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 Wednesday August 15, 2018: 144 clematis in bloom as of today. Again another slight drop in clematis-in-bloom numbers. The climbs to 90F+ for a couple of days at time with no rain continue, and it looks like the greater Portland area's all time record for days over 90 in a year, which stands at 29, will be pretty well shattered by the end of the month.  The heat lovers are loving it, anything with Clematis texensis in its bloodlines. This time of year Bed 23, where many of our shrubby clematis reside, is turning into a show stopper, with the clematis intermixed with Aster x frikartii 'Jungfrau'.  Many herbaceous perennial cultivars got a Bastille Day chop (around July 14), and we'll see them again later.

 Put on your sunglasses, folks. 'Allanah' is back in bloom. Modern Garden row 12.

Put on your sunglasses, folks. 'Allanah' is back in bloom. Modern Garden row 12.

 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' showing her chops as one of the best all-purpose large-flowered hybrids Bed 22.

'Comtesse de Bouchaud' showing her chops as one of the best all-purpose large-flowered hybrids Bed 22.

The Modern Garden

 'Wildfire', an introduction from Szczepan Marczynski of Poland, is typical of the clematis blooming now in the Modern Garden. The heat has made them very bright, and even some of the white varieties are showing a lot of subtle color.

'Wildfire', an introduction from Szczepan Marczynski of Poland, is typical of the clematis blooming now in the Modern Garden. The heat has made them very bright, and even some of the white varieties are showing a lot of subtle color.

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

Astra Nova™ 'Zo09085', 'Black Prince',

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

 In Row 2 'Lisboa' plant #2 in bloom. Please be aware that if you try to grow this from seed, the seedlings will be paler than the true form, seen here.

In Row 2 'Lisboa' plant #2 in bloom. Please be aware that if you try to grow this from seed, the seedlings will be paler than the true form, seen here.

'Lisboa'

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Avant-Garde™ 'Evipo033' (reblooming)

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

 Chevalier™ 'Evipo040'

Chevalier™ 'Evipo040'

Cassis™ 'Evipo020', Chevalier™ 'Evipo040', Clair de Lune™ 'Everin'

 

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Esme™ 'Evipo048', Filigree™ 'Evipo029'

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

 Josephine™ 'Evijohill' in bright summer shades of pink.

Josephine™ 'Evijohill' in bright summer shades of pink.

Josephine™ 'Evijohill', Marta™ 'Evipo071', Moonfleet™ 'Evipo046'

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

 Tekla™ 'Evipo069' brightly reblooming.

Tekla™ 'Evipo069' brightly reblooming.

Tekla™ 'Evipo069', Versailles™ 'Evipo025'

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

Nothing in bloom

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

 'Poldice' flowering for the first time for us.

'Poldice' flowering for the first time for us.

Meine Belle™ 'Zomibel', 'Little Bas', 'Pagoda', 'Pendragon', Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika',  'Poldice', 'Ruby Wedding'

 'Ruby Wedding' flowering for the first time in the Modern Garden.

'Ruby Wedding' flowering for the first time in the Modern Garden.

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

 'Beautiful Bride' is still beautiful, even if the heat has left it in a state of slight inelegance.

'Beautiful Bride' is still beautiful, even if the heat has left it in a state of slight inelegance.

Aisle end: Pangbourne Pink'. 'Beautiful Bride', 'Diamond Ball', Sweet Summer Love' (mid-point post, trailing on top of the strawberries, and end post), 'Morning Sky', 'My Darling'

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

 'Vistula' is as lovely as the river it is named after.

'Vistula' is as lovely as the river it is named after.

Aisle end post: 'Little Artist'; 'Skyfall', 'Vistula', 'Wildfire' Whites: 'Snow Queen', 'Starfish'

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

 'Allanah' is always at its best in the heat.

'Allanah' is always at its best in the heat.

At main aisle end of row: 'Elegant Rhythm'. 'Allanah' (reblooming), 'Hainton Ruby',

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

 'Voluceau',

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

 'Blue Ravine' reblooming vividly in the heat. We know these plants are true to name. Who knew this cultivar would respond this way to full sun and surprising heat?

'Blue Ravine' reblooming vividly in the heat. We know these plants are true to name. Who knew this cultivar would respond this way to full sun and surprising heat?

 In the summer heat the color of 'Rgapsody' doesn't fade, but it does shift from violet violet when it opens to cobalt blue.

In the summer heat the color of 'Rgapsody' doesn't fade, but it does shift from violet violet when it opens to cobalt blue.

 'Blue Ravine', 'H F Young' (quite small blossoms), 'Konigskind' Climador™, 'Rhapsody', 'Riviera'

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

 The rebloom on 'Carnaby' produced smaller than normal flowers, but of good color and well-formed.

The rebloom on 'Carnaby' produced smaller than normal flowers, but of good color and well-formed.

'Beth Currie' Vivienne™, 'Carnaby', 'Irene'

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

'Mrs N Thompson', 'Prince Phillip', Rosalie™ 'Donahros' PPAF,

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

'Cat's Eye',

Bed 4

  Clematis hexapetala  (syn.  C. angustifolia ) takes a turn at representing the charm of Japanese native clematis.

Clematis hexapetala (syn. C. angustifolia) takes a turn at representing the charm of Japanese native clematis.

 'Fairy Blue' (syn. Crystal Fountain™), 'Odoriba' (in Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue'), 'Spark', C. stans, C.hexapetala, 'Fudo', 'Roguchi' x 2, 'Iryu' (reblooming in the Cornus mas 'Variegata' seen from the farmhouse side of Bed 4). Look way up in the tallest Sorbus, and you'll see the underside of the purple flowers of 'Tomoshibi', the rascal!

