Whats in bloom

May-

Take a look at the seasonal highlights in the various gardens to help plan your visit this time of the year.

 Alchemilla

 

Scientific name:
Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller'
Common name:
Lady's Mantle
Location:
Sunshade

 Amsonia

 

Scientific name:
Amsonia hubrichtii
Common name:
Blue Star
Location:
Log Cabin entrance to Helyar Woods

 Amsonia

 

Scientific name:
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice'
Common name:
Eastern Bluestar
Location:
Log Cabin

 Aronia

 

Scientific name:
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Common name:
Black Chokeberry
Location:
Ring Garden

 Baptisia

 

Scientific name:
Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin Yellow'
Common name:
Yellow False Indigo
Location:
Sunshade

 Brunnera

 

Scientific name:
Brunnera macrophylla
Common name:
Siberian Bugloss
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Calyanthus

 

Scientific name:
Calycanthus floridus 'Edith Wilder
Common name:
Carolina Allspice
Location:
Ring Garden

Cercis   Scientific name:
Cercis Canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Common name:
Eastern Redbud (gold-leaf variety)
Location:
DBL

 Choisya

 

Scientific name:
Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'
Common name:
Mexican Orange Blossom
Location:
Succulent Garden

 Cladrastis

 

Scientific name:
Cladrastis kentukea
Common name:
Yellowwood
Location:
Shade Tree Collection and Sun & Shade

 Cornus

 

Scientific name:
Cornus florida
Common name:
Flowering Dogwood
Location:
Rhododendron Gardens & between cabin & Otkens

 Cornus

 

Scientific name:
Cornus kousa
Common name:
Kousa Dogwood
Location:
Small tree collection

Daphniphyllum   Scientific name:
Daphniphyllum macropodum
Common name:
False Daphne
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 

 

 

 Dictamnus

 

Scientific name:
Dictamnus albus 'Albiflorus'
Common name:
Gas Plant
Location:
Otkens Garden

 Fothergilla

 

Scientific name:
Fothergilla gardenii
Common name:
Dwarf Fothergilla
Location:
Ring Garden

 Geranium

 

Scientific name:
Geranium x 'Rozanne'
Common name:
Cranesbill
Location:
Otkens Garden

 Iris

 

Scientific name:
Iris tectorum 'Wolong'
Common name:
Roof Iris
Location:
Mixed Border in DBL; Sun & Shade Garden

 Iris

 

Scientific name:
Iris virginica
Common name:
Southern Blue Flag
Location:
Rain Garden

 Kniphofia

 

Scientific name:
Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'
Common name:
Red-Hot Poker
Location:
Sunshade

 Magnolia

 

Scientific name:
Magnolia macrophylla
Common name:
Large-leaved Cucumber Tree
Location:
Otkens Garden

 Meehania

 

Scientific name:
Meehania cordata
Common name:
Meehan's Mint, Creeping Mint
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Narcissus

 

Scientific name:
Narcissus 'Actea'
Common name:
Pheasant's Eye Daffodil, Poeticus (Poet's) Daffodil
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Persicaria

 

Scientific name:
Persicaria polymorpha
Common name:
Knotweed
Location:
Pats Bench

 Photinia

 

Scientific name:
Photinia villosa
Common name:
Oriental Photinia
Location:
edge of lilacs, beside road, across from American hollies

 Polygonatum

 

Scientific name:
Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum'
Common name:
Solomon's Seal
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Rohedea

 

Scientific name:
Rohdea japonica
Common name:
Sacred Lily
Location:
Asian Hillside

 Sisyrinchium

 

Scientific name:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
Common name:
Blue-Eyed Grass
Location:
Holly House

 Stachys

 

Scientific name:
Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'
Common name:
Bishop's Wort
Location:
Pats Bench

 Strax

 

Scientific name:
Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes'
Common name:
Snowbell
Location:
Otkens Garden

 Syringa

 

Scientific name:
Syringa vulgaris
Common name:
Common Lilac
Location:
lilac collection in shrub garden

 Trochderdron

 

