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 Sunday August 18, 2019. As of today we have 180 clematis in bloom. Lots of rebloom happening as the latest species come into flower to carry is into autumn. As usual for this time of year there is little precipitation, but at least it has been cooler than expected, and we’ve even had some precipitation. With rebloom of early varieties overlapping those clematis that are truly summer bloomers there is still so much to see!

One of the benefits of an organic garden is the many helpers that arrive, both inside the greenhouse and in the gardens, to help with any infestations. Here’s a lady bug cleaning up on  Clematis florida  var.  flore-pleno  ‘Plena’.

One of the benefits of an organic garden is the many helpers that arrive, both inside the greenhouse and in the gardens, to help with any infestations. Here’s a lady bug cleaning up on Clematis florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’.

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ is an antique clematis from 1912, flowering late this year because we haven’t had much summer heat.

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ is an antique clematis from 1912, flowering late this year because we haven’t had much summer heat.

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

‘Cloudburst’, by Polish breeder Szczepan Marczynski, lights up Row 10 in the Modern Garden. The color is strong this year. No doubt from the unusual cool evenings.

‘Cloudburst’, by Polish breeder Szczepan Marczynski, lights up Row 10 in the Modern Garden. The color is strong this year. No doubt from the unusual cool evenings.

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

‘Amanda Marie’, ‘Dark Eyes’, Aphrodite™ ‘Aphrodite Elegafumina’ at the aisle end

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

Our experience with ‘Pink Cameo’ is that the late summer into autumn flowering is worth the wait.

Our experience with ‘Pink Cameo’ is that the late summer into autumn flowering is worth the wait.

‘Pink Cameo’ ( 2 plants in bloom)

Evison Hybrids

Row 3,

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

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Clair de Lune™ ‘Everin’

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Diamantina™ ‘Evipo039’ (x 2 plants), Diana’s Delight™, ‘Evipo076’,

Row 6, Evison Hybrids.

Josephine™ ‘Evijohill’ still producing flowers in Row 6

Josephine™ ‘Evijohill’ still producing flowers in Row 6

Fleuri™ ‘Evipo042’, Giselle™ ‘Evipo051’, Hisako™ ‘Evipo087’, Josephine™ ‘Evijohill’, Liberation™ ‘Evifive’, Ninon™ ‘Evipo052’

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.

Rosemoor™ ‘Evipo002’, Versailles™ ‘Evipo025’

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’, ‘Kiri te Kanawa’, ‘Multi Blue’

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

Barry Fretwell’s most excellent ‘Radiance’.

Barry Fretwell’s most excellent ‘Radiance’.

‘Lathkill Dale’ at the aisle end; ‘Joan Sanderman-Allen’ (single form), ‘Little Bas’, ‘Mrs. T. Lundell’, ‘Pendragon’, Princess Kate™ ‘Zoprika’, ‘Radiance’, ‘Ruby Wedding’

Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

Hybrids from Szczepan Marczynski, are showing off in Rows 10 and 11. In this case ‘Grunwald’ (purple/plum) has found its way to ‘Cloudburst’, which has matching anthers.

Hybrids from Szczepan Marczynski, are showing off in Rows 10 and 11. In this case ‘Grunwald’ (purple/plum) has found its way to ‘Cloudburst’, which has matching anthers.

Row 10 Marczynski Hybrids

‘Morning Sky’ (with dark anthers) and the pink pagoda roofs of ‘Oberek’.

‘Morning Sky’ (with dark anthers) and the pink pagoda roofs of ‘Oberek’.

‘Bieszczady’, ‘Cloudburst’, ‘Grunwald’, ‘Mazurek’, ‘Morning Sky’, ‘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.

‘Wildfire’, ‘Vistula’ (x 2 plants in bloom), ‘John Huxtable’, ‘Snow Queen’,

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

‘Perida’ proves worth the wait for a young plant to settle in and get down to the business of blooming.

‘Perida’ proves worth the wait for a young plant to settle in and get down to the business of blooming.

‘Allanah’ reblooming, ‘Perida’, ‘Rouge Cardinal’ reblooming

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

‘Sunset’, Jackmanii Purpurea™ ‘Zojapur’, ‘ 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

‘H. F. Young’ has burst back into bloom.

‘H. F. Young’ has burst back into bloom.

‘Blue Eyes’, ‘Eyer’s Gift’, ‘H. F. Young’ (reblooming), Climador™ ‘Konigskind’, ‘Horn of Plenty’, ‘Imperial’ ‘Miguel Viso’, ‘Natascha’, ‘Riviera’, ‘Sally Cadge’, ‘Saturn’

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

‘Carnaby’

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

‘King George V’ (pale flowers), ‘Natascha’, Rosalie™ ‘Donaros’ PPAF, ‘Prince Philip’, Vancouver™ ‘Daybreak’ x 2, Vancouver™ ‘Mystic Gem’

Beech Tree's Garden

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.

‘Hakuree’, ‘Ozawa Blue’

Bed 4

‘Edomurasaki’, ‘Spark’, ‘Odoriba’ x 2 (in Fuchsia ‘Whiteknights Amethyst’ and elsewhere), Clematis hexapetala, ‘Kahori no Kimi’, ‘Fudo’, ‘Roguchi’, ‘Rooran’ (reblooming), ‘Malaya Garnet’

Heirloom Garden

Clematis glaucophylla  will flower well into September.

