Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Island Gardens — September 17, 2014

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PINKY-WINKY® panicle
hydrangea (Hydrangea
paniculata
'Dvppinky')

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Fireworks rough
goldenrod (Solidago
rugosa
'Fireworks')

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Meadow sage (Salvia x
sylvestris
'Blauhügel')

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Hot peppers
(Capsicum)

Evening Island: White Pearl bugbane (Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl'), Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm'), Jindai Tartarian aster (Aster tataricus 'Jindai') -in bud, Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' & 'Karl Foerster'), lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'Montrose White'), lesser calamint (Calamintha nepta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud'), swamp sedge/palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis), northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium), white turtlehead (Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'), pink turtlehead (Chelone lyonii), spider flower (Cleome hassleriana 'Sparkler White'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Alba' & 'Showoff'), spotted Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' & 'Phantom'), white snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) -fading, flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata) -fading, white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra), All Gold Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'), willow-leaf sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius), Autumn Bride alumroot (Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'), Blue River II rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II'), Lord Baltimore rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore') -fading, panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace' & 'Kyushu'), PINKY-WINKY® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Dvppinky') -fading, Tardiva hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'), dense St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Gemo') -fading, yellow waxbells (Kirengeshoma palmata), crimson pincushion (Knautia macedonica), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) -fading, plume poppy (Macleaya cordata) -fading, Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'), purple moorgrass (Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' &'Moorflamme'), Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues', 'Prairie Sky' & 'Shenandoah'), fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Fire Tail mountain fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fire Tail'), staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), FLOWER CARPET® Appleblossom groundcover rose (Rosa 'Noamel'), FLOWER CARPET® Pink (Rosa 'Noatraum'), RAINBOW KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radcor'), WHITE OUT™ Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radwhite'), Indigo Spires salvia (Salvia 'Indigo Spires'), meadow sage (Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhügel'), Fireworks rough goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'), silver spike grass (Spodiopogon sibiricus), Avondale blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium 'Avondale'), aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'), New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) -fading, Chaste-tree (Vitex agnus-castus), (Containers: Bidens (Bidens ferulifolia 'Petite Gold), cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Magadi Basket Dark Blue'), salvia (Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'), bacopa (Sutera cordata 'Gold 'n Pearls'), Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Giant Yellow'), French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Frances Choice').

Fruit & Vegetable Garden: Cool weather vegetable crops have been planted. Terrace: Terraces are planted with fall vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, pak choi, parsley and lettuce. Entrance: Indian prince pot marigolds (Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'), BONICA™ shrub rose (Rosa 'Meidomonac'), various vegetables including Italian kale, Swiss chard, Romaine and loosehead lettuce. Pink and Silver Arbor: Max Vogel Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'Max Vogel'), grapeleaf anemone (Anemone vitifolia 'Robusstisma'), double impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Fiesta Appleblossom'), spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'), phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT™ Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radyod'), polyantha rose (Rosa 'The Fairy'), snowberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Mother of Pearl'). Yellow and Silver Ledge: Threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'), tall bearded iris (Iris 'Again and Again'), Shimmer evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii 'Shimmer'), Jupiter's distaff (Salvia glutinosa). Small Fruits: Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Clear Crystal White'), marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Red Gem'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'). Backyard Garden: Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), Chawan Basu lotus (Nelumbo 'Chawan Basu'), PUFF™ White aster (Symphyotrichum 'Yopuff'), pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Panola Purple XP'), plus cabbages, leek, kale and onions. Small Spaces Intensive Garden: Fernleaf dill (Anethum graveolens 'Fernleaf'), pot marigold (Calendula officinalis 'Déjà Vu'), sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Easter Bonnet Pastel'), various vegetables including okra, leeks, hot peppers, Swiss chard, kale, eggplant, tomatoes and a strange little leafy plant called minutino (Plantago coronopas). Victory Gardens: Various caluliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, beets, eggplant, turnips, lima beans. West Walk: Sunzilla sunflower (Helianthis annuus 'Sunzilla'). Hanging Baskets and Containers: Nestled among young vegetables are Malabar spinach (Basella alba), bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Bronze'), Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Choco Sun'), FROSTY KNIGHT® sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Inlbupripr', sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritime 'Snow Crystals'), salvia (Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Banana Split', 'Empress of India', 'Night and Day').

Japanese Garden (Sansho-En): Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle') —turning green, late panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'), shrub bush-clover (Lespedeza bicolor), creeping lilyturf (Liriope spicata).