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What's in Bloom

The cool weather and short days of fall have brought in the pinks and purples of asters and sedums. Switchgrass, bluestem and Moore grass are well on their way to full bloom in the Prairie and Evening Island. Yellow, orange and pink mums are slowly replacing the begonias and salvias throughout seasonal display beds of the Cresent and Bulb Gardens. The blush of ripening crabapples grace the paths of Lakeside Garden as the leaves are slowly morphing from green to red. Enjoy warm days and cool nights 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 July August September October
Geraniums
(Geranium sp.)

 

 

 

 
Speedwell
(Veronica spp.)

 

 

 

 

Meadow sage & other salvias
(Salvia sp.)

 

 

   
Catmint
(Nepeta spp.)

 

 

 

 
Roses
(Rosa sp.)

 

 

 

 
Clematis
(Clematis sp.)

 

 

 

 
Spotted deadnettle
(Lamium maculatum)

 

 

 

 
Coral bells
(Heuchera sp.)

 

 

 

 
False Goatsbeard
(Astilbe sp.)

 

 

 

 
Sedums
(Sedum 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.)

 

 

 

 

Trumpet Creeper
(Campsis radicans)

 

 

 

 
St. Johnswort
(Hypericum sp.)

 

 

 

 
Blazing star
(Liatris sp.)

 

 

 

 
Chaste Tree
(Vitex spp.)

 

 

 

 
Russian Sage
(Perovskia sp.)

 

 

 

 
Lotus
(Nelumbo sp.)
 

 

 

 
Japanese anemones
(Anemone sp.)
 

 

 

 

Asters
(Symphyotrichum sp.)
 

 

 

 

Cardinal flower
(Lobelia cardinalis)
 

 

 

 
Goldenrod
(Solidago sp.)
 

 

 

 

Bluebeard
(Caryopteris x clandonensis)
 

 

 

 

Rose mallows
(Hibiscus moscheutos)
 

 

 

 

Obedience plant
(Physostegia virginiana)
 

 

 

 

Hydrangea
(Hydrangea paniculata)

 

 

 

 
Magic lily
(Lycoris sp.)
 

 

 

 
Autumn crocus
(Colchicum sp.)
 

 

 

 
Common Witch Hazel
(Hamamelis virginiana)
     

 

Species July August September October