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What’s in Bloom – June 9, 2017

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The Camassia leichtlinii ‘Coerulea’ is a gorgeous color in the back end of the Cleaver Event Lawn. – Anna L., horticulturist


Paeonia rockii ‘Xue Lian’ and Paeonia rockii (Tree Peonies) are both in bloom just to the left of the Lerner Garden. They don’t last long, so get in here quick to see them. – Will, horticulturist


This ‘Russel Red’ lupine is the first Lupine up in the great lawn area and brings a great splash of red to the landscape! – Sarah S., horticulturist


This week I just have to give a shout out to the Weigela florida ‘White Knight’ at the back of the Arbor Garden. While my secret room is still awaiting new chairs, it’s still a delightful destination for looking over the Haney Hillside. Plus now you get to walk through this! AND the hummingbirds love it! – Syretha, horticulturist


The fragrance from this cut-leaf lilac (Syringa X laciniata) on the Great Lawn is amazing and the pale purple color is beautiful. – Sarah S., horticulturist


This fiery little biennial Dianthus ‘Sooty’ has been worth the wait! The blooms are just getting started in this photo and have not yet opened so check back next week, or better yet, stop by to see them in person by the Coloring Cottage in the Children’s Garden. – Jen D., horticulturist


The chives (Allium schenoprasum) are just starting to open up fully in the Lerner Garden! – Sarah S., horticulturist

Full List

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden
Abies numidica – Algerian Fir
Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ – Fern-leaf Full Moon Maple
Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’ – Manchurian Snakebark Maple
Amsonia rigida – Stiff Blue Star
Arisaema triphyllum Mrs. French’s Veined Form (#2) – Jack-in-the-pulpit (Mrs. French’s Veined Form)
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
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Disporum megalanthum – Fairy-bells
Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Spritzer’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium stellulatum Long-leaf Form – Barrenwort (Long-leaf Form)
Euphorbia myrsinites – Myrtle Spurge; Broad-leaves Glaucous Spurge; Donkey-tail Spurge; Blue Spurge; Myrtle Euphorbia
Euphorbia palustris ‘Walenburg’s Glorie’ – Swamp Spurge
Fragaria x ananassa ‘Seascape’ – Strawberry
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – Cranesbill
Geum triflorum – Old-man’s-whiskers; Prairie Smoke; Purple Avens
Halesia carolina – Carolina Silverbell
Helleborus foetidus – Stinking Hellebore
Helleborus x hybridus [Anna’s Red] = ‘ABCRD02’ Frostkiss Series – Frostkiss Series Anna’s Red Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Double Lady Mix’ – Lenten Rose
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleediing-heart
Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ – Dog-hobble
Paeonia obovata ssp. willmottiae – Chinese Woodland Peony
Paeonia ostii – Tree Peony
Paeonia tenuifolia ssp. lithophila – Fern Leaf Peony
Podophyllum pleianthum Marbled Leaves, Red-flowered – Chinese Mayapple
Polygonatum humile Case Form – Dwarf Solomon’s-seal (Case Form)
Polygonatum verticillatum – Whorled Solomon’s-seal
Primula kisoana – Primrose
Rheum officinale Large Leaf Form – Chinese Rhubarb (Large Leaf Form)
Rhododendron ‘Blue Baron’
Rhododendron degronianum ssp. yakushimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’ – Yakushima Rhododendron
Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’
Rhododendron ‘Mary Belle’
Sarracenia purpurea – Common Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia x chelsonii – Chelson’s Pitcher Plant
Speirantha convallarioides – False Lily-of-the-valley
Syringa [Bloomerang Purple] = ‘Penda’ – Bloomerang Purple Lilac
Syringa [Tinkerbelle] = ‘Bailbelle’ – Tinkerbelle Dwarf Lilac
Trillium flexipes – Nodding Wakerobin
Trillium stamineum – Twisted Trillium
Trillium sulcatum – Southern Red Trillium
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Chandler’ – Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium ‘Northsky’ – Half-high Blueberry

