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The Butchart Chronicles : July 15, 2016

Flower and Garden Report for July 15, 2016

Even though we are famous for our spectacular borders of bedding plants it’s our sprawling perennial borders that have really caught my eye this week. Planted for their contrasting colours, forms and textures these understated planting often get overlooked in our garden. Our perennial borders are in their prime right now and should be given close attention when you come out for a visit. 

Throughout the gardens you will also find a fascinating collection of hanging baskets, window boxes and container plantings that complement and enhance the incredible display – be sure to check out the miniature gardens planted on the tops of some of our garbage cans!

The summer garden is now at its best and we invite you to come out and experience the incredible beauty that we have created for the world to enjoy.
 
Rick Los, director of horticulture
 

Plants that are blooming or coming into bloom include:

  • Abelia
  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Aconitum
  • Agapanthus
  • Astilbe
  • Astrantia
  • Baptisia
  • Begonia (Tuberous varieties are outstanding – don’t miss the Begonia bower!)
  • Brugmansia
  • Buddleia or Buddleja
  • Canna Lily
  • Catalpa
  • Clerodendron ugandense
  • Clethra
  • Cosmos
  • Crocosmia
  • Dianthus
  • Dierama
  • Echinacea
  • Escallonia
  • Fuchsia
  • Helenium
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea
  • Hypericum
  • Inula
  • Justicia
  • Lantana
  • Lathyrus - (Sweet Pea)
  • Lavatera
  • Lavendula
  • Leonotis
  • Ligularia
  • Lilium
  • Lysimachia
  • Monarda
  • Oenothera
  • Opuntia  (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Pachystachys - (Golden shrimp  or Lollipop plant) in containers
  • Perovskia
  • Persicaria
  • Phlox
  • Phygelius
  • Polemonium
  • Pomegranate (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Romneya (California Tree Poppy)
  • Roses
  • Silene
  • Spartium
  • Thalictrum
  • Thermopsis
  • Thunbergia
  • Tigridia
  • Tradescantia
  • Verbascum
  • Veronica
  • Yucca
  • Zantedeschia – Arum or Calla Lily