What's in Bloom

Here's a list of some of the plantings you can expect to see
at different periods of time on the Bridge of Flowers.
See the Gallery of Seasons for more photos of the bridge and blooms.

 

 

APRIL - First Half


Bulbs

  • Chionodoxa / Glory of the Snow

  • Crocus

  • Daffodils - early varieties

  • Iris reticulata

  • Scilla / Squill

Perennials

  • Pulmonaria/Lungwort

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APRIL - Second Half

Bulbs

  • Chionodoxa / Glory of the Snow

  • Crocus

  • Daffodils

  • Hyacinth

  • Leucojum / Snowflake

  • Muscari / Grape Hyacinth

  • Scilla / Squill

  • Tulips - early varieties

Perennials

  • Bellis perennis / English daisy

  • Helleborus /  Hellebore

  • Hepatica

  • Jeffersonia diphylla / Twinleaf

  • Phlox subulata / Creeping Phlox

  • Primula / Primrose

  • Pulmonaria / Lungwort

  • Sanguinaria canadensis / Bloodroot

  • Sanguinaria multiplex / Double Bloodroot

Shrubs

  • Azalea

  • Pieris

Trees

  • Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' 

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MAY - First Half

Bulbs

  • Arisaema Sikokianum / Japanese Cobra Lily or Jack in the Pulpit

  • Daffodils

  • Hyacinth

  • Muscari / Grape Hyacinth

  • Leucojum / Snowflake

  • Tulips

Perennials

  • Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'

  • Dicentra / Bleeding Heart

  • Epimedium /  Barrenwort

  • Erythronium /  Trout Lily

  • Euphorbia / Spurge

  • Helleborus / Hellebore

  • Iris cristata

  • Iris - medium height

  • Phlox stolonifera / Creeping Phlox

  • Phlox subulata / Moss Phlox or Moss Pink

  • Primula / Primrose

  • Syneilesis / Shredded Umbrella Plant or Woodland Poppy

  • Thermopsis caroliniana / Carolina Lupine

  • Tiarella / Foamflower

Shrubs

  • Azalea

  • Fothergilla

  • Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

  • Pieris japonica

  • Viburnum carlesii / Korean spice Viburnum

Trees

  • Amelanchier / Serviceberry / Shadbush / Juneberry

  • Cercis canadensis / Eastern Redbud

  • Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' / Flowering Dogwood

  • Cornus kousa / Kousa Dogwood

  • Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

  • Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' / Japanese Flowering Cherry  

Annuals  

  • Some cold hardy ones planted early in the month, such as Viola / Pansies  Osteospermum / Cape Daisy
     

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MAY - Second Half

Bulbs

  • Allium / Ornamental Onion

  • Arisaema sikokianum / Japanese Cobra Lily or Jack in the Pulpit

  • Camassia quamash

  • Cypripedium / Lady's Slipper Orchid

  • Trillium

  • Tulips - late varieties

Perennials

  • Amsonia / Blue Milkweed

  • Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'

  • Aquilegia / Columbine

  • Baptisia australis / False Indigo

  • Bellis perennis /  English Daisy

  • Brunnera / Siberian Bugloss

  • Centaurea montana / Mountain Bluet   'Amethyst in Snow' as well as Blue

  • Cerastium tomentosum / Snow-In-The-Summer

  • Dicentra / Bleeding Heart

  • Disporum / Fairy Bells

  • Delosperma ashtonii / Ice Plant

  • Iris cristata

  • Iris - medium height

  • Mertensia virginica / Virginia Bluebells

  • Myrrhis / Sweeet Cicely

  • Phlox stolonifera / Creeping Phlox

  • Phlox subulata / Moss Phlox or Moss Pink

  •  Polemonium / Jacob's Ladder

  • Polygonatum / Solomon's Seal

  • Primula / Primrose

  • Thermopsis caroliniana / Carolina Lupine

  • Tiarella / Foamflower

  • Trollius / Globeflower

Shrubs

  • Azalea

  • Fothergilla

  • Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

  • Pieris japonica

  • Rhododendron

  • Viburnum carlesii / Korean spice Viburnum

  • Weigela florida

Trees

  • Cercis canadensis /  Eastern Redbud

  • Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' / Flowering Dogwood

  • Halesia carolina / Carolina Silverbell

  • Laburnum x waterieri 'Vossi' / Golden Chain Tree

  • Magnolia - yellow

  • Malus x 'Prairiefire' / Crabapple

  • Paeonia suffruticosa / Tree Peony

  • Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' /  Japanese Flowering Cherry

  • Wisteria Vine          

Annuals  
Lots are planted near the end of the month.  Some we have had in the past are:

  •    Ageratum (tall)

