What’s in Bloom | May 2020

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer‘, commonly known as the Chanticleer pear is a species of ornamental pear tree native to China and Vietnam.  Known for its amazing Spring and Fall colour. 

Aubrieta ‘Purple Rock Cress’ is one of the earliest rock garden plants to bloom at the TBG, cheerful purple blooms en mass are certainly eye catching! Native to southeastern Europe, but found growing in gardens worldwide. 

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ is a gold leaf form of the traditional bleeding heart.  The chartreuse foliage pops in a partial shade garden. 

Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Viridis’ a spectacular cascading laceleaf selection of Japanese Maple.  Showing off it’s adorable red blooms. 

Pulsatilla vulgaris a purple-flowered pasque flower, native to Europe.  Hairy flower stems emerge from the ground in spring, striking purple blooms, followed by beautiful interesting seed pods.  No Spring garden is complete without a couple of these.  

Salix arbuscula, the mountain willow, is a low, highly branched shrub with limited distribution in Northern Europe, from Scandinavia east to Siberia.  Found spilling over the rocks at the TBG, and frequented by our bees. 

Tulips clusiana ’Tinka’ is an adorable small tulip, that only opens when the sun is shining! On a cloudy or overcast day, the buds stay tightly closed. 

Paeonia tenuifolia, commonly called fernleaf peony.  This delicate looking peony is remarkably tough; and one of the first peonies to bloom in the garden.  It has been documented in gardens since 1759!

Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’ commonly known as summer snowflake.  The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Wonderfully paired with any variety of narcissus.

Lamium maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’ is a beautiful ground cover for a part shade location with beautiful foliage topped with ample pink / purple blooms. 

Epimedium x rubrum was honoured with the award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society; this delightful perennial is happiest in a part shade to shade garden.  Just coming into bloom this month.   

Ribes rubrum ‘White Pearl’ Specific epithet means red. ‘White Pearl’ is a red currant cultivar with white fruit grown primarily for fruit production.  

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