Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Outlying Gardens — July 7, 2014

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Zinnias (Zinnia elegans)

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Dill (Anethum graveolens)

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Lavender
(Lavandula angustifolia)

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Zucchini
(Cucurbita pepo)

Kleinman Family Cove: Yarrow (Achillea 'Citronella'), meadow anemone (Anemone canadensis), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), common marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), queen of the prairie (Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'), spike gayfeather (Liatris spicata), moor grass (Molinia caerulea 'Heidebrant').

Grunsfeld Growing Garden: Red amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits', 'Opopeo'), dill (Anethum graveolens 'Vierling'), Serena White™ summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia 'Pas394032'), snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Potomac Appleblossom', 'Potomac Red'), celery (Apium graveolums var. dulce 'Tango') -foliage, beet (Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia Guardsmark'), scarlet trompetilla (Bouvardia ternifolia), bush violet (Browallia speciosa 'Marine Bells'), CABARET™ Bright Red mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Balcabrite'), CAN-CAN™ Apricot mini petunia (Calibrachoa 'Baleanapt'), TROPICANNA® gold Indian shot (Canna indica 'Mactro'), sweet bell pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Ace', 'Cute Stuff Red', 'Gourmet', 'Islander', 'King Arthur', 'Lunchbox Mix'), ornamental pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Numex Twilight'), bell pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Olympus'), chili pepper (Capisicum annum var. annum 'Prairie Fire'), cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Santo'), common cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ssp. melo 'Ball 1776'), zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Easy Pick Gold'), gourd (Cucurbita pepo 'Harrowsmith Select'), cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) -foliage, carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Laguna', 'Negovia', 'Sweet Treat') -foliage, Tangerine Dream coneflower (Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'), red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Marurelii') -foliage, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Zefa Fino') -foliage, false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Ballerina'), daylilies (Hemerocallis 'Big Time Happy', 'Brocaded Gown', 'Jolyene Nichole', 'Lullaby Baby', Stella d'Oro'), sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batata 'Ace of Spaces'), ILLUSION® EMERALD LACE sweet potato (Ipomoea batata 'Ncornsp012emlc') -foliage, sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batata 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple') -foliage, morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea 'President Tyler'), lantana (Lantana camara 'Dallas Red', 'Irene', 'Miss Huff'), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), geranium (Pelargonium 'BullsEye Scarlet'), parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. crispum 'Forest Green') -foliage, petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Debonair Black Cherry'), bush wax beans (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Concador'), creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens 'Tsavo Yellow Ice'), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Five Star Grape', 'Mountain Magic'), cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var.cerasiforme 'Matt's Wild Cherry'), eggplant (Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Traviata'), coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Wasabi') -foliage, Inca II Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Inca II Gold'), African marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Vanilla'), French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Bonanza Flame'), spring wheat (Triticum aestivum 'Glenn', 'Glenn Hard'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'), speedwell (Veronica 'Eveline'), zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Yellow'), various kales, lettuces, onions, sedums.

Visitor Center: Harris Tram Stop: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), false goatsbeard (Astilbe x arendsii 'Rose Pink'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'), zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Double Duo Mix'). Beds: Ornamental kale (Brassica oleracea 'Redbor'), hot pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Garda Fireworks'), dahlia (Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bishop of York', & 'Diva'), rose mallow (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'), FANFARE™ Orange impatiens (Impatiens 'Balfaforg'), LITTLE LUCKY™ lantana (Lantana camara 'Balluced'), Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis), petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Storm Blue'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Tiger Eye Gold'), zinnia (Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Double Duo Mix'). Bridge and Hayracks: ANGEL MIST® Spreading Dark Purple summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia 'Balangsparkl'), CAN-CAN™ Coral Reef million bells (Calibrachoa x hybrida 'Balcanoree'), dichondra (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'), LANDMARK™ Sunrise Rose lantana (Lantana camara 'Balandrosim'), LITTLE LUCKY™ Peach Glow' (Lantana camara 'Balluceagl'), petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Starlet Lavender Star'). Shoreline: Large-flowered inula (Inula orientalis 'Grandiflora').

Parking Lots, Lake-Cook Entrance and Gatehouse: Lot 1: Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'McKay's White'). Lot 2: American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Golden Elf'), Weigela 'Looymansii Aurea'. Lot 3: Redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea), smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata), winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Scarlett O'Hara'), shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla x friedrichsenii 'Mt. Everest'), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Froebelii'), Odessa spirea (Spirara odessala), weigela (Weigela 'Boskoop Glory'). Lot 4: Giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha). Lot 5: Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'Jackmannii'), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Candlelight', 'Firelight' & 'Goldmound'), Tanakae stephanadra (Stephanandra tanakae), littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata & cv. 'Baileyi', 'June Bride'), Mongolian linden (Tilia mongolica), Europena linden (Tilia x europaea 'Wratislaviensis'). Lot 6: redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea), SUMMER STARS™ Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla rivularis 'Morton'), hybrid sundrops (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii 'Lemon Silver'), prickly comfrey (Symphytum asperum).
The Links: Summer Stars bush honeysuckle (Diervilla rivularis 'Morton'), Rebecca Moss geranium (Geranium x oxonianum 'Rebecca Moss'), bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Cedric Morris'), Kahn bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Kahn'), bloody geranium (Geranium sanguineum 'Kristin Jacobs'), Rozanne geranium (Geranium 'Gerwat'), creambush (Holodiscus discolor), hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'), Bretschneider hydrangea (Hydrangea heteromalla 'Bretschneideri'), Bouquet Rose hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bouquet Rose'), Prince Flair Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum 'Prince Flair'), tree spirea (Sorbaria arborea var. glabrata), Ural false spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia), Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Flaming Mound', 'Gold Rush', 'Golden Elf', 'Gumball', 'Pruhoniciana', 'White Gold'), Lavender Princess ® spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMNine'), Lavender Lady™ Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMO'), Pink Taffeta® Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMTen'), Golden Thumbelina ™ spirea (Spiraea japonica 'KLMThirteen'), Amethyst ™ coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'), littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata). Annex Road: Purple hybrid catalpa (Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'), redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea), smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Pink Champagne'), hybrid rugosa rose (Rosa 'Belle Poitevine'), cutleaf spireas (Spiraea 'Margaritae', syn. Spiraea japonica 'Crispa', Spiraea japonica 'Dolchica'). Lake Cook entrance/gate house: Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'), Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'), Dahlia 'Bishop of York', Cherie Hawaiian hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'), Little Lucky Red lantana (Lantana camara 'Ballyuced'), Storm Blue petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Storm Blue'), De La Mina verbena (Verbena rigida var. lilacina 'De la Mina').

