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What's In Bloom

December 2006

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Species:  Rosa chinensis viridiflora

Common name:  Green Rose

Family: Rosaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Circa 1855

Species:  Vetiveria zizanoides

Common name:  Vetiver

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical Asia

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfume and Cosmetics Bed

Notes: Roots are used in perfumery

Species:  Cymbopogon citratus

Common name:  Lemon Grass

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  India

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Herbs Bed

Notes: All parts of plant are strongly lemon-scented

Species:  Heliotropium arborescens

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Purple flowers

Species:  Brassica

Common name:  Ornamental Kale

Family:  Brassicaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Wellhead Bed

Species:  Tropaeolum majus

Common name:  Nasturtium

Family:  Tropaeolaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes: Stands for "Patriotism" in the language of flowers

Species:  Lobularia maritima

Common name:  Sweet Alyssum

Family:  Brassicaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes: Stands for "Worth Beyond Beauty" in the language of flowers

 

Species:  Dipsacus fullonum

Common name:  Teasel

Family:  Dipsacaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Fiber and Dye Bed

 

Species:  Asclepias tuberosa

Common name:  Butterfly Weed

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  Mediterranean

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Species:  Centranthus ruber

Common name:  Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard

Family:  Valerianaceae

Region of Origin:  Mediterranean

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, East Border Bed

Species:  Lamium maculatum

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Café Patio

Species:  Primula x polyantha

Common name:  English Primrose

Family:  Primulaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Species:  Heliotropium arborescens 'Album'

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: White flowers, wonderful fragrance

Species:  Rosa 'Snow Goose'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden, surrounding the bust of Shakespeare

Notes: Rambler 1997

Species:  Erica x darleyensis 'Silberschmelze'

Family:  Ericaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common name:  Pink Muhly Grass

Family:  Poaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Species:  Erica canaliculata

Common name:  Heath

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Lavender/pink flowers

 

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