Birch Allee
Helleborus niger [Ivory Prince] = ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Pulmonaria ‘British Sterling’ – Lungwort

Arbor Garden
Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’ – Bugleweed
Allium Giant Mixed – Ornamental Onion Mix
Allium Giant Mixed – Ornamental Onion Mix
Allium ‘Purple Caila’ – Ornamental Allium
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ – Bearberry
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Compacta’ – Basket-of-gold
Bellevalia paradoxa
Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ – Chinese Dogwood
Cerastium tomentosum ‘Yo Yo’ – Snow-in-summer
Cercis canadensis [Lavender Twist] = ‘Covey’ – Eastern Redbud
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ Double Take Series – Double Take Series Flowering Quince
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ – Sea Holly
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Maxima Lutea’ – Crown Imperial
Geum rivale ‘Flames of Passion’ – Avens
Geum triflorum – Old-man’s-whiskers; Prairie Smoke; Purple Avens
Narcissus [Holland Mixture] – Holland Mixture Daffodils
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ – Catmint
Paris quadrifolia – Herb-Paris
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Rodgersia sambucifolia – Rodger’s Flower
Spiraea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ – Bridal-wreath
Syringa [Tinkerbelle] = ‘Bailbelle’ – Tinkerbelle Dwarf Lilac
Weigela florida ‘White Knight’

Bosarge Family Education Center
Anemone canadensis – Canada Anemone
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ – Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ – Black Chokeberry
Geranium maculatum – Spotted Cranesbill
Iris cristata ‘Dick Redfield’ – Dwarf Crested Iris
Polygonatum commutatum 3W.MASS/3 NC – (3W.MASS/3 NC Form) Solomon’s-seal
Rhododendron ‘Klondyke’ – Azalea
Rhododendron periclymenoides ‘Deep Pink’ – Pinxterbloom Azalea
Uvularia grandiflora – Bellwort

Cleaver Event Lawn & Garden
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Montana’ – Blue Star
Baptisia perfoliata – Catbells
Baptisia x bicolor [Starlite Prairieblues] = ‘Starlite’ – Prairieblues False Indigo
Benthamidia [Stellar Pink] = ‘Rutgan’ Stellar SeriesStellar Pink Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica [Heart Throb] = ‘Schmred’ – Heart Throb Dogwood
Camassia leichtlinii ‘Coerulea’ – Large Camas
Clematis ochroleuca – Curlyheads
Hyacinthoides hispanica – Spanish Bluebell
Paeonia ostii – Tree Peony
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’ – Lungwort
Rheum australe – Himalayan Rhubarb
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ – Ornamental Rhubarb
Rhododendron ‘Scintillation’
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – Wood Sage
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

Entrance Walk
Aesculus x carnea ‘Ft. McNair’ – Red Horse Chestnut
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – Sweetshrub
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Cameo’ – Flowering Quince
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’
Malus ‘Harvest Gold’ – Crabapple
Pinus parviflora – Japanese White Pine
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia – Foamflower

