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What's In Bloom

In July Hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens, H. quercifolia, H. paniculata, H. macrophylla), daylilies (Hemerocallis) and astilbes (Astilbe cultivars & Astilbe chinensis) are in full bloom in the Display, Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly, and Helen S. Layer Rhododendron gardens as well as at Lantern Court.


In the rhododendron gardens enjoy the deciduous azalea hybrids (Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Lemon Drop’, ‘Pennsylvania’, ‘Framingham’, ‘July Joy’ and ‘July Jingle’). See the camellia-like flowers of Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) on Spruce Knoll and at Lantern Court.


Hibiscus ‘Tosca’, a rose-of-Sharon hybrid has large lavender-pink flowers in the Display Garden. The Stokes asters (Stokesia laevis), Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum cultivars), black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta), bee balm (Monarda didyma, M. fistulosa and hybrids), blazing-stars (Liatris spicata), and purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea and hybrids) are blooming in the Display, Holden Butterfly and Prairie gardens where the showy pink plumes of the Queen-of-the-Prairie (Filipendula rubra) grace the landscape.


The bottlebrush buckeyes (Aesculus parviflora and A. parviflora ‘Rogers’ along the entrance drive, Holden Hedge Collection and, in late July, in the Holden Butterfly Garden brightening up the landscape. Check out the water-lilies (Nymphaea) in the Display Garden, Holden Butterfly Garden and at Lantern Court.

oakleaf hydrangea  (Hydrangea quercifolia Sikes Dwarf)
Oakleaf hydrangea
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) in the Holden Wildflower Garden
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)


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