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Japanese MapleAcer japonicum and A. palmatum - distinctive trees located throughout the Garden; leaves have interesting forms and notable fall coloration; look for A. palmatum ‘Moonfire’, A. palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’,  A. palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ and  A. palmatum disectum ‘Tamukeyama’

New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - native herbaceous perennial, 3-4’ tall and 2-3’ wide; deep purple, 1.5” daisy-like flowers; located in the Four Seasons Garden

Woods Blue Aster, Symphyotrichum dumosum ‘Wood’s Light Blue’ - herbaceous perennial, 8-12” tall and wide; white or pale lavender 1.5” daisy-like petals; bred and chosen for its dwarf habit and abundance of color; located in the Four Seasons Garden

Decorative Garden Mum, Chrysanthemum ‘Hillside Sheffield Pink’ - herbaceous perennial, 2-3” tall and wide; apricot-pink flowers with gold center; located at Teledyne Terrace

Beautyberry, Callicarpa dichotoma - deciduous shrub, 2-4” tall; lilac-violet fruit; large display can be viewed at Nicholas Terrace, also planted in various other locations

Upside Down Fern, Arachniodes standishii - one of the most beautiful in the genus; earned nickname upside-down fern due to unique structure of upper surface appearing to be constructed as the lower surface would be in other ferns; located amid hundreds of other ferns in the Fern Glade

Sudan Grass, Sorghum bicolor x S. bicolor var. Sudanese ’Super Sugar’ - warm-season annual grass composing the Sorghum Maze; look for the Hay bale sheep

Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris - ornamental perennial grass, 2-3’ tall; clouds of pink to pinkish-red flowers in the fall; located at the entrance, Children’s Garden and Teledyne Terrace

Switch Grass, Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’, ‘Northwind’ , ’Cloud Nine’ - 3-6’ tall ornamental grass with stiff columnar form; located at the Main Entrance

Japanese Silver Grass, Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus ‘Cosmopolitan’ - stunning variety with large coppery-pink flowers over wide green leaves, boldly edged in creamy-white; foliage dries, turning a light tan shade for the winter; located at the Main Entrance


Woods Blue Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum ‘Wood’s Light Blue’

Look for this logo to locate these plants in the Garden.