What's in Bloom?

 

There's a lot blooming in the garden! See below for a complete list of this week's blooms, plus a map to help you find each theme garden and bed number. 

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Updated Monday, July 24, 2017. 208 clematis taxa (we include species, species varieties, selections, and hybrids in that count). That's the same number of taxa and varieties in bloom as last week, just a little different configuration! Let's do the numbers!

Here is just a hint of how the Szczepan Marczynski hybrids in Rows 10 + 11 in the Modern Garden get together.

'Oberek' (pink) is invaded happily by 'Sweet Summer Love' (red) in Row 10 of the Modern Garden. Rows 10-11 are dedicated to the hybrids of Szczepan Marczynski.

'Oberek' (pink) is invaded happily by 'Sweet Summer Love' (red) in Row 10 of the Modern Garden. Rows 10-11 are dedicated to the hybrids of Szczepan Marczynski.

In Bed 11 of the Heirloom Garden, Clematis morefieldii flowers in the ground for us for the first time!

In Bed 11 of the Heirloom Garden, Clematis morefieldii flowers in the ground for us for the first time!

The Modern Garden

Row 1, Showy Set—small-flowered (formerly viticella group)

'Brocade', 'Chatsworth', 'Cornish Spirit', 'Dark Eyes', Aphrodite™ 'Aphrodite Elegafumina'

Row 2, Showy Set—small-flowered (formerly viticella group) + Showy Set pink, large-flowered

Clematis viticella 'Lisboa' (which, by the way, does not come true from seed—we've tried), is joined by the second flowering of 'Vitiwester'

Clematis viticella 'Lisboa' (which, by the way, does not come true from seed—we've tried), is joined by the second flowering of 'Vitiwester'

'Tim's Passion', 'Vitiwester' (syn. Burning Love™), C. viticella 'Lisboa' x 2

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Bernadine™ 'Evipo061',  Bonanza™ 'Evipo031',  Chelsea™ 'Evipo100' (second blooming), Cherokee™ 'Evipo041', Chevalier™ 'Evipo040

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Confetti™ 'Evipo026'

Confetti™ 'Evipo026'

Confetti™ 'Evipo026' x 2, Diana's Delight 'Evipo026', Esme™ 'Evipo077'

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

Josephine™ 'Evijohill' is back in bloom.

Josephine™ 'Evijohill' is back in bloom.

 Josephine™ 'Evijohill'

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Rebecca 'Evipo017', Tekla™ 'Evipo069'

Row 8, Showy Set—large double-flowered

'Royalty' (single form)

Row 9, Showy Set—small-flowered (formerly viticella group)

Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika'

Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika'

Jolly Good™ 'Zojogo' x 3,  'Mrs. T. Lundell', 'Pagoda', 'Pendragon', Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087', Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika'

Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087'

Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087'

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

'Mazurek'

'Mazurek'

'Mazurek', 'Oberek', 'Sweet Summer Love' x 2

Row 11, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids + White Showy Set—large

'John Huxtable', 'Snow Queen' (second blooming)

Row 12, Red Showy Set—large

'Hainton Ruby' showing the heart stopping color that possessed our curator like a screaming demon when she first saw it at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1996. This blossom shows a little damage from a cutworm, which was fortunately caught in the act and destroyed.

'Hainton Ruby' showing the heart stopping color that possessed our curator like a screaming demon when she first saw it at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1996. This blossom shows a little damage from a cutworm, which was fortunately caught in the act and destroyed.

 'Allanah' (second bloom), 'Barbara Harrington', 'Hainton Ruby', 'Rouge Cardinal'

'Allanah', a seedling found in a New Zealand garden, is blooming for a second time.

'Allanah', a seedling found in a New Zealand garden, is blooming for a second time.

Row 13, Red Showy Set—large + Purple Showy Set—large

'Perrin's Pride'

'Perrin's Pride'

'Sunset', 'Glynderek', Jackmanii Purpurea™ 'Zojapur', 'Perrin's Pride', Vancouver™ 'Mystic Gem'

'Glynderek' was a great favorite of Brewster Rogerson's. We really should have a specimen in the Founder's Garden (Bed 16), too!

