134 posts in Plant Profiles

June 2013 Plant Profile: Lilium ‘Tiger Babies’

Striking elegance with remarkable hardiness and vigor, ‘Tiger Babies’ lily is considered a classic amongst lily growers worldwide.

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May 2013 Plant Profile: Pacific Coast Irises

The Northwest’s own Pacific Coast Irises are coming into bloom!

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April 2013 Plant Profile: Akebia quinata ‘Alba’

An unusual white-flowered form of the “Chocolate Vine” in full bloom now at the UW Botanic Gardens. Come smell!

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March 2013 Plant Profile: Edgeworthia chrysantha

Featured this time last year, we can’t help but mention this fragrant, winter-blooming shrub once again because it’s the best it’s ever looked thanks to a mild winter!

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February 2013 Plant Profile: Cyclamen coum

Who says there isn’t much color in the landscape during the winter time? The month of February is peak bloom for one of the most delicate, yet tough plants in the winter garden.

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January 2013 Plant Profile: Blechnum chilense

A much sought after and once exceedingly rare garden plant, this evergreen fern from the mountains and valleys of Chile came to us from the Miller Garden courtesy of Elisabeth C. Miller herself.

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December 2012 Plant Profile: Abutilon ‘Tiger Eye’

Abutilon ‘Tiger Eye’ warms up the Douglas Conservatory with shy, but exquisite flowers and leaves that resemble a maple.

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November 2012 Plant Profile: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Kitten’

‘Little Kitten’ is a pleasant and manageable ornamental grass that stays tidy and it has a soft, demure elegance to it when used singly as a specimen.

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October 2012 Plant Profile: Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’

Planted behind the wooden benches in the Fragrance Garden, ‘Sally Holmes’ is an absolute standout when in full bloom.

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September 2012 Plant Profile: Hesperantha (Schizostylis) coccinea

This delightful, but seldom grown corm from South Africa is looking fantastic in the Soest Garden at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

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