Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Outlying Gardens — October 20, 2014

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Autumn Blaze pear
(Pyrus calleryana
'Autumn Blaze)

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Mums!
(Chrysanthemum
'Clara Curtis')

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Purple fountain grass
(Pennisetum x advena
'Rubrum')

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Ginkgos in fall color
(Ginkgo biloba)

Kleinman Family Cove: Yarrow (Achillea 'Citronella'), button bush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) – fruits, spotted Joe pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway') – seeds, Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra 'Venusta') – fall color, gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'), bush clover (Lespedeza thunbergii 'Avalanche'), purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea 'Moorhexe', Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Transparent'), red bistort (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'), sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Canada burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis), giant feathergrass (Stipa gigantean), azure aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense).

Grunsfeld Growing Garden: Salad onion (Allium cepa 'Guardsman'), bunching onion (Allium fistulosum 'Evergreen Hardy White'), red amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits', 'Opopeo'), snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Cool Yellow'), Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris 'Bright Lights', 'Lucullus', 'Ruby Red'), garden beet (Beta vulgaris 'Touchstone Gold'), strawflower (Bracteantha bracteata 'Dreamtime Jumbo Yellow'), cabbage (Brassica oleracea Capitata Group 'Caraflex'), cauliflower (Brassica oleracea 'Cheddar'), cauliflower (Brassica oleracea 'First White'), green califlower (Brassica oleracea 'Panther'), sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum 'Ace', 'Gourmet', 'Lunchbox Mix', 'Lunchbox Yellow'), bell pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum 'Olympus'), chili pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum 'Prairie Fire'), bell pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum 'X3R Red Knight'), AUTUMN REVOLUTION™ American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn') - berries, wheat celosia (Celosia argentea 'Cramer's Amazon'), cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Santo'), lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Laguna'), red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii') - foliage, butterhead lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb'), lantana (Lantana camara 'Dallas Red'), bitter melon (Momordica charantia 'Comet'), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), bitter panic grass (Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'), dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'), parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. crispum 'Forest Green'), creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens 'Tsavo Yellow Ice'), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz'), two-row sedum (Sedum spurium var. album 'Leningrad White') - fall color, grape tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Five Star Grape'), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor 'Texas Black'), ABUNDA™ Colossal Sky Bluebacopa (Sutera cordata 'Balabolov'), African marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Vanilla'), SORBET™ CARMINE ROSE viola (Viola 'PAS951102'), pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Frizzle Sizzle Orange'), potted chrysanthemums, living wall.

Visitor Center: Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), Frikart's aster (Aster x frikartii 'Flora's Delight'), late boneset (Eupatorium serotinum), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ssp. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'), Michaelmas daisy (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'English Countryside' & 'Wood's Pink'). Fall color and/or berries: Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster 'Hessei'), Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus), Sargent crabapple (Malus sargentii), Autumn Blaze pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze), Chanticleer® pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Glen's Form'), Autumn Jazz® arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior'), Blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium). Beds: Garden mum (Chysanthemum x morifolium 'Autumn Bronze Glow'), purple fountain grass (Pennisetum x advena 'Rubrum'). Tubs: Garden mum (Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Autumn Bronze Glow'). Bridge and Hayracks: Garden mum (Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Mogumi'). Fall Color/Interest: Hess cotoneaster (Cotoneaster 'Hessei') ―red berries, Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioica) ―pods, Sargent crabapple (Malus sargentii) ―red berries, Autumn Blaze pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze') —fall color, Chanticleer® pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Glen's Form') —fall color, Autumn Jazz® arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior') —fall color, blackhaw viburnum (Virburnum prunifolium) ―yellow/pink berries and fall color.

