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, September 25, 2017. 116 clematis taxa in bloom (we include species, species varieties, selections, and hybrids in that count), the same as last week. The total is slowly dropping, but some superstars from earlier in the growing season are back with us this week! Look for them below.

'Candida' (syn. C. lanuginosa 'Candida') blooming again in Bed 12, in partial shade.

'Candida' (syn. C. lanuginosa 'Candida') blooming again in Bed 12, in partial shade.

One of our ten specimens of Harlan Hamernik's selection of Clematis pitcheri 'Blue & Creme'. These were purchased from his nursery HH Wild Plums by one of our members and donated to the collection. There is some variation amongst the 10 plants, and we wonder if this was a seed strain rather than a fixed selection, or if they were grown from seed. If anyone has more information, we would love to know if we should be culling the inferior specimens and trying to take cuttings of the best. Our understanding was that the seed was collected in Texas. Skip on down to the Test Garden section to see a few of our other Texas C. pitcheri forms.

One of our ten specimens of Harlan Hamernik's selection of Clematis pitcheri 'Blue & Creme'. These were purchased from his nursery HH Wild Plums by one of our members and donated to the collection. There is some variation amongst the 10 plants, and we wonder if this was a seed strain rather than a fixed selection, or if they were grown from seed. If anyone has more information, we would love to know if we should be culling the inferior specimens and trying to take cuttings of the best. Our understanding was that the seed was collected in Texas. Skip on down to the Test Garden section to see a few of our other Texas C. pitcheri forms.

The Modern Garden

Row 1, Small-flowered summer bloomers related to C. viticella and C. texensis

Nothing in bloom

Row 2, Small-flowered summer bloomers + large-flowered pink cultivars

'Vanessa', 'Pink Cameo', 'Ruby Glow'

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Arctic Queen™ 'Evitwo'

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Cezanne™ 'Evipo023' returns.

Cezanne™ 'Evipo023' returns.

Bonanza™ 'Evipo031', Cezanne™ 'Evipo023', Chevalier™ 'Evipo040', Clair de Lune™ 'Everin'

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026' Looking quite purple. It was a softer blue in the spring. Sometimes hot weather intensifies the color.

Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026' Looking quite purple. It was a softer blue in the spring. Sometimes hot weather intensifies the color.

Diamontina™ 'Evipo039', Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026', Endellion™ 'Evipo076'

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

One specimen of Josephine™ 'Evijohill' enjoying its second blooming period with very full blooms.

One specimen of Josephine™ 'Evijohill' enjoying its second blooming period with very full blooms.

A second specimen of Josephine™ 'Evijohill' has been in bloom longer, has lost its outer sepals, and attained the "spiky" look some folks don't like.

A second specimen of Josephine™ 'Evijohill' has been in bloom longer, has lost its outer sepals, and attained the "spiky" look some folks don't like.

 Giselle™ 'Evipo051', Guiding Promise™ 'Evipo053', Josephine™ 'Evijohill' (second blooming)

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

'Blue Light' (second blooming)

Row 9, Small-flowered summer bloomers

 Jolly Good™ 'Zojogo', 'Pendragon',

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 11, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids + White—Large-flowered cultivars

'Iola Fair', 'Starfish'

'Starfish'

'Starfish'

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

'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.

'Duchess of Sutherland',  'Hainton Ruby', 'Rouge Cardinal'

Row 13, Red—Large-flowered cultivars + Purple Large-flowered cultivars

'Sunset' (second blooming),

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

'Blue Eyes' (reblooming), 'Blue Ravine', 'H. F. Young' (second bloom), 'Horn of Plenty', 'Mrs. P.B. Truax', 'Rhapsody', 'Silver Moon', 'The First Lady' (third rebloom)

Row 15, Lavender/Blue—Large-flowered cultivars Striped/Barred—Large-flowered cultivars

'Vanessa'

Row 16, Striped/Barred—Large-flowered cultivars + Late Adds

Morning Star™ 'Zokalaka' returns for a second sumptuous round of blooms.

Morning Star™ 'Zokalaka' returns for a second sumptuous round of blooms.

'King George V', Morning Star™ 'Zokalaka', 'Mrs N Thompson', 'Natascha', Vancouver™ 'Mystic Gem', Vancouver™ 'Fragrant Star'

 

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

Clematis terniflora var.  'Variegata'

Bed 4

Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis) As a friend puts it, "The whipped cream on top of the autumn garden."

Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis) As a friend puts it, "The whipped cream on top of the autumn garden."

'Yaichi' (in an Abelia x grandiflora under electric pole), 'Fudo', 'Roguchi' x 2, SAC or Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora),

'Roguchi' pops out from a blanket of Sweet Autumn Clematis (C. terniflora)

'Roguchi' pops out from a blanket of Sweet Autumn Clematis (C. terniflora)

Heirloom Garden

Bed 5

C. montana var wilsonii (of hort.) (second blooming, just a smattering on the top), 'Nelly Moser'

Bed 6

Clematis crispa

Bed 7

'Jackmanii Superba' (second rebloom), C. heracleifolia,

Bed 8

This specimen of 'Ville de Lyon' has been flinging arms in various directions for months!

This specimen of 'Ville de Lyon' has been flinging arms in various directions for months!