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Benthamidia japonica ‘Beni Fuji’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Gold Cup’ – Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi’ – Dogwood
Cercis canadensis ‘Tennessee Pink’ – Eastern Redbud
Enkianthus campanulatus – Redvein Enkianthus
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Niveum’ – Barrenwort
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’ – Bigroot Geranium
Helleborus orientalis ‘Pink Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’ Red Clone Form – Lenten Rose (Red Clone Form)
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’ – Spanish Bluebell
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘White City’ – Spanish Bluebell
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ex ‘Valentine’ – Bleeding-heart (‘Valentine’ Seedling)
Lindera angustifolia – Narrow-leaved Spicebush
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ Split-cupped Collar Group – Split-cupped Collar Daffodil
Omphalodes verna – Creeping Forget-me-not
Primula japonica – Japanese Primrose
Rhododendron (PJM Group) ‘Checkmate’ –
Rhododendron ‘Bali’
Rhododendron ‘Big Deal’
Rhododendron ‘Black Satin’
Rhododendron ‘Blewbury’
Rhododendron ‘Boule de Neige’
Rhododendron ‘Buzzer Beater’ Raise the Roof Series
Rhododendron ‘Calsap’
Rhododendron ‘Caroline’
Rhododendron ‘Casanova’ x Rhododendron ‘Clara Raustein’
Rhododendron ‘Catawbiense Boursault’
Rhododendron ‘Cheer’
Rhododendron ‘Cherry Cheesecake’
Rhododendron ‘Crete’
Rhododendron ‘Dexter’s Appleblossom’
Rhododendron ‘Dora Amateis’
Rhododendron ‘Dreamland’
Rhododendron ‘Fantastica’
Rhododendron ‘Fastuosum Flore Pleno’
Rhododendron ‘Frank Abbott’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Gold Fort’
Rhododendron ‘Golden Star’
Rhododendron ‘Hachmann’s Charmant’
Rhododendron ‘Hal Bruce’
Rhododendron ‘Hardy Giant’
Rhododendron ‘Henry’s Red’
Rhododendron ‘Hong Kong’
Rhododendron ‘Ingrid Mehlquist’
Rhododendron ‘Janet Blair’
Rhododendron ‘Kalinka’
Rhododendron kiusianum – Azalea
Rhododendron kiusianum ‘Alba’ – Azalea
Rhododendron kiusianum – Pink Dwarf Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’
Rhododendron ‘Lodestar’
Rhododendron ‘Lollipop’Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Mardi Gras’
Rhododendron ‘Mary Kittel’
Rhododendron metternichii var. metternichii – Leatherleaf Rhododendron
Rhododendron ‘Mikkeli’
Rhododendron ‘Narcissiflora’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Nestucca’
Rhododendron ‘Party Pink’
Rhododendron ‘Pearce’s Golden Jubilee’
Rhododendron ‘Percy Wiseman’
Rhododendron ‘Peter Tigerstedt’
Rhododendron ‘Pohjola’s Daughter’
Rhododendron ‘Polarnacht’
Rhododendron ‘Purple Gem’
Rhododendron ‘Purple Passion’ HighlandÖ Series – Highland Series
Rhododendron ‘Rangoon’
Rhododendron ‘Rosebud’ – Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Rosy Lights’ Northern Lights Series – Northern Lights Series Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Scintillation’
Rhododendron ‘Skookum’
Rhododendron ‘Solidarity’
Rhododendron ‘Tottenham’
Rhododendron ‘Tow Head’
Rhododendron trichostomum
Rhododendron ‘Tripoli’
Rhododendron vaseyi ‘White Find’ – Pinkshell Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Windbeam’
Rhododendron ‘Wintonbury’
Rhododendron ‘Yaku Jock’
Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense ‘Compacta’ – Compact Korean Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Zoe Graves’
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ – Doublefile Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’ – Doublefile Viburnum
Viburnum x burkwoodii – Burkwood’s Viburnum

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Fritillaria persica – Persian Fritillary
Geum ‘Mai Tai’ Cocktail Series – Cocktail Series Avens
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – Creeping Phlox
Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ – Fragrant Sumac
Syringa x laciniata – Cut-leaf Lilac
Viburnum prunifolium – Black Haw

Haney Hillside Garden
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Corydalis lutea – Fumewort
Dicentra eximia – Bleeding-heart
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – Bleeding-heart
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Rhododendron prinophyllum – Roseshell Azalea
Sassafras albidum – Sassafras
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Rubel’ – Highbush Blueberry