Parking Lots, Lake-Cook Entrance and Gatehouse: Lot 1: Dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'). Lot 2: Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'). Lot 3: Panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata & cv. 'Pink Diamond', 'The Swan', 'Unique'), Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis). Lot 6: Switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Carmen showy sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Carmen'). The Links: Longflower beeblossom (Gaura longiflora), Wlassov geranium (Geranium wlassovianum), Endless Summer™ hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace'), Little Lamb panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb'), late panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'), LIMELIGHT® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Zwijnenburg'), Prince Flair tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum 'Prince Flair') –red seed capsules, Ruby Ribbons™ switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'RR1'). Annex Road: Greenspire panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Greenspire'), Cassian's fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'). Fall color: FIREFALL™ Freeman Maple (Acer x freemanii 'Firefall'), purple-bloom maple (Acr pseudo-sieboldianum), Green Mountain sugar maple (Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'), FALL FIESTA™ Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Bailsta'), Tsingling maple (Acer tsinglingense), hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), dwarf blood-twig dogwood (Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Flame'), redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea), bearberry cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri 'Ursynow') – red berries, spreading cotoneaster (Cotoneaster divaricatus), Autumn Purple ash (Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple') - purple fall color, honeylocusts (Gleditisia triacanthos var. inermis 'Green Glory', 'Majestic' & 'Skyline'), AUTUMN EMBERS™ Vernal Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis 'KLMNineteen'), London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), Autumn Blaze pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'), Japanese spireas (Spiraea japonica), Amethyst ™ coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes') –pink fruits, lindens (Tilia cordata), Autumn Jazz® arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior'), nannyberry (Viburnum lentago). Ornamental fruit: Winter King hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'), Tutsan St. Johnswort (Hypericum androsaemum 'Prince Flair'), Prairifire crabapple (Malus 'Prairifire'), flowering Japanese crabapple (Malus floribunda), Jack crabapple (Malus baccata var. jackii), Sargent crabapple (Malus sargentii), Japanese pagoda tree (Sophora japonica), Amethyst™ coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'). Lake Cook entrance/gate house: Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum 'Autumn Glow Bronze', 'Brunette Barbie'), elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum 'Princess Caroline').

Plant Science Center: White boltonia (Boltonia asteroides var. recognita), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha) — seed heads, white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), switch grass (Panicum virgatum) — seed heads, swamp rose (Rosa palustris) -hips, little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) — seed heads, zig zag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis), rough-leaved goldenrod (Solidago patula), Northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) — seed heads, smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve). Rooftop North: Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), garden sage (Salvia officinalis), Northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) —seed heads, prairie dropseed (Sporobolus hetrerolepis 'Tara') —seed heads. Rooftop South: Northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) —seed heads. Rooftop Planters: HAWAIIAN FLARE® Orange Drop (Bidens ferulifolia 'Orange Drop'), strawflower (Bracteantha bracteatum 'Mojave Autumn Bronze'), Fireworks fountain grass (Pennisetum advena 'Fireworks'), Sonora black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Sonora'), red throatwort (Trachelium caeruleum 'Lake Michigan Wine Red'). Entrance Planter: Numex Twilight pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Numex Twilight'), Rhino Orange chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum 'Rhino Orange'), licorice plant (Helichrysum 'Silver Star'), ornamental millet (Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Baron'), red throatwort (Trachelium caeruleum 'Lake Michigan Wine Red').

Bernice E. Lavin Plant Sun Plant Evaluation Garden: Entrance & Trellis beds: Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), LITTLE LIME™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane') - fading, Transparent moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Transparent'), DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radtko'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radyod'), heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Snow Flurry'). Fall Color: FOX VALLEY® river birch (Betula nigra 'Little King') - foliage, gray birch (Betula populifolia 'Whitespire') –foliage, red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Bergesson's Compact') - red stems and foliage, PRAIRIE FLAME™ shining sumac (Rhus copallina var. latifolia 'Morton') - red foliage. 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), hardy mum (Dendranthema 'Fireworks Igloo', 'Icicle Igloo', 'Sizzling Igloo'), geranium (Geranium 'Azure Rush'), ROZANNE™ Cranesbill (Geranium 'Gerwat'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Big Ben', 'Burgundy Lace', 'Little Lamb', 'Mega Pearl', 'Phantom', 'Silver Dollar') - fading, SWEET SUMMER™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bokrathirteen') - fading, PINKY-WINKY® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Dvppinky'), WHITE DIAMONDS® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Hypmad I'), BOBO™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'ILVOBO') - fading, LITTLE LIME™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane') - fading, VANILLA STRAWBERRY ™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy', FIRE LIGHT™ hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL') - fading, purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut', 'Variegata'), moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund', 'Cordoba', 'Fontane', 'Karl Foerster', 'Skyracer', 'Staefa', 'Transparent', 'Windspiel'), purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl', 'Moorflamme', 'Moorhexe', 'Strahlenquelle'), fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny', 'Ginger Love'), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'), Short's goldenrod (Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans 'St. Louis'), giant sacaton (Sporobolus wrightii 'Mesa Form'), Stokes' aster (Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple', 'Klaus Jelitto', 'Mel's Blue', 'Peachie's Pick') - fading, aster (Symphyotrichum 'Arrested Development', 'CBG Dwarf Pink', 'Ultra Violet') - fading, Dark Eyes mullein (Verbascum 'Dark Eyes'). Fall Color: Coral bells (Heuchera 'Coco', 'Creole Nights', 'Galaxy', 'Georgia Plum', 'Paprika', 'Spellbound'.