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What's in Bloom

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

Every year unfolds differently, depending on seasonal weather conditions. Please see this Sept. 2 map for recent bloom highlights. In addition to what's on the map, you'll also see alliums, irises, foxgloves, snapdragons and some plants in the Brassica family.

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 the past: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Liriope

Liriope muscari 'Sno Cone' in the Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Pink banana

Musa velutina in the Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Hibiscus 'Kopper King'

Hibiscus 'Kopper King' in the island bed in front of the Doris Duke Center. Photo by Jason Holmes.

Salvia

Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy' in the island bed in front of the Doris Duke Center. Photo by Jason Holmes.

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia 'Henry Eilers' in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

 

Dwarf Joe Pye weed

Eupatorium purpureum in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Chinese flame tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Large leaf princess flower

Tibouchina grandiflora in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.