orange Dream.’ The brilliant foliage starts in shades of chartreuse and yellow, then turns orange and red in fall. This one has been a little difficult to place in order to keep the tender foliage from getting scalded. For now, it calls the Woodland Garden home. – Sharmon, horticulturist

Disporum cantoniense
This is a lone Disporum cantoniense, or fairy bells, in the Woodland Garden. Although originating in temperate and tropical Asia, it stills looks right at home in this woodland setting. – Sharmon, horticulturist

Rhododendron 'Solidarity'
Rhododendron ‘Solidarity’ magenta pink blooms fade to baby pink in an impressive display in the Giles Rhododendron Garden! – Dan, horticulturist

Full Blooming List

Check out the Giles Rhododendron Garden this week – not only are the rhododendron peaking, but you might find a rogue horticulturist hiding under the hosta!
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Empress Wu with Dan

Birch Allee
Helleborus niger [Ivory Prince] = ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Kingston Cardinal’ – Lenten Rose
Iris odaesanensis
Paeonia mairei – Peony
Pulmonaria ‘British Sterling’ – Lungwort

Burpee Kitchen Garden
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ – Ornamental Onion
Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Sulphurea’ – Basket-of-gold
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – Cranesbill
Malus domestica ‘McIntosh’ – Apple
Malus ‘Prairiefire’ – Flowering Crabapple
Malus ‘Spring Snow’ – Flowering Crabapple
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Rhododendron ‘Emerald Ice’
Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’ – French Lilac

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion
Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’ – Saskatoon
Amelanchier nantucketensis – Nantucket Shadbush
Amsonia rigida – Stiff Blue Star
Arisaema triphyllum Mrs. French’s Veined Form (#2) – Jack-in-the-pulpit (Mrs. French’s Veined Form)
Benthamidia florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ Flowering Dogwood
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’ – Siberian Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cercis canadensis Minnesota Strain – Redbud (Minnesota Strain)
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Longwood Chimes’ – Fragrant Winter Hazel
Corylopsis pauciflora – Buttercup Winter Hazel
Dysosma delavayi var. – Chinese Mayapple
Dysosma tsayuensis
Enkianthus perulatus – White Enkianthus
Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ – Barrenwort
Erythronium revolutum – Pink Fawn-lily
Fothergilla major ‘Red Licorice’
Fragaria x ananassa ‘Earliglow’ – Strawberry
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – Cranesbill
Geum triflorum – Old-man’s-whiskers; Prairie Smoke; Purple Avens
Halesia carolina – Carolina Silverbell
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Candy Love’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Double Lady Mix’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Gold Finch’ – Lenten Rose
Helonias bullata – Swamp Pink
Iris reticulata – Reticulated Iris; Winter Iris; Early Bulbous Iris; Netted Iris
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleediing-heart
Lathyrus vernus ‘Alboroseus’ – Spring Pea
Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ – Dog-hobble
Magnolia ‘Anticipation’
Malus ‘Aunt Penelope’ – Winslow Apple
Malus ‘Grimes Golden’ – Apple
Malus ‘Northern Spy’ – Apple
Malus ‘Winekist’ – Apple
Narcissus ‘Merlin’ Small-cupped Group – Small-cupped Daffodil
Paeonia tenuifolia ssp. lithophila – Fern Leaf Peony
Podophyllum hexandrum ‘Majus’ – Himalayan Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum ‘Missouri May’ – Mayapple
Podophyllum pleianthum Marbled Leaves, Red-flowered – Chinese Mayapple
Polygonatum humile Case Form – Dwarf Solomon’s-seal (Case Form)
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Byakko’ – White Tiger Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Primula kisoana – Primrose
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Rhododendron ‘Blue Baron’
Rhododendron ‘Mary Belle’
Syringa [Tinkerbelle] = ‘Bailbelle’ – Tinkerbelle Dwarf Lilac
Trillium cuneatum – Little Sweet Betsy
Trillium flexipes – Nodding Wakerobin
Trillium pusillum ‘Roadrunner’
Trillium stamineum – Twisted Trillium
Trillium sulcatum – Southern Red Trillium
Trillium vaseyi – Sweet Beth
Tulipa linifolia Species Group – Flax-leaved Tulip
Tulipa saxatilis Species Group – Candia Tulip
Vaccinium angustifolium Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Bluetta’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Chandler’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ – Highbush Blueberry

