Four favorites flowering today in the garden

Epimedium Pink Champagne clump in flower

 

Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ is dazzling today in the garden, both for the great foliage and floral show.

Euphorbia x martinii Ascot Rainbow in full flower

 

Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’…WOW.  Variegated foliage and very cool flowers.  The key to growing this well is good drainage and immediately after flower, cut it back to near the ground.

Clematis ochroleuca Penny's Bend in flower

 

Clematis ochroleuca is an amazing dwarf bush clematis native to North Carolina and Virginia, yet winter hardy in Minnesota.  This is one of our favorite late winter plants.

Paeonia ostii clump in garden in flower

 

The first peony of the season is the Chinese tree peony, Paeonia ostii.  Untouched by late frosts, this gem is just wrapping up its floral show.  This is one peony that’s as thrilled with summer heat and humidity as it is with polar vortexes.  Yes, we are currently sold out…sorry.

7 thoughts on “Four favorites flowering today in the garden

  1. I saw your tree peony P. ostii Feng Dan Bai just yesterday at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh (in the White Garden), and it was large and lovely in full bloom! I wrote down the name and wanted to find one. So disappointed it is out of stock. I have added it to my wishlist. Is there a way to be notified when you have it again?

    Also, thank you for the tip on cutting back the Ascot’s Rainbow spurge. Will try that this year. They are awesome plants, love them. I have two, one gets part sun and the other part shade.

    Lastly, recently I saw a bunch of epimediums at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC, including your Sandy Claws that caught my attention. What a standout!

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