What’s In Bloom 2024

In July, make your way out to Willow Pond for a glimpse of our butterfly garden at its peak. Along the way, you’ll notice a number of summer-blooming trees and shrubs adding seasonal interest to the landscape.

What’s in Bloom: Week of July 8, 2024

List curated by Jim Gorman, Visitor Services Assistant

Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, several locations

Goldenraintree, Koelreuteria paniculata, several locations

Cedarglade St. John’s wort cultivar, Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’

Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa, many locations

Indian pink cultivar, Spigelia marilandica ‘Little Redhead’, Admin. Bldg.

Purple coneflower cultivar, Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’, Admin. Bldg.

Foxglove beardtongue cultivar, Penstemon ’Husker Red’, Admin. Bldg.

Obedient plant cultivar, Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’, Admin. Bldg.

New Jersey tea, Ceanothus americanus, several locations

Ural false spiraea, Sorbaria sorbifolia, Birch Ave.

Sweetshrub, Calycanthus floridus, several locations

Japanese stewartia, Stewartia pseudocamellia, several locations

Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, Halcyon Ave.

Goat’s beard, Aruncus dioicus, Spruce Knoll

Catalpa hybrid, Catalpa xerubescens, Weigelia Path

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, Azalea Path

Threadleaf tickseed cultivar, Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’, Azalea Path

Purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, Azalea Path

Butterfly bush cultivar, Buddleja davidii ‘Nanho Purple’, Azalea Path

Smooth hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescens, Azalea Path

Orange daylily, Hemerocallis fulva, several locations

Daylily cultivar, Hemerocallis ‘Stella d’Oro’, Story Rd.

Daylily cultivar, Hemerocallis sp., several locations

Black Lace elderberry, Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’, Blue Jay Path

Missouri evening primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa, Central Ave.

Mouse Ear lobed tickseed, Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’, Central Ave.

Geranium, Pelargonium sp., several locations

Hybrid geranium cultivar, Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

Knock Out rose, Rosa ‘Radrazz’, Spelman Road

Rugosa rose, Rosa rugosa, Glen Ave.

Rose cultivar, Rosa ‘The Fairy’, @ Sphinx

Rose cultivars, Rosa sp., many locations

Lady’s mantle, Alchemilla mollis, several locations

Coral Bells, Heuchera sp., several locations

Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa, Asphodel Path

Stonecrop cultivar, Sedum sp., Central Ave.

Pincushion cultivar, Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’, Fountain Ave.

Butterfly bush cultivar, Buddleja davidii ‘Black Knight’, Fountain Ave.

Rockin’ Red Sweet William, Dianthus xbarbatus ‘PAS114143C’

Maltese cross cultivar, Lychnis chalcedonica ‘Burning Love’, Ash Ave.

Red hot poker, Kniphofia uvaria, Ash Ave.

Lupine, Lupinus sp., Ash Ave.

Swifty meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Violet’, Ash Ave.

Garden speedwell, Veronica longifolia, Ash Ave.

Anemone cultivar, Anemone sp., Ash Ave.

Chinese indigo, Indigofera amblyantha, Linden Path

Begonia, Begonia sp., several locations

Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata, Willow Pond

New Guinea impatiens, Impatiens sp., several locations

Trumpet honeysuckle cultivar, Lonicera sempervirens ‘Alabama Crimson’, Pond Rd.

Fleece flower, Bistorta sp., Birch Court Crypts

Catmint cultivar, Nepeta xfaassenii ‘Blue Wonder’, several locations

Bowman’s root, Gillenia trifoliata, several locations

Black cohosh, Actaea racemosa, several locations

Glossy euonymus, Euonymus carnosus, Birch Ave.

Linden, Tilia sp., many locations

Virginia sweetspire, Itea virginica, several locations

Sweetbay magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, several locations

Fountain grass cultivar, Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’, Flagpole

Chinese chestnut, Castanea mollissima, several locations

Oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, many locations

Bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, many locations

Quick fire panicle hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculate ‘Bulk’, Oak Ave.

Hosta cultivar, Hosta ‘Empress Wu’, Fountain Ave.

Hosta cultivars, Hosta sp., several locations

Northern bush honeysuckle, Diervilla lonicera, Woodbine Path

Swamp azalea, Rhododendron viscosum, Rosebay Path

Japanese iris cultivar, Iris ensata ‘Good Omen’, Asa Gray Garden

Clematis cultivar, Clematis ‘Betty Corning’, Asa Gray Garden

Balloon flower cultivar, Platycodon grandifloras ‘Sentimental Blue’

Eulalia grass cultivar, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’, Asa Gray

Appalachian mountain mint, Pycnanthemum flexuosum, Asa Gray

Endless Summer hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blushing Bride’

Ornamental onion cultivar, Allium ‘Summer Beauty’, Asa Gray Garden

Large flowered catmint, Nepeta kubanica, Asa Gray Garden

Upright wild ginger, Saruma henryi, Asa Gray Garden

False sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides, Asa Gray Garden

Foxtail lily, Eremus sp., Asa Gray Garden

Astilbe cultivar, Astilbe sp., Asa Gray Garden

Japanese ligularia, Ligularia japonica, Asa Gray Garden

Japanese spirea cultivar, Spiraea japonica ‘Alpina’, Asa Gray Garden

Palmate shredded umbrella plant, Syneilesis palmata, Asa Gray Garden

Beautyberry, Callycarpa dichotoma, Asa Gray Garden

Snowball viburnum, Viburnum plicatum ‘Grandiflorum’, Asa Gray Garden

Fragrant thimbleberry, Rubus odoratus, Indian Ridge Path

St John’s wort, Hypericum calycinum, Indian Ridge Path

Blue Velvet St John’s wort, Hypericum kalmianum ‘CCFLPC-1’, Rdg.

Threadleaf tickseed cultivar, Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam”, Indian Ridge

Lance-leaved tickseed, Coreopsis lanceolata, Indian Ridge Path

Wild bleeding heart, Dicentra eximia, Indian Ridge Path

Green and Gold cultivar, Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Allen Bush’, Indian Rdg.

Tall verbena, Verbena bonariensis, Indian Ridge Path

Bluestar cultivar, Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’, Indian Ridge

Johnny-jump-up, Viola tricolor, Indian Ridge Path

Ohio spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis, Mountain Ave.

Foxglove beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis, Mountain Ave.

Lead plant, Amorpha canescens, Mountain Ave.

Spotted beebalm, Monarda punctata, Mountain Ave.

Daisy fleabane, Erigeron annuus, Mountain Ave.

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris, Mountain Ave.

Wild bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, several locations

Spider mum cultivar, Chrysanthemum sp., Lawn Ave.

Foxglove, Digitalis sp., Greenhouse garden

Sea holly cultivar, Eryngium planum, Greenhouse garden

Spider flower, Cleome sp., Greenhouse garden

Yarrow cultivar, Achillea sp., Greenhouse garden

Celosia cultivar, Celosia sp., Greenhouse garden

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