QR Big Bloom Tour

Walled Garden

About this Planting
One of our constantly rotating planting gardens, each year we install new displays of spring bulbs followed by summer annuals & tropicals here in the Walled Garden. Like in the Event Lawn, uniformity and consistency is difficult with the walls creating several different microclimates! For the last five years this area has been planted entirely the same and each year the microclimates have made that year's Big Bloom bloom at different times! One side of the garden will bloom early and be nearly finished by the time the other side starts to bloom. It's an amazing opportunity for us to showcase microclimates but so frustrating! But ignoring that, our horticulture staff has installed a fun Hyacinth and Tulip underplanting for our informal evaluation planting of Camas in the bourbon barrels.
Garden Stats
Life Cycle: Annuals & Perennials
Quantity: 2,700 bulbs (Interior and Exterior)
Planted on October 27-28, November 2, 2022 & February 10, 2023
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What you'll see (Interior):

Hyacinthus orientalis 
'Gypsy Princess'

(Hyacinth)

Height: 10″

Life Cycle: Annual

Bloom Time: Mid-Spring

Color: Yellow

# Planted: 1,000 Bulbs

Hyacinthus orientalis 
'Gypsy Queen'

(Hyacinth)

Height: 10″

Life Cycle: Annual

Bloom Time: Mid-Spring

Color: Pink 

# Planted: 1,000 Bulbs

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Tulipa 'Antoinette'
(Brunch-flowering Tulip)

Height: 16″

Life Cycle: Annual

Bloom Time: Mid-Spring

Color: Pink & Yellow

# Planted: 700 Bulbs

Camassia cusickii  'Zwanenburg'
(Cusick's Camas)

Height: 30″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Lavender

# Planted: 30 Bulbs

Camassia cusickii  
(Cusick's Camas)

Height: 28-32″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: White

# Planted: 20 Bulbs

Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'
(Leichtlin's Camas)

Height: 24-30″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: White

# Planted: 30 Bulbs

Camassia quamash 'Orion'
(Camas)

Height: 15″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Blue

# Planted: 200 Bulbs

Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea'
(Leichtlin's Camas)

Height: 24-30″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Blue

# Planted: 30 Bulbs

Camassia leichtlinii 'Aurora'
(Leichtlin's Camas)

Height: 24-30″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Purple, Blue

# Planted: 6 Bulbs

Camassia leichtlinii caerulea
 'Blue Heavan'

(Leichtlin's Camas)

Height: 24-30″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Blue

# Planted: 20 Bulbs

Camassia leichtlinii 'Pink Stars'
(Leichtlin's Camas)

Height: 24-30″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Pink

# Planted: 12 Bulbs

Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody'
(Camas)

Height: 15″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Blue

# Planted: 200Bulbs

Camassia leichtlinii subsp suksdorfii 
'Blauwe Donau'

(Blue Danube Leichtlin's Camas)

Height:

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Blue

# Planted: 20 Bulbs

What you'll see (Exterior):

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
(Spanish Bluebells)

Height: 12-15″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: Lavender

# Planted: 200 Bulbs

Lycoris x albiflora
(White Spider Lily)

Height: 18″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Color: White

# Planted: 50 Bulbs

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'White City'
(Spanish Bluebells)

Height: 12-15″

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Color: White

# Planted: 200 Bulbs

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