  •    Angelonia

  •    Argyranthemum / Marguerite Daisy

  •    Antirrhinum / Snapdragon

  •    Begonia

  •    Brachycome

  •    Browallia

  •    Coleus

  •    Cosmos

  •    Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'

  •    Felicia

  •    Gazania

  •    Heliotropium / Heliotrope

  •    Impatiens   New Guinea, Double, Single

  •    Ipomoea / Morning Glory

  •    Lantana

  •    Lobelia

  •    Myosotis / Forget-me-mot

  •    Pelargonium / Geranium

  •    Penstemon Phoenix Series

  •    Petunia  Wave

  •    Senecio / Dusty Miller

  •    Tagetes / Marigold

  •    Torenia / Wishbone Flower

  •    Verbena

  •    Vinca

  •    Zinnia

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JUNE - First Half

Bulbs

  • Arisaema sikokianum / Japanese Cobra Lily or Jack in the Pulpit

  • Allium / Ornamental Onion

Perennials

  • Amsonia  / Blue Milkweed

  • Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'

  • Aquilegia / Columbine

  • Aubrieta x hybrida 'Axcent Deep Purple'

  • Baptisia australis / False Indigo (Blue)

  • Baptisia leucantha  (White)

  • Bellis perennis / English Daisy

  • Brunnera / Siberian Bugloss

  • Campanula / Bellflower

  • Centaurea montana / Mountain Bluet / Cornflower    'Amethyst in Snow' and Blue

  • Cerastium tomentosa / Snow-In-The-Summer

  • Clematis

  • Delphinium / Larkspur

  • Dianthus /  Pinks

  • Dicentra / Bleeding Heart

  • Digitalis / Foxglove

  • Filipendula vulgaris 'Flore Pleno' / Meadowsweet

  • Iris germanica / Bearded Iris

  • Iris siberica / Siberian Iris

  • Geranium / Cranesbill

  • Knautia macedonia / Field Scabious

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle

  • Lupinus / Lupine

  • Lychnis arkwrightii / Catchfly / Campion

  • Mertensia virginica / Virginia Bluebells

  • Paeonia / Peony

  • Papaver orientale / Oriental Poppy

  • Polygonum bistorta / Smartweed

  • Rosa / Rose

  • Salvia nemerosa / Meadow Sage

  • Thalictrum / Meadow Rue

  • Tiarella / Foamflower

  • Trollius / Globeflower

  • Veronica austriaca 'Crater Lake Blue' / Speedwell

Shrubs

  • Azalea

  • Buddleia alternifolia

  • Kolkwitzia amabilis / Beautybush

  • Potentilla / Cinquefoil

  • Rhododendron

  • Syringa / Lilac 'Miss Kim'

  • Weigela florida

Trees

  • Chionanthus retusus / Chinese Fringe Tree

  • Cornus kousa / Kousa Dogwood

  • Laburnum x watereri 'Vossi' / Golden Chain Tree

  • Styrax Japonica / Japanese Snowbell

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JUNE - Second Half

Bulbs

  • Allium / Ornamental Onion

Perennials

  • Achillea / Yarrow

  • Aquilegia / Columbine

  • Alchemilla mollis / Lady's Mantle

  • Aruncus / Goatsbeard

  • Astilbe / Plume Flower

  • Astrantia / Masterwort

  • Baptisia leucantha (White)

  • Baptisia pendula (White)

  • Campanula / Bellflower

  • Centaurea montana / Mountain Bluet / Cornflower  'Amethyst in Snow' and Blue

  • Clematis

  • Delphinium / Larkspur

  • Dianthus / Pinks

  • Digitalis / Foxglove

  • Filipendula vulgaris 'Flore Pleno' / Meadowsweet

  • Geranium / Cranesbill

  • Hemerocallis / Daylilly

  • Heuchera / Coral Bells

  • Hosta / Plantain Lily

  • Hydrangea petiolaris / Climbing Hydrangea

  • Iris germanica

  • Iris siberica

  • Knautia macedonia / Field Scabious

  • Lilium / Lily

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle

  • Lupinus / Lupine

  • Lychnis arkwrightii / Catchfly / Campion

  • Oenothera / Evening Primrose / Sundrops

  • Paeonia / Peony

  • Papaver orentale / Oriental Poppy

  • Rosa / Rose

  • Salvia nemerosa / Meadow Sage

  • Salvia verticillata

  • Tanacetum / Feverfew

  • Thalictrum / Meadow Rue

  • Tiarella / Foamflower

  • Tradescantia / Spiderwort

  • Veronica / Speedwell

Shrubs

  • Azalea

  • Buddleia alternifolia

  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire'

