Colorful lilacs can be found in various places at Hagley.
Lemon Bee Balm Bergamot
The slender, flexible branches of this tree hang low to the ground, hence the name Weeping Cherry Tree.
Trillium comes in many colors, from purple to white to this speckled green version.
These pink tulips are just coming into bloom.
These beautiful keizerskroon (red and yellow tulips) show off their vibrant colors. The building in the background is the First Office of the DuPont Company.
This burst of blue blanketing the Hagley powder yard is called glory-of-the-snow or Chionodoxa forbesii with its star-shaped petals and white center.
Next is the Viola cornuta, also known as the Horned Violet. These lovely deep purple beauty are one of the oldest and most popular cultivated garden annuals. They are located in front of Eleutherian Mills.
Next up is the Spring Starflower- Ipheon uniiflorum. These flowers come in a variety of shades and are easy to grow. Just another beauty on Hagley’s property.
These colorful beauties are Tulipa humilis violacea, a species of tulip. They date back to 1860 and are in the E.I du Pont Garden at Hagley.
And next...Garden Grape Hyacinth! These beauties are bright in color and easy to naturalize in a garden area.
Beautlful dogwood blooms are a spring feature at Hagley.
What says springtime more than a cherry blossom? The formal name for this flower is Prunus Yedoensis. Beautiful pink in color, there are several of these on Hagley’s property.
The delicate purple flowers on the Kenilworth Ivy bloom near the residence at Hagley.
This beautiful native spring ephemeral is Mertensia Virginica, known commonly as Virginia Bluebells. You can find them on sloped woodlands in the shade. When it first comes through its young leaves are almost plum-colored but as it grows they turn green. As the buds start forming they are a light pink but once it starts to bloom they will transition to purple and then a light blue.
Watch for these shiny brown leaves in the spring - poison ivy first appears brown before it turns its usual green.