Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Outlying Gardens — July 17, 2014

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Zinnias (Zinnia elegans)

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Dill (Anethum graveolens)

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Lavender
(Lavandula angustifolia)

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Zucchini
(Cucurbita pepo)

Kleinman Family Cove: Yarrow (Achillea 'Citronella'), meadow anemone (Anemone canadensis), swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), common marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), spotted Joe pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'), queen of the prairie (Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'), spike gayfeather (Liatris spicata), moor grass (Molinia caerulea 'Heidebrant'), garden phlox (Phlox 'Shortwood'), pickerel weed (Pontederia cordata), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium).

Grunsfeld Growing Garden: Bunching onion (Allium fistulosum 'Deep Purple'), red amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits', 'Opopeo'), dill (Anethum graveolens 'Vierling'), snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Potomac Red'), celery (Apium graveolums var. dulce 'Tango') -foliage, beet (Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia Guardsmark'), scarlet trompetilla (Bouvardia ternifolia), bush violet (Browallia speciosa 'Marine Bells'), CABARET™ Bright Red mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Balcabrite'), CAN-CAN™ Apricot mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Baleanapt'), TROPICANNA® gold Indian shot (Canna indica 'Mactro'), sweet bell pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Ace', 'Cute Stuff Red', 'Gourmet', 'King Arthur', 'Lunchbox Mix', 'Lunchbox Yellow'), ornamental pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Numex Twilight'), bell pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Olympus'), chili pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Prairie Fire'), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Little Baby Flower', 'Sugar Baby'), cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Santo'), common cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ssp. melo 'Ball 1776'), zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Easy Pick Gold'), lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Laguna', 'Sweet Treat') -foliage, Tangerine Dream coneflower (Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'), red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Marurelii') -foliage, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Zefa Fino') -foliage, false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Ballerina'), ILLUSION® EMERALD LACE sweet potato (Ipomoea batata 'Ncornsp012emlc') -foliage, morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea 'President Tyler'), lantana (Lantana camara 'Dallas Red', 'Miss Huff'), smooth luffa sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrical), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), geranium (Pelargonium 'BullsEye Scarlet'), fountain grass (Pennisetum advena 'Eaton Canyon'), parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. crispum 'Forest Green') -foliage, petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Debonair Black Cherry'), radish (Raphanus sativus 'Rudolf'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors'), creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens 'Tsavo Yellow Ice'), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Five Star Grape', 'Mountain Magic'), cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var.cerasiforme 'Matt's Wild Cherry'), eggplant (Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Traviata'), coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Wasabi') -foliage, sorghum (Sorghum bicolor 'Texas Black'), Inca II Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Inca II Gold'), African marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Vanilla'), French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Bonanza Flame'), ornamental wheat (x Triticale durum 'Silver Tip'), wheat (Triticum aestivum 'Black Tip'), spring wheat (Triticum aestivum 'Glenn'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'), speedwell (Veronica 'Eveline'), flour corn ('Zea mays 'Painted Mountain'), zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Yellow'), various kales, lettuces, onions, sedums.

Visitor Center: Harris Tram Stop: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), false goatsbeard (Astilbe x arendsii 'Rose Pink'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'), 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'), 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: Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'McKay's White'). Lot 2: American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Golden Elf'). Lot 3: Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata & cv. 'The Swan'), Japanese aster (Kalimeris incisa), shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla x friedrichsenii 'Mt. Everest'), willowleaf spirea (Spiraea salicifolia). Lot 4: Giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha). Lot 5: Daylilies (Hemerocallis 'Mary Todd', 'Pink Lavender Appeal', 'Summer Wine'), shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'Jackmannii'), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Candlelight', 'Firelight' & 'Goldmound'), Mongolian linden (Tilia mongolica). Lot 6: SUMMER STARS™ Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla rivularis 'Morton'), Corky avens (Geum coccineum 'Corky'), hybrid sundrops (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii 'Lemon Silver'), willowleaf spirea (Spiraea salicifolia), prickly comfrey (Symphytum asperum). The Links: Italian aster (Aster amelloides), Copper bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera 'Copper'), Summer Stars bush honeysuckle (Diervilla rivularis 'Morton'), Rebecca Moss geranium (Geranium x oxonianum 'Rebecca Moss'), bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Cedric Morris'), Kahn bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Kahn'), bloody geranium (Geranium sanguineum 'Kristin Jacobs'), Rozanne geranium (Geranium 'Gerwat'), Calico Jack daylily (Hemerocallis 'Calico Jack'), hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), ashy hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens var. discolor), Bretschneider hydrangea (Hydrangea heteromalla 'Bretschneideri'), Bouquet Rose hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bouquet Rose'), Little Lamb panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb'), Prince Flair tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum 'Prince Flair'), tree spirea (Sorbaria arborea var. glabrata), Ural false spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia), falsespirea (Sorbaria tomentosa), Margaritae spirea (Spiraea 'Margaritae'), meadowsweet (Spiraea alba), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Flaming Mound', 'Gold Rush', 'Golden Elf', 'Gumball', 'White Gold'), Lavender Princess® spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMNine'), Lavender Lady™ Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMO'), Golden Thumbelina ™ spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMThirteen'), Amethyst ™ coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'), littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata). Annex Road: Purple hybrid catalpa (Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'), redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea), GOLDEN SPIRIT™ Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot'), smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Pink Champagne'), tall indigo (Indigofera amblyantha), hybrid rugosa rose (Rosa 'Belle Poitevine'), cutleaf spireas (Spiraea 'Margaritae', syn. Spiraea japonica 'Crispa', Spiraea japonica 'Dolchica'). 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 'Ballyuced'), Storm Blue petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Storm Blue'), De La Mina verbena (Verbena rigida var. lilacina 'De la Mina').

Plant Science Center: Meadow anemone (Anemone canadensis), false indigo (Baptisia x bicolor 'Starlite'), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), Husker Red beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'), swamp rose (Rosa palustris), purple meadowrue (Thalictrum dasycarpum), golden Alexander (Zizia aurea). Rooftop North: Cambridge geranium (Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'), creeping baby's breath (Gypsophila repens 'Rosea'), ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus), rosy tunicflower (Petrorhagia saxifraga 'Rosea'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), garden sage (Salvia officinalis), variegated Kamchatka sedum (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'), hexagon stonecrop (Sedum sexangulare), wild stonecrop (Sedum ternatum 'Larenim Park'), red mother of thyme (Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'). Rooftop South: Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea), pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Ozark sundrops (Oenothera macrocarpa), Eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa), foxglove beard tongue (Penstemon digitalis), dwarf hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'), tunic flower (Petrorhagia saxifraga), prairie skullcap (Scutellaria resinosa), Tharp's spiderwort (Tradescantia tharpii). Rooftop Planters: Hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Nectar Apricot'), Wayne Roderick fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus 'Wayne Roderick'),red buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens), sea holly (Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'), bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis), dove scabious (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'), zinnia (Zinnia 'Profusion Deep Apricot'). Entrance Planter: Summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia), mini petunia (Calibrachoa cv.), coneflower (Echinacea 'Solar Flare'), strawflower (Helichrysum 'Silver Star'), Lanai® Peach verbena (Verbena x hybrida 'Lan Peachy').

Bernice E. Lavin Plant Sun Plant Evaluation Garden: Entrance & Trellis beds: Yarrow (Achillea 'Pink Island Form'), drumstick onion (Allium sphaerocephalum), feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Bergesson's Compact'), MANGO MEADOWBRITE ™ coneflower (Echinacea 'CBG Cone 3'), coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'), bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'), INCREDIBALL® smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo'), INVINCIBELLE™ Spirit pink Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Ncha1'), transparent moor grass (Molinia caernlea ssp.arundinacea 'Transparent'), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), SNOW WHITE SENSATION® (Philadelphus 'Snowwhite Fantasy'), DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radtko'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radyod'), wood betony (Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'), germander (Teucrium hyrcanicum 'Purple Tails'). Evaluation & Breeding beds: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Red', 'New Vintage Rose', 'New Vintage Violet', 'New Vintage White'), hyssop (Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia', 'Kudos Mandarin'), hollyhock (Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic'), bluestar (Amsonia 'Butterscotch', 'Lemon Drop', 'Midway to Montana'), fringed bluestar (Amsonia ciliata 'Halfway to Arkansas', 'Spring Sky'), fringed bluestar (Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia),Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii 'Green Mist'), hybrid bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii x tabernaemontana), FLUTTERBY PETITE™ Tutti Frutti Pink butterfly bush (Buddleja 'Podaras 13'),thoroughwax (Bupleurum polyphyllum), lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud'), belleflower (Campanula glomerata 'BellefleurBlue'), coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), EVERLASTING™ Burgundy Blush pinks (Dianthus 'Kledg11143'), pinks (Dianthus 'Lavender Eye', 'Orchid', 'White Eye'), Red Umbrellas meadowsweet (Filipendula 'Red Umbrellas'), Japanese meadowsweet (Filipendula purpurea 'Elegans'), Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'), Queen-of-the-meadow (Filipendula ulmaria 'Plena', 'Variegated'),geranium (Geranium 'Azure Rush', 'Blushing Turtle', 'Rozanne'), sword gladiola (Gladiolus tenuis), false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Asahi', 'Helhan', 'Prairie Sunset', 'Sommersonne', 'Summer Nights', 'Venus'), coral bells (Heuchera 'Cherry Cola','Coco', 'Creole Nights', 'Georgia Plum', 'Spellbound'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell'), FIRE LIGHT™ hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL'), FIRE AND ICE™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'), Japanese cutleaf aster (Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'), Mongolian daisy (Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'), poker plant (Kniphofia 'Pineapple Popsicle'), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue River', 'Dwarf Blue', 'French Perfume', 'Jean Davis',' Lodden Blue', 'Mitchum Gray', 'Munstead', 'Sweet Romance', 'Thumbelina Leigh', 'Violet Intrigue'), Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Daisy Duke', 'Lacrosse'), Trailblazer blazing star (Liatris spicata 'Trailblazer'), beebalm (Monarda 'Fire Marshall','Pardon My Pink', 'Pardon My Purple', 'Prairie Gypsy'), fugax peony (Papaver fugax),smooth beardtongue (Penstemon calycosus), Pocahontas foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas'), snakeweed (Persicaria bistorta ssp. carneum), giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha), CANDY STORE® Bubblegum Pink phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditofra'), CANDY STORE® Cotton Candy phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomfav'), CANDY STORE® Grape Lollipop phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomsur'),cutleaf self-heal (Prunella laciniata 'Sterile Blue'), salvia (Salvia 'Flamenco Rose', 'Lemon Light'), salvia (Salvia farinacea 'Sallyfun Blue'), meadow sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Ave Maria', 'Blue Beret', 'Lyrical Blue', 'Lyrical Rose', 'New Dimension Blue', 'New Dimension Rose'), European elderberry (Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'), spiderwort (Tradescantia 'Lucky Charm'), morning grace Piedmont roseling (Tradescantia rosea 'Morning Grace'), veronica (Veronica 'Blue Bomb', Blue Nana', 'Blue Sprite', 'Pink Panther', 'Tidal Pool').