Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Outlying Gardens — September 5, 2014

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Bell pepper (Capisicum
annuum
var. annuum
'Olympus')

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Panicle hydrangeas
(Hydrangea paniculata)

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Letterman's ironweed
(Vernonia lettermannii
'Iron Butterfly')

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Sweet black-eyed Susan
(Rudbeckia subtomentosa
'Henry Eilers')

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, rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Boskoop', 'Floribunda', 'White Tiara'), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), red bistort (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'), garden phlox (Phlox 'Shortwood'), pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) - aquatic, sweet black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Canada burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis), azure aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense), Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm').

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), CABARET™ Bright Red mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Balcabrite'), CAN-CAN™ Apricot mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Baleanapt'), sweet bell pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Cute Stuff Red'), bell pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Olympus'), chili pepper (Capisicum annuum var. annuum 'Prairie Fire'), AUTUMN REVOLUTION™ American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn') - berries, 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'), coneflower (Echinacea 'Firebird', 'Tangerine Dream'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'), red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Marurelii') -foliage, golden hops (Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'), lantana (Lantana camara 'Dallas Red', 'Miss Huff'), smooth luffa sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica), apple (Malus x domestica 'Gravenstein'), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), switchgrass (Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'), geranium (Pelargonium 'Bull's Eye Scarlet'), fountain grass (Pennisetum advena 'Eaton Canyon'), dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'), Himalayan fleeceflower (Persicaria affinis 'Border Jewel'), parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. crispum 'Forest Green') -foliage, petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Debonair Black Cherry'), bush wax bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Concador'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors'), creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens 'Tsavo Yellow Ice'), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Mountain Magic'), cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var.cerasiforme 'Matt's Wild Cherry'), pear tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. pyriforme 'Red Pear'), eggplant (Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Traviata'), 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'), pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Frizzle Sizzle Orange'), flour corn (Zea mays 'Painted Mountain'), zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Yellow').

Visitor Center: Harris Tram Stop: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), late boneset (Eupatorium serotinum), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes' & 'White Admiral'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ssp. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'), 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'), 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), Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis). Lot 4: Devil's walking stick (Aralia spinosa). Lot 6: Corky avens (Geum coccineum 'Corky'), Hosta 'Queen Josephine', SUNNY BOULEVARD™ St. Johnswort (Hypericum kalmianum 'Deppe'), magic lily (Lycoris squamigera), switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Carmen showy sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Carmen'). The Links: Dark Knight bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'), Wlassov geranium (Geranium wlassovianum), Hosta 'Guacamole', Bouquet Rose hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bouquet Rose'), 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'), Gemo St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Gemo'), Prince Flair tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum 'Prince Flair'), catmint (Nepeta 'Veluws Blauwtje'), Amethyst ™ coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'). Annex Road: June hosta (Hosta 'June'), Greenspire panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Greensoire'), tall indigo (Indigofera amblyantha), Cassian's fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'), hybrid rugosa rose (Rosa 'Belle Poitevine'), nutgall tree (Rhus chinensis 'September Beauty'), 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'). Soon to be planted: Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum 'Autumn Glow Bronze', 'Brunette Barbie'), red fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum').

Plant Science Center: Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis) -puffy seed pods, white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), spotted Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), swamp rose (Rosa palustris) – hips, little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) – seed heads), zig zag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis), rough-leaved goldenrod (Solidago patula). Rooftop North: Cracker Crumbs hosta (Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs'), ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), tunic flower (Petrorhagia saxifraga), orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida), garden sage (Salvia officinalis). Rooftop South: Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Rooftop Planters: Hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Nectar Apricot'), dahlia (Dahlia 'Wannabe'), 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 scabiosa (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'), persimmon tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Persimmon'), 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'), feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), 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), 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), blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'), hardy mum (Dendranthema 'Fireworks Igloo', 'Icicle Igloo'), Chinese Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium chinense), Ivory Tower Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum var. albidum 'Ivory Tower'), geranium (Geranium 'Azure Rush', 'Pink Penny', 'Rozanne'), sunflower (Helianthus 'Happy Days'), Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani 'Dakota Sunshine'), rose mallow (Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake', 'Cranberry Crush', 'Forbidden Pleasure', 'Heartthrob', 'It's My Party', '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 'Big Ben', 'Bombshell', 'Burgundy Lace', 'Little Lamb', 'Mega Pearl', 'Phantom', 'Silver Dollar', 'White Lady'), SWEET SUMMER™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bokrathirteen'), PINKY-WINKY® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Dvppinky'), 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'), VANILLA STRAWBERRY ™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy', HONEYCOMB™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Revival'), FIRE LIGHT™ hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL'), FIRE AND ICE™ panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'), Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snowbound'), purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea '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'), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filagran','Little Spire','Longin'), LACEY BLUE™ Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lisslitt'), PEEK-A-BLUE® Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'WALppb'), 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'), 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), Jonesboro Giant ironweed (Vernonia gigantea ssp. gigantea 'Jonesboro Giant'), broad-leaved ironweed (Vernonia glauca), 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').