What’s in Bloom?

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What’s in Bloom?

What’s in Bloom?

Because of the heavy winter we experienced this year, we’re expecting to be a couple weeks behind on blooming. We are predicting tulips to be at their peak between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, and rhododendrons to be 2-2.5 weeks behind schedule, putting them in early to mid June for the beautiful display of color. It all depends on the weather, so please check out our Facebook for updates!

To search for what’s in bloom during a specific time period, please visit FloraFind, our online database of what is planted at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Here’s an example of what you may find blooming during the various seasons. You can also visit our Dig it! Garden Blog for weekly updates during the spring and summer months.

Summer 2014 highlights:
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April

  • Early spring bulbs
  • Spring ephemerals

May

  • Asarum europium/European ginger
  • Tiarella cordifolia/foam flower
  • Narcissus/daffodil
  • Viburnum
  • Magnolia
  • Enkianthus/Redvein
  • Rhododendron
  • Azalea

June

  • Azalea
  • Rhododendron
  • Cornus kousa – Dogwood
  • Cornus sericea – Redtwig Dogwood
  • Paeonia – Peonies
  • Viburnum
  • Geranium macrorhizum
  • Iris ensata
  • Iris siberica
  • Rosa – Rose
  • Trillium
  • Cypripedium – Lady’s Slipper

July

  • Campanula – Bellflower
  • Hosta
  • Astilbe
  • Hydrangea
  • Spirea
  • Clethra – Summersweet
  • Rogersia
  • Rosa – Roses
  • Delphinium
  • Lavendula – Lavender
  • Geranium ‘Roseanne’
  • Water lily
  • Japanese Iris
  • Veronica
  • Hemerocallis – Daylily
  • Clematis

August

  • Nepeta
  • Miscanthus
  • Rudbeckia
  • Sedum
  • Chelone
  • Astrantia
  • Cimicifuga
  • Water lily
  • Hemerocallis – Daylily
  • Hosta
  • Clematis
  • Rosa – Roses
  • Delphinium
  • Russian Sage
  • Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’

September

  • Angelica
  • Cimicifuga
  • Aster
  • Nepeta
  • Astrantia
  • Veronica
  • Veronicastrum
  • Anemone
  • Clematis
  • Rosa – Roses
  • Coreopsis
  • Eupatorium
  • Russian Sage
  • Aconitum
  • Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’

October

  • Many September flowers are still in bloom in October.
  • Many annuals
  • Cranesbill (Geranium)
  • Hydrangea
  • Plumes of grasses from small to tall
  • Monk’s hood (Aconitum)
  • The last roses of summer
  • Berries and seed pods
  • Magnificent fall foliage in trees and shrubs
  • And more, until our first frost…and even beyond

Winter

  • Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick
  • Witch hazel
  • Bright-red stems and trunks
  • Berries and pods
  • Plumes of tall grasses