Chicago Botanic Garden

What's in Bloom

What's in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Island Gardens — July 17, 2014

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Queen-of-the-prairie
(Filipendula rubra)

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Purple coneflower
(Echinacea purpurea)

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Sweet allysum
(Lobularia maritima)

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Yarrow
(Achillea 'Moonshine')

Evening Island: Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis), lavender globe lily (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty'), Superba Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Superba'), false goatsbeard (Astilbe japonica 'Deutschland') -fading, Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' and 'Avalanche'), white turtlehead (Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'), threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Shower'), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Alba' & 'Magnus'), spotted Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Phantom'), flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), yellow pinwheel daisy (Hemerocallis 'Yellow Pinwheel'), Big Daddy hosta (Hosta 'Big Daddy'), Blue Mammoth hosta (Hosta 'Blue Mammoth') -fading, dense St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Gemo') -in bud, Hidcote St. Johnswort (Hypericum 'Hidcote'), crimson pincushion (Knautia macedonica) purple moorgrass (Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorflamme'), catmint (Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'), catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'), Mystica foxglove beardtongue (Penstemom digitalis 'Mystica') -fading, Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Fire Tail mountain fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis 'FireTail'), giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha) -fading, sweet william (Phlox maculata 'Flower Power')-fading, staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), FLOWER CARPET® (Rosa 'Noamel')-fading, FLOWER CARPET® pink (Rosa 'Noatraum')-fading, RAINBOW KNOCK OUT® shrub rose (Rosa 'Radcor'), Indigo Spires salvia (Salvia 'Indigo Spires'), meadow sage (Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhügel'). Containers: Bidens (Bidens ferulifolia 'Petite Gold), cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'), lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Magadi Basket Dark 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').