Bosarge Family Education Center
Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ – Apple Serviceberry
Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Cole’s Select’ – Serviceberry
Cercis canadensis Minnesota Strain – Redbud (Minnesota Strain)
Cymophyllus fraserianus – Fraser’s Sedge
Gaylussacia brachycera – Box-huckleberry
Geranium maculatum – Spotted Cranesbill
Polygonatum commutatum 3W.MASS/3 NC – Solomon’s-seal
Rhododendron degronianum ssp. yakushimanum Berg Form
Rosa carolina – Carolina Rose
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot
Trillium cuneatum Deep yellow-green – Little Sweet Betsy
Trillium flexipes Alabama – Nodding Wakerobin
Trillium oostingii Dark flower – Wateree Trillium
Uvularia grandiflora – Bellwort

Entry Walk
Amsonia ciliata ‘Spring Sky’ – Fringed Blue Star
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ – Bearberry
Arisaema erubescens – Blushing Cobra Lily
Arisaema sikokianum – Japanese Cobra Lily
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Cameo’ – Flowering Quince
Daphne x transatlantica [Eternal Fragrance] = ‘BLAFRA’ – Eternal Fragrance Daphne
Erica carnea ‘December Red’ – Scotch Heath
Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ – Spurge
Fothergilla major – Large Fothergilla
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Saruma henryi – Upright Wild Ginger
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia – Foamflower
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Blueray’ – Highbush Blueberry
Veronica ‘Waterperry Blue’ – Speedwell
Viburnum carlesii – Korean Spice Viburnum

Event Lawn
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Montana’ – Blue Star
Digitalis purpurea ‘Dalmation White’ – Foxglove
Hyacinthoides hispanica – Spanish Bluebell Mixture
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ Double Group – Double Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ Jonquilla Group – Jonquilla Daffodil
Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – Variegated Jacob’s Ladder
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’ – Lungwort
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – Wood Sage
Uvularia grandiflora – Bellwort
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

Slater Forest Pond & Stream
Andromeda polifolia ‘Blue Ice’ – Bog Rosemary
Caltha palustris – Marsh Marigold
Epimedium grandiflorum – Barrenwort (White Selection)
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Queen Esta’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Saxton’s Purple’ – Barrenwort
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Helleborus [Brandywine] – Brandywine Lenten Rose
Narcissus ‘Sun Disc’ Jonquilla Group – Jonquilla Daffodil
Orixa japonica ‘Pearl Frost’ – Japanese Orixa
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Primula japonica – Japanese Primrose
Primula x bullesiana – Candelabra Primrose
Trillium sulcatum – Southern Red Trillium
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ – Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – Summer Snowflake
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ Double Group – Double Daffodil

Founder’s Grove
Heuchera ‘Fandango’ – Coral Bells
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

Great Lawn
Magnolia ‘Sunspire’
Narcissus Perennializing Premium Mix – Perennializing Premium Daffodil Mix
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Narcissus ‘Actaea’ – Poeticus Daffodil
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – Creeping Phlox
Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ – Sweet Coneflower
Viburnum prunifolium – Black Haw
Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ – Fragrant Sumac

Haney Hillside Garden
Amelanchier laevis – Allegheny Serviceberry
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Corydalis lutea – Fumewort
Dicentra eximia – Bleeding-heart
Lindera benzoin – Spicebush
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Fothergilla gardenii ‘Harold Epstein’ – Dwarf Fothergilla
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens – American Red Elder
Rhododendron canadense – Rhodora
Vaccinium corymbosum – Highbush Blueberry
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – Bleeding-heart
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Magnolia ‘Butterflies’
Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens – American Red Elder
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Rubel’ – Highbush Blueberry
Viburnum lantanoides – Hobblebush

Norweb Entrance Garden
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Cypripedium Gisela g. – Lady’s Slipper
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – Summer Snowflake
Narcissus ‘Lemon Drops’ Triandrus Group – Triandrus Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Manly’ Double Group – Double Daffodil
Rhododendron ‘Boule de Neige’
Rhododendron canadense – Rhodora
Rhododendron ‘Mary Fleming’

Vayo Meditation Garden
Ajuga reptans [Chocolate Chip] = ‘Alfredda’ – Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Carex siderosticta ‘Golden Falls’ – Broadleaf Sedge
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum forma flavescens ‘Chocolate Lace’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Pseudo-Larchmont’ – Barrenwort
Helleborus argutifolius – Corsican Hellebore
Helleborus Heronswood Double Pink – Heronswood Double Pink
Helleborus Heronswood Pink – Heronswood Pink
Helleborus x nigercors (Helleborus Gold Collection Group) = ‘COSEH 830’ – HGC Ice Breaker Prelude Lenten Rose
Hydrastis canadensis – Goldenseal
Mukdenia rossii [Crimson Fans] = ‘Karasabu’ – Crimson Fans Mukdenia
Rhododendron schlippenbachii – Royal Azalea

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Cercis canadensis ‘Tennessee Pink’ – Eastern Redbud
Darmera peltata – Umbrella Plant
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Niveum’ – Barrenwort
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’ – Bigroot Geranium
Helleborus odorus – Hellebore
Helleborus orientalis ‘Pink Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’ – Lenten Rose (Red Clone Form)
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’ – Spanish Bluebell
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Rose’ – Spanish Bluebell
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘White City’ – Spanish Bluebell
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ex ‘Valentine’ – Bleeding-heart (‘Valentine’ Seedling)
Narcissus ‘Altruist’ – Small-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Hawera’ Triandrus Group – Triandrus Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ Cyclamineus Group – Cyclamineus Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Pueblo’ Jonquilla Group – Jonquilla Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ Triandrus Group – Triandrus Daffodil
Paeonia obovata ssp. obovata – Peony
Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ – Japanese Pieris
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Primula japonica – Japanese Primrose
Rhododendron (PJM Group) ‘Checkmate’
Rhododendron ‘Anna H. Hall’
Rhododendron ‘April Gem’
Rhododendron ‘April Snow’
Rhododendron ‘Atroflo’
Rhododendron ‘Big Deal’
Rhododendron ‘Black Satin’
Rhododendron ‘Blewbury’
Rhododendron ‘Blue Baron’
Rhododendron ‘Boule de Neige’
Rhododendron ‘Buzzer Beater’ – Raise the Roof Series
Rhododendron ‘Caronella’
Rhododendron ‘Cherry Cheesecake’
Rhododendron ‘Crete’
Rhododendron ‘Cunningham’s White’
Rhododendron ‘Dexter’s Appleblossom’
Rhododendron ‘Dreamland’
Rhododendron ‘Elvira’
Rhododendron ‘Golden Star’
Rhododendron ‘Hal Bruce’
Rhododendron hippophaeoides
Rhododendron ‘Ingrid Mehlquist’
Rhododendron ‘Jericho’
Rhododendron ‘Ken Janeck’
Rhododendron kiusianum – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’
Rhododendron ‘Mary Fleming’
Rhododendron metternichii var. metternichii – Leatherleaf Rhododendron
Rhododendron ‘Olga Mezitt’
Rhododendron ‘Party Pink’
Rhododendron ‘Patty Bee’
Rhododendron ‘PJM’
Rhododendron ‘Pohjola’s Daughter’
Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’
Rhododendron ‘Purple Gem’
Rhododendron ‘Rangoon’
Rhododendron ‘Scintillation’
Rhododendron ‘Solidarity’
Rhododendron ‘Stewartstonian’ – Azalea
Rhododendron trichostomum
Rhododendron ‘Tripoli’
Rhododendron vaseyi ‘White Find’ – Pinkshell Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Very Berry’
Rhododendron ‘Windbeam’
Rhododendron ‘Wintonbury’
Rhododendron ‘Yaku Jock’
Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense – Yodogawa Azalea
Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense ‘Compacta’ – Compact Korean Azalea
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Viburnum x burkwoodii – Burkwood’s Viburnum

