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Editor's Journal: Stonecrop

A hot and hazy day in the low eighties. Far too many gems blooming on the Cliff to show them all--but we do show a few including the amazing combination of the week--an apricot-colored Potentilla growing through a Euphorbia with its tiny flowers tinged with a darker shade of apricot Find it all at the bottom of the Cliff. And although it is already June, there is still a lot to see under glass including an unusual Calceolaria, a yellow Cestrum, a variegated Lysimachia, a blue vine with Periwinkle-like flowers, a Geranium destined for the Gravel Garden and more. Continue.

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Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit plants indicated by AGM.

Clearly the amazing duet of the week--At the bottom of the Cliff Garden, apricot-colored Potentilla fruticosa 'Orange Whisper' blooming through Euphorbia cyparissias with its tiny green flowers tinged with a darker shade of apricot. Wow!
Potentilla and Euphorbia
Campanula portenschlagiana
Native to southern Europe, this Campanula, happy in its rock wall, is just one of more species of Campanula at Stonecrop than we can count.
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Definitely Dianthus days at Stonecrop. Note the dark markings on the lighter throats of these frilly gems.
Dianthus
Dianthus
Nearby on the ledge, this white cultivar is so way beyond frilly it is shaggy.
Semi-evergreen mats of a tiny-leaved Sedum covered with golden flowers. A member of the Crassulaceae family, native to northern China, Kamchatka, and eastern Siberia. Sedums are also known as Stonecrops--how appropriate!
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Sedum kamtschaticum
Calceolaria integrifolia 'Kentish Hero'
And looking into the greenhouses, another unusual Calceolaria.
Native to southern Mexico, this climbing member of the Scrophulariaceae family has pink flowers with a pair of raised orange ridges on the bottom of the flower that go back in an exaggerated perspective.
Lophospermum scandens
Cestrum aurantiacum
A scrambling shrub with yellow flowers--a member of the Solanaceae family, native to Guatemala.
This photo is of a pot of this yellow flowering plant with variegated foliage in the Conservatory--but others are also being planted in the Flower Garden--in the yellow bed. You never know where plants will show up at Stonecrop! A member of the Primulaceae family.
Lysimachia congestiflora 'Tricolor'
Sphaeralcea munroana
Bright pink flowers on a member of the Malvaceae family, native to British Columbia. A perennial that grows one to two feet high.
An annual with purple flowers and bracts. A member of the Boraginaceae family.
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
Ceratostigma willmottianum
A small shrub with clusters of small blue Periwinkle-like flowers. Native to western China and a member of the Plumbaginaceae family.
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A member of the Lamiaceae family, this shrub is just one of about 100 species of the genus. Native to southern Europe.
Teucrium fruticans
Geranium maderense
Although currently in a poly house, these Geraniums are destined for the Gravel Garden this summer. Thought by Phillips and Rix to be "the most spectacular of all Geranium species"--we will watch their progress.
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