Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Island Gardens — October 20, 2014

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Glossy black chokeberry
(Aronia melanocarpa
var. elata)

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Staghorn sumac in fall
color (Rhus typhina')

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Crimson pincushion
(Knautia macedonica)

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Dawn redwood
(Metasequoia
glyptostroboides

Evening Island: Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm'), Jindai Tatarian aster (Aster tataricus 'Jindai'), butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' & 'Karl Foerster'), lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'Montrose White'), northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium), white turtlehead (Chelone glabra 'Black Ace') -fading, pink turtlehead (Chelone lyonii) -fading, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Alba' & 'Showoff') -fading, white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra),All Gold Japaneseforest grass(Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'), Autumn Bride alumroot (Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride') -fading, late panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'), Hidcote St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Hidcote'), crimson pincushion (Knautia macedonica), shrub bush-clover (Lespedeza bicolor) -fading, big blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'), purple moorgrass (Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' &'Moorflamme'), catmint (Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues', 'Prairie Sky' & 'Shenandoah'), fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Fire Tail mountain fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fire Tail'), FLOWER CARPET® Pink Supreme groundcover rose (Rosa 'NOA250092'), FLOWER CARPET® Appleblossom groundcover rose (Rosa 'Noamel') -fading, FLOWER CARPET® Pink groundcover rose (Rosa 'Noatraum'), RAINBOW KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radcor'), WHITE OUT™ Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radwhite'), Indigo Spires salvia (Salvia 'Indigo Spires'), meadow sage (Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhügel'), Fireworks rough goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'), silver spike grass (Spodiopogon sibiricus), Avondale blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium 'Avondale'), aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'), chaste-tree (Vitex agnus-castus). Fall color and fruit: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum and cv. 'Commemoration'), GREEN MOUNTAIN® sugar maple (Acer saccharum 'PNI 0285'), Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis 'Autumn Brilliance'), glossy black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa var. elata), gray birch (Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'), Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum), Tatarian dogwood (Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls'), cotoneaster (Cotoneaster apiculatus) -red fruits and fall color, Winter King hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King') -rust red fruits and fall color, GOLD TIDE™ hybrid forsythia (Forsythia 'Courtasol'), crabapples (Malus 'Donald Wyman' & 'Prairifire') -red fruits, Profusion crabapple (Malus 'Profusion') –red fruits, redbud crapapple (Malus x zumi 'Calocarpa') -red fruits, shining sumac (Rhus copallina), staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), Korean mountain ash (Sorbus alnifolia), MISS SUSIE™ Manchurian Lilac (Syringa patula 'Klmone'), blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium).

Fruit & Vegetable Garden: Harvest time means colorful and tasty vegetables and fruits fill our gardens. Terrace: Terraces are planted with fall vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, kale, pak choi, parsley and lettuce, cabbage, chard, kohlrabi, hot peppers, curled parsley. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Sonnet Orange Scarlet'). Entrance: Indian Prince pot marigold (Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'), BONICA™ shrub rose (Rosa 'Meidomonac'), pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Matrix Orange'), various vegetables including Italian kale, Swiss chard, Romaine and loosehead lettuce. Pink and Silver Arbor: Max Vogel Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'Max Vogel'), grapeleaf anemone (Anemone vitifolia 'Robusstisma'), double impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Fiesta Appleblossom'), spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'), phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'), BLUSHING KNOCK OUT™ Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radyod'), polyantha rose (Rosa 'The Fairy'), snowberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Mother of Pearl'). Yellow and Silver Ledge: Tall bearded iris (Iris 'Again and Again'), Shimmer evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii 'Shimmer'). Backyard Garden: PUFF™ White aster (Symphyotrichum 'Yopuff'), plus cabbages, leek, kale and onions. Small Spaces Intensive Garden: Grain amaranthus (Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Burgundy'), fernleaf dill (Anethum graveolens 'Fernleaf'), pot marigold (Calendula officinalis 'Déjà Vu'), sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Easter Bonnet Pastel'), various cool weather vegetables. Hanging Baskets and Containers: Nestled among young vegetables are bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Bronze'), sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Clear Crystal Mix'), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Banana Split', 'Empress of India', 'Night and Day'), pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Panola Purple XP', 'Promise Sunset').

Japanese Garden (Sansho-En): Gum Drop cascade chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum 'Gum Drop') – on entrance wall, late panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'). Fall color: Fernleaf maple (Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'), purple-bloom maple (Acer pseudo-sieboldianum), cutleaf sugar maple (Acer saccharum 'Sweet Shadow'), Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis 'Autumn Brilliance'), Kentucky coffeetree (Cladrastis kentuckea), cranberry cotoneaster (Cotoneaster apiculatus)—berries, cutleaf European beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Laciniata'), forsythia (Forsythia 'Meadowlark' & 'Northern Sun'), shrub bush-clover (Lespedeza bicolor), dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), P.J.M. rhododendron (Rhododendron 'P.J.M.'), Korean azaleas (Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense), European cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus), American cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum trilobum 'Hahs').