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What's In Bloom

February 2007

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Species:  Leucojum aestivum

Common name:  Snowflake

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: White bell-shaped flowers with green-tipped segments

Species:  Viburnum opulus

Family:  Caprifoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: White round flower clusters

Species:  Narcissus 'Erlicheer'

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Double cream flowers

Species:  Narcissus

Common name:  Daffodil

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Tiffany'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista West

Notes: Pink loose peony to anemone form

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Hit Parade'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista West

Notes: Semidouble

 

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Little Michael'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista Center, East

Notes: Miniature to small, anemone form; pink with white petaloids; Huntington Introduction 1981

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Ville de Nantes'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista East

Notes: Dark red blotched white semidouble flowers with fimbriated petals


A Comparison of Camellia leaves

From Left:

reticulata, japonica, sasanqua, sinensis

 

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Scentsation'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista East, along road

Notes: Pink peony form with sweet scent; Nuccio introduction 1967

 

Species:  Chimonanthus praecox

Common name:  Wintersweet

Family:  Calycanthaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  North Vista, near the pump equipment for the fountain

Notes: Yellow flowers, very sweet fragrance

 

Species:  Camellia grisii

Family:  Theaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  North Vista

Notes: White flowers

 

Species:  Camellia yuhsienensis

Family:  Theaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Species Lane

Notes: White flowers

 

Species:  Umbellaria californica

Common name:  California Bay Laurel

Family:  Lauraceae

Location in Garden:  Species Lane

Notes: Yellow flowers, very aromatic

 

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