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September


Cross Walk

  • Rhododendron x Autumn Rouge - Encore® Azalea covered in deep red-pink blossoms this fall amid dark green foliage; rebloomers in most years, spring blooms this year were lost to a late cold snap
  • Rhododendron x Autumn Carnival - Encore® Azalea covered in hot pink blossoms from spring to fall
  • Caladium ‘White Queen’ - grown in the Garden as an annual; large white foliage with deep, red veins and accented with green margins; still looking great into the fall
  • Colocasia ‘Black’ - huge elephant ears have held up all season; great in full sun surrounding the large annual bed at the entrance to the Rabbit Hole and performing just as well in shade along with White Queen Caladiums
  • Lantana ‘Miss Huff’ - hardy and reliable perennial; attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, a natural mosquito repellant; blooms will produce black seed clusters which will continue to feed birds throughout the fall season
  • Lantana ‘Citrus Blend’ and Verbena ‘Superbena® ‘Dark Blue’ - dynamic combination is re-blooming; stunning combination

Four Seasons Garden

  • Helianthus ‘Miss Mellish’ (Stiff Sunflower) - perennial sunflower reaching 3-4 feet; golden-yellow flowers late summer to fall
  • Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster) - perennial reaching heights of 3-6 feet tall with a 3-4 foot spread; very showy flowers are pink to deep purple
  • Aster tataricus 'Jindai' - large basal foliage with straight steams that are 3-4 foot tall;  flowers about one inch in diameter in clusters of lavender blue with yellow centers; find them on the lawn side of the Four Seasons Garden
  • Begonia ‘Whopper Red with Bronze’ - still eye-catching from the entry of the Corridor lawn; tall, with bronze, glossy foliage and deep red blooms; great performer in sun or part shade
  • Platanus occidentalis (American Sycamore) - one of the largest of the hardwood trees native to North America; deciduous; recognized by its white, peeling bark; located in the Fern Glade
  • Anemone x hybrida (Japanese Anemone) - perennial blooming in late summer through fall; bloom colors range from pink to white; located along the Shade Border and the Garden of Hope

Garden of the Month
The Sorghum Maze, located in the southernmost area of the Garden, is a seasonal favorite.

     


    Rhododendron x Autumn Carnival


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