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What's In Bloom

In June see the large flowers of the bigleaf magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla) in the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden and enjoy the fragrance of the sweetbay magnolias (Magnolia virginiana) by Blueberry Pond. Herbaceous peonies (Paeonia lactiflora cultivars & hybrids) are blooming at Lantern Court and in the Display Garden. Sweetly scented azaleas (Rhododendron arborescens & hybrids ‘Popsicle’, ‘Weston’s Innocence’, & ‘Weston’s Pink and Sweet’), mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), and kousa dogwoods (Cornus kousa) are flowering in the Rhododendron Gardens and at Lantern Court as are Japanese iris (Iris ensata).


Hardy geraniums (Geranium x cantabrigiense, G. macrorrhizum, G. sanguineum, G. ‘Rozanne’, G. ‘Tiny Monster’), tree lilacs (Syringa reticulata, S. pekinensis), and later in the month Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia), and smooth hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens & cultivars ‘Annabelle’, ‘Bella Anna’, & ‘Spirit’) are in bloom. Check out the dramatic burnt orange or yellow spires of desert candle (Eremurus ‘Cleopatra’ & ‘Lemon Meringue’) stand out in the Sally Gries Entry Garden, and in the Display Garden.


Don’t miss the bright red flowers of Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica ‘Burning Love’), the cool blue catmint (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’), and the yellow coneflowers (Echinacea paradoxa) in the Arlene and Arthur S. Holden, Jr. Butterfly Garden.

Bigleaf magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla), Holden Wildflower Garden
Bigleaf magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)
Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle

Smooth hydrangea

(Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle)


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