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What’s in Bloom – August 23, 2018

Lobelia cardinalis, cardinal flower is spectacular! Be sure to check out the cool orb-like flowers of Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush). The flowers of Clethra alnifolia (summersweet) are filling the gardens with their lovely fragrance. Phlox are putting on quite a show too. Both the solidago (goldenrod) and coreopsis (tickseed) are in full bloom. The big white flowers of Hydrangea paniculata or peegee (panicle) hydrangea are very showy! Lovers of black-eyed-Susan and Joe-pye-weed will not be disappointed this week.

Entrance Walk:
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – giant hyssop
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – sweetshrub
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – panicle hydrangea

Founders’ Grove:
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’ – summersweet

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Anemonopsis macrophylla – false anemone
Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ – summersweet
Gentiana ‘True Blue’ – gentain
Helenium hybrid ‘Helbro’ – sneezeweed
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’ – panicle hydrangea
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ – blazing star
Lobelia siphilitica – great lobelia
Monarda ‘Claire Grace’ – beebalm
Monarda ‘Prärienacht’ – beebalm
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – garden phlox
Pycnanthemum pilosum – downy mountain mint
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ – rose
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – black-eyed susan
Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’ – sedum, stonecrop

Slater Forest Pond:
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ – leopard plant
Lobelia siphilitica – great blue lobelia
Sagittaria latifolia – common arrowhead

Woodland Garden:
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ – panicle hydrangea
Veratrum formosanum – black false hellebore

Cleaver Event Lawn Gardens:
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Allium ‘Millenium’ – ornamental onion
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ – Japanese anemone
Coreopsis ‘Full Moon’ – tickseed
Echinacea ‘Rubinstern’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – purple coneflower
Geranium ‘Pink Penny’ – geranium
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’ – sneezeweed
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Interhydia’ – pink diamond hydrangea
Peroskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ – Russian sage
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – garden phlox
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ – garden phlox
Solidago ‘Dansolitlem’ – little lemon goldenrod
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – meadow rue
Veratrum formosanum – black false hellebore

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Coreopsis ‘Route 66’ – thread-leaf tickseed
Echinacea assorted selections – purple coneflower
Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’ – Joe-pye-weed
Hemerocallis ‘Unexpected Extra’ – daylily
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’ – rose mallow
Phlox paniculata ‘Miss Elie’ – garden phlox
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia maxima – giant coneflower
Silphium perfoliatum – cup plant
Thalictrum rochebrunianum – giant meadow rue

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Aconitum uncinatum – blue monkshood
Cephalanthus occidentalis – buttonbush
Echinacea purpurea – purple coneflower
Eryngium yuccafolium – rattlesnake-master
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ – sunflower
Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’ – hairy alumroot
Monarda – bee balm
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ – garden phlox

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Allium senescens var. glaucum – German garlic
Allium ‘Pink Planet’ – ornamental onion
Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta – lesser catmint
Clematis x ‘Rooguchi’ – clematis
Clethra alnifolia – summersweet
Clethra barbinervis – Japanese clethra
Delphinium exaltatum – tall larkspur
Echinacea purpurea ‘Elbrook’, ‘Rubinstern’ – purple coneflower
Echinops ritro – globethistle
Eupatorium perfoliatum – boneset
Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum – spotted Joe-pye-weed
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne geranium
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’ Blue Chiffon™ – Blue Chiffon hibiscus
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ – Incrediball smooth hydrangea
Hydrnagea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’ – smooth hydrangea
hydrangea involucrate ‘Yokodanka’ – downy leaved hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ – oakleaf hydrangea
Liatris pycnostachya – prairie blazing star
Nepeta subsessilis – Japanese catmint
Nymphaea ‘Gold Medal’ – water lily
Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii – Deam’s coneflower
Rudbeckia ‘Herbstsonne’ – autumn sun coneflower
Scutellaria incana – downy skullcap

Haney Hillside Garden:
Clethra alnifolia – summersweet
Eutrochium fistulosum – hollow Joe-pye weed
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ – sunflower
Lobelia cardinalis – cardinal flower
Oxydendrum arboreum – sourwood

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Allium ‘Millenium’ – onion
Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ – coneflower
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Anabelle’ – smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘PIIHA-I’ – Endless Summer Bella Anna smooth hydrangea
Solidago ‘Sweety’ – goldenrod
Vernonia novaboracensis – New York ironweed

Arbor Garden:
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite – sweetshrub
Clethra barbinervis – Japanese clethra
Coreopsis ‘Route 66’ – thread-leaf tickseed
Coreopsis tripteris – tall tickseed
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ – purple coneflower
Helenium hybrid ‘Hellbro’ – sneezeweed
Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian sage
Rosa ‘Polareis’ – rose
Rosa ‘Wasagaming’ – rose
Rudbeckia ‘Herbstsonne’ – Autumn Sun coneflower
Scutellaria incana – downy skullcap
Veratrum woodii – wood’s bunchflower
Verbena bonariensis – verbena
Veronicastrum virginicum – culver’s root

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’ – astilbe
Clethra alnifolia – summersweet
Hosta ‘Paradise Joyce’ – hosta
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Annabelle’ – smooth hydrangea