What's in Bloom

Set on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Hillwood’s Gardens contain a diverse and fascinating array of plants. Summer is here - the Crapemyrtle are blooming!

Dragon Wing® Red ( Angelwing Begonia hybrid)

Dragon Wing® Red ( Angelwing Begonia hybrid) Dragon Wing is a is a superb annual with tall, cane-forming structure and tons of drooping flower clusters near its top. 

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'Colorado' Waterlily (Nymphaea x 'Colorado')

'Colorado' Waterlily (Nymphaea x 'Colorado') Hardy aquatic perennial blooming in the Japanese-style garden.

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Angel's trumpet (Datura metel 'Purple Ballerina')

Angel's trumpet (Datura metel 'Purple Ballerina') A leafy annual with flowers that open in the evening and emit a rich, luscious fragrance. 

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Hybrid Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Hybrid Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Large shrub or small tree with bright flowers and glossy green leaves.  

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Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight')

Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight') Flowers start creamy white and mature to chartreuse-lime and eventually turn pink then to darker rose tones. Later the flower head  fades to beige. 

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Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’

Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ (Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ ) These Begonias are new and improved for hanging baskets with beautiful, decorative flowers and a strong, prolific, slightly trailing habit.

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Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)

Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) A woody plant that has spreading mulitstemmed arching branches with lustrous dark green foliage and white flushed pink slightly fragrant flowers.

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Summer flowers and tropicals are now in the garden!

  • Hybrid Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Large shrub or small tree with bright flowers and glossy green leaves that turn red in autumn. The exfoliating turnk bark remains spectacular throught the year. 

  • Angel's trumpet (Datura metel 'Purple Ballerina') A leafy annual with flowers that open in the evening and emit a rich, luscious fragrance, then begin to wither and droop over the course of the next few days. Datura belongs to the classic witches weeds -  most parts of the plants are toxic. Can be found near the cutting garden.

  • Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) A woody plant that has spreading mulitstemmed arching branches with lustrous dark green foliage and white flushed pink slightly fragrant flowers.

  • 'Colorado' Waterlily (Nymphaea x 'Colorado') Hardy aquatic perennial blooming in the Japanese-style garden.

  • Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ (Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ ) These Begonias are new and improved for hanging baskets with beautiful, decorative flowers and a strong, prolific, slightly trailing habit. The flowers are large, oblong and cream-colored with a honey-yellow center, and they adorn the plant from spring to autumn. Perfect for tall containers and hanging baskets.

  • Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight') Flowers start creamy white and mature to chartreuse-lime and eventually turn pink then to darker rose tones. Later the flower head  fades to beige. 

  • Dragon Wing® Red ( Angelwing Begonia hybrid) Dragon Wing is a is a superb annual with tall, cane-forming structure. It has deep, glossy-green, 5-inch-long leaves and tons of drooping flower clusters near its top. This hybrid is sterile and just keeps blooming from spring till frost.

 

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