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What's in Bloom

Brushes of orange and red maples peppered through the landscape compliment yellow-to-purple-leaved ash trees and stark white birch trunks. Tiny yellow honey locust leaves fall gracefully over head like snowflakes. Bright pink celosias, purple mums, and orange heucheras pop on the cloudiest and sunniest of days. Come experience the unique glow of daylight accenting the kaleidoscope of fall color 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