Plants of the Week: May 30

Plants of the Week: May 30

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ (4) JWC blog

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ produces lacy heads of hydrangea-like flowers in late May.  Pewter mottling develops as the leaves mature.  Self-clinging stems enable the vine to cover rock walls or large trees.  The plant grows especially well in shady northern exposures.  Photo credit: J. Coceano

Clematis texensis (2) JWC blog

Endemic to the Edwards Plateau in Texas, Clematis texensis, also known as scarlet or Texas clematis, is a hardy, heat-loving clematis.  In the Entrance Garden, C. texensis happily scrambles through the lower branches of a mature Cedrus atlantica Glauca Group.  The blooms-thick, scarlet-colored sepals-thrive in the hot southern exposure. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Neoregelia 'Raphael' (1) JWC blog

Kelly green leaves edged in bold white make Neoregelia ‘Raphael’ an eye-catching bromeliad.  When exposed to greater levels of sunlight, the bright pink blush develops more intensely in the center or tank.  Photo credit: J. Coceano

I. virginica 'Henry's Garnet' (2) JWC blog

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ was handed to graduates following the 2011 Swarthmore commencement.  This adaptable, native shrub bears arching racemes of white flowers up to 6 inches long.  For best garnet fall color, provide direct sunlight for part of the day. Photo credit: J. Coceano

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