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What’s in Bloom – June 7, 2018

Entrance Walk:
Aesculus x carnea ‘Ft. McNair’ – red horse chestnut
Amsonia ciliata ‘Spring Sky’ – blue star
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – sweetshrub
Syringa x prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’ – lilac
Viburnum plicatum forma tomentosum ‘Shasta’ – doublefile viburnum

Founders’ Grove:
Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Albiflorus’ – white redvein enkianthus
Iris ‘Spartan’ – iris


‘Fernwood’s Golden Slipper’ and ‘Cream da Mint’ lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) outside of the Lerner Garden.

Lerner garden of the Five Senses:
Allium ‘Globemaster’ – ornamental onion
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – sweetshrub
Clematis addisonii – Addison’s leather flower
Convallaria majalis ‘Fernwood’s Golden Slipper’ and ‘Cream da Mint’ – lily of the valley
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ – daphne
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’ – cheddar pinks
Diphylleia cymosa – umbrella leaf
Dodocatheon clevelandii ssp. insulare – Padre’s shooting star
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’, ‘Lemon Zest’, ‘Yokihi’ – barrenwort
Iris laevigata ‘Variegata’ – variegated iris
Lamprocapnos spectabile ‘Valentine’ – bleeding heart
Paeonia rockii – peony
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ – creeping phlox
Primula japonica – primrose
Salvia nemerosa ‘Caradonna’ – meadow sage
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ – sage
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chuntz’ – thyme


Primula around the Slater Forest Pond

Slater Forest Pond:
Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’ – doll’s eyes
Iris versicolor – northern blue flag
Primula x bullesiana – primrose
Tradescantia ‘Bilberry Ice’ – spiderwort


Arisaema candidissimum, Jack-in-the-pulpits or Cobra Lily, in the Woodland Garden.

Woodland Garden:
Anemone sylvestris – anemone
Arisaemas – Jack-in-the-Pulpits
Covallaria majalis ‘Rosea’ – pink lily-of-the-valley
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens – yellow lady’s slipper

Cleaver Event Lawn and Gardens:
Amsonia hubrichtii – Arkansas blue star
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Montana’ – blue star
Baptisia x bicolor ‘Starlite’ – baptisia, indigo
Benthamidia selections – Japanese dogwoods
Dictamnus albus – gas plant
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ – creeping phlox
Rheum austral – Himalayan rhubarb
Rheum palmatum ssp. tanguticum – ornamental rhubarb
Rhododendron ‘Scintillation’
Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Flush of White’ – mullein

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Geum ‘Mai Tai’ – avens
Lupinus ‘Russell Red’ , ‘Russell Pink’ – lupine
Paeonia ostii – peony
Paeonia ‘Sanoma Welcome’ – Itoh peony
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – creeping phlox
Syringa x laciniata – cutleaf lilac

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Amsonia ciliata ‘Spring Sky’ – blue star
Anemone sylvestris – anemone
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ – chokeberry
Geranium maculatum – wild geranium
Iris cristata ‘Dick Redfield’ – dwarf crested iris
iris versicolor – northern blue flag
Rhododendron calendulaceum hybrid – flame azalea
Rhododendron periclymenoides ‘Deep Pink’ – pinxterbloom azalea


Bluestar, Amsonia ‘Blue Ice,’ in the Children’s Garden.

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Allium schubertii – tumbleweed onion
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ – bluestar
Amsonia hubrichtii – Arkansas bluestar
Amsonia rigida – stiff bluestar
Benthamidia florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ – flowering dogwood
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’, ‘Looking Glass’ – Siberian bugloss
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – bunchberry
Epimedium ilicifolium, platypetalum – barrenwort
Euphorbia palustris ‘Walenburg’s Glorie’ – spurge
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – wild geranium
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – bleeding heart
Nepeta ‘Early Blue’ – catmint
Paeonia ‘Julia Rose’ – Itoh peony
Paeonia ostii – peony
Paeonia ‘Singing in the Rain’ – Itoh peony
Rheum officinale – Chinese rhubarb
Sarracenia purpurea – pitcher plant
Syringa ‘Penda’ – Bloomerang lilac

Haney Hillside Garden:
Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’ – doll’s eyes
Amsonia hubrichtii – Arkansas blue star
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian bugloss
Corydalis lutea – yellow fumitory
Dicentra eximia – fernleaf bleeding heart
Iris prismatica – slender blue flag
Lupinus perennis – lupine
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – creeping phlox

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Ajuga reptans ‘Alfredda’ – bugleweed
Chamaepericlymenum canadensis – bunchberry
Enkianathus campanulatus – redvein enkianthus
Iris gracilipes ‘Cobblewood Charm’ – crested iris
Iris gracilipes var. alba – crested iris

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ – golden chain tree
Rhododendron ‘Klondyke’ – azalea
Syringa ‘Charles Joly’ – lilac


‘Walker’s low’ catmint, Nepeta X Faassenii

Arbor Garden:
Allium christophii – Star of Persia
Aurina saxatalis ‘Compacta’ – basket-o-gold alyssum
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ – quince
Geum rivale ‘Flames of Passion’ – avens
Geum triflorum – old man’s whiskers
Nepeta faassenii ‘Walker’s low’ – catmint
Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’ – jacob’s ladder
Rosa ‘Marie Bugnet’ – rose
Rosa ‘Piereete’ – rose
Rosa spinosissima – Scotch rose
Weigela florida ‘White Knight’ – weigela

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Benthamidia japonica ‘Beni Fugi’, ‘Gold Cup’, ‘Satomi’ – Japanese dogwoods starting
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’ – deutzia
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ – barrenwort
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – bleeding heart
Primula japonica – primrose
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ – viburnum
Viburnum sieboldii – siebold viburnum
Many Rhododendrons are in flower including:
‘Anna H. Hall,’ ‘Bali,’ ‘Big Deal,’ ‘Blue Peter,’ ‘Boule de Neige,’ ‘Calsap,’ ‘Cherry Cheesecake,’ ‘Crete,’ ‘Dexter’s Appleblossom,’ ‘Elvira,’ ‘English Roseum,’ ‘Fantastica,’ ‘Fastuosum Flore Pleno,’ ‘Frances Shannon Racoff,’ ‘Frank Abbott,’ ‘Henry’s Red,’ ‘Henry R. Yates,’ ‘Hong Kong,’ ‘Ingrid Melhquist,’ ‘Janet Blair,’ ‘Kalinka,’ ‘Ken Janeck,’ ‘Lee’s Dark Purple,’ ‘Lodestar,’ ‘Mandarin Lights,’ ‘Mardi Gras,’ ‘Mary Kittel,’ ‘Minnetonka,’ ‘Narcissiflora,’ ‘Nestucca,’ ‘New Century,’ ‘Pearce’s Golden,’ ‘Polarnacht,’ ‘Purpureum Elegans,’ ‘Rangoon,’ ‘Scintillation,’ ‘Solidarity,’ ‘Tripoli,’ ‘Vivacious,’ ‘White Peter,’ ‘Wynterset White,’ ‘Zoe Graves’