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What’s in Bloom

May 21, 2020 to May 28, 2020

Even though Longwood is temporarily closed, our plants are still growing. See what’s in bloom … and enjoy the beauty of our Gardens from your home.

Featured in the Gardens

American Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens is native vine that can be found as far west as Texas and as far north as New England. The origin of the plant at Longwood is not known, but after many years of cultivation it proved to be a stellar performer reliably producing outstanding flowers of darker and richer hue than typical forms, which led to its designation as a cultivar with a name ‘Longwood Purple’. More restrained and easier to maintain than other varieties of wisteria, ‘Longwood Purple’ is also extremely cold hardy and can adjust to a wide climatic range. It can handle sandy to loamy soils and part to full sun. As a modestly fast growing vine, ‘Longwood Purple’ can be easily trained onto a trellis, against a wall or porch.  

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Phragmipedium China Dragon

Norfolk Island-hibiscus

Lagunaria patersonii


Liriodendron tulipifera

Princess-tree Paulownia tomentosa


Chionanthus virginicus

Hybrid Tree Peony

Paeonia ′Golden Mandarin′

American Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens ′Longwood Purple′