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 Friday September 21, 2018: 136 clematis in bloom as of yesterday. Numbers are starting to slip downward as one would expect with the days getting shorter so rapidly. However, plants pruned in late July and August are coming back into bloom, and large-flowered hybrids in the Modern Garden are producing autumn blossoms that seen either wan or garish, depending on the variety. A “shade porch” has been added to the south end of the greenhouse, giving us, at long last, a place to display subtropical clematis during the growing season before wintering them inside.

 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.

 ‘Alionushka’ has recovered from her “Bastille Day chop”, and is back in flower on a shorter, sturdier plant. Bed 21, Beginner’s Garden beds.

‘Alionushka’ has recovered from her “Bastille Day chop”, and is back in flower on a shorter, sturdier plant. Bed 21, Beginner’s Garden beds.

The Modern Garden

 'Vistula', an introduction from Szczepan Marczynski of Poland, is typical of the clematis blooming now in the Modern Garden. It is having a spectacular autumn bloom.

'Vistula', an introduction from Szczepan Marczynski of Poland, is typical of the clematis blooming now in the Modern Garden. It is having a spectacular autumn bloom.

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

 'Black Prince' (lots of buds to come),

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

Nothing in bloom

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Bonanza™ 'Evipo031',

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Corinne™ 'Evipo063',

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

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

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

Guiding Promise™ ‘Evipo053’, Josephine™ 'Evijohill', Liberation™ ‘Evifive’

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

 Rebecca™ 'Evipo016' brightly reblooming.

Rebecca™ 'Evipo016' brightly reblooming.

Rebecca™ 'Evipo017', Versailles™ 'Evipo025' (small blooms)

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

 'Blue Light', not as full as the spring blossoms, but welcomed all the same.

'Blue Light', not as full as the spring blossoms, but welcomed all the same.

'Blue Light',

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™ 'Zomeibel', 'Pagoda', 'Pendragon', 'Poldice', ‘Ruby Wedding’

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

'Diamond Ball',  'Morning Sky', ‘Sweet Summer Love’ (reblooming at tips)

 'Diamond Ball' is producing smaller than normal flowers, but is loaded with charm all the same!

'Diamond Ball' is producing smaller than normal flowers, but is loaded with charm all the same!

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

 'Bambino’, introduced by Joy Creek Nursery, is back in bloom.

'Bambino’, introduced by Joy Creek Nursery, is back in bloom.

'Vistula', Whites: 'Ivan Olsson', 'John Huxtable' (reblooming) 'Starfish'

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

 For many years ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ was the only red clematis capable of producing double flowers on the old wood. Even the single blossoms of autumn are showy.

For many years ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ was the only red clematis capable of producing double flowers on the old wood. Even the single blossoms of autumn are showy.

'Allanah' (reblooming), ‘Duchess of Sutherland’, 'Hainton Ruby',

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

Nothing in bloom

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

'Blue Ravine' (rebloom), 'H. F. Young' (rebloom), 'Riviera'

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

‘Candy Stripe’

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

 Vancouver™ ‘Cotton Candy’ with pale autumn rebloom.

Vancouver™ ‘Cotton Candy’ with pale autumn rebloom.

'King George V' (reblooming, pale), Rosalie™ 'Donahros' PPAF, Vancouver™ ‘Cotton Candy’, Vancouver™ ‘Sea Breeze’

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

C. terniflora 'Variegata', Roguchi', 'Cat's Eye', ‘Ozawa Blue’, ‘Haukure’, ‘Seryu’

Bed 4

'Spark', C. stans, Clematis terniflora, ‘Fairy Blue’ (syn. Crystal Fountain™)

Heirloom Garden

 Wild and wonderful autumn rebloom on 'Duchess of Edinburgh' in Bed 6. Look at those lettucey bracts, would ya!

Wild and wonderful autumn rebloom on 'Duchess of Edinburgh' in Bed 6. Look at those lettucey bracts, would ya!

Bed 5

Clematis montana var. wilsonii (of hort.) (look up from the west end of the arbor)

Bed 6

  Clematis crispa  popping out right at eye level.

Clematis crispa popping out right at eye level.

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

Bed 7

 'Candida' and her moveable hanging label. We are able to make these thanks to a grant from the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.

'Candida' and her moveable hanging label. We are able to make these thanks to a grant from the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.

 

'Candida' (best seen from Bed 15), 'Royal Velours', ‘Jackmanii’, Clematis heracleifolia,

Bed 8

 The old Bourbon rose 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' (1843) with another Frenchman, 'Huldine' (1914).

The old Bourbon rose 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' (1843) with another Frenchman, 'Huldine' (1914).

 'Elsa Spaeth’, 'Huldine'

Bed 9

Clematis rehderiana, x jouiniana

Bed 10

C. heracleifolia, 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Bed 11

C. urticifolia, C.heracleifolia, ‘Gravetye Beauty’, ‘Madame Julia Correvon’, ‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ (best seen looking up from Bed 14), C. pitcheri (on Japanese maple)

Bed 12

 'Countess of Lovelace' offers tailored single blossoms in the autumn.

'Countess of Lovelace' offers tailored single blossoms in the autumn.

Clematis crispa near hose bib, 'Countess of Lovelace', ‘Candida’ (near farmhouse back porch)

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

 'Princess Diana' is making sure everyone on the trail knows where the Rogerson Clematis Garden is!

'Princess Diana' is making sure everyone on the trail knows where the Rogerson Clematis Garden is!

