Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Outlying Gardens — August 15, 2014

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Magic lily
(Lycoris squamigera)

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Panicle hydrangeas
(Hydrangea paniculata)

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Black-eyed Susans
(Rudbeckia)

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Dark Knight bluebeard
(Caryopteris x clandonensis
'Dark Knight')

Kleinman Family Cove: Spotted Joe pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'), gentian (Gentiana 'True Blue'), rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore') -red, swamp rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. palustris) – pink, wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), red bistort (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'), garden phlox (Phlox 'Shortwood'), obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana var. speciosa), pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Canada burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis).

Grunsfeld Growing Garden: Red amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits', 'Opopeo'), dill (Anethum graveolens 'Vierling'), SERENA WHITE™ snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia 'Pas394032'), snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Potomac Early Yellow', 'Potomac Red'), celery (Apium graveolums var. dulce 'Tango'), scarlet trompetilla (Bouvardia ternifolia), bush violet (Browallia speciosa 'Marine Bells'), CABARET™ Bright Red mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Balcabrite'), CAN-CAN™ Apricot mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Baleanapt'), sweet bell pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Ace', 'Cute Stuff Red'), sweet bell pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'King Arthur', 'Lunchbox Yellow'), ornamental pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Numex Twilight'), bell pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Olympus'), chili pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Prairie Fire', 'X3R Red Knight'), wheat celosia (Celosia argentea 'Cramer's Amazon'), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Crimson Sweet', 'Farmers Wonderful', 'Little Baby Flower'), cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Santo'), common cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ssp. melo 'Ball 1776'), zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Harrowsmith Select'), lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) -foliage, carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Laguna', 'Sweet Treat'), coneflower (Echinacea 'Firebird', 'Tangerine Dream'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'), red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Marurelii') -foliage, golden hops (Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'), morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea 'President Tyler'), lantana (Lantana camara 'Dallas Red', 'Miss Huff'), smooth luffa sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), switchgrass (Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'), geranium (Pelargonium 'Bull's Eye Scarlet'), Himalayan fleeceflower (Persicaria affinis 'Border Jewel'), parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. crispum 'Forest Green') -foliage, petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Debonair Black Cherry'), green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Provider'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors'), creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens 'Tsavo Yellow Ice'), cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme 'Matt's Wild Cherry'), pear tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. pyriforme 'Red Pear'), eggplant (Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Traviata'), Texas Black sorghum (Sorghum bicolor 'Texas Black'), ABUNDA™ Colossal Sky Blue bacopa (Sutera cordata 'Balabolov'), Inca II Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Inca II Gold'), African marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Vanilla'), French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Bonanza Flame'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'), viola (Viola 'Penny Orange'), flour corn (Zea mays 'Painted Mountain'), zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Yellow'), clematis and honeysuckle.

Visitor Center: Harris Tram Stop: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), false goatsbeard (Astilbe x arendsii 'Rose Pink'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes' & 'White Admiral'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ssp. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'), Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum), zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Double Duo Mix'). Beds: Ornamental kale (Brassica oleracea 'Redbor'), hot pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Garda Fireworks'), dahlia (Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bishop of York', & 'Diva'), Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)- pods, rose mallow (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'), FANFARE™ Orange impatiens (Impatiens 'Balfaforg'), LITTLE LUCKY™ lantana (Lantana camara 'Balluced'), Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis), petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Storm Blue'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Tiger Eye Gold'), zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Double Duo Mix'). Bridge and Hayracks: ANGEL MIST® Spreading Dark Purple summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia 'Balangsparkl'), CAN-CAN™ Coral Reef million bells (Calibrachoa x hybrida 'Balcanoree'), dichondra (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'), LANDMARK™ Sunrise Rose lantana (Lantana camara 'Balandrosim'), LITTLE LUCKY™ Peach Glow' (Lantana camara 'Balluceagl'), petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Starlet Lavender Star'). Shoreline: Large-flowered inula (Inula orientalis 'Grandiflora').