'Glynderek' was a great favorite of Brewster Rogerson's. We really should have a specimen in the Founder's Garden (Bed 16), too!

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Showy Set—large

'H. F. Young' (second bloom), 'Konigskind' Climador™, 'Rhapsody' (small blossoms), 'Saturn' (second bloom), 'Silver Moon' (second bloom), 'The First Lady' (second bloom)

Row 15, Lavender/Blue Showy Set—large + Striped/Barred Showy Set—large

'Andromeda'

'Andromeda'

'Andromeda', 'Betty Risdon' (third set of blooms)

Row 16, Striped/Barred Showy Set—large + Late Adds

'Lincoln Star' (second blooming), 'Mrs N Thompson',

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

'Chirifu', 'Hakure', 'Seryu',

Bed 4

Clematis fusca

Clematis fusca

'Kahori no Kimi'

'Kahori no Kimi'

Clematis fusca, 'Edomurasaki', 'Omoshiro' )high in nagnoloia facing west), 'Shikon', 'Fairy Blue' (syn. Crystal Fountain™), 'Spark',  C. stans, 'Fudo',  'Odoriba', 'Roguchi' x 2, Onagare™ 'Onagare Ichigo' 'Kahori no Kimi'

'Spark' sparkles in Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold', Bed 4

'Spark' sparkles in Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold', Bed 4

Heirloom Garden

Lilium regale spangled with Clematis campaniflora. These lilies, which we have in several clumps in the Heirloom Garden, were donated by Old House Gardens.

Lilium regale spangled with Clematis campaniflora. These lilies, which we have in several clumps in the Heirloom Garden, were donated by Old House Gardens.

Bed 5

Clematis campaniflora, 'Jackmanii Superba', 'Daniel Deronda' (look up in Ribes 'Pokey's Pink'), Jackmanii Alba' (facing the farmhouse and on the ground), 'Nelly Moser' (second blooming)

Bed 6

'Duchess of Edinburgh', 'Jackmanii',

Bed 7

'Colette Deville', France, 1885. Yes, we have taken cuttings and will take more. We need to get this out into the trade again.

'Colette Deville', France, 1885. Yes, we have taken cuttings and will take more. We need to get this out into the trade again.

'Colette Deville', Clematis viticella, 'Sir Trevor Lawrence', 'Jackmanii'

'Sir Trevor Lawrence' swings through the out of bloom old garden roses in Bed 7.

'Sir Trevor Lawrence' swings through the out of bloom old garden roses in Bed 7.

Bed 8

One classic herbaceous perennial deserves another: Clematis integrifolia with Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'. Thanks to Moses Lake, WA nurseryman Bruce Bailey for 'Miss Willmott'. 'Etoile Violette' has crawled into the mix!

One classic herbaceous perennial deserves another: Clematis integrifolia with Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'. Thanks to Moses Lake, WA nurseryman Bruce Bailey for 'Miss Willmott'. 'Etoile Violette' has crawled into the mix!

'Madame Julia Correvon', 'Ville de Lyon', Clematis integrifolia, ''Etoile Violette', C. x triternata 'Rubromarginata', C. viticella 'Flore Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose'), x diversifolia 'Eriostemon', 'Huldine', x jouiniana

Clematis viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose') with C. x jouiniana.

Clematis viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose') with C. x jouiniana.

'Ville de Lyon' scrambles through an old farmhouse hydrangea.

'Ville de Lyon' scrambles through an old farmhouse hydrangea.

