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What’s in Bloom This Week

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Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense — Bunchberry
Clematis terniflora – Sweet Autumn Clematis
Cuphea micropetala – Bat-faced Cuphea (In Containers)
Fuchsia ‘Autumnale’ – (In Containers)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily ( A few left in containers)

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Canna ‘Striata’ – Bengal Tiger canna lily
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Fuchsia ‘Swanley Yellow’
Hibiscus acetosella ‘Jungle Red’

Great Lawn Beds:
Hylotelephium (Sedum) ‘Autumn Joy’
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Canna ‘Striata’
Grasses looking beautiful throughout, particularly Muhlenbergia ‘Muhlarbor,’ Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues,’ ‘Miscanthus sinensis ssp. purpurascens,’ and Calamagrastis x acutifolia ‘Stricta’
Aster ericoides ‘Schneegitter’
Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’
Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Chelone lyonni–Turtlehead
Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’ & ‘Pink Elephant’–Perennial Hibiscus
Gentiana ‘True Blue’–Gentian
Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’–Black-eyed Susan
Ligularia ‘Othello’– Big Leaf Ligularia
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Chilly Winds’–New England Aster

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’
Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’
Hydrangea cvs- still exquisite!
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Fox Trot’

Bosarge Education Center:
Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’
Various Coreopsis hybrids ( E.g., Cha Cha Cha)
Rudbeckia hirta
Echinacea purpurea
Stokesia ‘Color Wheel’ and ‘Blue Danube’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Lactuca sativa cvs
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ & ‘Fata Morgana’
Leonotus nepetifolia
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Helianthus salicifolius Willow-leaf Sunflower is looking very Seussical by the coloring shed
Tricyrtis ‘Jim’s Tall Towers’ Toad Lily
Gentiana ‘True Blue’ Gentian
Gaillardia ‘Punch Bowl’ Blanket-Flower
Dahlia Rose Dinnerplate Mix still look great!
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ Butterfly Bush
Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii Deam’s Coneflower

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta ‘June’
Hosta ‘Grand Marquee’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Lobelia cardinalis

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Hylotelephium (Sedum) ‘T. Rex’
Hibiscus ‘Pink Elephant’
Rosa ‘KORsineo’ Roxy Shrub Rose
Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ looks excellent right now, as does the Hypoestes phyllostachya (who says you need blooms for great color?!)
Verbena bonariensis
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ has a lovely set of red berries at the moment!
Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’
Silphium terebinthinaceum var. pinnatifidum
Actea simplex ‘Brunette’

Haney Hillside:
Aster ericoides ‘Scheneegitter,’ Snow Flurry Heath Aster
Galardia ‘Punch Bowl,’ Blanket Flower

Woodland Garden:
Actaea simplex ‘Pink Spike’ – Bugbane
Actaea japonica (Cheju Island Form seedlings) – Japanese Bugbane
Angelonia ‘Dangeloni4’ – Alonia White Angelonia
Clematis terniflora – Sweet Autumn Clematis
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ and ‘Kyushu’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Nemesia ‘Fleurame’ –Opal Innocence Nemesia
Tricyrtis ‘Blonde Beauty’ – Toad Lily
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Seiryu’ – Toad Lily