Parking Lots, Lake-Cook Entrance and Gatehouse: Lot 1: Dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'). Lot 2: Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii 'White Spread'chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'). Lot 3: Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata & cv. 'Pink Diamond' , 'The Swan', 'Unique'), Japanese aster (Kalimeris incisa). Lot 5: Daylilies (Hemerocallis 'Pink Lavender Appeal'), shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'Jackmannii'). Lot 6: Corky avens (Geum coccineum 'Corky'), Hosta 'Queen Josephine', SUNNY BOULEVARD™ St. Johnswort (Hypericum kalmianum 'Deppe'), magic lily (Lycoris squamigera), hybrid sundrops (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii 'Lemon Silver'), switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'). The Links: Late bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora var. serotina), Italian aster (Aster amelloides), Dark Knight bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'), Butterfly bush honeysuckle (Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'), Wlassov geranium (Geranium wlassovianum), yellow daylily (Hemerocallis minor), Hosta 'Guacamole', Hosta 'Pineapple Upside-down Cake', hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora') -fading, ashy hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens var. discolor), Bretschneider hydrangea (Hydrangea heteromalla 'Bretschneideri') -fading, Bouquet Rose hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bouquet Rose'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace'), Little Lamb panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb'), LIMELIGHT® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Zwijnenburg'), Gemo St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Gemo'), Prince Flair tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum 'Prince Flair'), catmint (Nepeta 'Veluws Blauwtje'), Amethyst ™ coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'). Annex Road: Mongolian bluebeard (Caryopteris mongholica), GOLDEN SPIRIT™ Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot'), smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Pink Champagne'), Janet hosta (Hosta 'Janet'), Cassian's fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'), tall indigo (Indigofera amblyantha), hybrid rugosa rose (Rosa 'Belle Poitevine'), cutleaf spireas (Spiraea 'Margaritae' syn. Spiraea japonica 'Crispa', Spiraea japonica 'Dolchica'), cut-leaved chaste tree (Vitex negundo var. heterophylla). Lake Cook entrance/gate house: Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff', Dahlia 'Bishop of York', Cherie Hawaiian hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'), LITTLE LUCKY™ Red lantana (Lantana camara 'Balluced'), Storm Blue petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Storm Blue'), De La Mina verbena (Verbena rigida var. lilacina 'De la Mina').

Plant Science Center: Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis) -puffy seed pods, spotted Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), Halberd-leaved rose mallow (Hibiscus laevis), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), swamp rose (Rosa palustris) -hips, sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), purple meadowrue (Thalictrum dasycarpum), Western ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata), Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum). Rooftop North: Lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta), Cracker Crumbs hosta (Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), garden sage (Salvia officinalis), two-row sedum (Sedum spurium 'John Creech'). Rooftop South: Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). Rooftop Planters: Hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Nectar Apricot'), dahlia (Dahlia 'Wannabe'), Wayne Roderick fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus 'Wayne Roderick'),bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis), bush bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Tri-color mix'), dove scabiosa (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'), persimmon tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Persimmon') – fruit, Fingerling eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Fingerling'), zinnia (Zinnia 'Profusion Deep Apricot'). Entrance Planter: Summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia), mini petunia (Calibrachoa cv.), coneflower (Echinacea 'Solar Flare'), strawflower (Helichrysum 'Silver Star'), David garden phlox (Phlox paniculata 'David'), Lanai® Peach verbena (Verbena x hybrida 'Lan Peachy').

Bernice E. Lavin Plant Sun Plant Evaluation Garden: Entrance & Trellis beds: Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm'), JIM CROCKETT™ false aster (Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Masbolimket'), feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), MANGO MEADOWBRITE ™ coneflower (Echinacea 'CBG Cone 3'), coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'), spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Phantom'), bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'), LITTLE LIME™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane'), transparent moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Transparent'), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), PRAIRIE FLAME™ shining sumac (Rhus copallina var. latifolia 'Morton'), DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radtko'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radyod'). Evaluation & Breeding beds: MOON DUST™ yarrow (Achillea 'Novaachdus'), yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Red', 'New Vintage Rose', 'New Vintage Violet', 'New Vintage White'), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii 'Bull's Eye','Dancing Wind', 'Indian Warrior', 'Lord Snowdon', 'Red October), JIM CROCKETT™ false aster (Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Masbolimket'), blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'), tickseed (Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset','Star Cluster'), threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Red Satin', 'Route 66', 'Sunbeam'),EVERLASTING™ Burgundy Blush pinks (Dianthus 'Kledg11143'), pinks (Dianthus 'Lavender Eye', 'Orchid', 'White Eye'), Chinese Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium chinense), Ivory Tower Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum var. albidum 'Ivory Tower'), geranium (Geranium 'Azure Rush', 'Blushing Turtle', 'Rozanne'), sunflower (Helianthus 'Happy Days'), maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani 'Dakota Sunshine'), rose mallow (Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake', 'Cranberry Crush', 'Heartthrob', 'Jazzberry Jam', 'Midnight Marvel', 'My Valentine', 'Party Favor', 'Plum Fantasy', 'Sultry Kiss', 'Summer Storm', 'Tie Dye'), rose mallow (Hibuscus moscheutos 'Dave Fleming', 'James Fleming', 'Lou Emmonds', 'Snowflame'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell', 'Little Lamb', 'Mega Pearl', 'Phantom', 'Silver Dollar', 'White Lady'), SWEET SUMMER™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bokrathirteen'), WHITE DIAMONDS® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Hypmad I'), FIRST EDITIONS® TICKLED PINK™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Hypmad II'), BOBO™ PANICLE HYDRANGEA (Hydrangea paniculata 'ILVOBO'), LITTLE LIME™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane'), GREAT STAR™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Le Vasterival'), HONEYCOMB™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Revival'), FIRE LIGHT™ hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL'), FIRE AND ICE™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue River', 'Thumbelina Leigh'), shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snowbound'), tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium), purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'),moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund', 'Cordoba', 'Fontane', 'Skyracer', 'Staefa', 'Transparent', 'Windspiel'), purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl', 'Moorflamme', 'Moorhexe', 'Strahlenquelle'), fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny', 'Ginger Love'), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filagran','Little Spire','Longin'), LACEY BLUE™ Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lisslitt'), PEEK-A-BLUE® Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'WALppb'), obedience plant (Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners', 'Splash'), whorled mountain mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'City Garden'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar'), sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'), sedum (Sedum 'Dazzleberry', 'Petrified', 'Pure Joy'), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans 'St. Louis'), giant sacaton (Sporobolus wrightii 'Mesa Form'), Ankum Yunnan meadowrue (Thalictrum delavayi 'Ankum'), spiderwort (Tradescantia 'Lucky Charm'), AMETHYST KISS™ spiderwort (Tradescantia 'Radtrad'), Morning Grace Piedmont roseling (Tradescantia rosea 'Morning Grace'), Southern Cross ironweed (Vernonia 'Southern Cross'), narrow-leaved ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy'), Arkansas ironweed (Vernonia arkansana), Baldwin ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii), Chinese ironweed (Vernonia chinensis), Arkansas ironweed (Vernonia crinita), Western ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata), giant ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), giant ironweed (Vernonia gigantea ssp. gigantea), broad-leaved ironweed (Vernonia glauca), Letterman's ironweed (Vernonia lettermannii), Letterman's ironweed (Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'), Missouri ironweed (Vernonia missurica), New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis), dark blue MOODY BLUES™ veronica (Veronica 'Novaverblu'), light blue MOODY BLUES™ veronica (Veronica 'Novaverlig'), mauve MOODY BLUES™ veronica (Veronica 'Novavermau'), pink MOODY BLUES™ veronica (Veronica 'Novaverpin').