What’s In Bloom

January-February

Alyssum

Camellias (Camellia sasanqua cultivars)

Creeping phlox/thrift (Phlox subulata)

Drummond red maple (Acer rubrum var. drummondii)

Flowering quince (Chaenomeles spp.)

Leatherleaf mahonia (Mahonia bealei)

Narcissus

Pansies

Paperwhite Narcissus

Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana)

Winter daphne (Daphne odora)

Winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima)

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

Witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

March – April

Pansies, dianthus, snapdragons, and alyssum around the Garden Center.

Narcissus (daffodils) of many different cultivars throughout the Garden.

Summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum) – Spring-flowering bulb with white, bell-shaped flowers with a green dot on the tip of each petal.

Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) – A native understory tree with a profusion of white blossoms that smell like honey.

Redbud trees (Cercis canadensis, C. canadensis var. texensis, C. canadensis var. mexicana, and C. chinensis) – Fuchsia-colored blossoms cover these trees! The compact cultivar ‘Avondale’ sports an incredible number of deep, hot-pink flowers that scream for attention.

Mexican buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) – Native tree with showy, fuchsia-colored flowers that hang on the tree.

Rusty blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum rufidulum) – Native small tree or large shrub covered with 3-4”-diameter clusters of small, creamy-white flowers. Gorgeous!

‘Lady Banks’ rose (Rosa banksiae lutea) – Thornless old garden rose introduced in 1824. One-inch, double yellow blooms absolutely cover this large shrub with gracefully arching branches. A real show stopper!

Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) – Single, white daisies with yellow centers.

Four-nerve daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa) –Texas native 8”-10” tall with small, bright yellow daisy-like flowers.

Hardy gladiolus (Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus) – 2’ flower spike with 10-20 flowers that are purplish-pink.

Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) – Native vine with bright coral-red, tubular flowers that cover the vine in spring. Very attractive to hummingbirds on their spring migration!

Chinese snowball (Viburnum macrocephalum) – Softball-size balls of creamy-white flowers hang all over this large deciduous shrub/small tree. Outstanding specimen in the entrance courtyard of theJapaneseGarden.

Lots of color in theTrialGarden, which features perennials.

Roses are at their peak late April-May. ‘New Dawn’ in theFullerGarden, all the ‘Knock Out’ varieties as well as old garden roses in the rose garden.

May-June

Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Bath’s Pink’

Roses

Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ (Clematis x ‘Jackmanii’)

Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea)

Rough-leaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii)

Spiraea x bumalda ‘Anthony Waterer’

Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

St. John’sWort (Hypericmum patulum ‘Henryi’ and H. frondosum ‘Sunburst’)

Golden raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)

Crinums (Crinum spp.)

White angel’s trumpet (Datura wrightii)

Arabian, or Sambac, jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

July-August

Angel’s trumpet, Datura wrightii

Anice-scented sage, Salvia guaranitica

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’

Bog sage, Salvia uliginosa

Coral vine, Antigonon leptopus

Crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica

Evergreen wisteria, Millettia reticulata

Flame acanthus, Anisacanthus wrightii

‘Gold Star’ esperanza, Tacoma stans ‘Gold Star’

Hardy blue plumbago, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Hyacinth bean, Dolichos lablab

Mexican oregano, Poliomintha longiflora

Purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea

Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria

Spider lily, Lycoris radiata

Surprise lilies, Lycoris squamigera

Sweet autumn clematis, Clematis paniculata

Sweet potato vine, Ipomoea batatas ‘Marguerite’ and ‘Blackie’

Trumpet vine

Campsis radicans ‘Crimson Trumpet’

Campsis radicans ‘Flava’

Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Madame Galen’

September-October

Oxblood lilies (Rhodophiala bifida)

Red spider lilies (Lycoris radiata)

Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis paniculata)

Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Sideoats grama (Boutelous curtipendula var. caespitosa)

Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)

Maximillian daily (Helianthus maximiliani)

Lilies of the Field (Sternbergia lutea)

Candletree (Cassia alata)

Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha)

Autumn sage (Salvia greggii)

Fall aster (Aster oblongifolius)

Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes lucida)

November-December

Silverberry (Elaeagnus pungens)

Pansies, violas, dianthus, snapdragons

Encore azaleas

Camellia sasanqua

Paperwhite narcissus

Possumhaw holly (Ilex decidua)

Nellie R. Stevens holly (Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’)

Southern wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

Carolinabuckthorn (Rhamnus caroliniana)

Nandina (Nandina domestica)

Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus)

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)



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