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What’s in Bloom – May 6, 2019

Hellebores look amazing! Narcissus or daffodils are adding their bright, colorful blooms throughout the Gardens. Additional bulbs such as Hyacinthus, Muscari, and Chionodoxa are also painting the ground with shades of pink, blue, yellow, and white as we all eagerly await the tulip bonanza. And the early blooming magnolias are peaking!

Entrance Walk:
Cornus mas – cornelian cherry
Epimedium x rubrum – barrenwort
Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gypsy Queen’ – hyacinth

Founders’ Grove:
Muscari latifolium – two-toned grape hyacinth

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Caltha palustris – marsh marigold
Chionodoxa luciliae – glory-of-the-snow
Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ – cornelian cherry
Dicentra cucullaria – dutchman’s breeches
Eranthis hymenalis – winter aconite
Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ – vernal witch hazel
Helleborus multifidus ssp. hercegovinus – hellebore
Jeffersonia dubia – twin-leaf
Pieris floribunda – mountain fetterbush
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – lungwort

Slater Forest Pond:
Caltha palustris – marsh marigold
Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Wedgewood Blue’, ‘Blue Giant’ – glory-of-the-snow

Woodland Garden:
Chionodoxa luciliae – glory-of-the-snow
Helleborus Honeymoon® Series (Mixed) – Lenten rose
Jeffersonia dubia – twin-leaf

Cleaver Lawn & Gardens:
Jeffersonia diphylla (bud) – twinleaf
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’ – magnolia
Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ – jonquilla daffodil

Great Lawn & Ledge Gardens:
Hyancithus mixed colors – hyacinth
Narcissus Perennializing Mix – daffodil
Puschkinia scilloides – striped squill

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Cornus mas – cornelian cherry
Sanguinaria canadensis – bloodroot

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Corylopsis pauciflora – buttercup winter hazel
Dirca palustris – leatherwood
Helleborus foetidus – stinking hellebore
Helleborus niger ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten rose
Helleborus ‘Spanish Flare’ Honeymoon® Series – Lenten rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’, ‘Double Lady Mix’ – Lenten rose
Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ – magnolia
Muscari latifolium – grape hyacinth
Narcissus ‘Replete’ – double daffodil
Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’ – double bloodroot

Haney Hillside garden:
Helleborus niger – Christmas rose
Narcissus ‘W. P. Milner’ – trumpet daffodil
Scilla siberica – Siberian squill

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Helleborus ‘Heronswood Double Pink’ – Lenten rose
Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasuba’ – crimson fans mukdenia
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot’s Southern Belle Double Darks’ – hellebore
Sanguinaria canadensis – bloodroot

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Prunus ‘Snow Fountains’ – weeping cherry

Arbor Garden:
Geum triflorum – old man’s whiskers
Helleborus foetidus – stinking hellebore
Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasabu’ – mukdenia (in bud)
Muscari latifolium – grape hyacinth
Narcissus Holland Mixture – daffodil
Sanguinaria canadensis – bloodroot

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Caltha palustris ‘Multiplex’ – double flowering marsh marigold
Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ – cornelian cherry
Corydalis solida – fumewort
Helleborus atrorubens – hellebore
Helleborus orientalis ‘Pink Lady’ – hellebore
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ – witch hazel
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Goldfinch’, (seedlings best pink doubles), ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’ – Lenten rose
Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ – star magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ – magnolia
Muscari latifolium – grape hyacinth
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’, ‘Pink Charm’ – daffodil
Omphalodes verna – creeping forget-me-not

Small-leaved Rhododendrons in flower include: ‘April Gem’, April Snow, dauricum ‘Album’, mucronulatum ‘Cornell Pink’