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 Thursday July 18th. As of today we have 262 clematis in bloom, down 16 from last week, but we have some new players on the roster! Some of the clematis that were looking less than spiffy got pruned in the summer pruning class last weekend, but the selections of Clematis integrifolia that were used for the June 1st propagation class already back in bloom. With our non-clematis herbaceous perennials at their best, it’s a riot of form and color, and you should visit in person immediately. With rebloom of early varieties overlapping those clematis that are truly summer bloomers there is so much to see!

Bed 21 is half of the Beginner’s Garden, and all but two forms are in bloom!

Bed 21 is half of the Beginner’s Garden, and all but two forms are in bloom!

Once again ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ climbs the western porch of the farmhouse.She has been doing this reliably since 2007, after being planted in the autumn of 2006.

Once again ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ climbs the western porch of the farmhouse.She has been doing this reliably since 2007, after being planted in the autumn of 2006.

Happy clematis in Bed 22, part 2 of the Beginner’s Garden: ‘Venosa Violacea’, ‘Lambton Park’, ‘Etoile Violette’.

Happy clematis in Bed 22, part 2 of the Beginner’s Garden: ‘Venosa Violacea’, ‘Lambton Park’, ‘Etoile Violette’.

The Modern Garden

The purpose of the Modern Garden is to showcase those clematis not fitting into our other garden niches. ‘Brocade’ is a great example, created by Barry Fretwell.

The purpose of the Modern Garden is to showcase those clematis not fitting into our other garden niches. ‘Brocade’ is a great example, created by Barry Fretwell.

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

It is simply the luck of the alphabet that ‘Aotearoa’ and ‘Black Prince’, both created by Alister Keay of New Zealand, bloom side by side.

It is simply the luck of the alphabet that ‘Aotearoa’ and ‘Black Prince’, both created by Alister Keay of New Zealand, bloom side by side.

‘Aotearoa’, ‘Black Prince’, ‘Brocade’, ‘Cornish Spirit’, ‘Dark Eyes’, I am Lady Q™ ‘Ziiamladyq’. Aphrodite™ ‘Aphrodite Elegafuma’ is on the aisle end.

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

‘Tim’s Passion’, C. viticella ‘Lisboa’, ‘Rose Supreme’, ‘Pink Fantasy’

Evison Hybrids

Endellion™ ‘Evipo076’ is a prime example of the breeding work of Raymond Evison..

Endellion™ ‘Evipo076’ is a prime example of the breeding work of Raymond Evison..

Row 3,

Angelique™ ‘Evipo017’, Avant-Garde™ ‘Evipo033’

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Bijou™ ‘Evipo030’ (search among the strawberry leaves’), Chelsea™ ‘Evipo100’, Cherokee™ ‘Evipo041’,

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Confetti™ ‘Evipo026’, Diamantina™ ‘Evipo039’, Diana’s Delight™, Endellion™ ‘Evipo076’, Esme™ ‘Evipo048’,

Row 6, Evison Hybrids.

Hisako™ ‘Evipo087’ lights up Row 6

Hisako™ ‘Evipo087’ lights up Row 6

Franziska Maria™ ‘Evipo048’, Hisako ‘Evipo087’, Josephine™ ‘Evijohill’, Marta™ ‘Evipo071’

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Rosemoor™ ‘Evipo002’ is a glorious red, which should be much more widely grown. It tends to flower later than the other Evison reds.

Rosemoor™ ‘Evipo002’ is a glorious red, which should be much more widely grown. It tends to flower later than the other Evison reds.

Palette™ ‘Evipo034’, Rosemoor™ ‘Evipo002’, Tekla ‘Evipo069’

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

‘Belle of Taranaki’, bred in New Zealand by Peer Sorenson, is often mistaken for ‘Multi Blue’. This is darker and with broader petaloid sepals. The flowers are smaller than expected, likely because this area needs more water.

‘Belle of Taranaki’, bred in New Zealand by Peer Sorenson, is often mistaken for ‘Multi Blue’. This is darker and with broader petaloid sepals. The flowers are smaller than expected, likely because this area needs more water.

‘Belle of Taranaki’, Blue Light’,

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

It wouldn’t surprise any of us if Jolly Good™ ‘Zojogo’ blooms until September. It did in 2018.

It wouldn’t surprise any of us if Jolly Good™ ‘Zojogo’ blooms until September. It did in 2018.

