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What’s in Bloom – June 30, 2016

Staff Picks

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Don’t miss the different varieties of milkweed blooming out front of the Bosarge Family Education Center – it’s crawling with happy pollinators, like these honey bees! – Erin, CFO (and Master Beekeeper)

Thick Stemmed Wood Fern
This Dryopteris crassirhizoma (Thick-stemmed Wood Fern) is very cool and ancient looking in the Lerner Garden. It’s interesting to think that some form of fern existed in the Cretaceous Period some 360 million years ago, even if it wasn’t this variety. – Tina, IT coordinator

Jerusalem Sage
Be sure to check out the Phlomis russeliana (Jerusalem Sage) blooming in the Perennial and Rose Garden outer bed. Not only is this plant drought tolerant (handy in dry times like these!) but has very interesting seed heads that persist even after the unusual and beautiful flowers are done blooming. – Syretha, horticulturist

Allium 'Globemaster'
This Allium ‘Globemaster’ in the Lerner Garden looks like it came from the Wizard of Oz. – Judy, finance assistant

Benthamidia japonica 'Satomi'
This lovely cultivar of Dogwood will always be a Cornus kousa in my heart. Plant names seem to constantly be in flux and this tree is now known as Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi.’ The pink you see belongs not to the petals of the flower, it is the bract. Worthy of a spot on our bloom list, you’ll find this beauty behind the Alfond Children’s Garden along the Birch Alleé. – Jen, horticulturist

Weigela
Weigela ‘Alexandra’ Wine & Roses is looking nice in the Lerner Garden. – Will, horticulturist

Primula
These candelabra primroses (Primula varieties) are so pretty and delicate around Slater Forest Pond. – Laura, executive assistant

Kitchen garden planting
Shout out to this beautiful planting along the stairs to the Kitchen Garden! California poppies and Petunia ‘Terracotta’ shine along with the lettuces and Agastaches. Simply stunning! – Syretha, horticulturist

Full List

Birch Allee
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Rheum palmatum ‘Atrosanguineum’ – Ornamental Rhubarb
Weigela Wine & Roses ‘Alexandra’ – Wine and Roses Weigela

The Harold and Bibby Children’s Garden
Allium caeruleum – Blue-of-the-heavens
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion
Allium schubertii – Tumbleweed Onion
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – Blue Star
Anchusa azurea – Italian Bugloss
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii ‘Wide Whale Corduroy’ – Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arnica chamissonis – Chamisso Arnica
Astilboides tabularis
Baptisia Solar Flare Prairieblues ‘Solar Flare’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi’ – Dogwood
Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe – Green and Gold
Clematis ‘Alionushka’
Clematis ‘Rooguchi’
Corydalis elata – Blue Corydalis
Digitalis purpurea Camelot Series – (Camelot Series) Foxglove Mix
Dracocephalum botryoides – Dragonhead
Echinacea purpurea ‘Virgin’ – Coneflower
Fragaria x ananassa ‘Earliglow’ – Strawberry
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Tiny Monster’
Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ – Sneezeweed
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’ – Sneezeweed
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’ – Coral Bells
Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ – Coral Bells
Ilex verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’ – Winterberry
Kalmia angustifolia – Sheep Laurel
Kniphofia northiae – Red-hot-poker
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleediing-heart
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ – English Lavender
Lonicera hirsuta var. hirsute – Hairy Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ – Trumpet Honeysuckle
Nepeta ‘Joanna Reed’ – Catmint
Osmunda regalis ‘Cristata’ – Crested Royal Fern
Paeonia ‘Julia Rose’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hot Chocolate’ – Common Garden Peony
Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Yellow’ – Tree Peony
Rheum officinale var. – Chinese Rhubarb
Rhododendron ‘Nectar’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Popcorn’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Purple Passion’ HighlandÖ Series – Highland Series
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Fireworks’ – Rodger’s Flower
Rosa (Garden Art Group) Macy’s Pride Easy Elegance ‘BaIcream’ – Macy’s Pride Easy Elegance Rose
Rosa (Garden Art Group) Yellow Submarine Easy Elegance ‘BaIine’ – Yellow Submarine Easy Elegance Rose
Rosa (Garden Path Group) Sunrise Sunset Easy Elegance ‘BaIset’ – Sunrise Sunset Easy Elegance Rose
Rosa Good ‘n Plenty ‘JACmound’ – Good ‘n Plenty Rose
Rosa Outta the Blue ‘WEKstephitsu’ – Outta the Blue Rose
Rubus odoratus – Flowering Raspberry
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ – Meadow Sage
Salvia verticillata ‘Endless Love’ – Lilac Sage
Sarracenia g. ‘Green Dragon’ – Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia purpurea – Common Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia x chelsonii – Chelson’s Pitcher Plant
Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum – Meadow-rue
Thymus vulgaris Common – Thyme
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Chandler’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ – Pink Blueberry
Vaccinium ‘Polaris’ – Half-high Blueberry
Veronica austriaca ssp. teucrium ‘Crater Lake Blue’ – Speedwell

