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

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

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

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

Paulownia tomentosa

Empress Tree
Phlomis russeliana

Jerusalem Sage,

Turkish Sage

Polygonatum spp Solomon's Seal

Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate'

Kiftsgate Rose,

Rosa Amaglia

Styrax japonicus Japanese Snowbell
blossoms of a Japanese snowbell tree
Viburnum farreri Fragrant Viburnum

 

Please see our Gardening Advice page to have your gardening questions answered by a volunteer from the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.