134 posts in Plant Profiles

April 2014 Plant Profile: Convallaria majalis ‘Striatum’

One of the most iconic and fragrant of all spring flowers, this variegated selection of lily-of-the-valley is not as aggressive as the straight species.

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March 2014 Plant Profile: Stewartia sinensis

A new tree will be added to our collections at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Stewartia sinensis will be planted in the Soest Perennial Display Garden.

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February 2014 Plant Profile: Helleborus x ballardiae Gold Collection® Merlin

One of the toughest, but also one of the most beautiful winter blooming perennials! We have a special hybrid Hellebore new to UW Botanic Gardens!

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January 2014 Plant Profile: Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’

Striking color and accent for year round containers. The golden Monterey Cypress is popular and readily available for gardeners!

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December 2013 Plant Profile: Gaultheria procumbens

A favorite little shrub for winter containers adding interest, color and intrigue.

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November 2013 Plant Profile: Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’

A sweet and lovely surprise for fall as Camellias start putting on a show. See Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’ in full bloom this month!

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October 2013 Plant Profile: Hypericum Hypearls™

These ornamental St. John’s Worts are a departure from the aggressive species often used in slopes and roadside median strips. These new introductions have adorable flowers and fantastic berries!

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September 2013 Plant Profile: Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’

A most unusual, but easy to grow annual known as the African Daisy.

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August 2013 Plant Profile: Cortaderia richardii

Learn about a stunning ornamental grass from New Zealand that’s catching the eyes of visitors in Pacific Connections.

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July 2013 Plant Profile: Single & Dark-leaf Dahlias

Adding high impact color to your summer planting scheme, dahlias are dazzling and definitely worth seeking out especially these more unusual selections that combine well with other plants.

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