Our Plants

  • Woodland Sunflower

    The name Helianthus comes from the Greek words helios, meaning "sun" and anthos, meaning "flower."  They are known to turn their flower heads towards the sun throughout the day.  As with other members of the aster family, sunflowers attract a host of pollinators in the late summer garden.  In our Garden they are standing tall, blooming throughout September.
  • Rose Mallow

    ‘Blue River II’ is a hardy, rose mallow hybrid with large flowers to 10 inches across that blooms from July to September.  These flowers, which attract hummingbirds, are pure white, where as many rose mallow flowers have a deep red center.  'Blue River II' can grow to 5 feet tall and wide and performs best in moist soils and full sun. You may associate hibiscus with tropical plants, but within the parentage of this hybrid rose mallow are species of hibiscus native to the eastern United States.

Learn More With Our Plant Explorer

From in-bloom flowers to just-ripening fruits, each and every efflorescence can be found in our plant collections database. Time your trip around unfurling petals or reflect on the names of what you saw in a particular garden—our Plant Explorer is here to help.

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