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The Butchart Chronicles : September 18, 2014

Flower Report for September 18, 2014

The summer floral display is still spectacular moving into the middle of September – the roses and annual beds continue to produce many new blooms. Visitors and gardeners alike are starting to report wisps of colour appearing in some of the Japanese maple trees, but it will still be some time before they don their full fall colours. 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. Be sure to stroll the Dahlia Walk!

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Dahlias Galore
Special Interest/Flowering

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

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

    Chrysanthemum prep beds