The Butchart Chronicles : June 10, 2016

Flower and Garden Report for June 10th

The roses have come out in full force over the past week and the amazing colour and fragrance emanating from this garden is indescribable.
Our display borders are filling in nicely and are starting to provide subtle glimpses of the colourful designs that will soon reach their fullness. In the meantime our perennial borders keep pumping out splashes of colour and their form and texture provide understated beauty that we sometimes take for granted.
The first of the hydrangeas are coming into bloom – a sure sign of summer, but perhaps the most stunning plants blooming right now are California Tree Poppies (Romneya coulteri) which are putting on a magnificent display in the front of the original Butchart residence.

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Plants that are blooming or coming into bloom include: 

  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Achillea
  • Aruncus
  • Asphodeline
  • Astilbe
  • Astrantia
  • Baptisia
  • Campanula
  • Clerodendron ugandense
  • Cornus kousa
  • Cytisus
  • Dianthus
  • Escallonia
  • Eschscholzia (don’t try pronouncing this one!)   California Poppy
  • Helianthemum
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hydrangea 
  • Hypericum
  • Iris
  • Kniphofia
  • Kolkwitzia
  • Lathyrus (Sweet Pea)
  • Lavendula 
  • Leptospermum
  • Lilium
  • Lysimachia
  • Monarda
  • Oenothera
  • Philadelphus
  • Physocarpus
  • Polemonium
  • Romneya
  • Roses
  • Sambucus
  • Silene
  • Spartium
  • Stachys
  • Stewartia
  • Thalictrum
  • Thunbergia
  • Tradescantia
  • Verbascum
  • Veronica
  • Zantedeschia – Arum or Calla Lily