Dig It!
Garden Blog
Dig It! Garden Blog

What’s in Bloom – May 5, 2016

Staff Picks

5-5 LYSICHITON CAMTSCHATCENSIS-DSC_4793_SZ336
Don’t miss the Lysichiton camtschatcencis (Asian skunk cabbage) in the Lerner Garden this week. The white blossoms are stunning. – Will, horticulturist

5-5 Narcissus 'Kokopelli' Jonquilla daffodils
These Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ Jonquilla Daffodils along the Event Lawn have the cutest little flowers and they smell amazing! – Anna, horticulturist

5-5 Crave the Wave Hyacinth
They’ve been rocking for a bit, so be sure not to miss the stunning and fragrant sweep of Crave The Wave Hyacinth Mix in the Perennial and Rose Garden! – Syretha, horticulturist

5-2 Fritillaria meleagris - Checkered-lily
The Fritillaria meleagris in the Burpee Kitchen Garden is a neat diminutive member of the Frittilaria family. Commonly called Snake’s Head or Frog-cup Guinea Hen Flower. – Diane, horticulturist

5-5 Syneilesis x hybrida
Syneilesis x hybrida is emerging near the Treehouse in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden. This Asian native is glistening after this week’s rain with its fuzzy and silvery new foliage. Hardy to zone 6, it is right at home at our coastal location. – Jen, horticulturist

5-5 Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasuba’
In early spring the new growth of Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasuba’ emerges reddish bronze and then fades to green in summer. In late spring short stalks of white flowers that fade to pale pink are mixed with the bronzy new growth. This beautiful plant is tucked up near the top of the Vayo Mediation Garden. – Patty, horticulturist

Rhododendron mucronularum 'Cornell Pink' Azalea
Don’t miss the ‘Cornell Pink’ Azalea (Rhododendron mucronularum) this week – it’s the first blooming rhododendron in the Giles Rhododendron Garden! – Dan, horticulturist

What’s in Bloom:

Norweb Entrance Garden
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ – Trout Lily

Entry Walk Garden
Erica carnea ‘December Red’ – Scotch Heath
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ – Split-cupped Collar Daffodil
Saruma henryi – Upright Wild Ginger

Great Lawn and Visitor Center Gardens
Narcissus Perennializing Premium Mix – Daffodil Mix
Narcissus ‘Actaea’ – Poeticus Daffodil
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bridal Veil’

Lerner Hyacinth DSC_3390
Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Cardamine pentaphylla – Showy Toothwort
Chionodoxa luciliae – Glory-of-the-snow
Dicentra cucullaria – Dutchman’s-breeches
Epimedium epsteinii – Barrenwort
Fritillaria meleagris – Checkered-lily; Snake’s-head Fritillary; Guinea Hen Fritillary
Helleborus x hybridus ‘White Lady Spotted’ – Lenten Rose
Jeffersonia diphylla – Twin-leaf
Jeffersonia dubia – Twin-leaf
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Pachysandra procumbens – Allegheny Pachysandra
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort

Rose & Perennial Arbor Garden
Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ – Windflower; Lily-of-the-field
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Maxima Lutea’ – Crown Imperial
Hyacinthus ‘Crave the Waves’ – Crave the Waves Hyancinth Mix
Muscari latifolium – Grape Hyacinth
Narcissus ‘Delibes’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ – Triandrus Daffodil
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot
Tulipa ‘Ancilla’ – Kaufmanniana Tulip

Event Lawn and Woodland Garden
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ – Trout Lily
Jeffersonia diphylla – Twin-leaf
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’
Narcissus ‘Billy Graham’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ – Double Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ – Jonquilla Daffodil
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’ – Lungwort
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cardamine trifolia
Chionodoxa luciliae – Glory-of-the-snow
Epimedium ‘Chocolatte’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium franchetii
Helleborus ‘Grand Burgundy’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Bridal Queen’ – Lenten Rose
Jeffersonia diphylla – Twin-leaf

Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold DSC_3375
Slater Forest Pond and Stream
Caltha palustris – Marsh Marigold
Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ – Glory-of-the-snow
Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ – Brandywine Lenten Rose
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – Summer Snowflake
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ – Double Daffodil
Veronica whitleyi – Whitley’s Speedwell