Scientific name:
Trochodendron aralioides
Common name:
Wheel Tree
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

 Waldstein

 

Scientific name:
Waldsteinia ternata
Common name:
Waldsteinia
Location:
Rain Garden

 Wisteria

 

Scientific name:
Wisteria frutescens 'Nivea'
Common name:
American Wisteria
Location:
Sun and Shade Garden

 

Also in bloom during the month:

Scientific name:
Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'
Common name:
White Cohosh
Location:
Rain Garden
Scientific name:
Pachysandra axillaris ssp. stylosa
Common name:
Pachysandra
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Allium afflatuense 'Purple Sensation'
Common name:
Flowering Onion
Location:
Front Entrance Bed & Sun and Shade
Scientific name:
Rhododendron catawbiense
Common name:
Catawba Rhododendron
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Allium amplectens 'Graceful Beauty'
Common name:
Narrowleaf Onion
Location:
Rain Garden
Scientific name:
Rhododendron maximum
Common name:
Great Laurel
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

Scientific name:
Allium schubertii
Common name:
Ornamental Onion
Location:
Pats Bench
Scientific name:
Rhododendron viscosum 'Betty Cummins'
Common name:
Swamp Azalea
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Baptisia minor
Common name:
Dwarf False Blue Indigo
Location:
Ring Garden
Scientific name:
Rhododendron yakushimanum
Common name:
Yakushima or "Yak" Rhododendron
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Camassia quamash
Common name:
Camas Lily
Location:
Rain Garden; Holly House
Scientific name:
Rhododendron Yakushimanum x R. 'Leo'
Common name:
hybrid Rhododendron
Location:
Rhododendrons, near the Shapiro collection, across from the bench
Scientific name:
Cornus × hybrids
Common name:
Hybrid Dogwood
Location:
Adjacent to Otkens
Scientific name:
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'
Common name:
Fragrant Sumac
Location:
evergreen
Scientific name:
Helonias bullata
Common name:
Swamp Pink
Location:
Rain Garden
Scientific name:
Salvia nemerosa 'May Night'
Common name:
Meadow Sage
Location:
Otkens Garden
Scientific name:
Crataegus
Common name:
Hawthorn
Location:
Small Tree Collection
Scientific name:
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'
Common name:
Betony
Location:
Otkens Garden
Scientific name:
Davidia involucrata
Common name:
Dove Tree
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Stylophorum diphyllum
Common name:
Celandine Poppy
Location:
Native plant garden
Scientific name:
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Common name:
English Bluebell
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Syringa × chinensis
Common name:
Chinese or Rouen lilac
Location:
lilac collection in shrub garden
Scientific name:
Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'
Common name:
Mountain Laurel
Location:
Log Cabin
Scientific name:
Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'
Common name:
Foam Flower
Location:
Rain Garden
Scientific name:
Magnolia accuminata
Common name:
Cucumber Tree
Location:
Shade Tree Collection
Scientific name:
Syringa reticulata
Common name:
Japanese Tree Lilac
Location:
lilac collection in shrub garden
Scientific name:
Magnolia accuminata
Common name:
Cucumber Tree
Location:
Shade Tree Collection
Scientific name:
Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre'
Common name:
Arrowwood Viburnum
Location:
Ring Garden
Scientific name:
Monarda bradburiana
Common name:
Eastern Beebalm
Location:
Ring Garden
Scientific name:
Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'
Common name:
Foam Flower
Location:
Rain Garden
Scientific name:
Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye'
Common name:
Pheasant's Eye Daffodil, Poeticus (Poet's) Daffodil
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific name:
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'
Common name:
Ninebark
Location:
at Holly House
Scientific name:
Rhododendron × Kurume hybrids
Common name:
Kurume Azalea, Evergreen Azalea
Location:
Rhododendron Garden & Asian Hillside Garden
Scientific name:
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Summer Wine'
Common name:
Ninebark
Location:
Mixed perennial border in Donald B. Lacey Display
Scientific name:
Narcissus 'Pink Charm'
Common name:
Large-Cupped Daffodil
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden