Tuesday Treats

It’s time for us to guess our way round the plant world again!

Last week’s Tuesday Treats has been updated to show identities, and can be seen here:

https://thepleasuregardener.blog/2020/08/18/tuesday-treats-20/

Well done if you got all those.

Here we have this week’s bouquet…

1  Edited to add:

Hemerocallis ‘Sammy Russell’.  This was introduced in 1951 by Hugh Russell, one of the most influential American daylily breeders of the 20th century.  It starts flowering early, and continues after most other Hemerocallis have finished.

Jo's Hemerocallis Sammy Russell

 

2  Also, do you know which group within its type this belongs to?

Edited to add:  This is Dahlia ‘Mary Evelyn’, and is a collerette dahlia.

Jo's Dahlia Mary Evelyn

 

3  And again, what is it, and which group within its type does this belong to?

Edited to add:

This is Clematis ‘Princess Kate’.  It is a Group 3 clematis for pruning, and is in the texensis group – these clematis have lovely bell-like flowers.

Meg's Clematis Princess Kate A

 

4  Recognise it?  Surprised?  I saw this flowering a week ago.

Edited to add:

Yes, this is a Hellebore, a double flowered Helleborus x hybridus, which would have flowered in Spring, but is now in flower again.  I can only assume that the hot weather in April and May, followed by a period of hard frosts in early June, made this plant think that it had gone through 4 seasons, and it’s now Spring again.

Hugh's hellebore A

 

5  The yellow thing.  But have a go at the others if you can.

Edited to add:

Choisya ternata, the Mexican Orange Blossom.  I don’t have the cultivar name, but it’s probably ‘Sundance’.

With it, we have Trachelospermum jasminoides (the climber), and Cotoneaster horizontalis under the Choisya.

Meg's foliage 6 A

 

6  Edited to add:

Fatsia japonica AGM.

Meg's foliage 10 A

 

7  The orange thing.

Edited to add:  No-one got this right.  It’s Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’ with lovely mint-scented foliage.  I grew it from seed this year, and like all the seeds I grew, it suffered from the uneven weather, but it’s come good, although it should be a bit taller.

It’s sold as an annual, but is a tender perennial.  Well, there’s a challenge.  I haven’t got any seed left, so I wonder whether I can overwinter the plants in the greenhouse?  Can’t hurt to try…

Jo's Lavatera and Agastache

 

8  This is from the Dorothy Clive Garden

Edited to add:

This is Bougainvillea.  I’ve no idea which sort, so I defer to anyone who does!

Hugh's Dorothy Clive Garden (66)

 

9  Edited to add:

This is a Monarda.  Its owner has put in the comments that it’s Monarda ‘Kardinal’, and she should know…

Glynis's Monarda A

 

Good luck!

So, how did you do?  Have a chocolate digestive if you got any of them right.

Well done!

8 thoughts on “Tuesday Treats”

  1. 1 Hemerocallis
    2 Colorette dahlia
    3Clematis texensis?
    4 Hellebore
    5 Choisya & Trachelospermum jasminoides
    6 Monstera
    7 Looks vaguely like a Watsonia But I am sure it isn’t
    8Bougainvillea
    9 Monarda

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  2. Hey, I FINALLY got them all correct (at least the main subjects). Now:
    daylily
    collarette dahlia (?) (I do not know the various floral forms.)
    clematis (but I do not know how it would be categorized.)
    hellebore
    Choisya ternata – trachelospermum jasminoides (but I can not identify the rest)
    Fatsia japonica – roses, dahlias, Sedum spectabile, etc.
    Cuphea (?) (I really do not know what this one is.) – mallow of some sort
    Bougainvillea brasiliensis
    Mondarda (?) etc.

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