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The Butchart Chronicles : September 11, 2014

Flower Report for September 11, 2014

The fine weather has allowed our summer floral display to remain in great shape moving into the middle of September – the roses also continue to produce many new blooms. What have really captivated our visitors recently are the massive hanging baskets which are literally overflowing with colour! In the garden you will begin to see colourful plantings of Chrysanthemums that fill any gaps in the display borders and help to extend the blooming season. Some plants actually perform at their best at this time of year and a fine example of this are the magnificent dahlias. Dahlias come in all shapes and sizes with some blooms are measuring more than 12” in diameter!    

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Chrysthaemum prep beds

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Abutilon  
  • Aconitum  Monkshood  
  • Anemone x hybrida    
  • Aster - new
  • Begonias (tuberous/hanging baskets)   
  • Brugmansia   
  • Chelone   
  • Cimicifuga     
  • Cyclamen     
  • Dahlia  Outstanding!

    Crimson and gold dahlia
  • Echinacea 
  • Eryngium   
  • Eupatorium        
  • Filipendula    
  • Fuchsia 
  • Helenium 
  • Helianthus  Sunflowers! (annual and perennial) 
  • Heptacodium
  • Kirengeshoma - new     
  • Lysimachia
  • Phlox
  • Physostegia - new
  • Ricinus      
  • Romneya       
  • Roses!   
  • Solidago - new
  • Sophora - new
  • Thalictrum
  • Thunbergia 
  • Tricyrtus - new   

    Dahlias bloom in late summer and early fall