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Botanical Name:Fritillaria meleagris
Common Name:Snake’s Head Fritillary
This is a bulbous perennial commonly found growing in large colonies in grasslands, river meadows and other damp soils. Of all the Fritillaries, this species is one of the most likely to live long and naturalize well when grown under the right conditions. These delicate plants grow about 15” tall, with a long, slender stalk usually bearing a single, nodding blossom. They are also known as “chequered lilies” since their reddish-brown, purple, gray, and white blooms convey a “checkered” appearance.
Garden Location:Birds and Bees Walk, Perennial Walk
Botanical Name:Magnolia Cultivars
Native Region:Asia and North America
This is a large, varied genus of 100 or more species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs and has countless cultivars. Magnolia leaves are usually oval and smooth edged. The primitive flowers are generally large, fragrant and solitary, come in white, yellow, pink or purple, and vary in shape from almost flat and saucer-like to a narrow goblet shape. They are pollinated largely by beetles. The fruits are cone-like showy clusters, pink or red with colorful seeds, and are sometimes suspended on fine threads, which add to their interest.
Garden Location:Rock Alpine Garden, Waring House Garden, Morrison Center, Woodland Mosaic
Botanical Name:Malus spp.
Native Region:Siberia and Northern China
These beautiful spring-blooming trees are valued mainly for their flowers and fruits. Bloom colors range from white to red and emerge before or with the leaves in spring. With over 800 cultivars of crabapples to choose from, trees suited for varied landscape situations can be found.
Garden Location:Shady Lane
Botanical Name:Viburnum carlesii
Common Name:Korean Spice Viburnum
Native Region:Korea and Japan
Korean spice viburnum is a woody deciduous shrub that will stop you in your tracks with its splendid fragrance. Clustered pink buds open up to tons of beautiful pink flowers that eventually fade to white. In late summer the flowers give way to bright clusters of red fruit. Leaves start out with a bronze tint turn to a dusty green and finally in autumn a brilliant purple red.
Garden Location:Woodland Mosaic