Monday, May 9, 2011

Early moning in the Asian Collections

From the top: Paeonia suffruticosa 'Spring Carnival', Iris above the GCA Circle, Asarum splendens and Hosta 'Halycyon'

'Spring Carnival' is a Saunder's hybrid with Paeonia lutea in it. Not a new hybrid, it dates to the Second World War.

The hosta/asarum combination is along the path to the Chimonanthus overlook. Nathan saw it in a picture and reproduced it. It's just beautiful. Halcyon has been around a while but is still one of the best of the blue hostas at retaining its blueness into the summer.

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