VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Plant Picks

Plant Picks are the details of plants at Milner Gardens & Woodland written by the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association volunteers.

Click on the plant name below for a detailed description:

Botanical Name Common Name Image

Acanthus mollis

Bear's Breeches

Acidanthera murilae,

Gladiolus callianthus

Peacock Orchid,
Sword Lily

Aesculus x carnea

Red Horse Chestnut

Albizia julibrissin

Silk Tree,
Mimosa Tree

Anemonella thalictroides

Rue Anemone

Astilbe arendsii hybrid mix

Astilbe,
False Spirea
Astilbe arendsii plant
Begonia grandis Hardy Begonia

Berberis linearifolia

Berberry Berberry
Castanea sativa Sweet/Spanish Chestnut,
Marron

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Blue Plumbago,
Cape Leadwort

Chaenomeles speciosa

Flowering Quince,
Japanese Quince
Japanese Quince

Chionanthus virginicus

Fringe Tree

Chionodoxa forbesii

Glory-of-the-Snow Glory-of-the-snow

Clematis armandii

Evergreen Clematis

Colchicum autumnale

Fall Crocus

Cornus kousa chinensis

Chinese Dogwood

Cotoneaster rhederi

Puckered Leaf
Cotoneaster

Crinodendron hookerianum

Chilean Lantern Tree Milner Gardens Plant Pick Chilean lantern tree

Cyclamen coum

Eastern Sowbread,
Eastern Cyclamen,
Round-leaf Cyclamen

Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree,
Handkerchief Tree

Deutzia scabra

Fuzzy Deutzia Deutzia scabra or Fuzzy Deutzia

Dierama pulcherrimum

Angel's Fishing Rod,
Wand Flower

Epimedium versicolor

Bishop’s Hat
Bishop's Hat

Eranthis hyemalis

Winter Aconite

Erythronium 'Pagoda'

Fawn Lily

Erythronium revolutum

Pink Fawn Lily Pink Fawn Lily

Fuchsia magellanica

Fuchsia
'Hawkshead'
Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop
Hamamelis mollis Chinese Witch
Hazel

Helleborus orientalis

Lenten Rose hellebores in a garden

Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium,
Seven-son flower
Heptacodium miconoides

Hydrangea aspera

Rough-leaved
Hydrangea

Iris sibirica (white)

Siberian Iris Plant Pick Iris sibirica white

Jasminum nudiflorum

Winter Jasmine
Kerria japonica Japanese Kerria

Leycesteria formosa

Himalayan Honeysuckle
Lilium martagon Martagon lily, Turk's Cap
Lobelia tupa Lobelia
Macleaya cordata Plume Poppy Plume Poppy

Mespilus germanica

Medlar Medlar fruit

Nerine bowdenii

Cornish lily,
Cape flower,
Guernsey lily,
Bowden lily
Plant Pick Nerine bowdenii

Parrotia persica

Persian Ironwood,
Parrotia,
Persian witch hazel
Parrotia persica

Paulownia tomentosa

Empress Tree
Phlomis russeliana
Jerusalem Sage,
Turkish Sage
Polygonatum spp Solomon's Seal
Pulmonaria angustifolia Lungwort,
Blue Cowslip
Chionodoxa forbesii

Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate'

Kiftsgate Rose,
Rosa Amaglia
Styrax japonicus Japanese Snowbell
blossoms of a Japanese snowbell tree
Trillium ovatum Pacific or Western Trillium,
Wake-Robin
Trillium ovatum flower
Viburnum farreri Fragrant Viburnum

 

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