|[ Rhododendron 'Aglo' | Posted on September 19, 2020 ]
I haven't been able to trace the exact parentage of this cultivar, but one source describes it as 'A hybrid rhododendron with close ties to the PJM group'. It is even sold as 'PJM Aglo'. Another source simply says it's "an inter-species hybrid'. From the Missouri Botanical Garden page for it, "PJM Group is a series of rhododendron hybrids that resulted from crosses between R. carolinianum and R. dauricum var. sempervirens."
|[ Dahlia 'Mary Jo' | Posted on September 10, 2020 ]
Confusion between two dahlias named 'Mary Jo'.
|[ Dahlia 'Enchantress (III)' | Posted on August 5, 2020 ]
The Dahlia World master list has ten entries under the name 'Enchantress'. This garden.org entry gives size/form/color data for that matches one of these, the one attributed to Hacek (a large red formal decorative cultivar, number III on the Dahlia World list), but most of the photos seem to be of a semi-cactus, dark blend cultivar. In the Dahlia World list, there's a similar entry (number VIII) that is attributed to Swan Island, and Dahlia Addict's entry under 'Enchantress' seems to be of the same or a similar cultivar. There is also an orange water lily form (Dahlia World number VI for 'Enchantress, attributed to Miller). This explains the different types of flower form and the different colors specified in this single garden.org entry. They describe three different cultivars!!!
|[ Tree Peony (Paeonia 'Hephestos') | Posted on October 12, 2019 ]
This is the earliest blooming non-Asian tree peony every year at the Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan The blooms last only a few days.