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The Butchart Chronicles : September 5, 2014

Flower Report for September 4, 2014

Brugmansia line up!

The fine weather has allowed our summer floral display to remain in great shape moving into September – the roses also continue to produce many new blooms. We have received some rain during the past week which has been a huge relief as we have not had any meaningful precipitation since May – thankfully the rain did not do any damage to our plantings. 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! The container plantings and hanging baskets are also at their finest and are literally bursting with colour!   

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Abutilon  
  • Aconitum Monkshood  
  • Albizia   
  • Anemone x hybrida    
  • Begonias (tuberous/hanging baskets)   
  • Baptisia
  • Brugmansia   
  • Chelone   
  • Cimicifuga     
  • Clerodendron    
  • Cyclamen     
  • Dahlia  Outstanding!
    Red dahlias
  • Echinacea 
  • Eryngium   
  • Eupatorium        
  • Filipendula    
  • Fuchsia 
  • Helenium 
  • Helianthus  Sunflowers! (annual and perennial) 
  • Heptacodium - new 
  • Lysimachia
  • Phlox 
  • Ricinus - new  
  • Romneya       
  • Roses!   
  • Thalictrum
  • Thunbergia      
  • Zantedeschia  Calla Lily