‘Bowie’, pronounced like “buoy”, is an intraspecific hybrid, scaly-leaved rhododendron, meaning it is the result of crossing the Appalachian native Rhododendron minus with the Florida Panhandle endemic Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii. Flip the leaves over and you’ll see tiny scales across the surface. A good...more
Rhododendron austrinum, the Florida flame azalea, is a deciduous azalea that produces clusters of yellow to orange, sweetly fragrant flowers in May. Though native to the Florida Panhandle, southern Alabama, and southeastern Mississippi, Rhododendron austrinum has proven...more
Rhododendron arborescens x cumberlandense ‘Camp’s Red’ Cross #13-185
Most of David Leach’s azalea hybrids have the same pedigree: Rhododendron arborescens x cumberlandense. These are some of our favorite azaleas at the David G. Leach Research Station. In 2013 Dr. Stephen Krebs remade this cross and grew out...more
Great Solomon’s Seal has long, arching stems that dangle cream-colored flowers in early spring. It spreads slowly by rhizomes in optimal conditions. Large purple seeds and golden leaves add interest in fall. Great Solomon’s seal can grow in full sun if provided adequate...more
Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
This garden phlox cultivar is easy to grow and purportedly mildew resistant, preferring full sun and moist, humus-rich soil. The dense flowers of phlox ‘Laura’ are deep lavender purple with a white eye and appear in later summer and will last until early fall. ...more
Rhododendron ‘Maud Corning’
Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’
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Peganum, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Peganum from Henfield, England, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’
Photo by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Location credit to the Chanticleer Garden., CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons
Peganum from Henfield, England, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Ratibida ‘Red Midget’
Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’
Ilex verticillata ‘Southern Gentlemen’
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