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What's in Bloom

Warm weather has finally arrived! Fragrant and festive viburnums are in full bloom as are the wild and wispy alliums, geraniums, and geums. Horsechestnuts are whispering their summer glee in beautiful reds, yellows, and whites. Meanwhile, weigelas are making a bolder statement in bright pinks and dramatic reds. The rain and cool weather have extended the blooms of spring annuals such as snapdragons, lupines, and Icelandic poppies. Come transition from spring to summer in a most colorful way here at the Chicago Botanic Garden.        

What's in bloom—biweekly highlights

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

Species March April May June
Snowdrop
(Galanthus sp.)

 

     
Vernal witch hazel
(Hamamelis sp.)

 

     
Pussy willow
(Salix sp.)

 

     
Crocus
(Crocus sp.)

 

 

   
Squill
(Scilla spp.)

 

 

   
Dwarf iris
(Iris reticulata)

 

 

   
Viburnum
(Viburnum sp.)

 

 

   
Forsythia
(Forsythia sp.)

 

 

   
Magnolia
(Magnolia sp.)
 

 

 

 

Cherry
(Prunus spp.)  
 

 

 

 
Cornelian cherry
(Cornus mas)
 

 

 

 
Daffodil
(Narcissus sp.)
 

 

 

 
Bishop's cap
(Epimedium)
 

 

 

 
Siberian bugloss
(Brunnera macrophylla)
 

 

 

 

Pear
(Pyrus spp.)
   

 

 
Tulip
(Tulipa sp.)
 

 

 

 
Fritillary
(Fritillaria sp.)
 

 

 

 
Crabapple
(Malus sp.)
   

 

 
Serviceberry
(Amelanchier sp.)
 

 

 

 
Rhododendron
(Rhododendron sp.)
 

 

 

 
Spirea
(Spiraea sp.)
   

 

 

Flowering quince
(Chaenomeles sp.)
 

 

 

 
Lilac
(Syringa sp.)
   

 

 

Trillium
(Trillium sp.)
   

 

 

Ornamental onion
(Allium sp.)
   

 

 

Lungwort
(Pulmonaria spp.)
   

 

 

Phlox
(Phlox sp.)
   

 

 

Euphorbia
(Euphorbia sp.)
   

 

 

Corydalis
(Corydalis lutea)
   

 

 

Bleeding heart
(Dicentra spp.)
   

 

 

Species March April May June