Whats in bloom

MARCH

Take a look at the seasonal highlights in the various gardens to help plan your visit this time of the year. On average, the plants listed below are typically in bloom during this month.  Unprecedented cold or warm periods can shift the bloom time by up to several weeks, particularly during the late fall through mid-spring’.

 Camellia

 

Scientific Name:
Camellia japonica 'Bloomfield'
Common Name:
Camellia
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

 Chaenomeles

 

Scientific Name:
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Iwai Nishiki' (double red)
Common Name:
Japanese Flowering Quince
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

clivia

 

Scientific Name:
Clivia miniata 'Belgian hybrid Yellow'
Common Name:
Bush Lily
Location:
Greenhouse

Corylopsis

 

Scientific Name:
Corylopsis spicata
Common Name:
Winter Hazel
Location:
Shrub Garden

 crocus

 

Scientific Name:
Crocus tommasinianus
Common Name:
Snow Crocus
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

Epimedium

 

Scientific Name:
Epimedium davidii 'Robust Forms'
Common Name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Asian Hillside Gardens

 Eranthus

 

Scientific Name:
Eranthus hyemalis
Common Name:
Winter Aconite
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Euphorbia

 

Scientific Name:
Euphorbia amygdaloides ssp. robbiae
Common Name:
Wood Spurge; Mrs. Robb's Bonnet
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Forsythia

 

Scientific Name:
Forsythia (various species)
Common Name:
Forsythia
Location:
Lilac/Shrub garden

 Galanthus

 

Scientific Name:
Galanthus ikariae
Common Name:
Snowdrop
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

 Hamamelis

 

Scientific Name:
Hamamelis mollis 'Princeton Gold'
Common Name:
Chinese Witch Hazel
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Helleborus

 

Scientific Name:
Helleborus × 'Royal Heritage'
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Otkens

 Lindera

 

Scientific Name:
Lindera benzoin
Common Name:
Spice Bush
Location:
Ring Garden

Lindera
  Scientific Name:
Lindera obtusiloba
Common Name:
Japaness Spice Bush
Location:
Ring Garden

 Luzula

 

Scientific Name:
Luzula sylvatica 'Solar Flair'
Common Name:
Great Wood Rush
Location:
Sun and Shade Garden

 Mahonia

 

Scientific Name:
Mahonia japonica 'Hivernant'
Common Name:
Japanese Mahonia, Grape Holly
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

 Parritia

 

Scientific Name:
Parrotia persica
Common Name:
Persian Ironwood
Location:
Small Tree Collection

 Prunus

 

Scientific Name:
Prunus 'Okame'
Common Name:
Japanese Flowering Cherry (hybrid)
Location:
Small Tree Collection, at Entry Gate, and at Field House

 Puschkinia

 

Scientific Name:
Puschkinia scilliodes var. libanotica 'Alba'
Common Name:
Striped Squill
Location:
Holly House

 Rhododendron

 

Scientific Name:
Rhododendron mucronulatum
Common Name:
Korean Rhododendron
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Sarcocca

 

Scientific Name:
Sarcococca orientalis
Common Name:
Sweet Box
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

 Scilla

 

Scientific Name:
Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty'
Common Name:
Siberian Squill
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Stachyurus

 

Scientific Name:
Stachyurus praecox
Common Name:
Stachyurus
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Daphniphyllum

 

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

 

Also in bloom during the month:

Scientific Name:
Abeliophyllum distichum
Common Name:
White Forsythia
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden
Scientific Name:
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Queen Esta'
Common Name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Asian Hillside Gardens
Scientific Name:
Anemone pulsatilla
Common Name:
Pasque Flower
Location:
Sunshade
Scientific Name:
Hamamelis mollis
Common Name:
Chinese Witch Hazel
Location:
back of Rhodo Garden
Scientific Name:
Cercis Canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Common Name:
Eastern Redbud (gold-leaf variety)
Location:
DBL
Scientific Name:
Hamamelis mollis
Common Name:
Chinese Witch Hazel
Location:
back of Rhodo Garden
Scientific Name:
Chaenomeles speciosa 'O Yashima'
(double white)
Common Name:
Japanese Flowering Quince
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × (hybrid)
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Holly House
Scientific Name:
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant'
Common Name:
Glory-of-the-Snow (blue)
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × (hybrid)
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Holly House
Scientific Name:
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'
Common Name:
Glory-of-the-Snow (pink)
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × hybridus 'Onyx Odyssey'
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Sun & Shade
Scientific Name:
Corylopsis sinensis
Common Name:
Winter Hazel
Location:
Shrub Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × hybridus 'Winter Queen'
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Sun & Shade
Scientific Name:
Crocus flavus 'Yellow Mammoth'
Common Name:
Giant Crocus
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific Name:
Luzula sylvatica Aurea
Common Name:
Great Wood Rush
Location:
Rhodo Garden & entrance to Helyar Woods
Scientific Name:
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Common Name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Sun and Shade Garden
Scientific Name:
Prunus × yedoensis
Common Name:
Yoshino Cherry
Location:
Shade Tree Collection
Scientific Name:
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Pseudo-Larchmont'
Common Name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Asian Hillside Gardens
Scientific Name:
Prunus 'Kanzan' (sometimes also called 'Kwanzan' or 'Sekiyama')
Common Name:
Kwanzan Cherry (a Japanese Flowering Cherry hybrid)
Location:
Small Tree Collection

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