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What’s in Bloom – June 23, 2017

Staff Picks


This week, be sure to make your way up under the Rose Arbor in the Arbor Garden. There you’ll find Clematis ‘Multi Blue’ blooming it’s little head off! The color is simply out of this world! – Syretha, horticulturist


Phyteuma scheuzeri, the horned rampion. You just have to see this awesome little perennial in the Children’s Garden. – Jen D., horticulturist


This lovely lilac is blooming in the front of the Lerner Garden. Syringa komarowii hails from southwest China, and is very rare in this area. The seed for this plant was collected by Dan Hinckly on one of his plant expeditions several years ago. – Will, horticulturist


Be sure to stop and smell the roses… the ‘Alexandra’ Wine and Roses Weigela, that is! This low maintenance deciduous shrub looks beautiful overlooking the pond in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses. – Sarah M., marketing and events intern


The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) on the Haney Hillside is blooming now! – Patty, horticulturist


Finally, this beautiful biennial, Dianthus barbarous ‘Sooty’ is so worth the wait. There is so much to love about this plant from foliage to bloom. See it flowering in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden. – Jen D., horticulturist

Full List

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – Blue Star
Amsonia rigida – Stiff Blue Star
Anemone coronaria (De Caen Group) ‘Sylphide’ – Mona Lisa Series Poppy Anemone
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii ‘Wide Whale Corduroy’ – Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arnica chamissonis – Chamisso Arnica
Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’ – Red Chokeberry
Asimina triloba ‘Sunflower’ – Pawpaw
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’ – Siberian Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’ – Siberian Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ – Siberian Bugloss
Camassia quamash – Common Camas; Quamash
Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe – Green and Gold
Epimedium ‘Mini Pearl’ – Fairy Wings
Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ – Barrenwort
Erythronium revolutum – Pink Fawn-lily
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – Cranesbill
Geranium x magnificum – Purple Cranesbill
Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’ – Bowman’s Root
Helleborus x hybridus ‘ABCRD01’ – Frostkiss Series Penny’s Pink Lenten Rose
Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’ – Coral Bells
Iris sibirica ‘Butter and Sugar’ – Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’ – Siberian Iris
Iris x germanica ‘Before the Storm’- Bearded Iris
Kniphofia northiae – Red-hot-poker
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleediing-heart
Monarda bradburiana – Eastern Bee Balm
Paeonia ‘Julia Rose’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Paeonia ‘Pastel Splendor’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Paeonia tenuifolia ssp. lithophila – Fern Leaf Peony
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Byakko’ – White Tiger Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Rhododendron ‘Babylon’
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Fireworks’ – Rodger’s Flower
Ruellia humilis – Wild Petunia
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ – Meadow Sage
Sarracenia g. ‘Green Dragon – Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia purpurea – Common Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia purpurea Orange Form – Common Pitcher Plant (Orange Form)
Sarracenia x chelsonii – Chelson’s Pitcher Plant
Trillium stamineum – Twisted Trillium
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Chandler’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Elliott’ – Highbush Blueberry
Arbor Garden
Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
Allium caeruleum – Blue-of-the-heavens
Allium Giant Mixed – Ornamental Onion Mix
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – Blue Star
Astrantia major – Greater Masterwort
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Compacta’ – Basket-of-gold
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ Double Take Series – Double Take Series Flowering Quince
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ – Smokebush
Geum triflorum – Old-man’s-whiskers; Prairie Smoke; Purple Avens
Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris – Climbing Hydrangea
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Superba’ – Trumpet Honeysuckle
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ – Catmint
Paris quadrifolia – Herb-Paris
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Pulsatilla vulgaris – Pasque Flower
Rosa ‘Marie Bugnet’
Rosa ‘New Dawn’
Rosa ‘Pierette’
Rosa ‘White Pavement’
Saxifraga hostii – Saxifrage
Spiraea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ – Bridal-wreath
Syringa Tinkerbelle ‘Bailbelle’ – Tinkerbelle Dwarf Lilac
Syringa ‘Baildust’ – Fairy Dust Lilac
Weigela florida ‘White Knight’
Bosarge Education Center
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ – Black Chokeberry
Baptisia Midnight Prairieblues ‘Midnight’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Geranium maculatum – Spotted Cranesbill
Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’ – Bowman’s Root
Iris cristata ‘Dick Redfield’ – Dwarf Crested Iris
Iris versicolor – Northern Blue Flag Iris
Kalmia latifolia ‘Carousel’ – Mountain Laurel
Polygonatum biflorum – Small Solomon’s-seal
Rhododendron calendulaceum – White Skinner #166 x Rhododendron calendulaceum ‘Smoky Mountaineer’ Flame Azalea
