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Goodbye June

Submitted: June 28, 2023, 5:02 p.m.
By: Heidi Simper, Assistant Curator of Plant Records

June is almost over and the Garden is poppin with color. So much so, that it was hard deciding what to post!



Siberian Catmint (Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron')

This vibrant beauty can be seen at the top of the Four Seasons Garden.


Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa)

These are the seed heads that follow the flowers!


Small Soapweed (Yucca glauca)

I can never pass by a Yucca blooming without staring in awe.


Western Obedient Plant (Physostegia parviflora)

This cool Utah natives common name comes from the fact that you can move its flowers sideways on the stem and they will stay in the new spot. Who knew flowers could obey?!


Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

As its common name suggests, this plant is known for treating fevers.


Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

This is a favorite Utah native for its long blooming, bright orange flowers, and the butterflies it attracts. It is part of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae), formerly the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae), and native to the Eastern and Southwestern United States. Its flowers are a nectar source for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, and the leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Its genus name comes from the Greek god Asklepios, who is the god of medicine, because the tough tuberous roots are chewed to treat pleurisy and other pulmonary ailments.

If you want to experience a flower overload, right now is the perfect time to visit the Garden. All of your senses will thank you.

Photos by, Heidi M. Simper