Row 9

Princess Kate™ ‘Zoprika’ with her entourage.

Princess Kate™ ‘Zoprika’ with her entourage.

‘Lathkill Dale’ at the aisle end; ‘Joan Sanderman-Allen’, Jolly Good™ ‘Zojogo’, ‘Killifreth’, ‘Little Bas’, ‘Mrs. T. Lundell’, ‘Pagoda’, ‘Pendragon’, Rosalyn™ ‘Zo09087’, ‘Peveril Profusion’, Princess Kate™ ‘Zoprika’, ‘Poldice’, ‘Radiance’,

Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

‘Diamond Ball’, is a showy new large-flowered hybrid from Szczepan Marczynski, who has donated many fine plants to the Rogerson Clematis Collection.

‘Diamond Ball’, is a showy new large-flowered hybrid from Szczepan Marczynski, who has donated many fine plants to the Rogerson Clematis Collection.

Row 10 Marczynski Hybrids

A color harmony thanks to the alphabet! The large-flowered ‘Mazowsze’ with ‘Mazurek’.

A color harmony thanks to the alphabet! The large-flowered ‘Mazowsze’ with ‘Mazurek’.

‘Beautiful Bride’, ‘Diamond Ball’, ‘Innocent Glance’ single form, ‘Mazowsze’, ‘Mazurek’, ‘Oberek’, ‘Sweet Summer Love’

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

‘Vistula’ is named for Poland’s majestic river, which winds through the heart of the country.

‘Vistula’ is named for Poland’s majestic river, which winds through the heart of the country.

Row end: ‘Little Artist’, then ‘Skyfall’, ‘Wildfire’, ‘Vistula’, ‘Bambino’, ‘Gillian Blades’, ‘Ivan Olsson’, ‘John Huxtable’, ‘Snow Queen’,

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

‘Elegant Rhythm’ decorates the aisle end of Row 12. Introduced by our friends at Joy Creek Nursery

‘Elegant Rhythm’ decorates the aisle end of Row 12. Introduced by our friends at Joy Creek Nursery

Row end: ‘Elegant Rhythm’. ‘Allanah’ reblooming, ‘Hainton Ruby’, ‘Perida’, ‘Voluceau’, ‘Rouge Cardinal’,

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

Barry Fretwell’s brilliant ‘Burma Star’.

Barry Fretwell’s brilliant ‘Burma Star’.

‘Sunset’ (reblooming), ‘Voluceau’, ‘Burma Star’, ‘Grunwald’, Jackmanii Purpurea™ ‘Zojapur’, ‘Maria Louise Jensen’, Vancouver™ ‘Deborah Dahl’

‘Sunset’ glows in a second wave of bloom for the 2019 season.

‘Sunset’ glows in a second wave of bloom for the 2019 season.

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

‘Jenny’ (introduced by Cedergren of Sweden) is having its best year ever!

‘Jenny’ (introduced by Cedergren of Sweden) is having its best year ever!

‘Blue Eyes’ ‘H. F. Young’ (reblooming), ‘Jenny’ (Cedergren’s), ‘Imperial’, Climador™ ‘Konigskind’, ‘Riviera’, ‘Sally Cadge’, ‘Saturn’

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

‘Will Goodwin’ is at the end of the blue/lavender large-flowered hybrids, but is by no means the least. This is a rebloom.

‘Will Goodwin’ is at the end of the blue/lavender large-flowered hybrids, but is by no means the least. This is a rebloom.

‘Will Goodwin’, ‘Carnaby’, ‘Firefly’, ‘Fireworks’

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

‘Mrs N Thompson’ always attracts a crowd.

‘Mrs N Thompson’ always attracts a crowd.

‘Lincoln Star’, ‘Mrs N Thompson’, ‘Natascha’, Rosalie™ ‘Donaros’, ‘Tudor’ (flowering on very short stems), Vancouver™ ‘Sea Breeze’ (reblooming), Vancouver™ ‘Cotton Candy’, Vancouver™ ‘Daybreak’

‘Tudor’ is short and bright and looks like a great candidate for growing in containers.

‘Tudor’ is short and bright and looks like a great candidate for growing in containers.

Beech Tree's Garden

Large-flowered ‘The Velvet’ continues to flower with ‘Spark’, and they’ve been joined by ‘Odoriba’.

Large-flowered ‘The Velvet’ continues to flower with ‘Spark’, and they’ve been joined by ‘Odoriba’.

