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, August 14, 2017. 162 clematis taxa in bloom (we include species, species varieties, selections, and hybrids in that count). That's down 32 from last week. The showy viticellas have been deadheaded throughout the garden and fertilized (some cut back quite hard) to encourage autumn bloom, which we can be assured of in our climate, but it is a regimen we would recommend everywhere. The heat has abated, but we must continue to water. After 57 days without rain, the .3" we got Sunday night doesn't have much effect.

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

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

Visitors assume the popular and durable 'Rouge Cardinal' dwells in our Heirloom Garden. But it isn't old! It was introduced from France in 1968. It was one of the founding four of the Rogerson Clematis Collection in 1971.

Visitors assume the popular and durable 'Rouge Cardinal' dwells in our Heirloom Garden. But it isn't old! It was introduced from France in 1968. It was one of the founding four of the Rogerson Clematis Collection in 1971.

The Modern Garden

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

Nothing in bloom

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

 'Dorothy Tolver' (reblooming), 'Pink Cameo', 'Pink Fantasy' (reblooming), 'Rose Supreme'

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Chevalier 'Evipo040' has strong color and a sturdy short habit, excellent for containers, although we have it in the ground.

Chevalier 'Evipo040' has strong color and a sturdy short habit, excellent for containers, although we have it in the ground.

Chevalier™ 'Evipo040',

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Confetti™ 'Evipo026'

Confetti™ 'Evipo026'

Confetti™ 'Evipo026' x 2, Corinne™ 'Evipo063', Diamontina™ 'Evipo039', Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026', Endellion™ 'Evipo076',

Endellion™ 'Evipo076' Row 6 These will develop a bar as they age.

Endellion™ 'Evipo076' Row 6 These will develop a bar as they age.

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' (second blooming), Josephine™ 'Evijohill' (second blooming)

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Rosemoor™ 'Evipo002'

Row 8, Showy Set—large double-flowered

'Blue Light' (second blooming), 'Kiri te Kanawa', 'Samantha Denny' (single blossoms)

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

Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika' with mingled blooms of 'Pendragon'

Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika' with mingled blooms of 'Pendragon'

'Pagoda', 'Pendragon', Rosalyn™, Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika'

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

'Sweet Summer Love'

'Sweet Summer Love'

 'Sweet Summer Love' x 2

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

'Viva Polonia' blooms for us for the first time. Terrific plant!

'Viva Polonia' blooms for us for the first time. Terrific plant!

'Viva Polonia'

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), '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

'Tie Dye'

'Tie Dye'

'Sunset' (second blooming), Vino™ 'Poulvo' (second blooming),  'Tie Dye',

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Showy Set—large

'Jenny' loves the heat!

'Jenny' loves the heat!

'Blue Ravine' (second bloom), 'Eyer's Gift' (second blooming), 'H. F. Young' (second bloom), 'Jenny', 'Rhapsody' (small blossoms), 'Sally Cadge' (second bloom, small), 'The First Lady' (second bloom)

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

'Betty Risdon' (third set of blooms),

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

Nothing in bloom (but the 'Telestar' strawberries are going nuts)

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

'Pinky', 'Hakure', 'Seryu',

Bed 4

Clematis fusca

Clematis fusca

'Kahori no Kimi'

'Kahori no Kimi'

Clematis fusca, 'Iryu' (reblooming) 'Spark',  C. stans, Clematis angustifolia (syn. C. hexapetala),'Tamakazura' (second blooming), '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

Bed 5

'Nelly Moser' (second blooming)

Bed 6

'Duchess of Edinburgh' proves good things take time. This is her first flowering of the year after being pruned to install a tutuer. She's happy about it!

'Duchess of Edinburgh' proves good things take time. This is her first flowering of the year after being pruned to install a tutuer. She's happy about it!