Rhododendron periclymenoides ‘Deep Pink’ – Pinxterbloom Azalea
Sorbus decora – Showy Mountain Ash
Trillium cuneatum – Deep yellow-green Little Sweet Betsy
Cleaver Event Lawn
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘Brunette’ – Bugbane
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Baptisia australis – Blue False Indigo
Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ – False Indigo
Baptisia perfoliata – Catbells
Baptisia x bicolor Starlite Prairieblues ‘Starlite’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Benthamidia Stellar Pink ‘Rutgan’ Stellar Series – Stellar Pink Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Big Apple’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Gold Cup’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Moonbeam’ – Dogwood
Camassia leichtlinii ‘Coerulea’ – Large Camas
Chionanthus virginicus – Fringe Tree
Dictamnus albus – Gas Plant
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum – Barrenwort
Gillenia trifoliate – Bowman’s Root
Hyacinthoides hispanica – Spanish Bluebell
Paeonia ostia – Tree Peony
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’ – Lungwort
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ – Ornamental Rhubarb
Rosa ‘Blanc Double de Courbert’
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – Wood Sage
Sambucus nigra Black Lace ‘Eva’ – Black Lace Elderberry
Solidago Little Lemon ‘Dansolitlem’ – Little Lemon Goldenrod
Entrance Walk Garden
Aesculus x carnea ‘Ft. McNair’ – Red Horse Chestnut
Amsonia ciliata ‘Spring Sky’ – Fringed Blue Star
Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Red’
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’
Hibiscus ‘Jazzberry Jam’ – Rose Mallow
Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo ‘Monlo’ – Diabolo Ninebark
Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’
Saruma henryi – Upright Wild Ginger
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia – Foamflower
Viburnum plicatum forma tomentosum ‘Shasta’
Giles Rhododendron Garden
Benthamidia japonica ‘Beni Fuji’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Gold Cup’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi’ – Dogwood
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Deutzia ‘Pink Minor’
Dicentra ‘Burning Hearts’ – Bleeding-heart
Enkianthus campanulatus – Redvein Enkianthus
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Niveum’ – Barrenwort
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Walter Ingwersen’ – Bigroot Geranium
Helleborus torquatus x H. x hybridus – Hybrid
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’ Red Clone Form – Lenten Rose (Red Clone Form)
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’ – Spanish Bluebell
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ex ‘Valentine’ Bleeding-heart (‘Valentine’ Seedling)
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ Split-cupped Collar Group – Split-cupped Collar Daffodil
Primula japonica – Japanese Primrose
Rhododendron bakeri – Cumberland Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Catawbiense Album’ – White Catawba Rhododendron
Rhododendron ‘Catawbiense Boursault’
Rhododendron ‘Cheer’
Rhododendron ‘Cherry Cheesecake’
Rhododendron ‘Dexter’s Appleblossom’
Rhododendron ‘Elvira’
Rhododendron ‘English Roseum’
Rhododendron ‘Fantastica’
Rhododendron ‘Fastuosum Flore Pleno’
Rhododendron ‘Firestorm’
Rhododendron ‘Golden Star’
Rhododendron ‘Hachmann’s Charmant’
Rhododendron ‘Hachmann’s Polaris’
Rhododendron ‘Hong Kong’
Rhododendron ‘Ingrid Mehlquist’
Rhododendron ‘Janet Blair’
Rhododendron ‘Kalinka’
Rhododendron kiusianum Pink Dwarf Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Lee’s Best Purple’
Rhododendron ‘Lee’s Dark Purple’
Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’
Rhododendron ‘Lollipop’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Mikkeli’
Rhododendron ‘Mrs. Peach’
Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’
Rhododendron ‘Percy Wiseman’
Rhododendron ‘Polarnacht’
Rhododendron ‘Purpureum Elegans’
Rhododendron ‘Rosebud’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’
Rhododendron ‘Skookum’
Rhododendron ‘The General’
Rhododendron trichostomum
Rhododendron ‘Trocadero’
Rhododendron ‘White Peter’
Swida sericea ‘Baileyi’ – Bailey’s Redtwig Dogwood
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ – Doublefile Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’ – Doublefile Viburnum
Great Lawn
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Baptisia Solar Flare Prairieblues ‘Solar Flare’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ – False Indigo
Baptisia ‘Cherries Jubilee’ – Decadence Series False Indigo
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ – False Indigo
Digitalis grandiflora – Yellow Foxglove
Geum ‘Mai Tai’ – Cocktail Series Avens
Lupinus [Russell Pink] – Russell Hybrid Lupine
Lupinus [Russell Red] – Russell Hybrid Lupine
Lupinus ‘The Chatelaine’ Band of Nobles Series – (Russell Hybrid) Lupine
Lupinus ‘Woodfield Hybrids’ – (Russell Hybrid) Lupine
Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’
Magnolia sieboldii ‘Colossus’ – Oyama Magnolia
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ – Catmint
Paeonia ‘Pastel Sunrise’ – Japanese Peony
Paeonia ‘Sonoma Welcome’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Salvia ‘Rose Queen’ – Sage
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Blauhuegel’ – Blue Hill Sage
Syringa x laciniata – Cut-leaf Lilac
Thalictrum petaloideum
Haney Hillside Garden
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Corydalis lutea – Fumewort
Dicentra eximia – Bleeding-heart
Iris versicolor ‘Kermesina’ – Blue Flag Iris