'Ville de Lyon', 'Lady Betty Balfour',

Bed 9

C. rehderiana,

Bed 10

'Little Nell', 'Mrs. George Jackman'

Bed 11

'Madame Julia Correvon'

'Madame Julia Correvon'

'Madame Julia Correvon', 'Elsa Spaeth' (small flowers)

Bed 12

Clematis crispa, 'Candida' (pictured above in the intro), 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

Bed 14

'Queen of Holland', 'Princess Diana', Queen Mother™ 'Zoqum', 'Gravetye Beauty' x 2,'Duchess of Albany' x 2,

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

 'Trikatrei', 'Ilka', 'Romantika', 'Darius', 'Semu' (second blooming),  'Sizaia Ptitsa', 'Waszawska Nike' (reblooming).

The Founder's Garden

C. x durandii

C. x durandii

Bed 16

'Jenny Keay' (syn. of 'Jenny') x 2, 'Carmencita', 'Arabella' (reblooming),  'Esprit', C. stans x 8, x durandii x 2, 'Maria Cornelia', 'Fond Memories'

'Esprit' (a selection by Brewster Rogerson) has been blooming in Berberis 'Helmond's Pillar' for months, in Bed 16

'Esprit' (a selection by Brewster Rogerson) has been blooming in Berberis 'Helmond's Pillar' for months, in Bed 16

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

Clematis ladakhiana flowering away is a sure sign of late summer/autumn. Notice a few flowers of 'Pangbourne Pink' in the lower right. It has been very quick to rebloom.

Clematis ladakhiana flowering away is a sure sign of late summer/autumn. Notice a few flowers of 'Pangbourne Pink' in the lower right. It has been very quick to rebloom.

'Sundance', C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia,  Savannah™ 'Evipo015', C. ladakhiana, 'Pangbourne Pink', 'Bill MacKenzie', Inspiration™ 'Zoin'  x 2, 'Coerulea', C. orientalis x 2 wild-collected in Kazakhstan by Denver Botanic Garden, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi 'Orange Peel', C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi, Radar Love (seed strain),  Golden Tiara™ 'Kugotia',

Clematis tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia. Beautiful blue foliage!

Clematis tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia. Beautiful blue foliage!

Old Poland

Now it is truly summer: 'Polish Spirit' wanders among the deadheaded lilies.

Now it is truly summer: 'Polish Spirit' wanders among the deadheaded lilies.

Bed 18

'Kacper'

'Kacper'

'Polish Spirit' x 2, 'Kacper' (back for an encore)

Bed 19

'Niobe'

Bed 20

'Gizela', 'Regina'

A new bloom on 'Regina' (second blooming)

A new bloom on 'Regina' (second blooming)

A fully opened specimen of 'Regina'.

A fully opened specimen of 'Regina'.

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

The ultimate autumn combination: 'Bill MacKenzie' blooms with C. mandshurica seeds. The silky seed head is "Bill's".

The ultimate autumn combination: 'Bill MacKenzie' blooms with C. mandshurica seeds. The silky seed head is "Bill's".

'Hagley Hybrid', Wisley™ 'Evipo001', Wisley™ 'Evipo001', 'Bill MacKenzie', 'Walenburg' (second blooming), C. alpina 'Pamela Jackman', 'Alionushka', x durandii,

Wisley™ 'Evipo001' and 'Bill MacKenzie' have been rollicking along together for over two months, with no end in sight.

Wisley™ 'Evipo001' and 'Bill MacKenzie' have been rollicking along together for over two months, with no end in sight.

Bed 22: 

 Someone's favorite clematis, reblooming after an August hard-prune to 12" tall, 'Venosa Violacea'

 Someone's favorite clematis, reblooming after an August hard-prune to 12" tall, 'Venosa Violacea'

'Comtesse de Bouchaud' (pronounced "boo-show"), 'Duchess of Albany', 'Victoria', 'Venosa Violacea', 'Barbara Harrington'

'Victoria' reblooming after a July chop!

'Victoria' reblooming after a July chop!

The Hedges

Bed 23

C. heracleifolia 'China Purple' with Aster x frikartii 'Jungfrau'

C. heracleifolia 'China Purple' with Aster x frikartii 'Jungfrau'

C. heracleifolia 'China Purple' x 2, C. tubulosa, 'Blue Mood', C. tubulosa, 'Blue Bird', C. rehderiana,

Clematis rehderiana showing how the clematis supports work. And the scent!!!

Clematis rehderiana showing how the clematis supports work. And the scent!!!

Bed 24

Nothing in bloom

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 'Blue 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.

Clematis texensis (Austin form). This is the less popular form of C. texensis with the cream to yellow interior. It may not have the best genes for breeding, but it is a great garden plant. We love it. From wild-collected seed.

Clematis texensis (Austin form). This is the less popular form of C. texensis with the cream to yellow interior. It may not have the best genes for breeding, but it is a great garden plant. We love it. From wild-collected seed.

Possible new species, collection from Powell River, TN.

Possible new species, collection from Powell River, TN.

Possible new species from Big Piney River in Arkansas

Possible new species from Big Piney River in Arkansas

From a batch of wild-collected seed from Travis County Texas as Clematis pitcheri.

From a batch of wild-collected seed from Travis County Texas as Clematis pitcheri.

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 (Tarpley form) (outside of gate)

Greenhouse Stumpery

'Bells of Emei Shan', C. otophora

Clematis otophora

Clematis otophora

Troughs

Nothing in bloom