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The first two agaves in flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum.The first two agaves in flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

June 21, 2002

What's in bloom at the JC Raulston Arboretum?

The Main Perennial Border and Annuals Trial Area are glorious and full of outstanding color with hundreds of plants now in flower. Throughout the Arboretum this week look for the flowers of Abelia, Hibiscus, Lagerstroemia, and Vitex blooming almost in spite of the heat and dryness of this summer. In the Lath House, Hosta and Hydrangea continue to steal the show. Do not miss the unusual deep purple flowers of the summer wisteria, Millettia taiwanensis, opening in Bed E11 along Beryl Road. In the Southwest Garden (closed due to construction site), the 10-15' flower spikes have opened to a bright yellow on Agave havardiana hybrid and Agave neomexicana. This list is not comprehensive of all the plants currently flowering at the Arboretum. Plant names followed by "Premiering This Week" are new additions to the "Now Showing" list this week.

Southall Memorial
Cotinus 'Grace' - purple smoketree
Lagerstroemia indica - Premiering This Week
Lonicera ×heckrottii 'Gold Flame'
Spiraea japonica 'Gumball' - Japanese spirea

Parking Lot
Albizia julibrissin

Klein-Pringle White Garden
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Sherwoodii' - glossy abelia - Premiering This Week
Agapanthus africanus 'Albus'
Echinacea
Gardenia augusta - Cape jasmine - Premiering This Week
Gardenia augusta 'Chuck Hayes' - Cape jasmine
Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior'
Hosta 'Blue Angel'
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata' - variegated French hydrangea - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea paniculata 'Praecox' - panicled hydrangea - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alison' - oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Lynn Lowrey' - oakleaf hydrangea
Iris sibirica 'White Swirl' - Siberian iris
Kalimeris pinnatifida
Kosteletzkya virginica 'Immaculate' - white seashore mallow - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia 'Natchez'
Lilium 'Marseille' - Premiering This Week
Lilium 'Snow Storm' - Premiering This Week
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' - giant catmint
Phlox paniculata 'David' - garden phlox - Premiering This Week
Rosa 'Nastarana'
Saururus cernuus - lizard's tail - Premiering This Week
Stokesia laevis 'Alba'

Path to Winter Garden
Hippeastrum 'Sundance'
Lagerstroemia indica 'World's Fair' - crepe myrtlette - Premiering This Week
Viburnum ashei

Winter Garden
Abelia ×grandiflora Confetti™ - variegated glossy abelia - Premiering This Week
Rosa 'Crimson Cascade'

Nandina Collection
Hibiscus syriacus 'Meehanii' - Premiering This Week
Nandina domestica - Premiering This Week

Along Beryl Road
Buddleja ×weyeriana 'Honeycomb' - Weyer's golden butterfly-bush
Buddleja ×weyeriana 'Moonlight' - Weyer's golden butterfly-bush
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' - purple beautyberry
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai' - purple beautyberry - Premiering This Week
Callicarpa formosana - Formosan beuatyberry - Premiering This Week
Cyrilla racemiflora 'Graniteille' - Premiering This Week
Echinacea laevigata - smooth purple coneflower
Echinacea tennesseensis - Tennessee purple coneflower
Hemerocallis 'Atlanta Moonlight' - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus moscheutos - Premiering This Week
Koelreuteria paniculata 'Beachmaster' - dwarf golden raintree
Ligustrum quihoui
Magnolia virginiana var. australis 'Perdido' - littleleaf sweet bay magnolia
Millettia taiwanensis - summer wisteria - Premiering This Week
Rosa 'Cecile Brunner Bush'
Weigela 'Rumba' - common weigela

Winding Grass Paths
Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'
Lagerstroemia indica 'Baton Rouge' - miniature crepe myrtle - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia indica 'Bayou Marie' - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia indica 'Bourbon Street' - miniature crepe myrtle - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia indica 'Christiana' - crepe myrtle - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia indica 'Delta Blush' - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia indica 'Lafayette' - Premiering This Week
Lagerstroemia indica 'New Orleans' - crepe myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Sarah's Favorite' - crepe myrtle
Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple' - American wisteria
Wisteria frutescens 'Lynn Lowrey'

