May Blooms Blog

Bulbs, Corms and Rhizomes:

  • Asiatic lilies (Lilium sp.), reds, yellows, orange
  • Daylilies (Hemerocallis sp.), variety  
  • Ground orchid (Bletilla striata), purple or white 
  • Peony (Paeonia sp), variety — white, pink, fuchsia, fragrant
  • Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum or P. multiflorum), variegated foliage, white blooms

Irises:

  • Bearded iris (Iris germanica), variety
  • Japanese iris (Iris ensata), white
  • Japanese roof iris (Iris tectorum), white, purple
  • Louisiana iris (Iris hexagona), purple, pink, black
  • Siberian iris (Iris siberica), purple
  • Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus), yellow

Flowering Vines:

  • Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens), yellow
  • Clematis (Clematis sp.), purple, white, lavender
  • Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), white, fragrant    
  • Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow
  • Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)
  • Vinca (Vinca minor), blue

Kitchen Garden:

Strawberries, carrots, lettuce, peas, onions, garlic, mints, oregano, thyme, salad burnet, yarrow, chamomile, melons

Annual Flowers:

  • Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall”
  • Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix    
  • Basil floral spires, lavender
  • Batchelor’s buttons (Centaurea cyanus), blue
  • Begonia angel wing “Baby Wings” 
  • Begonia dragon wing, red
  • California poppy (Escholzia californica), yellow
  • Dusty miller “Silver Dust”
  • Euphorbia “Glitz”
  • Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sp.), various
  • Gazania “Kiss Mix”
  • Gerbera “Revolution Mix Select”
  • Ornamental millet “Purple Baron”
  • Pentas “Graffiti,” violet, white, pink
  • Petunia “Merlin Blue Morn”
  • Salvia farinacea “Fairy Queen”
  • Salvia coccinea “Summer Jewel Pink”
  • Torenia “Kauai Rose”
  • Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), various          

Flowering Trees and Shrubs:

  • Anise tree (Illicium floridanum), reddish
  • Banana shrub (Michelia figo), fragrant, yellow
  • Carolina silverbell (Halesia caroliniana), creamy white
  • Deutzia (Deutzia sp.), white
  • Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), white, native
  • Hollies (Ilex sp.), cream
  • Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicas), white
  • Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), pink to white
  • Mockorange (Philadelphus coronaries), white
  • Pomegranate (Punica granata), coral
  • Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia), red, yellow, native
  • Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), white, fragrant
  • Weiglia (Weiglia florida), pink and white

Roses: 

  • Knock out Roses (Rosa ‘RADrazz’)
  • Old Blush Rose (Rosa chinensis), pink
  • Heirloom Roses:
  • “Safrano,” yellow
  • “Marie Van Houtte,” white
  • “Duchess de Brabant,” pink
  • “Perles des Jardin,” yellow
  • “Crème la Cerumois Superior,” red
  • “Souvenir de la Mal Maison,” light pink
  • “Champney’s Pink Cluster,” light pink
  • “Dark Lady,” deep red
  • David Austin 

Perennials:

  • Amsonia (Amsonia tabernaemontana and A. hubrichtii), blue, lavender
  • Bath’s pink (Dianthus gratianopolitanus), pink
  • Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum), yellow          
  • Baptisia “Carolina Moonlight” (Baptisia sphae rocarpa x alba ‘Carolina Moonlight’), yellow
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), blue
  • Carolina lupine (Thermopsis villosa), yellow 
  • Catchfly (Silene carolinianum), pink
  • Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), blue
  • Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), red and yellow; (Aquilegia vulgare), rose, purple, white spurs  
  • Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), blue
  • Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), various
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.), variety of leaf colors, blooms white or pink
  • Creeping Veronica (Veronica umbrosa) blue
  • English daisy (Bellis perennis), white, pink      
  • Daisy, Ox-Eye (Leucanthemum vulgare)
  • Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum X superbum), white (Lithodrora diffusa) blue
  • Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri “Whirling Butterflies” and “Sparkle White”), pink, white
  • Indigo, Blue Wild (Baptisia australis), blue; White Wild (Baptisia alba), white
  • Lantana “Dallas Red”, “Evita Orange”, “Evita Rose”
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata), blue
  • Mazus (Mazus reptans ‘alba’), white
  • Mountain pinks (Phlox subulata), pink, lavender 
  • Pinks (Dianthus chinensis), pink
  • Ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi), pink 
  • Rue (Ruta graveolens), chartreuse
  • Salvia (Salvia microphylla “Hot Lips”), red and white; (Salvia greggii), red 
  • Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides), pink
  • Spotted dead nettle (Lanium macultum), variegated foliage
  • Stokes’ aster (Stokesia laevis), blue
  • Sweet box (Sarcocca confusa), white, fragrant    
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), red, white, pink 
  • Valerian (Centranthus ruber), red
  • Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), blue
  • Wild geranium (Geranium pratense), magenta      
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