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 May 15th. As of Monday, we have 156 clematis in bloom, at this point we’re nearly doubling the number of clematis in bloom every week. The large-flowered hybrids are exploding! The nights are still cool, so we’re seeing a greenish cast to some cultivars. The Marvelous May Montanas are still flexing their gorgeous floral muscles. We hope you will visit to see the early abundance.

Hard to imagine a more dramatic background for the large-flowered ‘Sixten’s Gift’ than the texture contrast provided by ‘Warwickshire Rose’. Bed 16, the Founder’s Garden.

Hard to imagine a more dramatic background for the large-flowered ‘Sixten’s Gift’ than the texture contrast provided by ‘Warwickshire Rose’. Bed 16, the Founder’s Garden.

Clematis  ‘Freda’ once again decorates the tractor gate at the north end of the sales terrace. This is how you dress up a chain link fence.

Clematis ‘Freda’ once again decorates the tractor gate at the north end of the sales terrace. This is how you dress up a chain link fence.

‘Blue Eyes’ is giving us a great show right now!

‘Blue Eyes’ is giving us a great show right now!

The Modern Garden

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

Nothing in bloom

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

‘Dorothy Tolver’

‘Dorothy Tolver’

Sugar Sweet Blue™ ‘Scented Clem’, ‘Anna’, ‘Dorothy Tolver’

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Alita™ ‘Evipo070’

Alita™ ‘Evipo070’

Abilene™ ‘Evipo027’, Alaina™ ‘Evipo056’, Alita™ ‘Evipo070’

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Bourbon™ ‘Evipo018’

Bourbon™ ‘Evipo018’

Bourbon™ ‘Evipo018’, Chantilly™ ‘Evipo021’, Claire de Lune™ ‘Everin’, ‘Lord Herschell at row end.

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Empress™ ‘Evipo011’

Empress™ ‘Evipo011’

The Countess of Wessex™ ‘Evipo073’, Edda ‘Evipo074’, Empress™ ‘Evipo011’

Row 6, Evison Hybrids.

Liberation™ ‘Evifive’

Liberation™ ‘Evifive’

Giselle™ ‘Evipo057’, Hyde Hall™ ‘Evipo009’, Jie™ ‘Evipo084’, Josephine™ ‘Evijohill’, Liberation™ ‘Evifive’, Marta™ ‘Evipo071’, Ninon™ ‘Evipo052’, Neva™ ‘Evipo050’

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Versailles™ ‘Evipo025’    Sugar Candy™ ‘Evione’, Versailles™ ‘Evipo025’

Versailles™ ‘Evipo025’

Sugar Candy™ ‘Evione’, Versailles™ ‘Evipo025’

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

‘Lilactime’ is the first double to open this year in the Modern Garden

‘Lilactime’ is the first double to open this year in the Modern Garden

‘Lilactime’, Patricia Ann Fretwell™ ‘Pafar’

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

Nothing in bloom

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

‘Beautiful Bride’, ‘Bieszczady’

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

‘Bambino’ glorying in the irony of its name. This is a big, big flower!

‘Bambino’ glorying in the irony of its name. This is a big, big flower!

‘Viva Polonia’, ‘Wildfire’, ‘Bambino’, ‘Ivan Olsson’, ‘Snow Queen’

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

‘Hainton Ruby’, showing how it enlarges as it fades.

‘Hainton Ruby’, showing how it enlarges as it fades.

Hainton Ruby’, ‘Rouge Cardinal’

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

‘Sunset’ is no shrinking violet!

‘Sunset’ is no shrinking violet!

‘Sunset’, ‘Vino’, ‘Burma Star’, ‘Maria Louise Jensen’, ‘Perrin’s Pride’, Vancouver™ ‘Deborah Dahl’

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

‘Blue Ravine’

‘Blue Ravine’

‘Blue Eyes’ (pictured in the opening), ‘Blue Ravine’, ‘Mrs P B Truax’, ’Saturn’, ‘Kathleen Wheeler’, ‘H. F. Young’

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

‘Will Barron’

‘Will Barron’

‘Will Barron', ‘Carnaby’, ‘Festival’ PPAF, ‘Doctor Ruppel, ‘Irene’, ‘Lola’

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

‘King George V’ would be a good candidate for a shadier position than it has here.

