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, October 16, 2017. 68 clematis taxa in bloom (we include species, species varieties, selections, and hybrids in that count). We've had pelting hail, a couple of gully-washer rain storms, and the nights are growing much cooler, so total number in bloom is dropping. The Test Garden is finally starting to take a rest!

The particular specimen of 'Gipsy Queen' is blooming for the first time this year, just in time to add some depth to a very autumnal Berberis jamesiana.

The particular specimen of 'Gipsy Queen' is blooming for the first time this year, just in time to add some depth to a very autumnal Berberis jamesiana.

Berberis jamesiana has yellow flowers in the spring, when it is decorated with C. 'Francis Rivis'. 'Gipsy Queen' is on the far side.

Berberis jamesiana has yellow flowers in the spring, when it is decorated with C. 'Francis Rivis'. 'Gipsy Queen' is on the far side.

The Modern Garden

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

'Aotearoa'

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

'Dorothy Tolver',

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Cezanne™ 'Evipo023' can easily be seen from the Luscher Farm driveway.

Cezanne™ 'Evipo023' can easily be seen from the Luscher Farm driveway.

Bonanza™ 'Evipo031', Cezanne™ 'Evipo023',

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Diana's Delight™ taken with macro lens on an iPhone SE. The color is not enhanced, except by the colder nights.

Diana's Delight™ taken with macro lens on an iPhone SE. The color is not enhanced, except by the colder nights.

Countess of Wessex™ 'Evipo073', Diamontina™ 'Evipo039', Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026'

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.

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

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Rebecca™ 'Evipo016'

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 9, Hybrids from C. viticella and C. texensis

'Pendragon', a Barry Fretwell introduction, has been blooming for over two months. Why isn't this plant better known?

'Pendragon', a Barry Fretwell introduction, has been blooming for over two months. Why isn't this plant better known?

 Jolly Good™ 'Zojogo', 'Pagoda', 'Pendragon',

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

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

'Wildfire', 'Iola Fair', 'Snow Queen', 'Starfish'

'Starfish'

'Starfish'

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

 Nothing in bloom

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

'Burma Star' with its satin sheen.

'Burma Star' with its satin sheen.

 'Burma Star'

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

'Blue Eyes' is blooming better now than it did in the spring.

'Blue Eyes' is blooming better now than it did in the spring.

'Blue Eyes' (reblooming), 'Blue Ravine' (had grown beyond the others near it, flowering in open space 6' from its grown), 'Rhapsody', 'Sally Cadge'

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

Nothing in bloom

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' (pale blossoms), Morning Star™ 'Zokalaka',  Vancouver™ 'Mystic Gem',

 

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

Nothing in bloom

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."

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora),

Heirloom Garden

Bed 5

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

Bed 6

'Ramona'

Bed 7

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',

Bed 9

We wish you could smell this: Clematis rehderiana

We wish you could smell this: Clematis rehderiana

C. rehderiana,

Bed 10

Nothing in bloom

Bed 11

'Madame Julia Correvon'

'Madame Julia Correvon'

'Madame Julia Correvon',

Bed 12

'Duchess of Edinburgh'

'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Clematis crispa, 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

'Queen of Holland' has been in bloom since late June.

'Queen of Holland' has been in bloom since late June.

Bed 14

'Queen of Holland',

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

Every spring this specimen of 'Warszawska Nike' (syn. 'Warsaw Nike' (Nike pronounced "knee-kay", NOT like athletic shoes), seems reluctant to wake up. By autumn, there is no holding it back!

Every spring this specimen of 'Warszawska Nike' (syn. 'Warsaw Nike' (Nike pronounced "knee-kay", NOT like athletic shoes), seems reluctant to wake up. By autumn, there is no holding it back!

'Romantika', 'Darius' (flowers are lopped over the name label of 'Ekstra'), 'Waszawska Nike' (reblooming).

The Founder's Garden

We have two plants of 'Jenny Keay' in the Founder's Garden (Bed 16). This image was taken with a macro lens.

We have two plants of 'Jenny Keay' in the Founder's Garden (Bed 16). This image was taken with a macro lens.

Bed 16

'Jenny Keay' (syn. of 'Jenny') x 2, 'Carmencita',  x durandii x 2, 'Maria Cornelia', 'Gypsy Queen' (on trellis behind Berberis jamesiana), 'Caroline' (blooms laying on the ground), 'Fond Memories'

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

Clematis ladakhiana flowering away is a sure sign of late summer/autumn. Notice the silken seedheads!

Clematis ladakhiana flowering away is a sure sign of late summer/autumn. Notice the silken seedheads!

'Sundance' (not in bloom but gorgeous seedheads), C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia,  'Bill MacKenzie', Victor Hugo™ 'Evipo007',  C. tibetana subsp. vernayi 'Orange Peel', C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi, Radar Love (seed strain),  Mississippi River™ 'Zomisri'

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), 'Halina Noll'

Bed 19

Nothing in bloom

Bed 20

Nothing in bloom

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".

'Guernsey Cream', 'Arabella' x 2, Wisley™ 'Evipo001', 'Bill MacKenzie', 'Walenburg' (second blooming), 'Alionushka' (second blooming), x durandii,

'Alionushka' was cut back to a few inches tall in mid-August, producing ample rebloom on shorter stems.

'Alionushka' was cut back to a few inches tall in mid-August, producing ample rebloom on shorter stems.

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'

'Etoile Violette' (on the ground!), 'Venosa Violacea',

The Hedges

Bed 23

'Blue Bird' is still covered with fresh blooms.

'Blue Bird' is still covered with fresh blooms.

 '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

Row 1: Coosa River seedling (species nova), Row 2: C. vinacea, C. texensis (Austin form); Row 9: Clematis texensis Tarpley River form of unusual size; pink open-pollinated texensis seedling.

Clematis texensis (Tarpley form). This is the wildly popular red inside and out form. This is our best specimen of this type, sporting the largest (longest, too) flowers, grown from wild-collected seed. This winter it will be lifted from the test garden and moved into a pot in the greenhouse, where we can keep the hummingbirds away and save seed.

Clematis texensis (Tarpley form). This is the wildly popular red inside and out form. This is our best specimen of this type, sporting the largest (longest, too) flowers, grown from wild-collected seed. This winter it will be lifted from the test garden and moved into a pot in the greenhouse, where we can keep the hummingbirds away and save seed.

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), C. cirrhosa var. purpurea 'Freckles', C. cirrhosa var. purpurea 'Lansdowne Gem', C. cirrhosa 'Jingles Bells'

Greenhouse Stumpery

C. otophora

Clematis otophora

Clematis otophora

Completed stumpery expansion, with C. repens DJHC 8103 pinned over it's own rotting stump. We aim to please!

Completed stumpery expansion, with C. repens DJHC 8103 pinned over it's own rotting stump. We aim to please!

Troughs

Nothing in bloom