Bed 9

Clematis viticella, Clematis rehderiana

Bed 10

'Little Nell' at the foot of Deutzia 'Magicien'

'Little Nell' at the foot of Deutzia 'Magicien'

'Gipsy Queen' (best seen from Bed 16), 'Perle d'Azur' (on west fence facing west), C. heracleifolia, 'Little Nell', C. integrifolia, 'Minuet' (on west fence), 'Ville de Lyon' in Rosa 'Cecile Brunner', C. recta, C. urticifolia, 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Clematis recta flouncing around Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis'

Clematis recta flouncing around Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis'

Bed 11

Clematis urticifolia

Clematis urticifolia

Clematis urticifolia, C. hercleifolia, 'Sir Trevor Lawrence', 'Ville de Lyon', 'Victoria' (second blooming), C. pitcheri, C. glaucophylla, C. morefieldii, C. viticella,

C. glaucophylla has been joined by 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' from Bed 13.

C. glaucophylla has been joined by 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' from Bed 13.

Bed 12

'Perle d'Azur'

'Perle d'Azur'

'Perle d'Azur', Clematis crispa, 'Guiding Star' (second blooming), 'Countess of Lovelace'

Bed 13

'Kermesina', which clematarian Mike Brown calls "poppies in the sky". How delightfully apt!

'Kermesina', which clematarian Mike Brown calls "poppies in the sky". How delightfully apt!

'Kermesina' (best seen from Bed 11), 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', 'Minuet'

The Front Bank

Bed 14

Clematis addisonii

Clematis addisonii

Clematis pitcheri (from seed collected by Dr. John Wurdack, this is a venerable old plant), 'Sonnette' x 2, 'Queen of Holland', C. addisonii x 2, C. coactilis, 'Princess Diana' x 2, 'Pagoda', C. viorna, Clematis versicolor x 2, 'Gravetye Beauty', 'Sir Trevor Lawrence', Savannah™ 'Evipo015', 'Duchess of Albany', C. fremontii (second blooming),

'Sonnette'

'Sonnette'

Updated image: 'Pagoda' (pale lavender/pink) with Queen Mother™ 'Zoqum', the more vivid bell.

Updated image: 'Pagoda' (pale lavender/pink) with Queen Mother™ 'Zoqum', the more vivid bell.

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

'Iubelieni-70' has been in bloom for a very long time.

'Iubelieni-70' has been in bloom for a very long time.

'Entel' (better seen from Bed 7), 'Trikatrei', 'Juuli' x 2, 'Romantika', 'Jorma', 'Darius', x diversifolia 'Olgae', 'Semu' (second blooming), 'Mikelite', 'Negritianka', 'Iubelieni-70', 'Viola' x 3 (also seen from bed 7 in Heirloom Garden), 'Blekitny Aniol' (syn. Blue Angel™),  'Waszawska Nike', 'Sizaia Ptitsa',

The Founder's Garden

Bed 16

'Rüütel'

'Rüütel'

'Carmencita', 'Arabella', 'Esprit', x durandii x 2, 'Ai-Nor' (second flowering), 'Louise Rowe' (look up into Rosa villosa), 'Caroline', C. stans x 8, 'Paul Farges', 'Mrs Robert Brydon' x 4,  'Rüütel', 'Lady Caroline Nevill',  'Honcho', 'Gipsy Queen', C. pitcheri (second specimen from Dr. John Wurdack), 'Huldine'

'Gipsy Queen' in Bed 16

'Gipsy Queen' in Bed 16

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

'Skylark' (FRCC introduction of Rogerson seedling)

'Skylark' (FRCC introduction of Rogerson seedling)

C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia, x diversifolia 'Blue Boy' x 2, 'Lathkill Dale', 'Skylark' x 2, Petit Faucon™ 'Evisix', 'Pangbourne Pink', 'Coerulea', 'Bill MacKenzie', Inspiration™ 'Zoin'  x 2, Clematis integrifolia wild-collected in Kazakhstan by Denver Botanic Garden, C. orientalis x 2 wild-collected in Kazakhstan by Denver Botanic Garden, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi 'Orange Peel', C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi, 'Miranda', Saphyra™ 'Double Rose', Saphyr™ 'Indigo', Mississippi River™ 'Zomisri', 'Heather Herschell' x 3,  'Swedish Bells', 'Ozawa Blue', Blue Pirouette™ 'Zoblupi', Radar Love (seed strain),  Golden Tiara™ 'Kugotia', C. integrifolia 'Lake Baikal', seedling from S. Widberg,

Old Poland

'Kacper'

'Kacper'

Now it is truly summer: 'Polish Spirit' behind mixed Oh Henry! lilies.

