139 posts in Plant Profiles

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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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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