  • Itea virginica / Sweetshrub

  • Kalmia latifolia / Mountain Laurel

  • Kolkwitzia amabilis / Beautybush

  • Potentilla fruticosa /  Bush Cinquefoil

  • Spirea japonica

Trees

  • Cornus kousa / Kousa Dogwood

  • Styrax japonica / Japanese Snowbell


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JULY - First Half


Perennials

  • Achillea / Yarrow

  • Aconitum ivorine / Monkshood

  • Alchemilla mollis / Lady's mantle

  • Aquilegia / Columbine

  • Asclepias incarnata / Swamp Milkweed

  • Astilbe / False Spirea

  • Astrantia / Masterwort

  • Aruncus dioicus / Goat's beard

  • Baptisia pendula (White)

  • Callirhoe bushii / Bush's Poppy Mallow

  • Campanula / Bellflower

  • Centaurea macrocephala / Globe Centaurea  (Yellow)

  • Centaurea montana / Mountain Bluet / Cornflower  'Amethyst in Snow' and Blue

  • Cimicifuga / Bugbane / Snakeroot

  • Clematis

  • Coreopsis / Tickseed

  • Delphinium / Larkspur

  • Dianthus / Pinks

  • Digitalis / Foxglove (biennial)

  • Filipendula rubra / Meadowsweet / Queen-of-the-Prairie

  • Geranium / Cranesbill

  • Gypsophilia / Baby's Breath

  • Heliopsis / Oxeye  'Lorraine Sunshine'

  • Hemerocallis / Daylily

  • Heuchera / Coral Bells

  • Hosta / Plantain Lily

  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

  • Hydrangea petiolaris / Climbing Hydrangea

  • Knautia / Field Scabious

  • Lavandula / Lavender

  • Leucanthemum / Shasta Daisy

  • Liatris spicata / Gayfeather / Blazing Star

  • Lilium / Lily

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle

  • Lupinus / Lupine

  • Lychnis / Catchfly / Campion

  • Monarda / Bee Balm

  • Oenothera / Evening Primrose / Sundrops

  • Phlox paniculata

  • Rosa / Rose

  • Rudbeckia / Black Eyed Susan / Coneflower  'Prairie Sun'

  • Salvia nemerosa / Sage

  • Salvia verticillata / Sage

  • Tanacetum / Feverfew

  • Thalictrum / Meadow Rue

  • Tiarella / Foam Flower

  • Shrubs

  • Buddleia alternifolia

  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'

  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire'

  • Hypericum 'Hidcote'  / St John's Wort

  • Itea virginica / Sweetshrub

  • Potentilla fructicosa / Bush Cinquefoil

  • Spirea japonica

  • Trees

  • Rhus typhina / Sumac 'Tiger Eye'
     

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JULY - Second Half

Bulbs

  • Dahlias

  • Achillea / Yarrow

  • Asclepias incarnata / Swamp Milkweed

  • Astilbe / False Spirea

  • Astrantia / Masterwort

  • Campanula / Bellflower

  • Cimicifuga / Bugbane / Snakeroot

  • Clematis

  • Coreopsis / Tickseed

  • Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

  • Delphinium / Larkspur

  • Dianthus / Pinks

  • Digitalis / Foxglove

  • Echinacea purpurea /  Coneflower

  • Eryngium / Sea Holly 'Blue Saffire'

  • Hemerocallis / Daylily

  • Heliopsis / Oxeye  'Lorraine Sunshine'

  • Heuchera / Coral Bells

  • Hosta / Plantain Lily

  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

  • Lavandula / Lavender

  • Leucanthemum / Shasta Daisy

  • Liatris  spicata / Gayfeather / Blazing Star

  • Lilium / Lily

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle

  • Monarda / Bee Balm

  • Perovskia / Russian Sage

  • Phlox paniculata

  • Platycodon grandiflorus / Balloon Flower

  • Rosa / Rose

  • Rudbeckia / Black Eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun'

  • Salvia verticillata / Sage

  • Tanacetum / Feverfew

  • Veronica / Speedwell

  • Shrubs

  • Azalea

  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'

  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire'

  • Hypericum 'Hidcote' / St John's Wort

  • Trees

  • Rhus Typhina / Sumac  'Tiger Eye'
     

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AUGUST - First Half

Summer Bulbs

  • Dahlias

  • Gladiolus

  • Lilium

  • Perhaps others, such as Tigridia    

  • Perennials

  • Achillea / Yarrow

  • Achillea "The Pearl"

  • Asclepias incarnata / Swamp Milkweed

  • Campanula / Bellflower

  • Cimicifuga / Bugbane / Snakeroot

  • Clematis

  • Coreopsis 

  • Crocosmia (done blooming early in month)

  • Delphinium 

  • Echinacea purpurea /  Coneflower

  • Echinops ritro / Globe Thistle

  • Eryngium / Sea Holly 'Blue Saffire'

  • Hemerocallis / Daylily

  • Heliopsis / Oxeye  'Lorraine Sunshine'