‘King George V’ would be a good candidate for a shadier position than it has here.

‘King George V’, ‘Parasol’, ‘Prince Philip’, Rosalie™ ‘Donaros’ PPAF, Vancouver™ ‘Mystic Gem’, Vancouver™ ‘Daybreak’

Beech Tree's Garden

‘Pinky’ is a durable, reliable large-flowered hybrid from Japan, and is also available in the cut-flower trade.

‘Pinky’ is a durable, reliable large-flowered hybrid from Japan, and is also available in the cut-flower trade.

Bed 1

‘Elizabeth’, ‘Brewster’, C. patens ‘Komurasaki’, ‘Toki’, C. patens ‘Yuki Okoshi’

Bed 2

‘Odorata Trolleborg’, ‘Picton’s Variety’, ‘Pinky’

Bed 3

‘Picton’s Variety’, ‘Margaret Jones’, ‘Toki’, ‘Pinky’

Bed 4

‘Utopia’ graces the lower branches of  Sambucus caerulea , our native elderberry. It flowers not far from ‘Omoshiro’, for comparison

‘Utopia’ graces the lower branches of Sambucus caerulea, our native elderberry. It flowers not far from ‘Omoshiro’, for comparison

‘Asao’, Clematis williamsii, C. japonica ‘Golden Necklace’, ‘Yaichi’, ‘Asagasumi’, Tae ‘Tolte’, ‘Omoshiro’, ‘Malaya Garnet’, ‘Haku Okan’, ‘Pinky’, ‘Kakio’ (Pink Champagne™), ‘Fairy Blue’ (syn. Crystal Fountain™), C. patens ‘Yuki Okoshi’, ‘Tomoshibi’, ‘Ibi’, ‘Kimi’idera’, ‘Haru Ichiban’, ‘Utopia’,

Heirloom Garden

The Heirloom Garden begins with classics:  C. montana  var.  wilsonii  (of hort), ‘Etoile de Paris’, and ‘Nelly Moser’

The Heirloom Garden begins with classics: C. montana var. wilsonii (of hort), ‘Etoile de Paris’, and ‘Nelly Moser’

Bed 5

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

Bed 6

Clematis patens  grown by Brewster Rogerson from seed given to him from Manchuria.

Clematis patens grown by Brewster Rogerson from seed given to him from Manchuria.

Clematis patens (from Manchurian seed), ‘Duchess of Edunburgh’ (quite green), ‘Ramona’,

Bed 7

‘Lasurstern’ (also visible from Bed 15)

 Bed 8

‘Elsa Spath’ floats above  Iris  ‘Gracchus’, an early iris hybrid

‘Elsa Spath’ floats above Iris ‘Gracchus’, an early iris hybrid

‘Daniel Deronda’, Clematis montana var. rubens, ‘Elsa Spath’

Bed 9

Nothing in bloom

Bed 10

In the VIP (very important pot): C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’; ‘Ville de Lyon’, ‘Elsa Spath’

Bed 11

Clematis spooneri  can be seen equally well from either side of the fence dividing Beds 11 & 13.

Clematis spooneri can be seen equally well from either side of the fence dividing Beds 11 & 13.

Clematis macropetala  has been in cultivation since 1829.

Clematis macropetala has been in cultivation since 1829.

Clematis macropetala, Clematis spooneri, ‘Nelly Moser’,

Bed 12

‘Brewster’

‘Brewster’

‘Brewster’, ‘Miss Cavell’, ‘Lady Londesborough’, ‘Otto Froebel’, ‘Countess of Lovelace’ (not much doubling)

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

Bed 14

Clematis ochroleuca  adapts well to a regular full sun garden setting, and reblooms over a long period. Easy to grow from seed, too.

Clematis ochroleuca adapts well to a regular full sun garden setting, and reblooms over a long period. Easy to grow from seed, too.

Clematis ochrocleuca, C. o. ‘Bald Knob’, C. coactilis, C. albicoma, C. addisonii, C. fremontii, C. socialis

Clematis addisonii  prefers dappled shade.

