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What’s in Bloom – July 18, 2019

Summer has arrived! Lots of sun means lots of flowers. Astilbes look fantastic this week! Roses are winding down but still some color and fragrance. Be sure to search out the Iris ensata or Japanese iris, and Eryngium or sea holly. The daylilies are kicking in to bloom and the Echinacea are beginning to show off their colorful blooms.
Highlights from specific gardens:

Entrance Walk:
Allium caeruleum – blue onion
Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions in Red’ – astilbe
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pink Lightning’ – astilbe
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – sweetshrub
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – sweetshrub
Daphne x transatlantica ‘BLAFRA’ – eternal fragrance daphne
Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ – betony

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ – yarrow
Actaea racemosa (bud) – black cohosh
Allium cernuum – nodding onion
Allium ‘Mt. Sinai’ – chives
Astilboides tabularis – shieldleaf
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – sweetshrub
Campanula ‘Kent Belle’ – bellflower
Clematis addisonii – Addison’s leather flower
Delphinium ‘Pagan Purples’ – larkspur –
Eryngium planum ‘Tiny Jackpot’ – sea holly
Irisi ensata ‘Katy Mendez’ – Japanese iris
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Variety’ – lavender
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ – shasta daisy
Ligularia ‘Little Rocket’ – leopard plant
Nepeta x faasenii ‘Blue Wonder’ – catmint
Nymphaea ‘Fire Crest’ – water lily
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ – rose
Rosa ‘BAIrage’ – rose
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Japanese stewartia
Thalictrum grandiflorum – meadow rue

Slater Forest Pond:
Astilboides tabularis –
Astrantia ‘Hadspen Blood’ – masterwort
Ligularia ‘The Rocket’ – golden ray

Woodland Garden:
Astrantia ‘Star of Beauty’ – masterwort

Cleaver Event Lawn and Gardens:
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’, ‘Rock and Roll’ – astilbe
Astilbe biternata – false goatsbeard
Astilbe thunbergii ‘Straussenfeder’ – ostrich plume
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bressingham Beauty’, ‘Weisse Gloria’ – astilbe
Benthamidia japonica selections – Japanese dogwoods, including ‘Moonbeam’, ‘Gold Cup’, ‘Schmred’ (Heat Throb)
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – purple coneflower
Geranium ‘Pink Penny’ – cranesbill
Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ – daylily
Hydrangea serrata ‘Midoriboshi Temari’ – mountain hydrangea
Rosa ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ – rose
Verbascum ‘Christo’s Yellow Lightning’ – mullein

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Asclepias tuberosa – butterflyweed
Callirhoe involucrata – purple poppy mallow
Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea assorted selections – purple coneflower
Eschscholzia californica – California poppy
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne geranium
Leptodermis oblonga
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’ – mallow
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ – catmint
Papaver rhoeas ‘Angels Choir mixed’ – poppy
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – beard tongue
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ – lilac sage
Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ – Caucasian stonecrop
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – meadow rue
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ – culvers root

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Asclepias syriaca – common milkweed
Heliopsis ‘Bressingham Doubloon’ – false sunflower
Monarda – bee balm
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – beard-tongue
Rhododendron maximum – rosebay rhododendron
Rosa carolina – rose

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
Alchemilla mollis – lady’s mantle
Allium caeruleum – onion
Allium sphaerocephalon – drumstick allium
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ – masterwort
Calycanthus ‘Venus’ – sweetshrub
Clemais ‘Alionushka’ – clematis
Clematis x ‘Rooguchi’ – clematis
Corydalis elata – blue corydalis
Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Dwarf Butterfly Blue’ – larkspur
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – geranium
Filipendula x ‘Red Umbrellas’ – meadowsweet
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ – Incrediball smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Brido’ – Snow Flake oakleaf hydrangea
Hyssopus officinalis – hyssop
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – lavender
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Becky’ – Shasta daisy
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ – trumpet honeysuckle
Nepeta subsessilis – Japanese catmint –
Nymphaea ‘Gold Medal’ – water lily
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Sparkler’ – azalea
Rubus odoratus – flowering raspberry
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ – sage
Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ – burnet
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Japanese stewartia

Haney Hillside Garden:
Corydalis lutea – yellow fumitory
Dicentra eximia – fernleaf bleeding heart
Rhododendron maximum – rosebay rhododendron

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Alchemilla mollis – lady’s mantle
Allium sphaerocephalon – drumstick onion
Eschscholzia californica – California poppy
Hydrangea arborescens ‘PIIHA-I’ – Endless Summer Bella Anna hydrangea
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’ – shrubby cinquefoil
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Japanese stewartia

Arbor Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
Allium sphaerocephalon – drumstick onion
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – blue star
Astrania major – masterwort
Astilbe ‘Deutchland’ – astilbe
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ and ‘Venus’ – sweetshrub
Clematis tangutica – golden clematis
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (bud) – purple coneflower
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ – sea holly
Eryngium x zabelli ‘Big Blue’ – sea holly
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne geranium
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – geranium
Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’ – hyssop
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’ – ligularia
Lilium regale – (bud) – regal lily
Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’ – honeysuckle
Nepeta faassenii ‘Walker’s low’ – catmint
Oenothera tetragona – evening primrose, sundrops
Rosa ‘John Cabot’ – rose
Rosa ‘Kent’ – rose
Rosa ‘KORfriedhar’ – rose
Rosa ‘Prairie Joy’ – rose
Rosa ‘Radtko’ – double knockout rose
Rosa ‘Robusta’ – rose
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Japanese stewartia
Verbena bonariensis – verbena

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’ – astilbe
Astilbe japonica ‘Touch of Pink’ – astilbe
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’ – astilbe
Benthamidia japonica ‘Wolf Eyes’, ‘Gold Cup’ – Japanese dogwood
Dracocephalum argunense ‘Fugi Blue’ – dragonhead
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Annabelle’ – smooth hydrangea
Iris ensata ‘Sensation’ – Japanese iris
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Sparkler’ – azalea
Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum – yellow meadow rue

Visitor Center
Campanula ‘Pink Octopus’ – bellflower
Dracocephalum argunense ‘Fugi Blue’ – dragonhead
Hydrangea serrata ‘Kokonoyama’ – mountain hydrangea
Stachys officinalis ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ – betony