Heirloom Garden

Bed 5

Clematis montana var. wilsonii (of hort.)

Bed 6

  Clematis crispa  popping out right at eye level.

Clematis crispa popping out right at eye level.

'Ramona', Clematis crispa

Bed 7

 This is the shadiest position for 'Sir Trevor Lawrence' in the whole garden, but still giving a good show.

This is the shadiest position for 'Sir Trevor Lawrence' in the whole garden, but still giving a good show.

'Sir Trevor Lawrence', 'Royal Velours', Clematis heracleifolia, x aromatica

Bed 8

  C. viticella  'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose') climbing into 'Praecox'

C. viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose') climbing into 'Praecox'

C. x diversifolia 'Hendersonii', C. integrifolia, C. x triternata 'Rubromarginata', 'Elsa Spath', C. viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose'), 'Praecox',

Bed 9

Clematis rehderiana, x jouiniana

Bed 10

C. heracleifolia, 'Little Nell', Clematis recta, 'Duchess of Albany',  'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Bed 11

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C. urticifolia, C.heracleifolia, C. flammula, 'Madame Julua Correvon', 'Sir Trevor Lawrence', 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', C. morefieldii, C. pitcheri

Bed 12

Clematis crispa near hose bib.

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

 'Sonnette' basks in the sun of the Front Bank.

'Sonnette' basks in the sun of the Front Bank.

Bed 14

C. morefieldii, 'Hendryetta', 'Princess Diana', C. pitcherii, 'Sonnette', 'Duchess of Albany'

The Baltic Border

 'Dubysa' blooming brightly on another vine's clematis ladder. The red flowers are a Rogerson Clematis Garden selection,  Helenium  'Summer Cinnabar'.

'Dubysa' blooming brightly on another vine's clematis ladder. The red flowers are a Rogerson Clematis Garden selection, Helenium 'Summer Cinnabar'.

Bed 15

'Justa', C. x diversifolia 'Olgae', 'Dubysa', 'Negritianka', 'Kiev', 'Sizaia Ptitsa' as groundcover.

The Founder's Garden

 'Ai-Nor'.

'Ai-Nor'.

Bed 16

'Arabella' x 2, 'Esprit', x durandii, C. stans,  'Paul Farges', 'Ai-Nor' (reblooming), 'Maria Cornelia (in thread-leaf Chamaecyparus), C. fammula, 'Huldine', C. pitcheri

The Steppe Garden

  Clematis hexapetala  'Mongolian Snowflakes', about 2/3 of a meter tall.

Clematis hexapetala 'Mongolian Snowflakes', about 2/3 of a meter tall.

Bed 17

Clematis tibetana var. laciniifolia, 'Sundance', 'Anita', C. recta 'Lime Close' Serious Black™, C. hexapetala 'Mongolian Snowflakes', C. ladakhiana, Victor Hugo™ 'Evipo007', Inspiration™ 'Zoin',  Saphyra™ 'Indigo', 'Miranda', Clematis orientalis (DBG collection), Radar Love (seed strain), Blue Ocean™ 'Zo09045', 'Lake Baikal', Mississippi River™ 'Zomisri', Blue River™ 'Zoblueriver', 'Swedish Bells', C.tibetana subspecies vernayi 'Orange Peel', C.tibetana subspecies vernayi var. vernayi.

Old Poland

 'Kacper' in Bed 18' in beautiful partnership with  Caryopteris  'Snow Fairy'. We look forward to this all year.

'Kacper' in Bed 18' in beautiful partnership with Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy'. We look forward to this all year.

Bed 18

'Polish Spirit', 'Kacper', 'Halina Noll' x 2

Bed 19

 'Niobe' glides over its host shrub to partner with  Viburnum  'Molly Schroeder'

'Niobe' glides over its host shrub to partner with Viburnum 'Molly Schroeder'

'Agnieszka', 'Niobe' (in and around Osmanthus 'Nishiki'), 'Dzieci Warszawy'

Bed 20

 'Gizela' is loving the heat.

'Gizela' is loving the heat.

'Gizela', 'Solina', 'Sylwia' x 2.

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

 'Hagley Hybrid' (reblooming), 'Guernsey Cream' (reblooming), C. mandshurica, x durandii, 'Markham's Pink' (reblooming), Wisley™ 'Evipo001', 'Bill MacKenzie', Wisley™ 'Evipo001'

Bed 22: 

 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

'Helios', 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' (pronounced "boo-show"), Clematis integrifolia, 'Barbara Harrington', 'Betty Corning' (just a few blossoms), 'Lambton Park'

The Hedges

Bed 23

 'Bluebird' (both reblooming); 'China Purple', Clematis heracleifolia, Alan Bloom™ 'Alblo', 'Katherine's Amethyst', 'Blue Mood', C. tubulosa, 'Pink Flamingo'

Bed 24

'Pauline'

Test Garden

  Clematis texensis , wild-collected, showing what is called the "Austin form' with a more bonnet-like shape and the pale yellow/cream interior.

Clematis texensis, wild-collected, showing what is called the "Austin form' with a more bonnet-like shape and the pale yellow/cream interior.

In the stock plants: Clematis texensis (Austin form with light interior) Clematis vinacea, C. crispa var. rosea, 'Barbara Houser', species nova collected on the  Big Piney River in Arkansas, Clematis versicolor (w-c Humphreys County, TN), species nova collection on the Powell River in Tennessee; Clematis pitcherii (wild-collected in Texas), an Atragene Group seedling donated by James Earl, Clematis pitcheri 'Blue and Creme',

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis texensis outside south gate.

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

'My Angel',

Greenhouse Stumpery

Clematis otophora, C. repens DJHC8103

Troughs

Nothing in bloom