Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Education Greenhouses — October 20, 2014

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Thread agave
(Agave filifera)

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Giant toad plant
(Stapelia gigantea)

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Rose grape
(Medinilla magnifica)

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Deppea splendens

Arid Greenhouse: Whitethorn acacia (Acacia constricta), impala lily (Adenium multiflorum), crinkle leaf plant (Adromischus poellnitzianus), variegated smooth century plant (Agave desmettiana 'Variegata') –spike with buds, thread agave (Agave filifera), Aloe 'Christmas Carol', Aloe 'Delta Lights', Aloe 'Jimmy', Aloe 'Kid's Candy', Aloe 'Pink Blush', Aloe jacksonii, Aloe ammophila,dune aloe (Aloe thraskii) –sending up spikes, Wright's desert honeysuckle (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii), paper flower (Bougainvillea 'California Gold'), jelly burn plant (Bulbine frutescens), chiltepines pepper (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare 'Tohono O'odham'), necklace vine (Crassula perforata), Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy', Mexican gem (Echeveria elegans), Echeveria gibbiflora, Echeveria secunda var. glauca, hybrid crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia '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 liliputana, bellyache nettlespurge (Jatropha gossypifolia), Ledebouria ovalifolia, whitey cactus (Mammillaria geminispina), Notocactus magnificus, Madagascar palm (Pachypodium lamerei), Barbados gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana'), rose cactus (Pereskia grandifolia), blue chalk-sticks (Senecio talinoides ssp. mandraliscae), giant toad plant (Stapelia gigantea).

Tropical Greenhouse: Sweet almond verbena (Aloysia virgata), flamingo flower (Anthurium 'White Heart'), ALMERA® flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum 'Anthcanyh'), Matiz® flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum 'Anthzupap'), zebra plant (Aphelandra squarrosa), angelwing begonia (Begonia 'Di-Anna', 'Lana'), yellow shrimp plant (Barleria oenotheroides), Dr. Seuss angel's trumpet (Brugmansia 'Dr. Seuss'), Calathea 'Helen Kennedy', yellow palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens), pagoda flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum 'Borneo Sunset'), Java glory vine (Clerodendrum x speciosum), crepe ginger (Costus speciosus), dwarf cone ginger (Costus woodsonii), weeping blue ginger (Dichorisandra penduliflora), blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora), Mrs. Jimmy Spangler tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mrs. Jimmy Spangler'), spindle palm (Hyophorbe verschaffeltii), Congo cockatoo (Impatiens niamniamensis 'African Queen'), Petite Dwarf Orange Ixora (Ixora chinensis 'Taiwanensis Petite Orange'), rose grape ((Medinilla magnifica), many beautiful orchids including, Ascocenda Jairak Redden, Dendrobium Andree Millar, Dendrobium New Mao Gold, Dendrobium Petticoat x Garret Beauty, Laeliocattleya Netrasiri 'Dark Prince', Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance', Vanda 'Siriporn Pink', various Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Doritis, Phalanopsis, Vanda,and other orchids; golden candle plant (Pachystachys lutea), cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao), glory bush (Thunbergia grandifolia), white candles (Whitfieldia elongata), beehive ginger (Zingiber spectabile).

Semitropical Greenhouse: Cane-stemmed begonia (Begonia 'Orange-Rubra'), paper flower (Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst', 'California Gold', 'Vera Purple'), crimson bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus), Smith's shrub jessamine (Cestrum elegans var. smithii), bleeding glory bower (Clerodendrum x speciosum), Deppea splendens, lace flower vine (Episcia dianthiflora), June Bride fuchsia (Fuchsia 'June Bride'), gold shower thyrallis (Galphimia glauca), angel-wing jasmine (Jasminum nitidum), shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana 'Variegata'), pink justicia (Justicia brasiliana), New Gold lantana (Lantana 'New Gold'), Confetti lantana (Lantana camara 'Confetti'), Soft Caress mahonia (Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'), giant Mondo grass (Ophiopogon jaburan), nong nooch vine (Petraeovitex bambusetorum), silver-leaved artillery plant (Pilea glaucophylla 'Greyzi'), MONA LAVENDER® spur flower (Plectranthus 'Monalila'), Swedish mosaic ivy (Plectranthus oertendahlii 'Emerald Lace'), bird-of-Paradise (Strelitzia reginae), blue trumpetvine (Thunbergia grandiflora).