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The Butchart Chronicles : August 6, 2015

Flower and Garden Report August 6, 2015

The Sunken Garden in summer
The floral displays are bursting with colour and the exquisite perennial borders are at their summer best being highlights in and of themselves. The Rose Garden is a favorite for many of our visitors with its extensive palette of classic flower forms, an amazing range of colours and intoxicating fragrances everywhere you turn.

Throughout the gardens you will also find a fascinating collection of hanging baskets, window boxes and container plantings which complement and enhance the incredible display - we even plant up the tops of our garbage cans! When strolling through the gardens make a point of checking out the many topiary figures which we have strategically located throughout the grounds - every year we are adding new figures to keep things fresh and interesting.

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Begonia Bower

Flowering in the Garden

  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Achillea  new
  • Acidanthera
  • Aconitum  new
  • Agapanthus
  • Amaranthus
  • Anemone x hybrida new
  • Astrantia 
  • Balsam
  • Begonias (incredible tuberous varieties as standards and in hanging baskets)
  • Brugmansia
  • Canna
  • Chelone  new
  • Cimicifuga     
  • Clematis
  • Clerodendrum
  • Clethra
  • Cosmos      
  • Cytisus
  • Crocosmia
  • Dahlia
  • Echinacea
  • Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)
  • Eryngium (Sea Holly)
  • Eupatorium  
  • Fuchsia
  • Gypsophila
  • Helenium
  • Helianthus  
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea  
  • Inula
  • Iochroma  
  • Lantana
  • Leonotis
  • Ligularia
  • Lilies
  • Lobelia
  • Lysimachia
  • Myrtus  (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Origanum ‘Kent’s Beauty’  
  • Pentas
  • Phlox
  • Phygelius
  • Polemonium 
  • Punicia (Pomegranite)
  • Salpiglossis
  • Salvia
  • Thalictrum
  • Thunbergia 
  • Tradescantia   new
  • Verbascum  
  • Veronica

The Rose Garden