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

‘Hakuree’ flowers above  Alstroemeria  ‘Butterscotch’, a selection from Joy Creek Nursery.

‘Hakuree’ flowers above Alstroemeria ‘Butterscotch’, a selection from Joy Creek Nursery.

‘Mrs. ‘Yuki’, ‘Hakuree’, ‘Cat’s Eye’, ‘Roguchi’, ‘Hayate’

Bed 4

‘Iryu’ (look up in the Rosa glauca), ‘Edomurasaki’, ‘Yaichi’, ‘Spark’, ‘Odoriba’ x 3 (in Fuchsia ‘Whiteknights Amethyst’ and elsewhere), ‘Little Artist’, Clematis hexapetala, ‘Kahori no Kimi’, ‘Fudo’, ‘Roguchi’

Heirloom Garden

‘Perle d’Azur’ is easily seen from the driveway along the farmhouse. A Morel hybrid from 1885, in Bed 12.

‘Perle d’Azur’ is easily seen from the driveway along the farmhouse. A Morel hybrid from 1885, in Bed 12.

Bed 5

‘Jackmanii Superba’ is the greeter at the porch leading to the offices in the farmhouse.

‘Jackmanii Superba’ is the greeter at the porch leading to the offices in the farmhouse.

‘Jackmanii Superba’, ‘Jackmanii Alba’ (look against the house behind the rhodies) Clematis campaniflora, C. montana var. wilsonii (of hort.)

Bed 6

‘Duchess of Edinburgh’, C. crispa, ‘Jackmanii’

Bed 7

‘Lady Northcliffe’, ‘Colette Deville’, ‘Laurstern’ (on the fence), Clematis viticella, ‘Jackmanii’, ‘Kermesina’

 Bed 8

C.  x  triternata  ‘Rubromarginata’ arrives among blossoms of  C.  x  diversifolia  ‘Eriostemon’

C. x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’ arrives among blossoms of C. x diversifolia ‘Eriostemon’

‘Madame Julia Correvon’, Clematis integrifolia, C. x diversifolia ‘Hendersonii’, C. x diversifolia ‘Eriostemon’, ‘Mary Rose’ (syn. of C. viticella ‘Flore Pleno’), ‘Lady Betty Balfour’, ‘Etoile Violette’, ‘Elsa Spath’, ‘Praecox’,

Bed 9

Clematis viticella, C. rehderiana, x jouiniana,

Bed 10

‘Ville de Lyon’ is back in bloom with ‘Little Nell’

‘Ville de Lyon’ is back in bloom with ‘Little Nell’

In the VIP (very important pot): C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’; ‘Gipsy Queen’, C. integrifolia, C. i. ‘Alba’, ‘Perle d’Azur’ (best seen from Bed 16), ‘Ville de Lyon’ (reblooming), ‘Little Nell’, ‘Minuet’ (best seen from Bed 16), C. recta, Clematis urticifolia, ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’ (first flowers flared heavily with green)

Bed 11

‘Madame Julia Correvon’ duking it out with the old Gallica rose ‘Tuscany Superb’. These two thugs have not bested each other since being planted in the autumn of 2006.

‘Madame Julia Correvon’ duking it out with the old Gallica rose ‘Tuscany Superb’. These two thugs have not bested each other since being planted in the autumn of 2006.

‘Royal Velours’ (best seen from Bed 14), C. urticifolia x 2, ‘Madame Julia Correvon’, ‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ (best seen from Bed 14), C. morefieldii, C. glaucophylla, C. heracleifolia, ‘Proteus’ (flowers not double), C. viticella, C. reticulata, ‘Victoria’, C. pitcherii (from seed collected by Dr. John Wurdack and shared with Brewster Rogerson in the early 1990s), ‘Mrs. George Jackman’, C. macropetala,

Bed 12

‘Perle d’Azur’ has taken over the official greeter job along the driveway.

‘Perle d’Azur’ has taken over the official greeter job along the driveway.

‘Perle d’Azur’, ‘Guiding Star’, C. crispa, ‘Lady Londesborough’, ‘Countess of Lovelace’ (flowers are single).

Bed 13

‘Guiding Star’ with buds from a random seedling.

‘Guiding Star’ with buds from a random seedling.

‘Kermesina’, ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’, ‘Minuet’

The Front Bank

Bed 14

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ specimen at the west end of the Front Bank.

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ specimen at the west end of the Front Bank.

