Plants of the Week – February 28

Plants of the Week – February 28

Eranthis hyemalis group (2) JWCWinter aconite, Eranthis hyemalis, blooming in the Wister Garden is a member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, and a native to the woodlands of Europe. photo credit: J. Coceano

H x intermedia 'Orange Peel' JWCHamamelis x intermedia ‘Orange Peel’, planted in Pinetum, bears lightly scented flowers with thick petals and heavily saturated color of bright orange with hints of yellow blend darker toward the base. photo credit: J. Coceano

Ilex cornuta 'Burford Dwarf' (2) JWCIlex cornuta ‘Burford Dwarf, growing in the James Frorer Holly Collection, is a stand out holly. It boosts of bright, glossy leaves and a bumper fruit crop lasting through March with no signs of winter damage. photo credit: J. Coceano

Ascelpias physocarpa seed pod (3) JWCAsclepias physocarpa , grown at Longwood Gardens summer 2010, is commonly known as balloon flower or swan plant due to the inflated seed pods.  This South African native reaches 6’ in height and will be available at the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale on May 21 and 22. photo credit: J. Coceano

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