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By | What's In Bloom | June 9, 2010 | One comment


In the Water Garden – East you will find:

Delphinium ‘Galahad’ (Pacific Giant Delphinium); stars of the early summer border. This selection has spires of semi-double, pure white blooms.


In the Water Garden – East:

Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’ (Smooth or Marsh Phlox); this early flowering phlox is a long bloomer, flowering for six to eight weeks

In the Water Garden – West:

Iris germanica ‘Picasso Moon’ (Tall Bearded Iris); they reach heights of 27 inches or more and are the last group of irises to bloom in spring. At planting, be sure to barely cover the rhizomes with soil, if at all, to ensure they are fully exposed to sunlight.

In the Water Garden – East:

Paeonia ‘Julia Rose’ (Itoh Peony); they can produce up to 50 blooms in a single season due to the plant’s ability to produce primary and secondary buds; the blooms of Julia Rose have a soft spicy scent.

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Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

  • http://www.perennials.com John Schroeder

    >I believe your Itoh peony, Paeonia 'Julia Rose' is mis-named. Julia Rose is actually a multi-coloured bloom with coral-red fading to salmon. Photo at http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.900.350The plant in your photo looks like another Itoh, 'Sequestered Sunshine'.

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