Bed 14

'Princess Diana', Queen Mother™ 'Zoqum', 'Duchess of Albany', 'Lady Bird Johnson' (smaller flowers than normal)

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

‘Tentel’, 'Kommerie', 'Juuli', ‘Eetika’, 'Dubysa', 'Luther Burbank', 'Sizaia Ptitsa' as groundcover.

The Founder's Garden

Bed 16

'Arabella', x durandii, 'Esprit' (reblooming), C. stans, 'Mrs Robert Brydon', C. pitcheri

The Steppe Garden

  Clematis ispahanica,  in bloom for the first time at the Rogerson Clematis Garden. One can see it is a parent of 'Sundance', below. On a trellis shared with 'Elten', a Montana Group form.

Clematis ispahanica, in bloom for the first time at the Rogerson Clematis Garden. One can see it is a parent of 'Sundance', below. On a trellis shared with 'Elten', a Montana Group form.

Bed 17

 'Sundance' looking well with  Cotinus coggygria  'Velvet Cloak''

'Sundance' looking well with Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak''

Clematis tibetana var. laciniifolia, 'Sundance', 'Skylark', x diversifolia 'Blue Boy', Anita', C. ladakhiana, Victor Hugo™ 'Evipo007', C. integrifolia ‘Coerulea’, C. ispahanica, C. montana ‘Grandiflora’ (scattered rebloom), Saphyra™ 'Double Rose', Saphyra™ 'Indigo', C. tibetana subsp. tibetana dark form (from Far Reaches Farm), Radar Love (seed strain), Golden Tiara™ ‘Kugotia’, Blue Ocean™ 'Zo09045', 'Lake Baikal', 'Sixten Widberg', Mississippi River™ 'Zomisri', Blue River™ 'Zoblueriver', C.tibetana subspecies vernayi 'Orange Peel', C.tibetana subspecies vernayi var. vernayi.

 Inger Widberg of Sweden has given us permission to name this outstanding hybrid from her husband's breeding program after him, 'Sixten Widberg'. Sixten was an adventurous clematis hobbyist who allowed the Rogerson Clematis Garden to trial and name his seedlings.

Inger Widberg of Sweden has given us permission to name this outstanding hybrid from her husband's breeding program after him, 'Sixten Widberg'. Sixten was an adventurous clematis hobbyist who allowed the Rogerson Clematis Garden to trial and name his seedlings.

Old Poland

Bed 18

 'Westerplatte' reblooming, accented by the herbaceous  Potentilla  'Monarch's Velvet'

'Westerplatte' reblooming, accented by the herbaceous Potentilla 'Monarch's Velvet'

'Polish Spirit', 'Halina Noll', ‘Serafina’, ‘Westerplatte’ (repeat blooming)

Bed 19

'Agnieszka',

Bed 20

'Gizela', 'Sylwia', 'Matka Urszula Ledochowska’ (rebloom), ‘Danuta’ (rebloom)

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

 The aptly named 'Guernsey Cream' reblooms.

The aptly named 'Guernsey Cream' reblooms.

'Arabella' (reblooming) x 3, 'Alionushka' (reblooming) x 3, 'Guernsey Cream' (reblooming), ‘Hagley Hybrid’ (reblooming), x durandii, 'Markham's Pink' (reblooming), 'Bill MacKenzie',

Bed 22: 

 'Lambton Park' has a scent some call coconut oil, others call suntan lotion.

'Lambton Park' has a scent some call coconut oil, others call suntan lotion.

'Helios', ‘Lambton Park',

The Hedges

 'Katherine's Amethyst' flowering with  Aster  x  frikartii  'Jungfrau'. Repeated clumps of this long-blooming aster enliven the length of Bed 23, enhancing the summer and autumn blooms of the  C. tubulosa  and  hercleifolia  hybrid clematis.

'Katherine's Amethyst' flowering with Aster x frikartii 'Jungfrau'. Repeated clumps of this long-blooming aster enliven the length of Bed 23, enhancing the summer and autumn blooms of the C. tubulosa and hercleifolia hybrid clematis.

Bed 23

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

Bed 24

 'Pauline is giving us excellent rebloom this year.

'Pauline is giving us excellent rebloom this year.

‘Dark Dancer’, C. ianthina ‘Josie’s Midnight’ (reblooming), C. recta (reblooming)'Pauline' (both reblooming)

Test Garden

 Brewster Rogerson's  Clematis koreana  selection 'Barbara Houser' reblooming.

Brewster Rogerson's Clematis koreana selection 'Barbara Houser' reblooming.

In the stock plants: 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',

  Clematis crispa  var.  rosea  (grown from seed collected in Mariana County, Florida). We are attempting to propagate this from cuttings. We have had two plants in the ground outside for over three years.

Clematis crispa var. rosea (grown from seed collected in Mariana County, Florida). We are attempting to propagate this from cuttings. We have had two plants in the ground outside for over three years.

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis texensis outside south gate. 'Freda' on the north gate

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

'Vince Denny', 'Grace', C. lasiandra,

Greenhouse Stumpery

 This specimen of  C. otophora  came to us via Far Reaches Farm. They collected the seed in the wilds of China.

This specimen of C. otophora came to us via Far Reaches Farm. They collected the seed in the wilds of China.

Clematis otophora, C. repens DJHC8103, 'Bells of Emei Shan'

Troughs

Nothing in bloom

Subtropical Shade Porch

C. finetiana (Far Reaches Farm collection)