C. addisonii, C. texensis (pale Austin form), ‘Queen of Holland’, ‘Sonnette’ x 2, Queen Mother™ ‘Zoqum’, ‘Princess Diana’ x 2, C. albicoma, ‘Pagoda’, Clematis versicolor, C. addisonii, ‘Hendryetta’, ‘Carol Lim’, ‘Duchess of Albany’

‘Queen of Holland’ with  Clematis texensis  (Austin form)

‘Queen of Holland’ with Clematis texensis (Austin form)

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

‘Semu’

‘Semu’

‘Blekitny Aniol’, ‘Warszawska Nike’, ‘Sizia Ptitsa’, with  Knautia  ‘Thunder and Lightening’

‘Blekitny Aniol’, ‘Warszawska Nike’, ‘Sizia Ptitsa’, with Knautia ‘Thunder and Lightening’

‘Entel’ (best seen from Bed 7), ‘Tentel’, ‘Trikatrei, ‘Justa’, ‘Eetika’, ‘Juuli’, x diversifolia ‘Olgae’, ‘Darius’, ‘Dubysa’, ‘Ilka’, ‘Viola’ x 3, ‘Jorma’, ‘Romantika’, ‘Ashva’, ‘Semu’, ‘Mikelite’, ‘Iubelienyi-70’, ‘Negritianka’, ‘Pamiat Serdsta’, ‘Sizsia Ptitsa’, ‘Kiev’, ‘Warszawska Nike’, ‘Blekitny Aniol’ Blue Angel™,

The Founder’s Garden

Bed 16

‘Carmencita’ was raised in Sweden but named for a Spanish actress.

‘Carmencita’ was raised in Sweden but named for a Spanish actress.

‘Carmencita’, ‘Arabella’, x durandii, ‘Esprit’, C. stans x 6,Alba Luxurians’ (on the fence at bed 10), ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’ x 4, ‘Paul Farges’, ‘Barbara Jackman’, ‘Miniseelik’ x 2 (one in a pot), ‘Gipsy Queen’ x 2 (showing the big early blossoms you get if you don’t hard prune it in the winter), ‘Huldine’

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

Blue River ‘Zoblueriver’ surrounds  Eryngium  ‘Blue GIant’, with  Verbascum bombyciferum  ‘Polarsommer’ for weed suppression.

Blue River ‘Zoblueriver’ surrounds Eryngium ‘Blue GIant’, with Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Polarsommer’ for weed suppression.

C. tibetana var. laciniifolia, ‘Sundance’, C. diversifolia x ‘Blue Boy’, ‘Anita’, Clematis hexapetala Mongolian Snowflakes™, ‘Golden Harvest’, Petit Faucon™ ‘Evisix’, C. integrifolia ‘Coerulea’, ‘Pangbourne Pink’, ‘Lord Herschell’, ‘Lake Baikal’, ‘Skylark’, Blue Ocean™ ‘Zo09045’, Blue River ‘Zoblueriver’, Radar Love™ strain, Saphyra™ ‘Indigo’, Inspiration™ ‘Zoin’, Pretty in Blue™ ‘Zopre’, Mississippi River™ ‘Zomisri’, ‘Lake Baikal’, Saphyra™ ‘Double Rose’, Clematis integrifolia ‘Coerulea’, ‘Sixten Widberg’, ‘Swedish Bells’, ‘Bill MacKenzie’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi ‘Orange Peel’, C. x diversifolia ‘Heather Herschell’,

Old Poland

Croton alabamensis  is the anchor shrub for ‘Polish Spirit’, skirted by  Alstroemeria  ‘Pink Lemonade’ (a Joy Creek selection) and hardy geranium Patricia™ ‘Brempat’

Croton alabamensis is the anchor shrub for ‘Polish Spirit’, skirted by Alstroemeria ‘Pink Lemonade’ (a Joy Creek selection) and hardy geranium Patricia™ ‘Brempat’

Bed 18

‘Polish Spirit’, ‘Syrena’, ‘Sympatia’, ‘Halina Noll’

Bed 19

‘Maksymillian Kolbe’ opening a fresh blossom.

‘Maksymillian Kolbe’ opening a fresh blossom.

‘Ania’, ‘Dzieci Waszawy’m ‘Maksymillian Kolbe’,

Bed 20

‘Gizela’ floats over Bed 20.

‘Gizela’ floats over Bed 20.

