One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Spigelia marilandica and Rhododendron (I dont know) calandulaceum?
I don't know which Rhododendron it is but it's one of those (obviously) later flowering orange ones without any fragrance. This Spigelia has been getting more and more impressive every year. I think Dr. Elias shamed it into shaping up by frequent reference to how nice the one in his private garden was. I'll stack this up against any plant I've ever seen. It's just across the road from the FV/Youth Garden parking lot putting on it's best face for the party!