TRR Bloom-A-Day July 12-18 PART II

Lilium 'Triumphator'
'Triumphator' (in a former post, labeled as "unknown") is a Longiflorum/Oriental that grows about 4 feet tall and has a very sweet fragrance. You can find it at Brent and Becky's Bulbs.


Hypericum 'Mystical Orange'
 Hypericum 'Mystical Orange' alludes to this shrub's fruits. The Mystical series of Hypericum is great for cut flower arrangements, is resistant to rust (I've yet to see a flaw in the foliage after two seasons), and has a nice open habit.


Allium carinatum pulchellum

Ornamental onions in mid-summer? This little beauty wears a bejeweled headdress and makes a great cut flower. It also drys very nicely.



Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Starlight'







  What a year it's been for Hydrangeas! 'Let's Dance Starlight' is a macrophylla lacecap with sterile florets of a size that puts other lacecaps to shame. Okay, big is not always better--I still like 'Schichidanka' and 'Blue Billow', which are both serratas, but in this case it's a good thing.

Lilium 'White Tycoon'
Another flower that is late in the game this year is the Longiflorum/Asiatic hybrid lily 'White Tycoon'. When my husband told me he would build a raised bed, I scrambled to dig up all of the lilies he'd soon be burying in two feet of soil. I missed one and it has somehow pushewd its way up through the extra depth of soil and is now blooming. The lilies pictured here are the ones I'd moved--hanging out on the east side of the house with Monarda and catmint.

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