‘Dominika’, ‘Sylwia’, ‘Gizela’, ‘Kryspina’, ‘Danuta’, ‘Matka Uszula Ledochowska’

The Beginners' Gardens

A surprising, and surprisingly beautiful combination: light lavender ‘Emilia Plater’ is invaded by ‘Gravetye Beauty’

A surprising, and surprisingly beautiful combination: light lavender ‘Emilia Plater’ is invaded by ‘Gravetye Beauty’

Bed 21

‘Arabella’ x 3, ‘Alionushka’ x 3, ‘Piilu’, ‘Hagley Hybrid’, ‘Walenberg’ x 2, x durandii, C. mandshurica , ‘Emilia Plater’, ‘Gravetye Beauty’, ‘Polish Spirit’, ‘Bill MacKenzie’, Wisley ‘Evipo001’, C. alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’, ‘Markham’s Pink’, ‘White Swan’ (repeat bloom), ‘Abundance’, ‘The President’ (reblooming),

Bed 22

‘Helios’, ‘Lambton Park’, ‘Betty Corning’, ‘Prince Charles’, ‘Victoria’, ‘Madame Julia Correvon’, ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’, ‘Venosa Violacea’, ‘Princess Diana’, ‘Etoile Violette’, ‘Minuet’, C. integrifolia.

The Hedges

Bed 23:

Clematis texensis, Alan Bloom™ ‘Alblo’, C. tubulosa ‘Blue Mood’, C. tubulosa, C. heracleifolia, ‘Wesselton’, C. rehderiana

Bed 24:

C. ianthina  ‘Josie’s Midnight’ enlivens a summer-blooming Daphne.

C. ianthina ‘Josie’s Midnight’ enlivens a summer-blooming Daphne.

C. integrifolia ‘Blue Ribbons’, in “Patron’s Pot” C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’, C. ianthina ‘Josie’s Midnight’, Clematis recta, ‘Ballet Skirt’, ‘Pauline’ (reblooming)

Test Garden

Sport of ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ from the garden of one of our volunteers. This is a layer, and has been stable in a home garden for several years. We have been asked to trial it.

Sport of ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ from the garden of one of our volunteers. This is a layer, and has been stable in a home garden for several years. We have been asked to trial it.

Clematis vinacea, Coosa River collection, C. texensis (Austin form wild collected), ‘Belle Nantaise’ sport, C. crispa ‘Rick’s Choice’, Susan Toler’s seedling of C. fremontii x integrifolia, Clematis crispa var. rosea (Mariana County Florida), C. pitcherii ‘Blue and Cream’ (Harlan Hamernik selection), Powell River seedlings, Big Piney River seedlings, sport of Comtesse de Bouchaud’ brought in by a volunteer, Clematis versicolor (Humphrey County, TN), Clematis patens seedling

Winter Bloomer Garden

C. cirrhosa var. balearica, C. cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’, C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens ‘Freckles’

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

C. intricata ‘Vince Denny’, ‘Aureolin’, ‘My Angel’, C. serratifolia,

Greenhouse Stumpery

Clematis otophora  will flower from July through October, and appreciates partial shade. Can you find the bee’s butt in this picture? Bumblebees love this clematis.

Clematis otophora will flower from July through October, and appreciates partial shade. Can you find the bee’s butt in this picture? Bumblebees love this clematis.

‘Bells of Emei Shan’, C. repens DJHC 8104, C. otophora (Far Reaches Farm collection)

Troughs

Nothing in bloom

Subtropical Shade Porch

Clematis alternata  lives in a large pot, moved outside in the summer. It is not hardy here (yet).

Clematis alternata lives in a large pot, moved outside in the summer. It is not hardy here (yet).

Clematis alternata, C. finetiana CDHM 14208

The Antipodes

Nothing in bloom

The Egg

The Egg has been planted with clematis cultivars from all over the world, a celebration of the far reaching influence of the genus in horticulture. Countries include: Canada, USA, UK, Holland, Russia, and more.

The Egg has been planted with clematis cultivars from all over the world, a celebration of the far reaching influence of the genus in horticulture. Countries include: Canada, USA, UK, Holland, Russia, and more.

Artist James Henderson has donated a handsome structure he created using the proportions of a Fabergé egg, hence we call in The Egg. It occupies the foundation of the long gone Luscher Farm silo. Watch this space as the clematis settle in and begin their international chorus.

‘White Heart’ (bred in Germany)