Vitex Collection
Maackia hupehensis - Chinese maackia
Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue' - Premiering This Week
Vitex agnus-castus 'Alba' - white chaste tree - Premiering This Week
Vitex agnus-castus 'Fletcher Pink' - Premiering This Week
Vitex agnus-castus 'Lecompte' - Premiering This Week
Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
Vitex negundo var. heterophylla - cutleaf chaste tree - Premiering This Week
Vitex rotundifolia - Premiering This Week

Conifer Collection
Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu' - Blue Bird rose-of-Sharon - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley' - mophead French hydrangea - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Goliath' - mophead French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White' - lacecap French hydrangea - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller's Blue' - French hydrangea - Premiering This Week
Magnolia grandiflora 'Satin Leaf' - Southern magnolia
Poliothyrsis sinensis - pearl-bloom tree
Rosa serratipetala
Solanum dulcamara 'Variegatum' - climbing nightshade

Magnolia Collection
Buddleja davidii 'Burgundy' - Premiering This Week
Ceanothus 'Victoria' - Santa Barbara ceanothus
Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' - Southern magnolia
Nerium oleander (double yellow)
Nerium oleander 'Hardy Red'
Rosa Carefree Delight™ - shrub rose
Rosa 'Spice'
Rudbeckia maxima
Solanum jasminoides

Paradise Garden
Buddleja davidii 'Orchid Beauty' - Premiering This Week
Calibracoa 'Trailing White'
Gardenia augusta - Cape jasmine
Gardenia augusta 'Michael' - Cape jasmine
Hemerocallis 'Hyperion' - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea 'Preziosa'
Hypericum lissophloeus
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Lavandula ×intermedia - Premiering This Week
Punica granatum
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Spiraea japonica Dakota Goldcharm® - Japanese spirea
Thymus polytrichus subsp. britannicus 'Albus'
Thymus serpyllum - red creeping thyme
Thymus vulgaris 'Argenteus'
Verbena Tapien® Salmon

Butterfly Garden
Achillea
Buddleja 'Pink Delight'
Buddleja ×weyeriana 'Honeycomb' - Weyer's golden butterfly-bush
Hemerocallis - daylily
Hibiscus moscheutos - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Golden Tiara' - hosta - Premiering This Week
Lavandula ×intermedia Dutch Group
Liatris
Lonicera sempervirens 'Leo'
Pontederia cordata - pickeral weed
Rudbeckia maxima
Stokesia laevis - Stokes' aster
Verbena bonariensis
Vernonia noveboracensis

Reading Garden
Pontederia cordata - pickeral weed
Saururus cernuus - lizard's tail

Townhouse Garden
Hibiscus 'Tosca' - hybrid rose-of-Sharon
Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Queen™ - oakleaf hydrangea

Other Theme Gardens
Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'
Echinacea laevigata - smooth purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea - eastern purple coneflower

Wisteria Collection
Buddleja davidii 'Moonshadow' - butterfly-bush
Buddleja davidii 'White Cloud'
Echinacea purpurea - eastern purple coneflower
Echinacea simulata - wavy-leaf purple coneflower
Echinacea tennesseensis - Tennessee purple coneflower
Gaillardia aestivalis var. winklerii - Texas firewheel
Hemerocallis citrina

Lath House
Acanthus spinosus
Alstroemeria psittacina - parrot lily
Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima - purple poppy mallow
Chrysogonum virginianum 'Frei' - green-and-gold
Dicentra
Dicentra 'Bacchanal'
Dicentra eximia
Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow'
Dichroa febrifuga
Eupatorium greggii - palmleaf mistflower - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Blue Angel'
Hosta 'Duchess' - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Fan Dance' - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Gold Drop'
Hosta 'Gold Edger' - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Golden Tiara' - hosta - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Grand Tiara'
Hosta nakaiana - ornamental hairpin hosta
Hosta 'Paul's Glory'
Hosta 'Platinum Tiara' - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Revolution' - Premiering This Week
Hosta 'Sagae'
Hosta sieboldiana 'Great Expectations' - von Siebold's hosta
Hosta 'Striptease' - Premiering This Week
Hosta venusta - beautiful maiden hosta - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Goliath' - mophead French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kardinal' - French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Masja' - French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Oregon Pride' - French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' - French hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony' - oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Queen™ - oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Rosalba' - woodland hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata (Wilson 7820) - woodland hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Woodlanders' - woodland hydrangea
Hydrangea 'Winterthur Hybrid'
Hymenocallis imperialis - Premiering This Week
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Pavonia lasiopetala 'Bubba'
Phygelius ×rectus 'Devil's Tears' - phygelius - Premiering This Week
Rhododendron 'Fuki' - Sonoma Dwarf hybrid azalea
Rhododendron 'Late Love' - North Tisbury hybrid azalea
Salvia greggii 'White'
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose'
Solidago 'Crown of Rays' - goldenrod
Thalictrum kiusianum
Vaccinium exaristatum - Sprengel's blueberry - Premiering This Week
Wikstroemia terniflora
Zantedeschia 'Black Magic' - Premiering This Week

