Plants of the Week: July 20

Plants of the Week: July 20

Campsis grandiflora 'Morning Calm'(3)LKL

Campsis grandiflora ‘Morning Calm’

 Check out the vibrant flowers of the Isabelle Cosby Courtyard Campsis! The Campsis grandiflora ‘Morning Calm’ is great for attracting hummingbirds. This Chinese trumpet vine makes a fantastic cover for fences; however, beware: it is a vigorous self-climber and can grow up to 30 feet high! This easy maintenance plant can be propagated with soft wood cuttings. No wonder it’s a winner of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Plant Award for its exceptional qualities in the Mid-Atlantic. Full sun is best for this beautiful summer bloomer. This plant is available at the 2015 Scott Arboretum Plant Sale. Photo Credit: L. Lancaster

Lilium 'Anastasia' (2) LKL

Lilium ‘Anastasia’

Take in the pleasant fragrance of Lilium ‘Anastasia’ in the Terry Shane Teaching Garden. This plant is a hybridization of oriental and trumpet lilies and has inherited excellent characteristics from both its parents. The flowers make a lovely centerpiece, but be sure to cut off the anthers at the end of the stamens as they can stain tablecloths and clothing. This full sun, fast-growing plant is tall and can reach 4’-6’ in height. A former winner of the 2013 North American Lily Society popularity poll, be sure to take a look on your next visit to Scott Arboretum. Photo Credit: L. Lancaster

Lilium 'Silver Scheherazade' (3) LKL

Lilium ‘Silver Scheherazade’

Another summer favorite, the American Lily Society voted ‘Scheherazade’ into its “Hall of Fame,” a list of lilies that have scored first in the popularity poll for three years. The exquisite rose whiskers caught my eye in the Scott Entrance Garden. Despite its name, Lilium ‘Silver Scheherazade’ can shade to a light peach-pink on cool summer nights. This hardy plant can withstand harsh weather. ‘Silver Scheherazade’ is an elegant perennial bulb choice for your home garden. Photo Credit: L. Lancaster

Lindsay Lancaster
llancas1@swarthmore.edu
3 Comments
  • Rob
    Posted at 21:21h, 23 July Reply

    Awesome photos!!!!!!

  • Thianda
    Posted at 06:11h, 31 July Reply

    Great flower choices.

  • Becky Robert
    Posted at 07:30h, 04 August Reply

    Thank you for the compliments Rob and Thianda. Our summer intern Lindsay did a great job capturing the beauty of these plants.

    Becky Robert
    PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator
    Scott Arboretum

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