Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Education Greenhouses — December 1, 2014

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Sudanese red aloe
(Aloe sinkatana
'Brick House')

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Vase plant (Aechema
zebrina
'Surprise')

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Poinsettias
(Euphorbia pulcherrima)

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Bird-of-Paradise
(Strelitzia reginae)

Arid Greenhouse: Whitethorn acacia (Acacia constricta), sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana), impala lily (Adenium multiflorum), variegated smooth century plant (Agave desmettiana 'Variegata') —spike with buds, Aloe 'Christmas Carol', Aloe 'Delta Lights', Aloe 'Goliath', Aloe 'Jimmy', Aloe 'Kid's Candy', Aloe 'Pink Blush', Aloe bulbilifera, dwala aloe (Aloe chabaudii), hidden foot aloe (Aloe cryptopoda), bitter aloe (Aloe ferox), Harla aloe (Aloe harlana), dune Sudanese red aloe (Aloe sinkatana 'Brick House'), aloe (Aloe thraskii), jelly burn plant (Bulbine frutescens), jade plant (Crassula argentea), Echeveria 'Red Glow', Mexican gem (Echeveria elegans), hybrid crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia 'Pet Mong Koi', 'Welcome Home'), ancient's spurge (Euphorbia antiquorum), Euphorbia capuronii, Euphorbia croizatii, Euphorbia geroldii, crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii var. imperatae, var. sonora,var. splendens 'Apollo', 'Ruby Red', var. tananarivea), Euphorbia millotii, Masai spurge (Euphorbia neococcinea), Euphorbia pedilanthoides, Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor, Gasteria liliputana, Gasteria maculata, royal paintbrush (Haemanthus albiflos), bellyache nettlespurge (Jatropha gossypifolia), Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells', felt bush (Kalanchoe beharensis), CALANDIVA® Red Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Tylo') —hanging balls and planted, Kleinia leptophjylla, whitey cactus (Mammillaria geminispina), feather cactus (Mammillaria plumosa), Mexican flame vine (Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides), Kirk snakeplant (Sansevieria kirkii var. kirkii).

Tropical Greenhouse: Vase plant (Aechema zebrina 'Surprise'), sweet almond verbena (Aloysia virgata), flamingo flower (Anthurium 'White Heart'), ALMERA® flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum 'Anthcanyh'), Matiz® flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum 'Anthzupap'), fiery spike (Aphelandra aurantiaca), Canary tree mallow (Bakeridesia integerrima), angelwing begonia (Begonia 'Di-Anna', 'Lana'), yellow shrimp plant (Barleria oenotheroides), pagoda flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum 'Borneo Sunset'), Java glory vine (Clerodendrum x speciosum), African glory bower (Clerodendrum splendens), Louise harris columnea (Columnea 'Louise Harris'), Kiwi ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi'), dwarf cone ginger (Costus woodsonii), spider lily (Crinum augustum 'Queen Emma'), blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora), green shrimp plant (Ecbolium viride), white flame euphorbia (Euphorbia fulgens 'Alba'), Christmas Season Red poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Christmas Season Red'), Christmas Season White poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Christmas Season White'), CHRISTMAS DAY RED™ Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima 'NPCW10164'), fringed hibiscus (Hibiscus schizopetalus 'El Capitolio'), Hawaiian hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mrs. Jimmy Spangler'), Lady Doorly's morning glory (Ipomoea horsfalliae), Congo cockatoo (Impatiens niamniamensis 'African Queen'), blue dawn flower (Ipomoea indica), common jasmine (Jasminum officinale), spicy jatropha (Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'), firespike bush (Odontonema strictum), many beautiful orchids including, Ascocenda Jairak Classy, Cattleya 'Chicago', Dendrobium Andree Millar, Odontocidium Catatante 'Orange Kiss', Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance', Oncidium maculatum San Bar Giant, Vanda 'Siriporn Pink', various Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Doritis, Phalanopsis, Vanda,and other orchids; golden candle plant (Pachystachys lutea), shrubby white vein (Sanchezia speciosa), glory bush (Thunbergia grandifolia).

Semitropical Greenhouse: Cane-stemmed begonia (Begonia 'Orange-Rubra' & 'White Angel'), paper flower (Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst', 'Singapore White'), Smith's shrub jessamine (Cestrum elegans var. smithii), bleeding glory bower (Clerodendrum x speciosum), blue glory bower (Clerodendrum ugandense), Deppea splendens, Silver Falls dichondra (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls') —hanging baskets, tropical rose hydrangea (Dombeya 'Seminole') —in bud, lace flower vine (Episcia dianthiflora), gold shower thyrallis (Galphimia glauca), Pink Surprise amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Pink Surprise'), shooting star hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sumida-no-hanabi'), angel-wing jasmine (Jasminum nitidum), shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana 'Variegata'), pink justicia (Justicia brasiliana), LAVENDER SWIRL® trailing lantana (Lantana montevidensis 'Monswee'), pitcher plant (Nepenthes 'Marie'), Goshiki false holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki') -foliage, MONA LAVENDER® spur flower (Plectranthus 'Monalila'), flowering bush coleus (Plectranthus thyrsoideus), amethyst star (Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum), Swedish mosaic ivy (Plectranthus oertendahlii 'Emerald Lace'), Chiapas sage (Salvia chiapensis), bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia reginae), blue trumpetvine (Thunbergia grandiflora).