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What’s in Bloom – July 29, 2019

Echinacea are looking great! Be sure to search out the Monarda or beebalm and watch for hummingbirds at the brightly colored flowers. The bottlebrush buckeye, a butterfly magnet, is beginning to bloom. Phlox are starting to put on quite a show too. Hydrangea paniculata or peegee (panicle) hydrangea are amazing and full of pollinators, as are the steely-blue flowers of the Eryngium or sea holly.

Entrance Walk:
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – giant hyssop
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – sweetshrub
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – sweetshrub
Daphne x transatlantica ‘BLAFRA’ – eternal fragrance daphne
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ – oakleaf hydrangea
Ligularia japonica – Japanese ligularia
Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ – betony

Founders’ Grove and Café:
Ligularia japonica – Japanese ligularia
Magnolia virginiana – sweetbay magnolia

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ – yarrow
Actaea racemosa – black cohosh
Allium ‘Mt. Sinai’ – nodding onion
Calycanthus floridus ‘Michael Lindsey’ – sweetshrub
Campanula ‘Kent Belle’ – bellflower
Clematis addisonii – Addison’s leather flower
Delphinium ‘Pagan Purples’ – larkspur
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ – purple coneflower
Eryngium planum ‘Tiny Jackpot’ – sea holly
Helenium hybrid ‘Helbro’ – sneezeweed
Hemerocallis ‘Joan Senior’, ‘Spider Miracle’, ‘Strawberry Candy’ – daylily
Hosta ‘Tick Tock’ – plantain lily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’, ‘Dharuma’ – panicle hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sike’s Dwarf’ – oakleaf hydrangea
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ – shasta daisy
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ – blazing star
Ligularia ‘Little Rocket’ – leopard plant
Melanthium virginicum – bunch flower
Monarda ‘Prärienacht’ – beebalm
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – garden phlox
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’ – balloon-flower
Rosa ‘BAIine’ – rose
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ – rose
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – black-eyed susan
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – meadow rue

Slater Forest Pond:
Actaea racemosa – black snakeroot
Astrantia ‘Hadspen Blood’ – masterwort
Ligularia ‘The Rocket’ – golden ray

Woodland Garden:
Astrantia ‘Star of Beauty’ – masterwort
Campanula takesimana – Korean bellflower
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ (bud) – panicle hydrangea
Veratrum formosanum – black false hellebore

Cleaver Lawn and Gardens:
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Allium ‘Millenium’ – ornamental onion
Echinacea ‘Rubinstern’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Butterfly Kisses’, ‘White Swan’ – purple coneflower
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’ – sneezeweed
Hemerocallis ‘Gordon Biggs’ – daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Ice Carnival’ – daylily
Hyrangea serrata ‘Midoriboshi Temari’ – mountain hydrangea
Inula magnifica ‘Gold in Spring’ – giant fleabane
Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Weiss’ – gay-feather
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – garden phlox
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – meadow rue
Veratrum formosanum – veratrum

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Aesculus parviflora – bottlebrush buckeye
Asclepias tuberosa – butterflyweed
Callirhoe involucrata – purple poppy mallow
Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea ‘Pica Bella’ – purple coneflower
Echinacea assorted selections – purple coneflower
Echinacea Big Sky series – purple coneflower
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne geranium
Helenium hybrida ‘Helbro’ – Mardi Gras sneezeweed
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sommersonne’ – Summer Sun false sunflower
Hemerocallis ‘Unexpected Extra’ – daylily
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’ – mallow
Nepeta subsessilis – Japanese catmint
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – black-eyed Susan
Silphium perfoliatum – cup plant
Thalictrum rochebruneanum – giant meadow rue
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ – culvers root

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – swamp milkweed
Echinacea purpurea – purple coneflower
Eryngium yuccafolium – rattlesnake-master
Heliopsis ‘Bressingham Doubloon’ – false sunflower
Monarda – bee balm
Monarda ‘Judith’s Fancy Fuschia’ – bee balm
Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fyrverkeri’ – sundrops
Rosa carolina – rose

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
Allium ‘Pink Planet’ – ornamental onion
Allium sphaerocephalon – drumstick allium
Astilbe ‘Key West’ – astilbe
Alstroemeria ‘Sweet Laura’ – Peruvian lily
Calycanthus ‘Venus’ – (few) – sweetshrub
Clematis x ‘Rooguchi’ – clematis
Delphinium exaltatum – tall larkspur
Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Dwarf Butterfly Blue’ – larkspur
Digitalia ferruginea – rusty foxglove
Echinacea purpurea ‘Elbrook’, ‘Rubinstern’, – purple coneflower
Echinops ritro – globethistle
Eupatorium perfoliatum – boneset
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – geranium
Hemerocallis ‘Baja’, ‘French Tudor’, ‘Prairie Blue Eyes’ – dayliliy
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ – Incrediball smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’ – smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ – oakleaf hydrangea
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – lavender
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Becky’ – Shasta daisy
Liatris pycnostachya – prairie blazing star
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’ – leopard plant
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ – trumpet honeysuckle
Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ – beebalm
Nepeta subsessilis – Japanese catmint
Nymphaea ‘Gold Medal’ – water lily
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Firecracker’ – azalea
Rubus odoratus – flowering raspberry
Ruellia humilis – wild petunia
Salvia dolichantha – clustered sage
Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ – burnet
Scutellaria incana – downy skullcap
Veronica spicata ‘Purpleicious’ – speedwell

Haney Hillside Garden:
Ceanothus americanus – New Jersey tea
Corydalis lutea – yellow fumitory
Dicentra eximia – fernleaf bleeding heart
Lobelia cardinalis – (bud) – cardinal flower
Oxydendrum arboreum – sourwood

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Rhododedron prunifolium – plum-leaf azalea

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Allium sphaerocephalon – drumstick onion
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Anabelle’ – smooth hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘PIIHA-I’ – Endless Summer Bella Anna smooth hydrangea
Stewartia pseudocamellia – Japanese stewartia

Arbor Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Superba’ – Chinese astilbe
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite – sweetshrub
Clethra barbinervis – (bud) – Japanese clethra
Diervilla sessifolia ‘LPDC Podaras’ – Cool Splash southern bush honeysuckle
Echinacea purpurea ‘Hot Papaya’, ‘Magnus’ – purple coneflower
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ – sea holly
Eryngium x zabelli ‘Big Blue’ – sea holly
Ferula communis – giant fennel
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne geranium
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – geranium
Helenium hybrid ‘Helbro’ – sneezeweed
Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’ – hyssop
Lavandula angustifloia ‘Munstead’ – lavender
Liatris ‘Floristan Weiss’ – blazing star
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’ – ligularia
Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’ – ornamental oregano
Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian sage
Rosa ‘BAImas’, ‘Prairie Joy’ – rose
Scutellaria incana – downy skullcap
Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ – spirea
Veratrum woodii – wood’s bunchflower
Verbena bonariensis – verbena

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Aconitum napellus ssp. vulgare ‘Carneum’ – monkshood
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’ – (bud) – astilbe
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’ – astilbe
Astilbe ‘Sprite’ – astilbe
Astilbe thunbergii ‘Straussenfeder’ – astilbe
Deinanthe bifida ‘Pink Kii’ – (bud) – two-lobed false hydrangea
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’, ‘Hadspen Blue’, ‘Paul’s Glory’ – plantain lily
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Annabelle’ – smooth hydrangea
Iris ensata ‘Sensation’ – Japanese iris
Rhododendron maximum – rosebay