Sunburst St. Johnswort (Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst')
This popular bluish-green, mounding shrub bears large flowers with
striking, bushy center stamens. The reddish-brown fruit capsuels ripen
around September and persist well into the winter.
Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)
The Sacred Datura is a member of the nightshade family (which also includes tobacco, and food crops such as potatoes, tomatoes and chile peppers). Datura is a perennial herb which grows from a tuberous root to 2-5 feet in height and 3-6 feet in width. It has dark green leaves which grows to 6 inches long and are oval or heart shaped.
Chamomile is a low-growing plant with finely divided leaves. The daisy-like inflorescence has yellow disk flowers in the center and silvery-white ray flowers surrounding them.
When crushed, the plant gives off a scent similar to apples or bubblegum.
Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of a Red Butte
Garden plant sign? If your answer is yes, then you're in luck because
that's what this weeks blog is about!! If your answer is no, well, then
you're out of luck because that is still what this weeks blog is about.
Welcome to the Floral Walk. Lets begin our stroll at the oak leaf sculpture and head toward the Rose Garden.
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Strawberry Foxglove Digitalis x mertonensis
Globe Thistle Echinops ritro
Things have been busy here at Red Butte. The horticulturists have been busy in their respective gardens making sure the plants are looking their best and the greenhouse crew have kept the Visitor Center and Orangerie bright with color.Royal Red Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'
It's official, the Rose Garden is open and ready for your presence!!! Everything is planted, most of the roses are blooming and it smells wonderful.
West Rose Garden Entrance
Ring Garden Entrance
Henry Fonda Rose
I know many of Red Butte's visitors love to visit when the wisteria is in bloom and I am here to say that the time has arrived!! The wisteria bloom is at its peak and it smells delightful.
Japanese Wisteria Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys'
Spring is really here now! The lilacs are in full bloom and they smell wonderful.
If you aren't familiar with Red Butte Garden, the majority of our lilacs are located near the bottom of the Floral Walk near the entrance to the new Rose Garden. There are also a few in the Children's Garden as well as the Fragrance Garden.
Here are a few cultivars I'd like to highlight.
Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy'