Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Island Gardens — August 15, 2014

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Cardinal flower
(Lobelia cardinalis)

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Russian sage
(Perovskia atriplicifolia)

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Cosmos
(Cosmos bipinnatus)

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Sweet alyssum (
Lobularia maritima
'Clear Crystal White')

Evening Island: Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), lavender globe lily (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty') -fading, Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm'), Superba Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Superba') -fading, prairie wild indigo (Baptisia leucantha), butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' & 'Karl Foerster'), lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'Montrose White'), northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium), white turtlehead (Chelone glabra 'Black Ace') -in bud, pink turtlehead (Chelone lyonii) -in bud, spider flower (Cleome hassleriana 'Sparkler White'), threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Shower'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Alba' & 'Showoff'), spotted Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' & 'Phantom'), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), white snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra), willow-leaf sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius), Blue River II rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II'), Lord Baltimore rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore'), PINKY-WINKY® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Dvppinky'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'), Tardiva hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'), dense St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Gemo'), yellow waxbells Kirengeshoma palmata), crimson pincushion (Knautia macedonica), shrub bush-clover (Lespedeza bicolor), marsh blazing star (Liatris spicata 'Floristan White' & 'Kobold') -fading, Desdemona bigleaf goldenray (Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), plume poppy (Macleaya cordata), purple moorgrass(Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' &'Moorflamme'), catmint (Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' & 'Shenandoah'), fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Fire Tail mountain fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'FireTail'), staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), FLOWER CARPET® pink (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'), silver spike grass (Spodiopogon sibiricus), Avondale blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium 'Avondale'), New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis), American cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum 'Baily Compact'). Containers: Bidens (Bidens ferulifolia 'Petite Gold), cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Magadi Basket Dark Blue'), bacopa (Sutera cordata 'Gold 'n Pearls'), Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Giant Yellow'), French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Frances Choice').

Fruit & Vegetable Garden: Terraces: Terraces are planted with summer vegetables and DOUBLE ZAHARA™ Cherry zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'PAS553643'). Entrance: Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Red Burgundy'), squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Cheyenne Bush', 'Jester', 'Sweet Dumpling'), sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Strawberry Blonde'), BONICA™ shrub rose (Rosa 'Meidomonac'), marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Vanilla'). Buildings and Walkways: Begonia (Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire Orange'), climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris). Pink and Silver Arbor: Max Vogel Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'Max Vogel'), grapeleaf anemone (Anemone vitafolia 'Robusstisma'), prairie gentian (Eustoma grandiflorum 'Mermaid Pink'), Invincibelle® Spirit pink hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Ncha1'), double impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Fiesta Appleblossom'), spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'), surprise lily (Lycoris squamigera), coral plume poppy (Macleaya macrocarpa), phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'), balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorum 'Shell Pink'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT™ Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radyod'), polyantha rose (Rosa 'The Fairy'), sedum (Sedum 'Pure Joy'), snowberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Mother of Pearl'). Yellow and Silver Ledge: Yarrow (Achillea 'Moonshine'), threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'), shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruitcosa 'Primrose Beauty'). Small Fruits: Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Clear Crystal White'), marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Red Gem'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'). Backyard Garden: Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Dwarf Long Green Pod'), squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Delicata JS', 'Dunja', 'Maga', 'Patison Panache Vert Et Blanc', 'Segev F1 Hybrid', 'Yellow Crookneck', 'Zephyr'), summer savory (Satureja hortensis), DOUBLE ZAHARA™ Strawberry zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'PAS553643'). Small Spaces Intensive Garden: Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Annie Oakley II', 'Jing Orange', 'Lee'), foxtail millet (Setaria italica 'Limelight Spray'), verbena (Verbena bonariensis), zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Envy'). West Walk: Sunzilla sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Sunzilla'). Hanging Baskets and Containers: Nestled among young vegetables are sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Choco Sun'), FROSTY KNIGHT® sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Inlbupripr'), sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritime 'Snow Crystals'), moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora 'Happy Hour Pink Passion'), salvia (Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'), fanflower (Scaevola aemula 'Blue Print'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Banana Split', 'Empress of India', 'Night and Day').

Japanese Garden (Sansho-En): Swamp loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus), Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'), hills of snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), late panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'), shrub bush-clover (Lespedeza bicolor), pickerel weed (Pontederia cordata).