October 2019 - well sure, there's colour

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This month's blog focus on deciduous conifers not-withstanding (October 2019 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden), there is still colour around the garden, both flowers and fruits. The entrance plaza, for instance, is featuring Hot red right now, three with names beginning with "H". Hesperantha coccinea is still very showy. This is the third month I've posted it, but I see back in 2011 that I even posted it in December. What a hard worker!
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    Next to it is a plant I would have called Sedum 'Autumn Joy', but that has been renamed to Hylotelephium spectabile Brilliant Group. I felt pretty brilliant myself finding that name, not that I'm claiming there isn't a label in there somewhere. It's no wonder with a name like that that the shops are still selling it as Sedum. Across the plaza, it's displayed with the Hesperantha.
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    The mix of colours on the Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hobella' caught my eye.
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    Back to hot, here is Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This was funny - I was so pleased to recognize these as Impatiens, but I thought they were finished blooming, too bad I'd missed them. But Eric La Fountaine mentioned to me how exciting it was to see so many flowers on the Impatiens omeiana, which is generally planted for the leaf interest, and they were just coming into bloom. He even walked me back there to make sure we were thinking of the same plant. So there are a LOT of flowers, and each stem has a mix of faded and new flowers, making it hard to get a photo without a bunch of dead flowers.
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    This Hypericum kouytchense used to have yellow flowers, not that I paid it any mind at the time. I found the fruits particularly attractive.
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    Hypericum forrestii still has a few flowers.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Other big excitement yesterday, which I almost missed, except Eric told me I had to go see it. The Decaisnea insignis that was cut down not only has come back, but is VERY fruitful, with the fruits right down at eye level. I even felt I should try one, since there were two below the railing, one almost splitting open. It was underwhelming, almost no taste, and almost no pulp, so just a bunch of wet seeds. Not even creepy (creepiness comes more from the common name "dead man's fingers").
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Blush pink, becoming brick red 'Herbstfreude' (Autumn Joy) and light pink 'Brilliant' are conventionally two different plants. See B. Horvath, The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums (2014, Timber Press) which even has a photo of the two of them flowering together on page 91.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ok, thanks. It's Brilliant Group that is on the database.
     
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    Looks like summer especially pictures with Impatiens
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have a few to add, particularly because this very eye-catching Actaea pachypoda, doll's-eyes, or white baneberry, hasn't been posted the forums.
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    A couple of other fruits: Callicarpa giraldii 'Profusion', growing where I was looking for the Pseudolarix I mentioned in my other thread here, and Gaultheria x wisleyensis.
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    Well, no bright colour here, and no fruits either, so maybe (probably?) this Chionanthus virginicus is a male; but these leaves are draped so beautifully, many of them turned to reveal the lighter undersides, that it was colour enough.
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    Thank Wendy! I don't have Actaea pachypoda berriees.
     
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    You might want to change your identification to Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' - or at least C. bodinieri 'Profusion', as bodinieri is the species name. The Gaultheria would appear to be 'Wisley Pearl', which was the first form raised. And was originally distributed merely as G. x wisleyensis, without a more specific designation. Subsequent selections are 'Pink Pixie' ('Wisley Pearl' x G. shallon) and 'Ruby'.
     
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