Friday, July 10, 2015


 Blooming now in our Perennial Border is
The Swamp Rose's large, plate-sized blooms make it a real showstopper.  It prefers moist soil, full sun to partial shade, and will bloom from summer into fall.  It is a native plant to the wetlands of the Southeast.  

Other plants of interest this week which you can see samples in our 'What's In Bloom' display at the Arboretum are:

#1  Calicarpa americana   (American Beautyberry)    - Landscape for Wet Sites
#2  Lagerstoemia indica 'Natchez'   (Crape myrtle)      - Left side of Agriculture Center
#3  Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'   (Japanese Maple)         - Butterfly Garden
#4  Tinantia pringlei    (Speckled Wandering Jew)        - Landscape for Wet Sites
#5  Panicum virgatum 'Shenadoah'   (Switchgrass)       - Children's Garden
#6  Vitus rotundifolia  'Black Nesbitt'  Nesbitt muscandine    - Small Fruits
#7  Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'   ( Littleleaf Sage)       - Perennial Border
#8  Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'      (Purple Coneflower)  - Children's Garden
#9  Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkerii ( Texas White Firewheel)   - Island near Pittosporum Garden             
#10 Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'   (Coneflower)       - Mixed Border