'Duchess of Edinburgh', 'Ramona', Clematis crispa

Bed 7

'Sir Trevor Lawrence', 'Madame Baron-Veillard' (look up into the Laurus nobilis), '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

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', Clematis integrifolia, 'Etoile Violette', C. x triternata 'Rubromarginata', C. viticella 'Flore Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose'), 'Lady Betty Balfour', 'Huldine', 'Praecox' (syn. x jouiniana 'Praecox')

Clematis viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose') with 'Praecox'

Clematis viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose') with 'Praecox'

Bed 9

C. x jouiniana

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), C. heracleifolia, 'Mrs. George Jackman' (in Phlox 'Laura'), 'Little Nell', C. integrifolia, 'Duchess of Albany', '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, C. flammula,  'Sir Trevor Lawrence', 'Gravetye Beauty', 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', C. pitcheri, C. glaucophylla x 2, 

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), 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Bed 13

'Guiding Star' (facing into Bed 11), 'Purpurea Plena Elegans',

The Front Bank

Bed 14

Clematis pitcheri (from seed collected by Dr. John Wurdack, this is a venerable old plant), 'Sonnette'  'Queen of Holland', C. coactilis, Queen Mother™ 'Zoqum', 'Etoile Rose', 'Princess Diana', 'Pagoda', Clematis versicolor, 'Gravetye Beauty', 'Sir Trevor Lawrence',  'Duchess of Albany',

'Sonnette'

'Sonnette'

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

'Mikelite' has wandered over to some Oh Henry! lilies.

'Mikelite' has wandered over to some Oh Henry! lilies.

'Trikatrei', 'Juuli' x 2, 'Darius', 'Semu' (second blooming), 'Mikelite', 'Ashva' (sneaking onto 'Violetta's ladder) 'Negritianka', 'Nadezhda', 'Viola', 'Waszawska Nike', 'Sizaia Ptitsa', 'Minister' in memorial pot.

'Minister' was a favorite of Brewster Rogerson's and resides in a memorial pot along with 'Fond Memories'.

'Minister' was a favorite of Brewster Rogerson's and resides in a memorial pot along with 'Fond Memories'.

The Founder's Garden

Bed 16

'Carmencita', 'Arabella', 'Esprit', 'Ai-Nor' (second flowering), C. stans x 8, 'Paul Farges', 'Mrs Robert Brydon' x 3,  'Honcho', 'Gipsy Queen', C. pitcheri (second specimen from Dr. John Wurdack), 'Huldine' x 2, 'Sharpie'

'Gipsy Queen' in Bed 16

'Gipsy Queen' in Bed 16

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

Golden Tiara™ 'Kugotia' wraps a post and obscures a birdhouse!

Golden Tiara™ 'Kugotia' wraps a post and obscures a birdhouse!

C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia, x diversifolia 'Blue Boy' x 2, 'Lathkill Dale', Petit Faucon™ 'Evisix', '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', 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',

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,

Bed 19

The "Children of Warsaw", 'Dzieci 'Warszawy' have climbed an apple tree, the rascals!

The "Children of Warsaw", 'Dzieci 'Warszawy' have climbed an apple tree, the rascals!

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

Bed 20

'Dominika' in a variegated cornus.

'Dominika' in a variegated cornus.

'Dominika', 'Gizela', 'Sylwia', 'Karolina Koska', 'Danuta',

'Gizela'

'Gizela'

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

'Arabella', 'Hagley Hybrid', C. mandshurica x 2, Wisley™ 'Evipo001', 'Bill MacKenzie', C. alpina 'Pamela Jackman', 'Alionushka' (with towhee nest!), 'Piilu' (syn. Little Duckling™) x 3, 'Emilia Plater', 'The President',

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', Clematis integrifolia, 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' (pronounced "boo-show"), 'Duchess of Albany', 'Helios'

The Hedges

Bed 23

Clematis heracleifolia

Clematis heracleifolia

C. tubulosa 'Cassandra', Alan Bloom™ 'Alblo' x 3, C. tubulosa, 'Blue Mood', 'Bluebird', 'Katherine's Amethyst', C. tubulosa, C. heracleifolia, C. rehderiana,

'Katherine's Amethyst'

'Katherine's Amethyst'

Bed 24

Clematis ianthina 'Josie's Blue Midnight' has been in bloom for two months!

Clematis ianthina 'Josie's Blue Midnight' has been in bloom for two months!

Clematis recta, C. ianthina 'Josie's Blue Midnight', "Patron Pot": Clematis florida var. flore-pleno 'Plena',

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 DJHC 8103

Clematis repens DJHC 8103

Clematis repens DJHC 8103

Troughs

Nothing in bloom