134 posts in Plant Profiles

October 2011 Plant Profile: Vitis coignetiae

Another woody plant has captured our attention this month and is deserving of this autumn highlight and that’s the Crimson Glory Vine. While most grapes are fruiting now and express some fall color, this outstandingly large and colorful vine is mesmerizing to see especially when back lit by the western exposure of the sun.

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September 2011 Plant Profile: Vitex agnus-castus

The Vitex specimen here at CUH is just coming into bloom and will peak in the next couple of weeks attracting bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.

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August 2011 Plant Profile: Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis bicolor is one of the more common and easily sought after species as it truly showcases why this genus is known as “pineapple lily”

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July 2011 Plant Profile: Triteleia (Brodiaea)

Triteleia are somewhat of a taxonomic nightmare, but truly a much overlooked summer flowering bulb!

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June 2011 Plant Profile: Glumicalyx goseloides

Walking down the Soest Garden path, it’s very easy to miss seeing Nodding Chocolate Flower, a remarkable perennial plant all the way from South Africa.

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May 2011 Plant Profile: Daphne x transatlantica ‘Summer Ice’

Daphne ‘Summer Ice’ is becoming a widely recognized small shrub for the Pacific Northwest. It’s dependable, easy to care for, once established, and possesses fine qualities as such persistent leaves (for the most part) and wonderfully sweet fragrance that’s present almost year round.

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April 2011 Plant Profile: Osmanthus delavayi

One of the most useful and attractive evergreen shrubs for the Pacific Northwest, this fragrant, spring blooming gem is hardy, easy to grow and highly adaptable to our climate.

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March 2011 Plant Profile: The Genus Helleborus

The popularity of this tough and resilient perennial has made it one of the most revered and sought after of all winter blooming plants in our climate.

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February 2011 Plant Profile: The Genus Galanthus

Of all spring emphemeral bulbs, Galanthus have been revered and loved for many centuries and have always been the harbingers of spring as their noses poke up and their gentle blossoms push through the snow.

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January 2011 Plant Profile: Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’

The winter landscape is incomplete without the presence of twig-dogwoods. Their stately, yet elegant stems, vibrant color and imposing form in the garden is remarkable. What’s more impressive is their adaptability and ease of growth. They are tolerant of most soils, are drought tolerant once established and the ability to recover from almost being mowed down to the ground each spring and produce brightly colored stems the following winter is extraordinary. 

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