Kalmia latifolia – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia ‘Hoffman’s Pink’ – Mountain Laurel
Rhododendron atlanticum – Coast Azalea
Rhododendron prinophyllum – Roseshell Azalea
Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Acer tataricum Hot Wings ‘GarAnn’ – Hot Wings Tatarian Maple
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion
Allium schoenoprasum – Chives
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Red Beauty’ – Japanese Painted Fern
Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis Samaritan ‘Samzam’ – Samaritan Dogwood
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – Carolina Allspice
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ – Variegated Daphne
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’ – Firewitch Cheddar Pinks
Epimedium ‘Lemon Zest’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Yokihi’ – Barrenwort
Eubotrys racemose – Swamp Sweetbells
Fragaria vesca ‘Improved Rugen’ – Woodland Strawberry
Heuchera americana ‘Dale’s Strain’ – American Alumroot
Heuchera ‘Miracle’ – Coral Bells
Iris laevigata ‘Variegata’ – Japanese Water Iris
Iris pallida ‘Variegata’ – Variegated Orris Root
Iris sibirica ‘Dreaming Spires’ – Siberian Iris
Larix decidua – European Larch
Lilium ‘Claude Shride’ – Lily
Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip Poplar
Magnolia virginiana – Sweet Bay
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Blue Wonder’ – Catmint
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum – Cinnamon Fern
Paeonia ‘Bartzella’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Do Tell’ – Common Garden Peony
Philadelphus ‘Snowbelle’ – Mock Orange
Podophyllum versipelle ssp. boreale – Chinese Mayapple
Polygonatum biflorum – Small Solomon’s-seal
Polygonatum falcatum Dwarf Form – Solomon’s-seal
Polygonatum odoratum Dwarf Form – Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Primula x bullesiana – Candelabra Primrose
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Pulsatilla rubra – Red Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’ – Pasque Flower
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ – Ornamental Rhubarb
Rheum Pubescent Form Rhubarb
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ – Floribunda Rose
Salvia argentea ‘Hobbit’s Foot’ – Silver Sage
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ – Meadow Sage
Salvia x sylvestris May Night ‘Mainacht’ – May Night Sage
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ – Stonecrop
Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’ – Comfrey
Syringa pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’ – Manchurian Lilac
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ – Wild Thyme
Vaccinium ‘Sunshine Blue’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vitis labrusca ‘Concord’ – Seedless Grape
Weigela Wine & Roses ‘Alexandra’ – Wine and Roses Weigela
Slater Forest Pond
Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’ – Doll’s-eyes
Astrantia ‘Hadspen Blood’ – Masterwort
Cypripedium reginae – Showy Lady’s Slipper
Iris ensata ‘Gusto’ – Japanese Iris
Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’ – Siberian Iris
Magnolia sieboldii – Oyama Magnolia
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Primula japonica – Japanese Primrose
Primula x bullesiana – Candelabra Primrose
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Elegans’ – Rodger’s Flower
Trillium sulcatum – Southern Red Trillium
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – Blue Star
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Elegans’ – Rodger’s Flower
Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ – Dappled Willow
Burpee Kitchen Garden
Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screamin’ Yellow’ – Yellow Wild Indigo
Benthamidia japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Gaylussacia baccata – Black Huckleberry
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – Cranesbill
Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ – Golden-chain Tree
Lilium regale – Regal Lily
Magnolia ashei – Ashe’s Magnolia
Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ – Catmint
Paeonia ‘Singing in the Rain’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’ – Shrubby Cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Primrose Beauty’ – Shrubby Cinquefoil
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Rhododendron ‘Klondyke’ – Azalea
Vayo Meditation Garden
Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip ‘Alfredda’ – Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Enkianthus cernuus forma rubens
Helleborus Heronswood Double Dark – Lenten Rose
Helleborus Heronswood Double Pink – Heronswood Double Pink
Helleborus Heronswood Pink – Heronswood Pink
Iris gracilipes ‘Cobblewood Charm’
Iris gracilipes var. alba Buko Form
Mukdenia rossii Crimson Fans ‘Karasabu’ – Crimson Fans Mukdenia
Woodland Garden
Aquilegia buergeriana ‘Calimero’ – Columbine
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ – Origami Series Columbine
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii ‘Wide Whale Corduroy’ -Jack-in-the-pulpit
Benthamidia japonica Crown Jewel ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cypripedium kentuckiense – Kentucky Lady’s Slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens – Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – Cranesbill
Helleborus Honeymoon Series – Lenten Rose (Mixed)
Heuchera ‘Stainless Steel’ – Coral Bells
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Kalmia latifolia ‘Bullseye’ – Mountain Laurel
Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Valerie’s Song’ – Solomon’s-seal
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’ – Foamflower