What's in Bloom

Below are some plants that are especially interesting or typically in bloom this month at Duke Gardens.

You may also download our weekly maps showing the most current lists of noteworthy plants in each garden during peak seasons.

For an idea of plants you may wish to seek out at different times throughout the year, please see these plant highlight PDFs from peak periods in 2014: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October/early November.

Oriental Lily

Oriental Lily (Lilium 'Orania') found in the Mary Duke Biddle Rose Garden.

Queen of the Prairie

Filipendula rubra in the Steve Church Endangered Species Garden.

False Spirea

False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley') found in the Walker Dillard Kirby Perennial Allée 

Trumpet lily

 

Trumpet lily (Lilium longiflorum var. scabrum) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Golden-rayed lily

Golden-rayed lily (Lilium auratum) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Wheel wingnut

Wheel wingnut (Cyclocarya paliurus) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Brown's trumpet lily

Brown’s trumpet lily (lilium brownii) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Blackberry lily buds

Blackberry lily buds (Belamcanda chinensis) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Blackberry lily

Blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Joe Pye weed

Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum) in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants.  Photo by Alice Le Duc.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Alice Le Duc

Bog mint

 

Bog mint (Macbridea caroliniana) in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Alice Le Duc

 

Butterfly milkweed

Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Alice Le Duc

Rose mallow

Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos). Photo by Alice Le Duc

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Robert Ayers.

Hydrangea-macrophylla

Hydrangea macrophylla, found throughout Duke Gardens. Photo by Robert Ayers.

 

Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica in the Walker Dillard Kirby Perennial Allée. Photo by Robert Ayers.