Rose & Perennial Garden
Allium ‘Purple Caila’ – Ornamental Allium
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ – Bearberry
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Compacta’ – Basket-of-gold
Cerastium tomentosum ‘Yo Yo’ – Snow-in-summer
Cercis canadensis [Lavender Twist] = ‘Covey’ – Eastern Redbud
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ – Double Take Series Flowering Quince
Convallaria majalis var. rosea – Lily-of-the-valley
Euphorbia epithymoides ‘First Blush’ – Cushion Spurge
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Maxima Lutea’ – Crown Imperial
Geum rivale ‘Flames of Passion’ – Avens
Hypericum cerastoides – Alpine St. John’s Wort
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ Triandrus Group – Triandrus Daffodil
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ – Catmint
Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’ – Jacob’s Ladder
Primula ‘Jay-Jay’ – Primrose
Pulsatilla vulgaris – Pasque Flower
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot
Sedum ternatum ‘Larinem Park’ – Stonecrop
Spiraea thunbergii [Mellow Yellow] = ‘Ogon’ – Mellow Yellow Spiraea
Syringa [Tinkerbelle] = ‘Bailbelle’ – Tinkerbelle Dwarf Lilac
Tulipa (Kaufmanniana Group) ‘Ancilla’ – Kaufmanniana Tulip

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Allium schoenoprasum – Chives
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ – Variegated Daphne
Darmera peltata – Umbrella Plant
Diphylleia cymosa – Umbrella-leaf
Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. insulare – Padre’s Shootingstar
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Domino’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Circe’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense ‘Bandit’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Lemon Zest’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Cherry Tart’ – Bicolor Barrenwort
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’
Fragaria vesca ‘Improved Rugen’ – Woodland Strawberry
Glaucidium palmatum – Japanese Wood Poppy
Helleborus x hybridus ‘White Lady Spotted’ – Lenten Rose
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Valentine’ – Bleeding-heart
Lysichiton camtschatcensis – Asian Skunk Cabbage
Magnolia ‘Sunburst’
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Paeonia mlokosewitschii ‘Red Form’ – Caucasian Peony
Paeonia mollis – Downy-leaved Peony
Paeonia obovata ssp. obovata – Peony
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – Creeping Phlox
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ – Creeping Phlox
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Polygonatum falcatum – Solomon’s-seal (Dwarf Form)
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’ – Pasque Flower
Rheum Pubescent Form – Rhubarb (Pubescent Form)
Rhododendron ‘Landmark’
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ – Wild Thyme
Vaccinium ‘Sunshine Blue’ – Highbush Blueberry
Viburnum carlesii – Korean Spice Viburnum
Viburnum ‘Emerald Triumph’

Woodland Garden
Anemone sylvestris – Snowdrop Windflower
Aquilegia buergeriana ‘Calimero’ – Columbine
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ – Origami Series Columbine
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Convallaria majalis var. rosea – Lily-of-the-valley
Cypripedium Gisela g. – Lady’s Slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens – Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper
Epimedium acuminatum ‘Ruby Shan’
Epimedium ‘Chocolatte’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Dancing Stars’ – Fairy Wings
Epimedium franchetii
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Sirius’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Spring Wedding’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium lishihchenii ‘Golden Earrings’ – Fairy Wings
Epimedium sempervirens ‘Candy Hearts’
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ – Mourning Widow Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ – Cranesbill
Helleborus niger [Ivory Prince] = ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Bridal Queen’ – Lenten Rose
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Valerie’s Song’ – Solomon’s-seal
Rhododendron ‘April Snow’
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’ – Foamflower