Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Island Gardens — July 7, 2014

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Threadleaf coreopsis
(Coreopsis verticillata
'Golden Shower'')

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Fire Tail Mt. fleeceflower
(Persicaria
amplexicaulis
'Fire Tail')

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Blackberry & raspberry
(Rubus sp.)

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Polyantha rose
(Rosa 'The Fairy')

Evening Island: Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) -in bud, lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) -fading, blue star amsonia (Amsonia tabernaemontana) -fading, Superba Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Superba') -in bud, false goatsbeard (Astilbe japonica 'Deutschland'), prairie wild indigo (Baptisia leucantha), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' and 'Avalanche'), palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis) -in bud, white turtlehead (Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'), threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Shower'), bunge desert candle (Eremurus stenophyllus), -fading, queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra) -in bud, Blue Mammoth hosta (Hosta 'Blue Mammoth'), crimson pincushion (Knautia macedonica), purple moorgrass (Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorflamme'), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), Mystica foxglove beardtongue (Penstemom digitalis 'Mystica'), Fire Tail Mt. fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fire Tail') -in bud, giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha), RAINBOW KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radcor') -fading, WHITE OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radwhite') -fading, FLOWER CARPET® (Rosa 'Noamel'), FLOWER CARPET® pink (Rosa 'Noatraum'), Indigo Spires salvia (Salvia 'Indigo Spires'), meadow sage (Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhügel') -fading, Avondale blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium 'Avondale') -newly planted, out of season -fading, dusty meadowrue (Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum) -fading. Containers: Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos 'Velvet Amber') -fading, bidens (Bidens ferulifolia 'Petite Gold), cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Magadi Basket Dark Blue'), anise-scented sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'), bacopa (Sutera cordata 'Gold 'n Pearls'), Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Giant Yellow'), French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Frances Choice').

Fruit & Vegetable Garden: Terraces: Terraces are planted with mid season vegetables and DOUBLE ZAHARA™ Cherry zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'PAS553643'). Entrance: BONICA™ shrub rose (Rosa 'Meidomonac'). Brambles: Blackberry (Rubus 'Illini Hardy'), Thornfree blackberry (Rubus 'Thornfree'). Buildings and Walkways: Begonia (Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire Orange'). Pink and Silver Arbor: Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink'), bleeding heart (Dicentra 'Candy Hearts'), INVINCIBELLE™ Spirit Pink hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Ncha1'), double impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Fiesta Appleblossom'), spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT™ Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radyod'), polyantha rose (Rosa 'The Fairy'), snowberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Mother of Pearl'). Yellow and Silver Ledge: Yarrow (Achillea 'Moonshine'), Shimmer evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii 'Shimmer'), shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruitcosa 'Primrose Beauty'), star sedum (Sedum lineare 'Golden Teardrop'). Small Fruits: Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Clear Crystal White'), signet marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Red Gem'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'). Backyard Garden: Chives (Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate', 'Snowcap'), SNOWSTORM® bacopa (Sutera cordata 'Danova88'), spiderwort (Tradescantia ohioensis), DOUBLE ZAHARA™ Strawberry zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'PAS553643'). Small Spaces Intensive Garden: Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa 'Nyveldt's White'), zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Envy'). Hanging Baskets and Containers: Nestled among young vegetables are FROSTY KNIGHT® sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Inlbupripr'), sweet alyssum, (Lobularia maritima 'Snow Crystals'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Banana Split', 'Empress of India', 'Night and Day').

Japanese Garden (Sansho-En): Georgia bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera), Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'), hills of snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), pickerel weed (Pontederia cordata), hexagon stonecrop (Sedum sexangulare), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess').