What’s In Bloom – September 26, 2023

What's In Bloom

Autumn is here at the Gardens, and the autumn flowering plants are blooming beautifully! Check out the lovely purple, pink and white asters opening across the gardens! The deep pink flowers of the Alma Potschke New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’) on the Great Lawn are especially lovely. Also blooming are a variety of toad-lilies. Don’t miss the large white flowers of the Jim’s Tall Towers toad-lily (Tricyrtis ‘Jim’s Tall Towers’) in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden, and the delicate, yellow bell-shaped flowers of the toad-lily (Tricyrtis macranthopsis) in the Arbor Garden.



Lyn and Daniel Lerner Visitor Center

Fragaria ‘Mignonette’
  • Midnight Marvel rose–mallow – Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
  • Nekan blue sage – Salvia azurea ‘Nekan’
  • Starry Starry Night rose–mallow – Hibiscus ‘Starry Starry Night’
  • reed grass – Calamagrostis arundinacea
  • Mignonette strawberry – Fragaria ‘Mignonette’










new england american aster
Symphyotrichum novae–angliae

Native Butterfly House

  • showy goldenrod – Solidago speciosa
  • Wood’s Pink aster – Aster ‘Wood’s Pink’
  • Twilight Zone little bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Twilight Zone’
  • New England American–aster – Symphyotrichum novae–angliae







Pond Garden

raydon's aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’
  • LI’L BANG™ Enchanted Eve tickseed – Coreopsis ‘Enchanted Eve’
  • Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster – Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’
  • flaxleaf whitetop – Ionactis linariifolia
  • Southern Cross ironweed – Vernonia × ‘Southern Cross’
  • Franklin tree – Franklinia alatamaha
  • October Skies aromatic aster – Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’
  • blue mistflower – Conoclinium coelestinum











alma potschke
Symphyotrichum novae–angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’

Great Lawn Gardens

  • prairie dropseed – Sporobolus heterolepis
  • Alma Potschke New England aster – Symphyotrichum novae–angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’
  • Autumn Glow toad–lily – Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’
  • The Blues little bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’
  • tall tickseed – Coreopsis tripteris
  • SUMMERIFIC® French Vanilla rose–mallow – Hibiscus ‘French Vanilla’











Lerner Garden of the Five Senses

blue river II
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’
  • Chilly Winds New England aster – Symphyotrichum novae–angliae ‘Chilly Winds’
  • Blue River II rose mallow – Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’
  • purple cyclamen – Cyclamen purpurascens
  • True Blue gentian – Gentiana ‘True Blue’
  • Curtain Call Deep Rose anemone – Anemone ‘Curtain Call Deep Rose’
  • Skyracer purple moor grass – Molinia caerulea arundinacea ‘Skyracer’









meadow bottle
Gentiana clausa

Slater Forest Pond

  • meadow bottle gentian – Gentiana clausa
  • Miyazaki toad–lily – Tricyrtis hirta ‘Miyazaki’
  • Golden Angel Japanese shrub mint – Leucosceptrum japonicum ‘Golden Angel’
  • white turtlehead – Chelone glabra








Cleaver Lawn

pink penny
Geranium ‘Pink Penny’
  • Pink Penny cranesbill – Geranium ‘Pink Penny’
  • Diana rose of Sharon – Hibiscus syriacus ‘Diana’
  • Big Blue lilyturf – Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’
  • Appalachian blazing star – Liatris microcephala










japanese bugbane
Actaea japonica

Reiser Woodland Garden

  • Himalayan maidenhair fern – Adiantum venustum
  • beech fern – Phegopteris decursive–pinnata
  • Bevis soft shield fern – Polystichum setiferum ‘Bevis’
  • Japanese bugbane – Actaea japonica
  • Parsley male fern – Dryopteris filix–mas ‘Parsley’







Arbor Garden

Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’
  • sage – Salvia transsylvanica
  • Blue Wonder toad–lily – Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’
  • Superba trumpet honeysuckle – Lonicera sempervirens ‘Superba’
  • Wood’s Blue aster – Aster ‘Wood’s Blue’
  • toad–lily – Tricyrtis macranthopsis
  • Arendsii monkshood – Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’








yellow waxbells
Kirengeshoma palmata

Haney Hillside Garden

  • switch grass – Panicum virgatum
  • Nally’s Green Dot white doll’s–daisy – Boltonia asteroides ‘Nally’s Green Dot’
  • seven–son flower – Heptacodium miconioides
  • Solar Cascade Short’s goldenrod – Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’
  • Snow Flurry heath aster – Symphyotrichum ericoides ‘Schneegitter’ Snow Flurry
  • Wood’s Purple aster – Aster ‘Wood’s Purple’
  • yellow waxbells – Kirengeshoma palmata










Vayo Meditation Garden

athyrium ghost
Athyrium ‘Ghost’
  • WILD SWAN™ anemone – Anemone ‘MACANE001’
  • Spellbound alum–root – Heuchera ‘Spellbound’
  • Ghost Japanese painted fern – Athyrium ‘Ghost’
  • Silver Sceptre Japanese sedge – Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’
  • white turtlehead – Chelone glabra










white autumn crocus
Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden

  • Albo Striata Japanese forest grass – Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo Striata’
  • Silver Ghost lacebark pine – Pinus bungeana ‘Silver Ghost’
  • white autumn crocus – Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’
  • autumn crocus – Colchicum cilicicum
  • monkshood – Aconitum carmichaelii
  • Low Glow Japanese red pine – Pinus densiflora ‘Low Glow’











Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden

jim's tall towers
Tricyrtis ‘Jim’s Tall Towers’
  • Jim’s Tall Towers toad–lily – Tricyrtis ‘Jim’s Tall Towers’
  • Gold Medal water lily – Nymphaea ‘Gold Medal’
  • Chocolate white snakeroot – Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’
  • Little Henry sweet coneflower – Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Little Henry’
  • Blue Wonder toad–lily – Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’













Hibiscus ‘RutHib3’

Burpee Kitchen Garden

  • Zebrina striped mallow – Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’
  • cut–leaf prairie dock – Silphium terebinthinaceum pinnatifidum
  • Brunette bugbane – Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’
  • Whirlwind Japanese anemone – Anemone ‘Whirlwind’
  • Iron Butterfly narrowleaf ironweed – Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’
  • Head Over Heels® Adore™ rose–mallow – Hibiscus ‘RutHib3’











Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens

vivid obedient plant
Physostegia virginiana ‘Vivid’
  • Lemon Queen sunflower – Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’
  • Goldsturm orange coneflower – Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’
  • Purple Dome New England aster – Symphyotrichum novae–angliae ‘Purple Dome’
  • Vivid obedient plant – Physostegia virginiana ‘Vivid’