  • Hosta / Plantain Lily

  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

  • Leucanthemum / Shasta Daisy

  • Liatris  / Gayfeather 

  • Ligularia

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle (vine)

  • Lysimachia / Gooseneck Loosestrife

  • Miscanthus 'Variegatus' Grass (showy, not yet blooming)

  • Monarda / Bee Balm

  • Perovskia / Russian Sage

  • Phlox paniculata

  • Platycodon / Balloon Flower

  • Roses

  • Rudbeckia / Black-eyed Susan / Coneflower

  • Shrubs

  • Buddleia davidii / Butterfly Bush

  • Hibiscus syriacus / Rose of Sharon

  • Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

  • Hydrangea 'Pee Gee'

  • Hydrangea 'Quick Fire'

  • Trees

  • Rhus Typhina / Sumac  'Tiger Eye'
     

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AUGUST - Second Half

Bulbs

  • Dahlias

  • Gladiolus  

  • Perennials

  • Achillea / Yarrow

  • Achillea "The Pearl"

  • Allium tuberosum / Garlic Chives

  • Chelone / Turtlehead

  • Coreopsis

  • Clematis

  • Coreopsis 

  • Digitalis / Foxglove

  • Echinacea / Coneflower

  • Helenium

  • Heliopsis 'Lorraine Sunshine'

  • Hemerocallis / Daylily (almost done blooming)

  • Hibiscus

  • Leucanthemum / Shasta Daisy (almost done blooming)

  • Ligularia

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle (vine)

  • Leucanthemum / Shasta Daisy

  • Liatris  / Gayfeather 

  • Ligularia

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle (vine)

  • Miscanthus 'Variegatus' Grass (showy, not yet blooming)

  • Perovskia / Russian Sage

  • Phlox paniculata

  • Physotegia / Obedient Plant

  • Roses

  • Rudbeckia / Black-eyed Susan / Coneflower

  • Shrubs

  • Buddleia davidii / Butterfly Bush

  • Hibiscus syriacus / Rose of Sharon

  • Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

  • Hydrangea 'Pee Gee'

  • Hydrangea 'Quick Fire'
     

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SEPTEMBER - First Half

Bulbs

  • Dahlias

  • Gladiolus  - maybe

  • Perennials

  • Allium tuberosum / Garlic Chives

  • Asters

  • Chelone / Turtlehead

  • Clematis 'Sweet Autumn' (vine)

  • Digitalis / Foxglove

  • Echinacea / Coneflower

  • Hibiscus

  • Lonicera sempervirens / Honeysuckle (vine)

  • Miscanthus 'Variegatus' Grass

  • Perovskia / Russian Sage

  • Physotegia / Obedient Plant

  • Roses

  • Rudbeckia / Black-eyed Susan / Coneflower

  • Sedum

  • Shrubs

  • Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

  • Hydrangea 'Pee Gee'

  • Hydrangea 'Quick Fire'

  • Trees

  • Heptacodium miconiodes / Seven Son's Flower
     

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SEPTEMBER - Second Half

Bulbs

  • Dahlias

  • Perennials

  • Allium tuberosum / Garlic Chives

  • Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady'

  • Anemone hupehensis 'September Charm'

  • Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'

  • Asters

  • Boltonia

  • Chelone / Turtlehead

  • Clematis 'Sweet Autumn' (vine)

  • Delphinium (sometimes reblooming a little)

  • Digitalis / Foxglove

  • Echinacea / Coneflower

  • Hibiscus

  • Miscanthus 'Variegatus' Grass

  • Perovskia / Russian Sage

  • Physotegia / Obedient Plant

  • Roses

  • Rudbeckia / Black-eyed Susan / Coneflower

  • Salvia verticillata (maybe reblooming)

  • Sedum

  • Tricyrtis / Toad Lily

  • Shrubs

  • Callicarpa dichotoma 'Amethyst Beauty' (purple berries)

  • Caryopteris

  • Hibiscus / Rose of Sharon

  • Annuals

  • As during season

  • Plant Ornamental Kale

The leaves are starting to change color on the Bridge and surrounding hillsides
 

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OCTOBER

Bulbs

  • Dahlias - until frost, which kills them above ground

  • Perennials

  • Anemones

  • Asters

  • Boltonia

  • Clematis 'Sweet Autumn' (vine)

  • Miscanthus 'Variegatus' Grass

  • Montauk Daisy

  • Perovskia / Russian Sage

  • Roses

  • Rudbeckia / Black-eyed Susan / Coneflower

  • Sedum

  • Shrubs

  • Callicarpa  dichotoma 'Amethyst Beauty' / Chinese Beautyberry

  • Caryopteris

  • Annuals

  • As before

  • Ornamental Kale
     

Leaves changing color on Bridge and surrounding hillsides

 

 

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