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What’s in Bloom – August 12, 2019

Coneflowers and August go hand in hand. The Echinacea and Rudbeckia are amazing this week. Be sure to look for the stunning scarlet Lobelia cardinalis or cardinal flower. Hummingbirds love them. Lilium selections look and smell amazing! The bottlebrush buckeye, a butterfly magnet, is in full flower. Hydrangea paniculata or peegee (panicle) hydrangea are in full bloom, showcasing huge white inflorescences.

Entrance Walk:
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – giant hyssop
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – swamp milkweed
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – sweetshrub
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – sweetshrub
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – panicle hydrangea
Ligularia japonica – Japanese ligularia

Founders’ Grove and Café:
Hosta ‘Allan P. McConnel’ – hosta
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Anabelle’ – smooth hydrangea
Ligularia japonica – Japanese ligularia

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ – yarrow
Anemonopsis macrophylla – false anemone
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ (few) – sweetshrub
Campanula ‘Kent Belle’ – bellflower
Clematis addisonii – Addison’s leather flower
Eryngium planum ‘Tiny Jackpot’ – sea holly
Helenium hybrid ‘Helbro’ – sneezeweed
Hemerocallis ‘Joan Senior’ – daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Spider Miracle’ – daylily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’, ‘Dharuma’ – panicle hydrangea
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ – shasta daisy
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ – blazing star
Lilium ‘Golden Stargazer’ – lily
Lobelia siphilitica – great lobelia
Monarda ‘Claire Grace’ – beebalm
Monarda ‘Prärienacht’ – beebalm
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – garden phlox
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’ – balloon-flower
Pycnanthemum pilosum – downy mountain mint
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – black-eyed susan

Slater Forest Pond:
Gentiana dahurica – gentian

Woodland Garden:
Astrantia ‘Star of Beauty’ – masterwort
Hosta ‘Lakeside Shore Master’ – plantain lily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ – panicle hydrangea
Veratrum formosanum – black false hellebore

Cleaver Lawn and Gardens:
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Allium ‘Millenium’ – ornamental onion
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ – Japanese anemone
Clethra acuminata – cinnamon clethra
Echinacea ‘Rubinstern’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Butterfly Kisses’, ‘White Swan’ – purple coneflower
Geranium ‘Pink Penny’ – geranium
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’ – sneezeweed
Hemerocallis ‘Ice Carnival’ – daylily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokrathirteen’ – Sweet Summer Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Interhydia’ – pink diamond hydrangea
Inula magnifica ‘Gold in Spring’ – giant fleabane
Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Weiss’ – gay-feather
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – garden phlox
Rosa ‘Blanc Double de Courbert’ – rose
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – meadow rue
Veratrum formosanum – black false hellebore

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Callirhoe involucrata – purple poppy mallow
Echinacea ‘Pica Bella’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea assorted selections – purple coneflower
Helenium hybrida ‘Helbro’ – Mardi Gras sneezeweed
Hemerocallis ‘Unexpected Extra’ – daylily
Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ – lily
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’ – mallow
Nepeta subsessilis – Japanese catmint –
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia maxima – giant coneflower
Silphium perfoliatum – cup plant
Thalictrum rochebrunianum – giant meadow rue
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ – culvers root

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Aconitum uncinatum – blue monkshood
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – swamp milkweed
Echinacea purpurea – purple coneflower
Eryngium yuccafolium – rattlesnake-master
Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’ – hairy alumroot
Monarda – bee balm
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ – garden phlox

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – giant hyssop
Allium ‘Pink Planet’ – ornamental onion
Alstroemeria ‘Sweet Laura’ – Peruvian lily
Calycanthus ‘Venus’ – sweetshrub
Clematis x ‘Polish Spirit’ – clematis
Clematis x ‘Rooguchi’ – clematis
Delphinium exaltatum – tall larkspur
Echinacea purpurea ‘Rubinstern’ – purple coneflower
Echinops ritro – globethistle
Eupatorium perfoliatum – boneset
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – geranium
Hemerocallis ‘Baja’, ‘French Tudor’ – dayliliy
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’ Blue Chiffon™ – Blue Chiffon hibiscus
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ – Incrediball smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’ – smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana – Sargent’s hydrangea
Hydrangea involucrata ‘Yokodanka’ – downy leaved hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’ – Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Brido’ – oakleaf hydrangea
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Becky’ – Shasta daisy
Liatris pycnostachya – prairie blazing star –
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ – trumpet honeysuckle
Nepeta subsessilis – Japanese catmint –
Nymphaea ‘Gold Medal’ – water lily
Rudbeckia ‘Herbstsonne’ – autumn sun coneflower –
Ruellia humilis – wild petunia
Salvia dolichantha – clustered sage
Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ – burnet
Scutellaria incana – downy skullcap

Haney Hillside Garden:
Corydalis lutea – yellow fumitory
Dicentra eximia – fernleaf bleeding heart
Lobelia cardinalis – cardinal flower
Oxydendrum arboreum – sourwood

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – purple coneflower
Rhododedron prunifolium – plum-leaf azalea

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Allium ‘Millenium’ – onion
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Anabelle’ – smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘PIIHA-I’ – Endless Summer Bella Anna smooth hydrangea

Arbor Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite – sweetshrub
Clethra barbinervis – Japanese clethra
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ – purple coneflower
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ – sea holly
Eryngium x zabelli ‘Big Blue’ – sea holly
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne geranium
Helenium hybrid ‘Helbro’ – sneezeweed
Hosta ‘Francee’ – plantain lily
Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’ – plantain lily
Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’ – hyssop
Liatris ‘Floristan Weiss’ – blazing star
Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’ – ornamental oregano
Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian sage
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:
Allium ‘Millenium’ – ornamental onion
Astilbe ‘Sprite’ – astilbe
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’ – astilbe
Deinanthe bifida ‘Pink Kii’ – two-lobed false hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Annabelle’ – smooth hydrangea

Butterfly House:
Allium ‘Millenium’ – ornamental onion
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – swamp milkweed
Chelone glabra – turtlehead
Echinacea purpurea – coneflower
Lobelia cardinalis – cardinal flower
Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’ – beebalm
Phlox paniculata ‘Younique Bicolor’ – garden phlox
Pycnanthemum muticum – mountain-mint
Rudbeckia maxima – great coneflower
Sanguisorba officinalis var microcephala ‘Little Angel’ – dwarf burnet

Visitors Center:
Allium senescens var. glaucum – German garlic –
Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’ – astilbe
Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella – coneflower
Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ – coneflower
Echinacea Lemon Drop™ – conflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’ – coneflower
Oxydendrum arboreum – sourwood
Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Tanna’ – great burnet
Sanguisorba officinalis var microcephala ‘Little Angel’ – dwarf burnet
Stachys officinalis ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ – betony