Bosarge Family Education Center
Asclepias speciosa ‘Davis’ – Showy Milkweed
Baptisia Midnight Prairieblues ‘Midnight’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Baptisia x variicolor Twilite Prairieblues ‘Twilite’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Echinacea purpurea – Eastern Purple Coneflower
Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’ – Bowman’s Root
Ilex glabra ‘Peggy’s Cove’ – Inkberry
Kalmia latifolia ‘Carousel’ – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia ‘Olympic Fire’ – Mountain Laurel
Oenothera fruticosa Fireworks ‘Fyrverkeri’ – Fireworks Sundrops
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – Beard-tongue
Polygonatum biflorum – Small Solomon’s-seal
Rosa Carolina – Carolina Rose
Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose

Entrance Walk
Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis Samaritan ‘Samzam’ – Samaritan Dogwood
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – Sweetshrub
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – Sweetshrub
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Top Brass’ – Common Garden Peony
Rodgersia aesculifolia ‘Big Mama’ – Rodger’s Flower
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Fireworks’ – Rodger’s Flower
Saruma henryi – Upright Wild Ginger
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Veronica ‘Waterperry Blue’ – Speedwell

Cleaver Event Lawn
Astilbe ‘Queen of Holland’
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bressingham Beauty’
Baptisia perfoliata – Catbells
Baptisia x bicolor Starlite Prairieblues ‘Starlite’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Benthamidia japonica Heart Throb ‘Schmred’ – Heart Throb Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Autumn Rose’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Big Apple’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Dwarf Pink’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Gold Cup’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Moonbeam’ – Dogwood
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Creme Brulee’ – Thread-leaf Coreopsis
Dictamnus albus – Gas Plant
Digitalis purpurea ‘Dalmation White’ – Foxglove
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Gillenia trifoliate – Bowman’s Root
Morina longifolia – Himalayan Whorlflower
Rosa ‘Blanc Double de Courbert’
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – Wood Sage
Sambucus nigra Black Lace ‘Eva’ – Black Lace Elderberry
Stachys byzantina ‘Helen Von Stein’ – Lamb’s-ears
Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ – Japanese Tree Lilac
Verbascum ‘Christo’s Yellow Lightning’ – Mullein

Slater Forest Pond
Astrantia ‘Hadspen Blood’ – Masterwort
Cypripedium reginae – Showy Lady’s Slipper
Magnolia sieboldii – Oyama Magnolia
Primula japonica – Japanese Primrose
Primula x bullesiana – Candelabra Primrose
Rhododendron ‘White Lightning’ – Azalea
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wing’ – Rodger’s Flower
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – Blue Star
Paeonia ‘Unique’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Veronica whitleyi – Whitley’s Speedwell

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

Great Lawn
Baptisia ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Decadence Series – Decadence Series False Indigo
Geum ‘Mai Tai’ Cocktail Series – (Cocktail Series) Avens
Helenium hybrida Mardi Gras ‘Helbro’ – Mardi Gras Sneezeweed
Leptodermis oblonga
Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ – Catmint
Paeonia ‘Pastel Sunrise’ – Japanese Peony
Spiraea japonica ‘Alpina’
Thalictrum petaloideum
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ – False Indigo
Callirhoe involucrate – Purple Poppy-mallow
Digitalis grandiflora – Yellow Foxglove
Echinacea Sundown ‘Evan Saul’ Big Sky Series – Big Sky Sundown Coneflower
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Tiny Monster’
Helenium hybrida Mardi Gras ‘Helbro’ – Mardi Gras Sneezeweed
Magnolia sieboldii ‘Colossus’ – Oyama Magnolia
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – Beard-tongue
Salvia ‘Rose Queen’ – Sage
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ – Lilac Sage
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Blauhuegel’ – Blue Hill Sage
Baptisia Solar Flare Prairieblues ‘Solar Flare’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Group – Excelsior Group Foxglove

