Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Education Greenhouses — January 1, 2015

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Whitethorn acacia
(Acacia constricta)

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Spider aloe
(Aloe x spinosissima)

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Poinsettias (Euphorbia
pulcherrima
'Christmas
Season White')

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Goshiki false holly
(Osmanthus
heterophyllus
'Goshiki')

Arid Greenhouse: Wyalong wattle (Acacia cardiophylla), whitethorn acacia (Acacia constricta), knife-leaf acacia (Acacia cultriformis), sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana), variegated smooth century plant (Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'), Aloe 'Delta Lights', Aloe 'Goliath', Aloe 'Jimmy', Aloe 'Kid's Candy', Aloe 'Pink Blush', blue aloe (Aloe acutissima), candelabra aloe (Aloe arborescens), Aloe bulbilifera, Aloe burgerfortensis, cat's tail aloe (Aloe castanea), dwala aloe (Aloe chabaudii), Cooper aloe (Aloe cooperi), hidden foot aloe (Aloe cryptopoda), Dawe's aloe (Aloe dawei), bitter aloe (Aloe ferox), Harla aloe (Aloe harlana), Aloe jacksonii, Salm-Dyck aloe (Aloe salm-dyckiana), dune Sudanese red aloe (Aloe sinkatana 'Brick House'), tilt-head aloe (Aloe speciosa), spider aloe (Aloe x spinosissima), aloe (Aloe thraskii), jelly burn plant (Bulbine frutescens), elephant tree (Bursera fragarioides), hybrid Natal lily (Clivia x cyrtanthiflora), jade plant (Crassula argentea), Echeveria 'Red Glow', Mexican gem (Echeveria elegans), hybrid crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia 'Pet Mong Koi', 'Welcome Home'), 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 leptophylla, Romaud wild hyacinth (Lachenalia 'Romaud') –in bud, whitey cactus (Mammillaria geminispina), Mexican flame vine (Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides), Kirk snakeplant (Sansevieria kirkii var. kirkii), Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergia truncata), jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), forest lily (Veltheimia bracteata 'Yellow Form').

Tropical Greenhouse: Lipstick vine (Aeschynanthus radicans), 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), angelwing begonia (Begonia 'Di-Anna', 'Lana'), yellow shrimp plant (Barleria oenotheroides), red powderpuff (Calliandra haematocephala), variegated starburst shrub (Clerodendrum quadriloculare 'Brandonii'), Java glory vine (Clerodendrum x speciosum), African glory bower (Clerodendrum splendens), Louise Harris columnea (Columnea 'Louise Harris'), 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'), spindle palm (Hyophorbe verschaffeltii), Lady Doorly's morning glory (Ipomoea horsfalliae), Congo cockatoo (Impatiens niamniamensis 'African Queen'), common jasmine (Jasminum officinale), spicy jatropha (Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'), firespike bush (Odontonema strictum), firespike bush (Odontonema strictum 'Panama Purple'), many beautiful orchids including, Ascocenda Jairak Classy, Burana Sweet #1, Dendrobium Andree Millar, Odontocidium Catatante 'Orange Kiss', Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance', Vanda 'Siriporn Pink', various Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Doritis, Phalanopsis, Vanda,and other orchids; golden candle plant (Pachystachys lutea), cardinal guard (Pachystachys spicata), Panama rose (Rondeletia leucophylla), shrubby white vein (Sanchezia speciosa), glory bush (Thunbergia grandifolia).

Semitropical Greenhouse: Cane-stemmed begonia (Begonia 'Orange-Rubra' & 'White Angel'), paper flower (Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst', 'Pink Pixie', 'Singapore White'), Smith's shrub jessamine (Cestrum elegans var. smithii), Calamondin orange (X Citrofortunella mitis), 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'), pink ball dombeya (Dombeya wallichii), sky flower (Duranta erecta 'Geisha Girl'), Australian lilac (Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wanderer'), Red Pearl amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Red Pearl'), 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'), Charity mahonia (Mahonia x media 'Charity'), 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'), velvet groundsel (Roldana oaxacana), Chiapas sage (Salvia chiapensis), blue trumpetvine (Thunbergia grandiflora).