134 posts in Plant Profiles

August 2012 Plant Profile: Magnolia grandiflora (dwarf cultivars)

The bold presences of the Evergreen Southern Magnolia is truly a sight to behold in late summer as its creamy white blossoms unfurl, emitting a sweet, pleasantly pungent aroma that fills the warm air.

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July 2012 Plant Profile: Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Peas)

This is the first time we’ve selected an ANNUAL for our monthly plant profile!

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June 2012 Plant Profile: Gentiana x ‘True Blue’

This month’s Plant Profile highlights a genus that’s known for its natural blue flowers and that’s the Gentian.

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May 2012 Plant Profile: Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’

Dependable, vigorous and low maintenance Geum is one of the best performing new plants growing in the Soest Garden.

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April 2012 Plant Profile: Ribes sanguineum

Spring is definitely in the air when the clouds of pink burst forth into bloom and our native red-flowering currants put on a show.

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March 2012 Plant Profile: Two members of the family THYMELAEACEAE

Thymelaeaceae it a family known for woody shrubs producing very fragrant winter blossoms. They also have smooth bark and fibers that make them valuable in quality paper making. two fine examples growing at CUH are Daphne odora and Edgeworthia chrysantha

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February 2012 Plant Profile: Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’

This cultivar simply lights up in winter as it flowers on a warm day and the delicious scent of warm sugary vanilla and lilac wafts in the air.

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January 2012 Plant Profile: Salix lasiandra

In the managed landscape, there are several species and cultivated varieties of Salix that are highly attractive.

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December 2011 Plant Profile: Ilex x koehneana

UWBG has the one of the largest Holly collections in North America and Iles x koehneana goes unnoticed until one gets up close to admire its bold presence as a broadleaf evergreen shrub.

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November 2011 Plant Profile: Acer griseum

Best known for it’s papery bark, Acer griseum is one of the most beloved landscape trees here in the Pacific Northwest.

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