Plant Science Center: Meadow anemone (Anemone canadensis), false indigo (Baptisia x bicolor 'Starlite'), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), Husker Red beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'), swamp rose (Rosa palustris), purple meadowrue (Thalictrum dasycarpum), golden Alexander (Zizia aurea). Rooftop North: Cambridge geranium (Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'), creeping baby's breath (Gypsophila repens 'Rosea'), ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus), rosy tunicflower (Petrorhagia saxifrage 'Rosea'), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), garden sage (Salvia officinalis), variegated Kamchatka sedum (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'), hexagon stonecrop (Sedum sexangulare), wild stonecrop (Sedum ternatum 'Larenim Park'), red mother of thyme (Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'). Rooftop South: Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea), pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Ozark sundrops (Oenothera macrocarpa), Eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa), foxglove beard tongue (Penstemon digitalis), dwarf hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'), tunic flower (Petrorhagia saxifraga), prairie skullcap (Scutellaria resinosa), Tharp's spiderwort (Tradescantia tharpii). Rooftop Planters: Hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Nectar Apricot'), Wayne Roderick fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus 'Wayne Roderick'),red buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens), sea holly (Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'), bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis), dove scabious (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'), zinnia (Zinnia 'Profusion Deep Apricot'). Entrance Planter: Summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia), mini petunia (Calibrachoa cv.), coneflower (Echinacea 'Solar Flare'), strawflower (Helichrysum 'Silver Star'), Lanai® Peach verbena (Verbena x hybrida 'Lan Peachy').

Bernice E. Lavin Plant Sun Plant Evaluation Garden: Entrance & Trellis beds: Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), white Jupiter's beard (Centranthus ruber 'Albus'), redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Bergesson's Compact'), bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'), INVINCIBELLE™ Spirit pink Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Nchal'), catmint (Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'), SNOW WHITE SENSATION® (Philadelphus 'Snowwhite Fantasy'), DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radtko'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radyod'). Evaluation & Breeding beds: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Red', 'New Vintage Rose', 'New Vintage Violet', 'New Vintage White'), hyssop (Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia', 'Kudos Mandarin'), hollyhock (Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic'), bluestar (Amsonia 'Butterscotch', 'Lemon Drop', 'Midway to Montana'), fringed bluestar (Amsonia ciliata 'Halfway to Arkansas', 'Spring Sky'), fringed bluestar (Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia),Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii 'Green Mist'), hybrid bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii x tabernaemontana),thoroughwax (Bupleurum polyphyllum),belleflower (Campanula glomerata 'BellefleurBlue'), coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata),EVERLASTING™ Burgundy Blush pinks (Dianthus 'Kledg11143'), pinks (Dianthus 'Lavender Eye', 'Orchid', 'White Eye'), Red Umbrellas meadowsweet (Filipendula 'Red Umbrellas'), Japanese meadowsweet (Filipendula purpurea 'Elegans'), Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'), Queen-of-the-meadow (Filipendula ulmaria 'Plena', 'Variegated'),geranium (Geranium 'Azure Rush', 'Blushing Turtle', 'Rozanne'), sword gladiola (Gladiolus tenuis), false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Asahi', 'Helhan', 'Prairie Sunset', 'Sommersonne', 'Summer Nights', 'Venus'), coral bells (Heuchera 'Coco', 'Creole Nights', 'Georgia Plum', 'Spellbound'), pseudata iris (Iris 'Byakuya No Kuni', 'Chance Beauty', 'Enfant Prodige', 'Kinshikou', 'Okagami', 'Sakai No Ogon', 'Shirabyoshi'), Japanese cutleaf aster (Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'), Mongolian daisy (Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Dwarf Blue', 'French Perfume', 'Jean Davis',' Lodden Blue', 'Thumbelina Leigh', 'Violet Intrigue'), Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Daisy Duke', 'Lacrosse'), fugax peony (Papaver fugax), smooth beardtongue (Penstemon calycosus), Pocahontas foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas'), snakeweed (Persicaria bistorta ssp. carneum), giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha),cutleaf self-heal (Prunella laciniata 'Sterile Blue'), salvia (Salvia farinacea 'Sallyfun Blue'), meadow sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Ave Maria', 'Blue Beret', 'Lyrical Blue', 'Lyrical Rose', 'Lyrical Silverstone', 'Lyrical White', 'New Dimension Blue', New Dimension Rose'), European elderberry (Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'), (Tradescantia 'Lucky Charm'), veronica (Veronica 'Blue Bomb', Blue Nana', 'Blue Sprite', 'Pink Panther', 'Tidal Pool').