Now it is truly summer: 'Polish Spirit' behind mixed Oh Henry! lilies.

Bed 18

'Polish Spirit' x 2, 'Kacper' x 3, x 3 'Halina Noll' (second blooming)

Bed 19

'Maksymillian Kolbe' with Geranium 'Rozanne'

'Maksymillian Kolbe' with Geranium 'Rozanne'

'Ania', 'Niobe' x 2, 'Dzieci Warszawy' (second blooming, look up in apple tree), 'Maksymillian Kolbe' (second blooming)

Bed 20

'Dominika' in a variegated cornus.

'Dominika' in a variegated cornus.

'Dominika', 'Jolanta' (second blooming), 'Gizela', 'Sylwia', 'Danuta', 'Kryspina',

'Gizela''

'Gizela''

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

'Abundance' Was ever a plant more aptly named? Other than 'Guernsey Cream, of course...

'Abundance' Was ever a plant more aptly named? Other than 'Guernsey Cream, of course...

'Arabella' x 3, 'Hagley Hybrid', x durandii, C. mandshurica x 2, 'Abundance' x 3, 'Walenburg' x 2, Wisley™ 'Evipo001' x 3, 'Bill MacKenzie', 'Alionushka' x 3, 'Piilu' (syn. Little Duckling™) x 3, 'Emilia Plater', 'Polish Spirit', 'Gravetye Beauty'

Sky blue 'Arabella' with fragrant C. mandshurica

Sky blue 'Arabella' with fragrant C. mandshurica

Bed 22: 

Summer girls: 'Betty Corning' and 'Duchess of Albany'

Summer girls: 'Betty Corning' and 'Duchess of Albany'

'Betty Corning', 'Venosa Violacea', 'Madame Julia Correvon', 'Etoile Violette', 'Princess Diana', x diversifolia 'Hendersonii' (technically removed from Beginner's List, but it is so happy we have not moved it!), 'Minuet', Clematis integrifolia, 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' (pronounced "boo-show"), 'Prince Charles', 'Duchess of Albany',

The Hedges

Bed 23

Clematis heracleifolia

Clematis heracleifolia

C. tubulosa 'Cassandra', Alan Bloom™ 'Alblo' x 3, C. tubulosa, 'Blue Mood', C. heracleifolia

Bed 24

Clematis ianthina 'Josie's Blue Midnight'

Clematis ianthina 'Josie's Blue Midnight'

'Dark Dancer' (third flowering, more than last week), 'Ballet Skirt' (second blooming), Clematis recta, C. ianthina 'Josie's Blue Midnight', "Patron Pot": Clematis florida var. flore-pleno 'Plena', seedling of C. ianthina.

Test Garden

C. crispa var. rosea

C. crispa var. rosea

Row 1: Coosa River seedling (species nova), pitcherii wild-collected in Texas; Row 2: C. vinacea, C. pitcherii from Kerrville TX, pale viorna seedling from Sally Geist, C. texensis (Austin form); Row 3: C. crispa 'Rick's Choice'; Row 4: C. pitcherii 'Berries and Creme'; Row 5: C. crispa var. rosea (from Marianna County, Florida), Row 6: C. texensis; Row 7: C. pitcherii 'Violet Texan'; Row 8: Clematis sp. nova wild collected from Big Piney River, AR; Row 9: Clematis texensis Tarpley River form of unusual size; pink open-pollinated texensis seedling.

Possible new species, collection from Powell River, TN.

Possible new species, collection from Powell River, TN.

The Terrace Walk

Clematis texensis popping out from its Berberis 'Gold Nugget' guardian.

Clematis texensis popping out from its Berberis 'Gold Nugget' guardian.

Clematis texensis (outside of gate)

Greenhouse Stumpery

'Bells of Emei Shan' (Clematis repens)

'Bells of Emei Shan' (Clematis repens)

'Bells of Emei Shan', Clematis repens DJHC 8103

Clematis repens DJHC 8103

Clematis repens DJHC 8103

Troughs

Nothing in bloom