Japanese Garden
Lagerstroemia fauriei - Japanese crepe myrtle

Mixed Border
Abelia schumannii
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Compacta' - compact glossy abelia - Premiering This Week
Alstroemeria 'Freedom' - red Peruvian lily
Alstroemeria 'Sweet Laura' - golden Peruvian lily - Premiering This Week
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. tuberosa - common butterfly-weed
Buddleja - Premiering This Week
Buddleja 'Vashon Skies' - Premiering This Week
Campsis grandiflora 'Morning Calm' - Chinese trumpetcreeper
Caryopteris ×clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' - golden bluebeard
Cephalanthus occidentalis - buttonbush - Premiering This Week
Cissus trifoliata - marine ivy
Coreopsis
Eucomis autumnalis - pineapple-lily - Premiering This Week
Euonymus carnosus
Geranium ×oxonianum 'Claridge Druce' - Oxford cranesbill
Hibiscus 'Lady Baltimore' - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus 'Lohengrin'
Hibiscus syriacus 'Gladys Smith' - Premiering This Week
Hypericum frondosum - golden St. John's-wort
Jasminum beesianum - Chinese jasmine
Jasminum floridum
Lagerstroemia indica
Leucanthemum ×superbum 'White Knight' - Shasta daisy
Phlomis fruticosa - Jerusalem sage
Phlox paniculata 'Windsor'
Ruschia putterilli 'Teresa Treasure'
Spiraea japonica 'Candle Light' - Japanese spirea
Spiraea japonica 'Crimson Glory' - Japanese spirea
Spiraea japonica Dakota Goldcharm® - Japanese spirea
Spiraea japonica 'Dart's Red' - Japanese spirea
Spiraea japonica Magic Carpet™ - Japanese spirea
Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash' - Japanese spirea
Tamarix - Premiering This Week
Veronica spicata 'Blue Wonder'
Vitex negundo var. heterophylla 'Laciniata' - Premiering This Week

Tender Perennials at "Necessary"
Abutilon 'Little Imp' - flowering maple
Gynura aurantiaca - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus 'Tosca' - hybrid rose-of-Sharon
Hypericum 'Hidcote Variegated' - variegated St. John's-wort
Salvia 'Indigo Spires' - Premiering This Week
Salvia microphylla 'Hotlips' - Premiering This Week
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena 'Striped Tiger' - perennial verbena

