Plants of the Week: February 21

Plants of the Week: February 21

Cedrus deodora 'Roman Gold' JWC blog

Cedrus deodara ‘Roman Gold’ planted in Parrish lawn near Sharples Dining Hall is an upright form bearing golden needles.  This dramatic specimen plant is hardy to zone 6.  Photo credit: J Coceano

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primavera' JWC blog

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ is a cross between H. japonica and H. mollis displaying exceptional hybrid vigor.  Located near Sharples Dining Hall, ‘Primavera’ is wide-spreading, moderately fragrant, and very floriferous!  Photo credit: J Coceano

Galanthus elwesii JWC blog

Galathus elwesii blooming in the Harry Wood Garden is noted for having larger flowers than other species.  The botanical name for galanthus is derived from the Greek words gala for milk and anthos for flower referring to milky white flowers that often appear when snow is still on the ground.  Photo credit: J Coceano

Tillandsia xerographica @Longwood JWC blogTillandsia xerographica, seen here on display in the Silver Garden within Longwood’s Conservatory, is native to the semi-deserts of Guatemala.  This epiphyte obtains water and nutrients from humidity and dust.  Several tillandsia will be available at the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale.  Photo credit: J Coceano

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