134 posts in Plant Profiles

February 2015 Plant Profile: Sarcococca

A common sight and scent in the winter garden, Sweet Box never fails to perform.

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January 2015 Plant Profile: Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Shooting Star’

A new and reliable hybrid Hellebore for the winter garden is planted throughout the Center for Urban Horticulture.

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December 2014 Plant Profile: Schlumbergera

Looking nondescript throughout most of the year, the “Christmas cactus” puts on a tremendous show during the holiday season with little care.

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November 2014 Plant Profile: Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’

After a long, sunny summer our Beautyberry ‘Early Amethyst’ looks spectacular.

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October 2014 Plant Profile: Amaryllis belladonna

When most people think of Amaryllis, the holiday season come to mind. However, true Amaryllis is hardy and one of the few plants to flower in autumn.

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September 2014 Plant Profile: Coreopsis Big Bang™ ‘Star Cluster’

A new Coreopsis that has proven itself worthy in the garden with prolific and dependable blooms all summer and into autumn!

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August 2014 Plant Profile: Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum

Succulents continue to be popular plants for gardeners of all levels. Even though some might not be hardy over the winter, they are strikingly architectural annuals and easy to care for given the right conditions.

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July 2014 Plant Profile: Hydrangea integrifolia

A strange, but beautifully bizarre climbing hydrangea is beginning to bloom at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

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June 2014 Plant Profile: Philadelphus lewisii

June is a great time to celebrate our native Lewis’s Mock Orange which is currently in blooming at UWBG!

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May 2014 Plant Profile: Paeonia suffruticosa (Rockii Group)

Joseph Rock’s Peony has been prized by gardeners and avid collectors for decades.

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