‘Blue Bird’ Delphinium, Native Bleeding Heart, Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade,’ Hardy Gloxinia

As I think I mentioned before, some of the delphiniums from last year didn’t come back, and some of the new delphiniums are yet to bloom. The co-gardener pretty much said “not again.” I don’t know why they are so testy… maybe they just don’t like being in the rose garden (unfortunately, thanks to the neighbor’s trees, the rose garden is part shade – not good for roses). ‘Blue Bird’ looks nice, though.

Delphinium 'Blue Bird'

Delphinium ‘Blue Bird’

Delphinium 'Blue Bird'

Delphinium ‘Blue Bird’

This is done blooming, but I had meant to include it. I already posted some pictures of the volunteer native bleeding hearts, but this one is in the woodland garden and was planted there.

Pacific bleeding heart - Dicentra formosa

Pacific bleeding heart – Dicentra formosa

This heuchera is in the woodland garden (the other two from the woodland garden got moved out in a previous post). It seems to be doing fine there. Heucheras were originally referred to as “coral bells,” but a lot of them are no longer grown for their blooms, but instead for their evergreen foliage.

Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'

Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’

The hardy gloxinia might be done – I’m not sure. It is seriously crowded in its spot and did not attain the height that it did last year (it was purchased blooming, which can lead to let-downs the next year).

hardy gloxinia: Incarvillea delavay 'Bees Pink'

hardy gloxinia: Incarvillea delavay ‘Bees Pink’