Clematis addisonii prefers dappled shade.

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

‘Juuli’, ‘Dubysa’, ‘Nadezhda’

The Founder’s Garden

Bed 16

There is a trellis under all that  C. spooneri  ‘Snowflake’!

There is a trellis under all that C. spooneri ‘Snowflake’!

‘Jenny Keay’, ‘Esprit’, ‘Warwickshire Rose’, ‘Sixten’s Gift’, ‘Vera’, ‘Duchess of Waverly’, ‘Barbara Jackman’, ‘Rüütel, ‘Snowflake’, ‘Moonlight’, ‘Primrose Star’, ‘Sharpie’, ‘Broughton Star’

The Steppe Garden

The boundary trellises of  Clematis montana  hybrids and selections is entering its full glory.

The boundary trellises of Clematis montana hybrids and selections is entering its full glory.

Bed 17

‘Tetrarose’ joins branches with  Cercis canadensis  The Rising Sun’

‘Tetrarose’ joins branches with Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun’

‘Tsunami Child’, C. montana var. rubens ‘Tetrarose’, ‘Marjorie’, ‘Elten’, C. montana ‘Grandiflora’, ‘Lord Herschell’

Old Poland

‘Matka Urszula Ledochowska’ will have fuller blooms later in the season. Bed 19

‘Matka Urszula Ledochowska’ will have fuller blooms later in the season. Bed 19

Bed 18

‘Anna Karolina’ making a good show contrasting with the darl foliage of  Lagerstroemia  ‘Burgundy Cloud’

‘Anna Karolina’ making a good show contrasting with the darl foliage of Lagerstroemia ‘Burgundy Cloud’

‘Anna Karolina’, ‘Agnieszke’, ’Serafina’, ‘Izydor’, ‘Kacper’, ‘Kamila’, ‘Sympatia’, ‘Westerplatte’,

Bed 19

This is the year of resurrected clematis. We thought we had lost ‘Baltyk’, but it was just taking a break.

This is the year of resurrected clematis. We thought we had lost ‘Baltyk’, but it was just taking a break.

‘Matka Urszula Ledochowska’, ‘Baltyk’, ‘Agnieszke’, ‘Ania’, ‘Maksymillian Kolbe’, ‘Jan Pawel II’

Bed 20

‘Jolanta’ in  Fothergilla  ‘Mt. Airy’

‘Jolanta’ in Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’

‘Matka Teresa’, ‘Regina’, ‘Jolanta’, ‘Matka Urszula Ledochowska’

The Beginners' Gardens

‘Guernsey Cream’ is the first established large-flowered hybrid in bloom. ‘Unzen’ in bed 4 sort of doesn’t count because it was recently planted.

‘Guernsey Cream’ is the first established large-flowered hybrid in bloom. ‘Unzen’ in bed 4 sort of doesn’t count because it was recently planted.

Bed 21

‘The President’, ‘Guernsey Cream’

Bed 22

‘‘Helios’, ‘Kardynal Wyszynski’

The Hedges

Bed 23:

‘Saucy Alice’ (just outside the pedestrian gate), ‘Gothenburg’, ‘Pink Flamingo’,

Bed 24:

‘Blue Ribbons’, in “Patron’s Pot” C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’, C. wilsonii var. wilsonii DJHC594

Test Garden

‘Barbara Houser’, unnamed Clematis patens seedling, ‘Thundering Cave’ DJHC796

Winter Bloomer Garden

Nothing in bloom

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

All have been cut back.

Greenhouse Stumpery

‘Freda’ on the west fence

Troughs

Clematis coccidentalis var. grosseserrata  came to us as wild-collected seed from eastern Washington.

Clematis coccidentalis var. grosseserrata came to us as wild-collected seed from eastern Washington.

C. occidentalis var. grosseserrata

Subtropical Shade Porch (all have been moved in for the winter)

Nothing in bloom

The Antipodes

‘Lunar Lass’ grows in a large pot adjacent the new raised beds.

‘Lunar Lass’ grows in a large pot adjacent the new raised beds.

x cartmanii ‘Lunar Lass’, C. afoliata