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Actaea rubra – Red Baneberry
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion
Allium schoenoprasum – Chives
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – Carolina Allspice
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Convallaria majalis ‘Cream da Mint’ – Lily-of-the-valley
Convallaria majalis ‘Fernwood’s Golden Slippers’ – Lily-of-the-valley
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ – Variegated Daphne
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’ – Firewitch Cheddar Pinks
Diphylleia cymosa – Umbrella-leaf
Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. insulare – Padre’s Shootingstar
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Domino’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense ‘Bandit’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Lemon Zest’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Yokihi’ – Barrenwort
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’
Fragaria vesca ‘Improved Rugen’ – Woodland Strawberry
Helleborus multifidus ssp. hercegovinus – Hellebore
Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’ – Dwarf Crested Iris
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Valentine’ – Bleeding-heart
Magnolia ‘Sunburst’
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Nymphaea ‘Fire Crest’ – Water Lily
Paeonia mlokosewitschii ‘Red Form’ – Caucasian Peony
Paeonia mollis – Downy-leaved Peony
Paeonia rockii – Tree Peony
Polygonatum biflorum ‘Prince Charming’ – Small Solomon’s-seal
Polygonatum falcatum Dwarf Form – Solomon’s-seal (Dwarf Form)
Polygonatum odoratum Dwarf Form – Fragrant Solomon’s-seal (Dwarf Form)
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Pulsatilla rubra – Red Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’ – Pasque Flower
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ – Ornamental Rhubarb
Rhododendron ‘Landmark’
Rhododendron vaseyi ‘White Find’ – Pinkshell Azalea
Salvia x sylvestris [May Night] = ‘Mainacht’ – May Night Sage
Sorbus alnifolia – Korean Mountain Ash
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ – Wild Thyme
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ – Wild Thyme
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Roseum’ – Blackroot
Viburnum carlesii – Korean Spice Viburnum

Slater Forest Pond and Stream
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking’ – Black Chokeberry
Caltha palustris – Marsh Marigold
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt. Airy’
Narcissus ‘Sun Disc’ Jonquilla Group – Jonquilla Daffodil
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated Fragrant Solomon’s-seal
Trillium sulcatum – Southern Red Trillium
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – Summer Snowflake
Veronica whitleyi – Whitley’s Speedwell

Burpee Kitchen Garden and Terrace
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Sulphurea’ – Basket-of-gold
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – Cranesbill
Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ – Golden-chain Tree
Malus ‘Prairiefire’ – Flowering Crabapple
Paeonia anomala ex Altai Mountains – Peony (Altai Mountains Seedling)
Paeonia rockii [Cup of Shining Night] = ‘Ye Guang Bei’ – Cup of Shining Night Tree Peony
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’ – Shrubby Cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Primrose Beauty’ – Shrubby Cinquefoil
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Rhododendron ‘Emerald Ice’
Rhododendron ‘Lavender Princess’
Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’- French Lilac

Vayo Meditation Garden
Ajuga reptans [Chocolate Chip] = ‘Alfredda’ – Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – Bunchberry
Enkianthus campanulatus – Redvein Enkianthus
Enkianthus cernuus forma rubens
Helleborus Heronswood Double Dark – Heronswood Double Dark Lenten Rose
Helleborus Heronswood Double Pink – Heronswood Double Pink
Helleborus Heronswood Pink – Heronswood Pink
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot’s Southern Belles Double Darks’ – Hellebore
Mukdenia rossii [Crimson Fans] = ‘Karasabu’ – Crimson Fans Mukdenia
Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Albiflorus’ – White Flowering Redvein Enkianthus

Woodland Garden
Anemone sylvestris – Snowdrop Windflower
Aquilegia buergeriana ‘Calimero’ – Columbine
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ Origami Series – Origami Series Columbine
Clematis viticaulis – Grape Clematis
Convallaria majalis var. rosea – Lily-of-the-valley
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens – Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper
Epimedium ‘Raspberry Rhapsody’ – Barrenwort
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’
Helleborus Honeymoon Series – Honeymoon Series Lenten Rose (Mixed)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’ – Foamflower
Disporum uniflorum – Fairy-bells
Polygonatum filipes – Slender Stalk Solomon’s-seal
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Spiral Staircase’ – Solomon’s-seal