Main Perennial Border
Abelia ×grandiflora Confetti™ - variegated glossy abelia - Premiering This Week
Abelmoschus manihot - Premiering This Week
Achillea millefolium (Montrose rose form)
Buddleja ×weyeriana 'Honeycomb' - Weyer's golden butterfly-bush
Callirhoe involucrata - poppy mallow
Callirhoe papaver
Canna 'Australia' - canna-lily - Premiering This Week
Canna 'Panache'
Canna 'Red Futurity'
Canna Tropicanna™ - Premiering This Week
Caryopteris ×clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' - golden bluebeard
Clematis 'Hakurei'
Clematis ×durandii
Cleome 'Linde Armstrong'
Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamfir'
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Cosmos sulphureus - Premiering This Week
Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum 'Cecil Houdyshell'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' - Premiering This Week
Cuphea cyanaea (pink) - Premiering This Week
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - Premiering This Week
Dahlia 'David Howard' - Premiering This Week
Dahlia 'Ellen Huston'
Dahlia 'Roxy' - Premiering This Week
Dianthus superbus var. longicalycinus
Echinacea pallida - pale purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Stewarts Pink' - eastern purple coneflower
Erigeron
Galium aristatum - Premiering This Week
Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Spawn of Dauphin'
Geranium 'Brookside' - cranesbill
Geranium 'Dilys'
Geranium psilostemon
Geranium ×oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' - Oxford cranesbill
Gladiolus papilio - Premiering This Week
Gladiolus ×gandavensis 'Boone' - Premiering This Week
Habranthus robustus 'Russell Manning' - Premiering This Week
Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret' - Premiering This Week
Hemerocallis 'Cinderella's Dark Side'
Hemerocallis 'Lady Fingers'
Hemerocallis 'Moontraveler'
Hemerocallis 'Nona's Garnet Spider'
Hemerocallis 'Puddin' - Premiering This Week
Hesperaloe parviflora - red-yucca
Hibiscus 'Blue River II' - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus 'Kopper King' - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle' - Premiering This Week
Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene' - Premiering This Week
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice' - oakleaf hydrangea
Kalimeris pinnatifida
Kniphofia 'Earliest of All'
Kniphofia 'Little Candles'
Kniphofia 'Parmentier'
Kniphofia uvaria 'Lola'
Lagerstroemia 'Cedar Lane Red' - Premiering This Week
Lantana camara 'Miss Huff' - Premiering This Week
Lantana camara 'Samantha'
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Fountain'
Leucanthemum ×superbum 'Becky' - Shasta daisy - Premiering This Week
Lilium regale - Premiering This Week
Lonicera ×heckrottii 'Gold Flame'
Miscanthus transmorrisonensis - Premiering This Week
Monarda 'Jacob Cline' - Premiering This Week
Monarda 'Violet Queen' - Premiering This Week
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' - giant catmint
Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionacea
Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails' - Premiering This Week
Penstemon 'Evelyn'
Penstemon 'Midnight' Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Phlox paniculata 'Becky Towe' - garden phlox - Premiering This Week
Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow' - garden phlox - Premiering This Week
Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' - garden phlox - Premiering This Week
Phlox pilosa
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone Blue'
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Misato Purple'
Ratibida pinnata - Premiering This Week
Rudbeckia maxima
Rudbeckia nitida
Ruellia brittoniana
Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi'
Salvia chamaedryoides - blue oak sage
Salvia greggii 'Maraschino'
Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies'
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival'
Salvia microphylla var. neurepia
Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'
Salvia uliginosa
Sisyrinchium 'Quaint and Queer'
Sisyrinchium striatum
Stachytarpheta
Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory'
Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra' - Premiering This Week
Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold' - Premiering This Week
Torenia 'Summerwave Amethyst'
Tulbaghia violacea
Verbascum 'Southern Charm'
Verbena 'Abbeville'
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis 'Selfish Satisfaction'
Verbena (compact form)
Verbena 'Marie's Rose'
Verbena (red)
Verbena 'Silver Anne'
Verbena 'Sissinghurst'
Vernonia altissima - Premiering This Week
Zephyranthes flavissima - rain-lily

Elizabeth Lawrence Border
Daucus carota
Erigeron
Liatris spicata (short form)
Ligustrum quihoui - Premiering This Week
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' - Premiering This Week
Phlox carolina 'Bill Baker'
Phlox maculata
Rosa 'Mrs. Joseph Schwartz'
Verbascum chaixii 'Album' - Premiering This Week
Verbena 'Abbeville'
Verbena bonariensis
Veronica subsessilis 'Blue Pyramid' - Premiering This Week

Trial Border
Canna 'Pacific Beauty' - canna-lily - Premiering This Week
Dahlia 'Masquerade' - garden dahlia - Premiering This Week
Dahlia 'Rosamunde' - garden dahlia - Premiering This Week
Dianthus 'Cinnamon Red Hots' - garden pinks
Hemerocallis 'Milk Chocolate' - daylily
Heteropterys glabra - redwing - Premiering This Week
Hypoxis rooperi - Rooper's star-grass
Kniphofia 'Cobra' - red-hot poker
Kniphofia 'Gilt Bronze' - red-hot poker
Penstemon 'Purple Tiger' - beard-tongue
Verbena 'Striped Tiger' - perennial verbena
Vernonia - hybrid ironweed - Premiering This Week

Berberis Collection
Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu' - panicled hydrangea
Hypericum nudiflorum
Rosa 'Carefree Beauty'

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