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What's in Bloom

The lazy days of summer are upon us. It's a great time to slow down and stroll through the shady paths of Lakeside Garden among the weeping willows. Soft pink waterlilies and wavy grasses from Evening Island peek through the airy crab apples. Pale blooms of hostas mingle with bright daylilies near McGinley Pavillion and the West Flower Walk. The Enabling Garden's rainbow of annuals include heliotrope, lantana, amaranth, snapdragons, and petunias. Keep the burst of color fresh in your mind with a fragrant pass through the Krasberg Rose Garden. Under the arbor, you can enjoy the brilliant blends of pinks, reds, and oranges. Wind down with a refreshing drink from the Rose Garden Terrace and enjoy the warm summer afternoons at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

What's in bloom—biweekly highlights

Download a detailed list of plants in bloom in all Garden areas.

Species June July August September
Hawthorns
(Crataegus sp.)

 

     
Geraniums
(Geranium sp.)

 

 

 

 

Weigela
(Weigela sp.)

 

 

   
Deutzia
(Deutzia sp.)

 

 

   
Buckeyes
(Aesculus spp.)

 

 

   
Camass lilies
(Camassia spp.)

 

 

   
Bearded &
Siberian iris

 

 

   
Speedwell
(Veronica spp.)

 

 

 

 

Meadowrue
(Thalictrum spp.)

 

 

 

 

Elderberry
(Sambucus spp.) 

 

 

   
Meadow sage & other salvias
(Salvia sp.)

 

 

 

 
Catmint
(Nepeta spp.)

 

 

 

 

Peonies
(Paeonia sp.)

 

 

 

 
Roses
(Rosa sp.)

 

 

 

 

Clematis
(Clematis sp.)

 

 

 

 

Spotted deadnettle
(Lamium maculatum)

 

 

 

 

Coral bells
(Heuchera sp.)

 

 

 

 

False Goatsbeard
(Astilbe sp.)

 

 

 

 

Fringe Tree
(Chionanthus sp.)

 

 

 

 
Sedums
(Sedum sp.)

 

 

 

 

Wisteria
(Wisteria sp.)

 

 

 

 

Hydrangea arborescens & anomala

 

 

 

 
Black-eyed Susan
(Rudbeckias sp.)

 

 

 

 

Ornamental grasses & sedges

 

 

 

 

Daylilies
(Hemerocallis sp.)
 

 

 

 

Coneflowers
(Echinacea sp.)
 

 

 

 

Waterlilies
(Nymphaea spp.)
 

 

 

 

Lilies
(Lilium sp.)
 

 

 

 

Hosta
(Hosta sp.)
 

 

 

 

Milkweeds
(Asclepias sp.)
 

 

 

 

Butterfly Bush
(Buddleja sp.)
 

 

 

 

Sneezeweed
(Helenium sp.)
 

 

 

 

Beebalm
(Monarda sp.)
 

 

 

 

Hollyhocks
(Alcea rosea)
 

 

 

 

Bugbane
(Cimicifuga sp.)
 

 

 

 

Joe-pye-weed
(Eupatorium sp.)
 

 

 

 

Sunflowers
(Helianthus sp.)
 

 

 

 

Monkshood
(Aconitum sp.)
 

 

 

 

Species June July August September