Tag Archives: Award of Garden Merit

Lupines II / Lupinus

Lupinus x russellii ‘The Chatelaine’ – One of the Band of Nobles Series, this RHS Award of Garden Merit winner bears bicolor blooms of pink and white, usually from June to July. They will thrive in part to full sun with … Continue reading

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Flowering Trees

Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ (syn. ‘Coccinea Plena’) – An old Hawthorn cultivar that was discovered as a sport of C. laevigata var. rosea-plena in 1858. It features striking double flowers of rose-scarlet (with white centers) in spring and golden-bronze autumn foliage. It is also quite … Continue reading

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Clematis X

Clematis SAMARITAN JO (syn. ‘Evipo075′) (Evison 2013) – A compact clematis bred for growing in containers or for use in small urban gardens. It flowers from May to September with single to semi-double blooms of silvery-white with distinct purplish-pink margins. Tolerates … Continue reading

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Pink-Flowered Rhododendrons III

Rhododendron ‘Fantastica’ (‘Mars’ x ‘Koichiro Wada’) – A bicolor rhododendron with prolific trusses of deep rose pink flowers with a white throat and faint green spotting. The dark green tapered leaves have a reverse of white indumentum. ‘Fantastica’ is also an … Continue reading

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An Azalea Sampler

Rhododendron ‘Gumpo Red’ (Satsuki Hybrid) – The large blooms are more of a deep salmon-pink to rosy-red than they are a true crimson. These are frilled and borne in small clusters from mid to late spring. The foliage is evergreen and … Continue reading

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Yucca / Adam’s Needle

Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ – A sharply variegated Yucca with bright green strap-like leaves that are generously edged in a rich golden-yellow. It is smaller growing than the species and is quite drought tolerant once established. ‘Bright Edge’ produces 3 to … Continue reading

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Fragrant Shrubs II

Syringa BLOOMERANG ‘Dark Purple’ (syn. ‘SMSJBP7’) – A new addition to the BLOOMERANG Series with larger deep purple flowers in spring, with a repeat bloom from midsummer into autumn. It is a Proven Winners shrub and is taller than the earlier … Continue reading

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