Clematis glaucophylla will flower well into September.

Bed 5

C. montana var. wilsonii (of hort.), ‘Nelly Moser’

Bed 6

‘Ramona’, C. crispa,

Bed 7

‘Alba Luxurians’ (best seen from Bed 14), ‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’, ‘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’

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ x 2 plants, Clematis integrifolia, C. x diversifolia ‘Hendersonii’, ‘Mary Rose’ (syn. of C. viticella ‘Flore Pleno’), ‘Etoile Violette’, C. x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’, ‘Praecox’,

Bed 9

C. rehderiana, x jouiniana, ‘Mrs. Spencer-Castle’ (single form)

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’, ‘Lord Nevill’ (not as ruffled as spring bloom), ‘Beauty of Worcester’ (single-flowered form) C. integrifolia, C. heracleifolia, ‘Little Nell’, C. recta, Clematis urticifolia, ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’ (first flowers flared heavily with green), ‘Prins Hendrik’ (nearly on the ground in Rosa ‘Yolande D’Aragon’)

Bed 11

C. urticifolia x 2, C. heracleifolia, ‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ (best seen from Bed 14), C. morefieldii, C. glaucophylla, C. reticulata, ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’, ‘Elsa Spath’, C. pitcherii (from seed collected by Dr. John Wurdack and shared with Brewster Rogerson in the early 1990s),

Bed 12

Nothing in bloom

Bed 13

‘Kermesina’, ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’,

The Front Bank

Bed 14

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ tumbles down the Front Bank

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ tumbles down the Front Bank

‘Queen of Holland’, ‘Sonnette’ x 2, Queen Mother™ ‘Zoqum’, ‘Gravetye Beauty’, ‘Princess Diana’ , ‘Pagoda’, ‘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

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

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

‘Justa’, x diversifolia ‘Olgae’, ‘Darius’, ‘Kosmicheskaia Melodiia’, ‘Mikelite’, ‘Sizsia Ptitsa’, ‘Kiev’, ‘Warszawska Nike’, ‘Luther Burbank’ (best seen on the Bed 7 fence). ‘Minister’ in memorial pot.

The Founder’s Garden

How pleased would Brewster Rogerson be to see the species he championed,  Clematis stans , surrounding the Founder’s Garden sign?

How pleased would Brewster Rogerson be to see the species he championed, Clematis stans, surrounding the Founder’s Garden sign?

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’, ‘Louise Rowe’ (single-flowered form), ‘Gipsy Queen’, ‘Huldine’, ‘Honcho’

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

It is entirely possible one might see these two plants together in the wild:  Clematis tibetana  subsp.  vernayi  var.  vernayi  with  Verbascum bombyciferum  ‘Polarsommer’; the vast rosette of basal foliage serves us well for weed suppression.

It is entirely possible one might see these two plants together in the wild: Clematis tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi with Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Polarsommer’; the vast rosette of basal foliage serves us well for weed suppression.

C. tibetana var. laciniifolia, ‘Sundance’, ‘Anita’, Clematis hexapetala Mongolian Snowflakes™, ‘Golden Harvest’, Petit Faucon™ ‘Evisix’, C. integrifolia ‘Coerulea’, C. ladakhiana, C. ispahanica, ‘Lake Baikal’, ‘Skylark’, Blue Ocean™ ‘Zo09045’, Blue River ‘Zoblueriver’, Radar Love™ strain, Saphyra™ ‘Indigo’ PP 17,012, Inspiration™ ‘Zoin’, Victor Hugo™ ‘Evipo007’, Mississippi River™ ‘Zomisri’, Saphyra™ ‘Double Rose’ ,‘Bill MacKenzie’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi ‘Orange Peel’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi, 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’, ‘Halina Noll’

Bed 19

‘Jan Pawell II’

Bed 20

‘Gizela’ floats over Bed 20.

‘Gizela’ floats over Bed 20.

‘Gizela’, ‘Kryspina’,

The Beginners' Gardens

Durable and delightful, ‘Venosa Violacea’ (purple and white) and ‘Lambton Park’ (yellow and fragrant) race into the summer sky.

Durable and delightful, ‘Venosa Violacea’ (purple and white) and ‘Lambton Park’ (yellow and fragrant) race into the summer sky.

Bed 21

C. mandshurica, ‘Bill MacKenzie’, Wisley ‘Evipo001’, Clematis alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’

Bed 22

‘Helios’, ‘Lambton Park’, ‘Betty Corning’, ‘Venosa Violacea’, ‘Princess Diana’, C. integrifolia.

The Hedges

Bed 23:

Clematis texensis, ‘Blue Dancer’, C. heracleifolia ‘China Purple’, C. tubulosa Alan Bloom™ ‘Alblo’, C. tubulosa ‘Blue Mood’, C. tubulosa, C. heracleifolia, ‘Blue Bird’, C. rehderiana

Bed 24:

In “Patron’s Pot” C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’, Clematis recta, ‘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 ‘Jingle Bells’, C. cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’, C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens ‘Freckles’

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

‘Aureolin’, C. serratifolia, C. vitalba

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.

C. repens DJHC 8104, C. otophora (Far Reaches Farm collection)

Troughs

No clematis 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. meyeniana

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.

‘Aotearoa’ bred in New Zealand by Alister Keay, the name is the Maori name for their country, Land of the Long White Cloud.