Plants of the Week: August 10

Plants of the Week: August 10

Alstroemeria'Freedom' JAPM (1)Alstroemeria ‘Freedom’

Isabelle Cosby Courtyard has a lot of interesting plants, including this Alstroemeria ‘Freedom’. With its red flowers during this hot time of year, it draws a lot of interest. These plants enjoy full sun to partial sun, and are heat tolerant. They reach about 30” tall. The petal shapes and dotting of colors is great. This is a very nice, compact plant. Photo credit: J. Preisendorfer

 

Cornus kousa'Wolf Eyes' JAPM (3)Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’

Next to the Pollinators Garden is this great Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’. The plant seems to be very healthy and happy with partial sun in this location. The variegation on the leaves is beautiful, and the wall is a nice backdrop. These plants get to be about 10’ tall. It’s a lovely plant to walk by on your way to and from the nearby buildings. Photo credit: J. Preisendorfer

Lilium'Black Beauty' JAPM (3)Lilium ‘Black Beauty’

This Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ at Isabelle Cosby Courtyard has fantastic flowers, with strong, reddish-pink petals. It can tolerate full sun to partial shade, and can grow up to 7’. This plant grows from a bulb, and enjoys rich, organic soil. The flowers are fragrant with reflexed petals, making the view from the seating area nearby delightful. Photo credit: J. Preisendorfer

James Presendorfer-McGinnis
jmcginn1@swarthmore.edu
2 Comments
  • Joan Johnson
    Posted at 14:56h, 12 August Reply

    Hello,
    Where can I buy Cornus kousa “Wolf Eyes”? This plant is just fabulous looking and I love the small size.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Joan Johnson

    • Mary Tipping
      Posted at 06:06h, 23 August Reply

      Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ is indeed a beautiful small, ornamental tree. Your larger garden centers may carry it, or possibly bring it in for you upon special request.

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