Fall's Fabulous Floral, Fruit, and Foliage Finery

Submitted October 13, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Fall weather brings about a fabulous display throughout the Garden. Many of our plants are creating a show not only with their flowers, but with their fruits and leaves as well. Be sure to take heed of the cool autumn air as it beckons you to the Garden!


Black-Eyed Susan    Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii   'Goldstrum'

Bright yellow petals adorn this perennial in the summer, but fall has given this sturdy flower a more manila appearance.



Baby Doll Dianthus  Dianthus chinensis 'Baby Doll'

This diminutive Dianthus displays blooms that range from a deep rose pink to a bright white and about every shade in between.



Candle Larkspur   Delphinium elatum 'Royal Aspirations'

Bold spikes of purple-blue are complemented with white centers on this dense-flowering larkspur.



Sacred Datura   Datura wrightii 

Large, fragrant white flowers develop into decorative, but poisonous, spiky fruits on this Utah native.



Yellow Scabiosa    Scabiosa ochroleuca 

The multitude of spikes adorning this fun, decorative seed head give this plant it's other common name of pincushion flower.



Hick's Yew    Taxus x media  'Hicksii'

The almost alien looking fruits of this evergreen range from bright red to opaque pink.



Yellow Scabiosa    Scabiosa ochroleuca 

The multitude of spikes adorning this fun, decorative seed head give this plant it's other common name of pincushion flower.



Yellow Scabiosa    Scabiosa ochroleuca 

The multitude of spikes adorning this fun, decorative seed head give this plant it's other common name of pincushion flower.



Hick's Yew    Taxus x media  'Hicksii'

The almost alien looking fruits of this evergreen range from bright red to opaque pink.



Common Spindle Tree    Euonymus europaeus  'Red Cascade'

The leaves of this tree become decorated with a spectacular array and design of colors in the fall.



Burkwood Viburnum   Viburnum x burkwoodii 

The leaves of this Viburnum make a lovely show of their transition from green to a deep wine-red hue.



This is a spectacular time of year to visit the Garden and bask in the warmth of the sun. Don't take these autumnal opportunities for granted, winter will be here soon!


Photos by Sarah Sandoval

 
 







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