The Butchart Chronicles : July 9, 2015

Flower and Garden Report July 9, 2015

You’ll probably find as I do my reports throughout the weeks that I seem to like some pretty obscure and unique flowers. As with a lot of my favorites they might not work in most of our mass plantings. This week’s flower pick is one of those particular plants, (we tried it a few times unsuccessfully as a bedding plant). You’ll find these Begonia fuchsioides tucked in a small pocket at the top of the up-steps to the Sunken Garden as well as in a few of our perennial borders. We get a lot of questions about this interesting little plant and as its name states it is a begonia with fuchsia like flowers.

Begonia fuchsioides

My favorite combination planting for today is a 3 way combo using Petunia ‘Easy Wave Blue’, Angelonia ‘Angelmist White’ with Angelonia ‘Angelmist Blue’. We used this combo in a couple of locations; one in front of the main residence and the other at the end of our dahlia border. I really like this planting because it reminds me of the type of border that you would find in a nice airy cottage garden.


The Gardens are looking fantastic this week so I hope you’re able to come out and enjoy a stroll around.

- Carlos Moniz, manager of horticulture

Flowering in the Garden

  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Agapanthus new
  • Albizia new
  • Astrantia 
  • Baptisia
  • Begonias (incredible tuberous varieties as standards and in hanging baskets)
  • Brugmansia new
  • Buddleja new
  • Canna
  • Catalpa
  • Clematis
  • Cosmos      
  • Cytisus
  • Crocosmia  
  • Delphinium  
  • Deutzia          
  • Doronicum
  • Echinacea new
  • Epiphyllum new (Orchid Cactus)
  • Eryngium (Sea Holly)
  • Fuchsia
  • Helenium new
  • Helianthus     
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hydrangea    
  • Hypericum
  • Inula
  • Iochroma  
  • Lantana 
  • Leonotis new
  • Ligularia
  • Lilies
  • Lysimachia   
  • Melittis 
  • Pansy  
  • Phlox
  • Polemonium 
  • Romneya 
  • Saxifrage  
  • Stachys  
  • Thalictrum
  • Tigidia new
  • Thunbergia 
  • Trollius 
  • Verbascum  
  • Veronica
  • Yucca

Rose Garden baskets