Burpee Kitchen Garden & Terrance Gardens
Fritillaria meleagris – Checkered-lily; Snake’s-head Fritillary; Guinea Hen Fritillary
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Prunus ‘Snow Fountains’ – Weeping Cherry
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Tulipa ‘Ancilla’ – Kaufmanniana Tulip

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ – Siberian Bugloss
Corylopsis pauciflora – Buttercup Winter Hazel
Dirca palustris – Leatherwood
Epimedium ‘Spritzer’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium stellulatum Long-leaf Form – Barrenwort (Long-leaf Form)
Erythronium albidum – White Trout-lily
Erythronium revolutum – Pink Fawn-lily
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra Maxima’ – Crown Imperial
Fritillaria persica – Persian Fritillary
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Candy Love’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Double Lady Mix’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Gold Finch’ – Lenten Rose
Jeffersonia diphylla – Twin-leaf
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleediing-heart
Lonicera caerulea var. edulis ‘Berry Blue’ – Honeyberry
Magnolia ‘Anticipation’
Mahonia japonica Epstein Form – Japanese Mahonia (Epstein Form)
Muscari armeniacum ‘Blue Spike’ – Armenian Grape Hyacinth
Muscari latifolium – Grape Hyacinth
Muscari macrocarpum ‘Golden Fragrance’ – Grape Hyacinth
Primula kisoana – Primrose
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’ – Double Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot (Pink Form)
Scilla siberica – Siberian Squill
Trillium pusillum ‘Roadrunner’
Tulipa ‘Scarlet Baby’ – Kaufmanniana Tulip
Tulipa ‘Concerto’ – Fosteriana Tulip

Bosarge Family Education Center
Cymophyllus fraserianus – Fraser’s Sedge
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot
Trillium cuneatum – Little Sweet Betsy
Uvularia grandiflora – Bellwort

Haney Hillside Gardens
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Dicentra eximia – Bleeding-heart
Lindera benzoin – Spicebush
Waldsteinia fragarioides – Barren Strawberry
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ – Trumpet Daffodil
Narcissus ‘W.P. Milner’ – Trumpet Daffodil
Scilla siberica – Siberian Squill

Vayo Meditation Garden
Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium sempervirens ‘Creamsickle’
Helleborus argutifolius – Corsican Hellebore
Helleborus Heronswood Double Dark – Heronswood Lenten Rose
Helleborus Heronswood Double Pink – Heronswood Lenten Rose
Helleborus Heronswood Pink – Heronswood Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot’s Southern Belles Double Darks’ – Hellebore
Helleborus x nigercors (Helleborus Gold Collection Group) ‘COSEH 830’ – HGC Ice Breaker Prelude Lenten Rose
Pachysandra terminalis – Japanese Spurge

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Epimedium ‘Enchantress’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium x rubrum – Barrenwort
Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ – Brandywine Lenten Rose
Helleborus orientalis ‘Pink Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus orientalis ‘Pink Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus torquatus x H. x hybridus – Hybrid
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Gold Finch’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’ – Lenten Rose (Red Clone Form)
Magnolia denudata ‘Gere’ – Yulan Magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ – Dr. Merrill’s Magnolia
Muscari armeniacum – Armenian Grape Hyacinth
Muscari latifolium – Grape Hyacinth
Narcissus ‘Hawera’ – Triandrus Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ Cyclamineus Group – Cyclamineus Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Pink Charm’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus pseudonarcissus ‘Barrett Browning’ – Small-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus pseudonarcissus ‘Mount Hood’ – Trumpet Daffodil
Narcissus pseudonarcissus Species or Wild Variants Group – Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Replete’ – Double Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ – Split-cupped Collar Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ – Triandrus Daffodil
Narcissus x incomparabilis ‘Faith’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Omphalodes verna – Creeping Forget-me-not
Rhododendron ‘April Gem’
Rhododendron dauricum ‘Album’
Rhododendron ‘Mary Fleming’
Rhododendron mucronulatum ‘Cornell Pink’ – Korean Azalea
Rhododendron ‘PJM’
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Pink Diamond’

Birch Allee
Helleborus niger ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Kingston Cardinal’ – Lenten Rose
Pulmonaria ‘British Sterling’ – Lungwort

Parking Lots
Rhododendron ‘April Rose’
Narcissus ‘Blazing Starlet’ – Split-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ – Double Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Cool Flame’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Tamara’ – Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Tropical Sunset’ – Trumpet Daffodil