Haney Hillside Garden
Corydalis lutea – Fumewort
Kalmia latifolia ‘Hoffman’s Pink’ – Mountain Laurel
Penstemon digitalis – Smooth Beard-tongue
Kalmia latifolia ‘Elf’ – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia ‘Heart’s Desire’ – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia ‘Keepsake’ – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia – Mountain Laurel
Rosa (Lifestyle Garden Group) All the Rage Easy Elegance ‘BaIrage’ – All the Rage Easy Elegance Rose
Rosa Pinktopia Easy Elegance ‘BaImas’ Easy Elegance Rose Collection – Pinktopia Easy Elegance Rose
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – Bleeding-heart
Lupinus perennis – Wild Lupine
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – Beard-tongue
Kalmia latifolia ‘Hoffman’s K’ – Mountain Laurel
Sambucus racemosa ssp. Pubens – American Red Elder
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Jersey’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Rubel’ – Highbush Blueberry
Rhododendron maximum – Rosebay

Norweb Entrance Garden
Clematis (I am Group) Red Robin ‘Zorero’ – I am Red Robin Clematis
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ Band of Nobles Series – (Russell Hybrid) Lupine

Vayo Meditation Garden
Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip ‘Alfredda’ – Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Ptelea trifoliata ‘Aurea’ – Hoptree

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’
Astilbe ‘Deutschland’ – False Spiraea
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Weisse Gloria’
Benthamidia japonica ‘Beni Fuji’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Blue Shadow’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Gold Cup’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Summer Games’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ – Chinese Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Wolf Eyes’ – Dogwood
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Deutzia ‘Pink Minor’
Dicentra ‘Burning Hearts’ – Bleeding-heart
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’ – Bigroot Geranium
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’
Kalmia latifolia – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia ‘Kaleidoscope’ – Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia ‘Sarah’ – Mountain Laurel
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ – Common Garden Peony
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Pink Cameo’ – Common Garden Peony
Rhododendron bakeri – Cumberland Azalea
Rhododendron viscosum – Swamp Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Innocence’ – Azalea
Rosa virginiana – Virginia Rose
Spiraea japonica ‘Neon Flash’ – Japanese Spiraea
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Veronica ‘Waterperry Blue’ – Speedwell

Perennial and Rose Garden
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – Yarrow
Actaea racemose – Black Snakeroot
Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
Allium christophii – Star of Persia
Allium schubertii – Tumbleweed Onion
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – Blue Star
Anemone x hybrida ‘Lady Gilmour’ – Windflower
Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Valerie Finnis’ – Western Mugwort
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Superba’
Astilbe ‘Deutschland’ – False Spiraea
Astilbe ‘Key Biscayne’ – Plume Flower
Baptisia x variicolor Twilite Prairieblues ‘Twilite’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Benthamidia Constellation ‘Rutcan’ Stellar Series – Stellar Series Constellation Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ – Chinese Dogwood
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – Sweetshrub
Calycanthus ‘Venus’ – Sweetshrub
Cerastium tomentosum ‘Yo Yo’ – Snow-in-summer
Chiastophyllum oppositifolium – Lamb’s-tail
Clematis ‘Hagley Hybrid’
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’
Clematis ‘Niobe’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ – Smokebush
Delosperma Violet Wonder ‘Wowdrw5’ Wheels of Wonder Series – Violet Wonder Ice Plant
Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’ – Cheddar Pinks
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ – Purple Coneflower
Eremurus stenophyllus – Foxtail Lily
Hydrangea anomala ssp. Petiolaris – Climbing Hydrangea
Indigofera kirilowii
Kniphofia uvaria ‘First Sunrise’ – Red-hot-poker
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ – English Lavender
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Superba’ – Trumpet Honeysuckle
Magnolia sieboldii ‘Michiko Renge’ – Oyame Magnolia
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ – Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ – Catmint
Oenothera tetragona – Sundrops
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Doreen’ – Common Garden Peony
Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’ – Oriental Poppy
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop
Phlomis russeliana – Jerusalem Sage
Rodgersia sambucifolia – Rodger’s Flower
Rosa Black Forest ‘KORschwill’ – Black Forest Floribunda Rose
Rosa Bonica ‘Meidomonac’ – Bonica Rose
Rosa Double Knock Out Rose ‘Radtko’ – Double Knock Out Rose
Rosa Flamenco Rosita ‘BEAdonald’ – Flamenco Rosita Modern Shrub Rose
Rosa Lion’s Fairy Tale ‘KORvanaber’ – Lion’s Fairy Tale Floribunda Rose
Rosa Lupo ‘KORdwarul’ – Lupo Miniature Rose
Rosa Roxy ‘KORsineo’ Vigorosa Collection – Roxy Shrub Rose (Vigorosa Collection)
Rosa ‘John Cabot’
Rosa ‘Kent’
Rosa ‘Lillian Gibson’
Rosa ‘Marie Bugnet’
Rosa ‘Pierette’
Rosa ‘Prairie Joy’ Parkland Series – Parkland Rose
Rosa rugosa ‘Therese Bugnet’
Rosa ‘Wasagaming’
Rosa ‘White Pavement’
Rosa x damascena ‘Celsiana’
Saxifraga hostii – Saxifrage
Sempervivum ‘Red Beauty’ – Hens and Chicks
Thymus pseudolanuginosus – Woolly Thyme
Verbascum olympicum – Olympic Mullein
Veronica austriaca ssp. teucrium ‘Crater Lake Blue’ – Speedwell
Weigela florida ‘White Knight’

The Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ – Yarrow
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion
Allium schoenoprasum – Chives
Baptisia x variicolor Twilite Prairieblues ‘Twilite’– Prairieblues False Indigo
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – Carolina Allspice
Clematis addisonii – Addison Leather-flower
Delphinium ‘Pagan Purples’ New Millenium Series – New Millenium Series Larkspur
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’ – Firewitch Cheddar Pinks
Filipendula camtschatica – Meadowsweet
Fragaria vesca ‘Improved Rugen’ – Woodland Strawberry
Gentiana triflora var. montana – Three-flower Gentian
Heuchera americana ‘Dale’s Strain’ – American Alumroot
Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’ – Coral Bells
Heuchera ‘Miracle’ – Coral Bells
Iris sibirica ‘Butter and Sugar’ – Siberian Iris
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Valentine’ – Bleeding-heart
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Variety’ – English Lavender
Lilium ‘Claude Shride’ – Lily
Magnolia virginiana – Sweet Bay
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Blue Wonder’ – Catmint
Paeonia ‘Bartzella’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Do Tell’ – Common Garden Peony
Paeonia ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ – Mock Orange
Philadelphus ‘Snowbelle’ – Mock Orange
Primula x bullesiana – Candelabra Primrose
Rheum ‘Ace of Hearts’ – Ornamental Rhubarb
Rosa (Lifestyle Garden Group) All the Rage Easy Elegance ‘BaIrage’ – All the Rage Easy Elegance Rose
Rosa Paprika ‘Chewmaytime’ Oso Easy Series – Oso Easy Paprika Rose
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ – Floribunda Rose
Rosa ‘RADcor’ – Rainbow Knock Out Shrub 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 reticulata ‘Summer Snow’ – Japanese Tree Lilac
Vaccinium ‘Sunshine Blue’ – Highbush Blueberry
Weigela Wine & Roses ‘Alexandra’ – Wine and Roses Weigela

Burpee Kitchen Garden and Terrace
Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screamin’ Yellow’ – Yellow Wild Indigo
Benthamidia japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis – Chinese Dogwood
Geranium Rozanne ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – Cranesbill
Magnolia ashei – Ashe’s Magnolia
Paeonia ‘Cora Louise’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ – Common Garden Peony
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Primevere’ – Common Garden Peony
Paeonia ‘Singing in the Rain’ – Intersectional (Itoh) Peony
Phytolacca acinosa – Indian Pokeweed
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’ – Shrubby Cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Primrose Beauty’ – Shrubby Cinquefoil
Rhododendron ‘Golden Showers’ – Azalea

Visitor Center
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’ – Summersweet
Heuchera ‘Fandango’ – Coral Bells
Hydrangea anomala ssp. Petiolaris – Climbing Hydrangea
Magnolia virginiana – Sweet Bay
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Japanese Stewartia
Aquilegia buergeriana ‘Calimero’ – Columbine

Woodland Garden
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered – (Pink-flowered) White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica Crown Jewel ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ – Dogwood
Cypripedium kentuckiense – Kentucky Lady’s Slipper
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ – Cranesbill
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – Cranesbill
Hosta ‘Frances Williams’
Benthamidia japonica ‘Lustgarten Weeping’
Kalmia latifolia ‘Sarah’ – Mountain Laurel
Rosa (Garden Path Group) Sunrise Sunset Easy Elegance ‘BaIset’ – Sunrise Sunset Easy Elegance Rose
Rosa ‘Robusta’