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Annual Blooming List

The most important aspect of the Gardens is in its landscaped design, following the principles of André Le Nôtre, the master of classical garden design in the 17th century. Le Nôtre laid out the gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Palace of Versailles.  Rational order, geometry and balance; vistas, focal points and surprises were all part of his design.  Throughout the year, the Gardens are punctuated by a variety of plants and flowers. 

Click on the appropriate month below to see which ones are in bloom for your visit.

May

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Hydrangea paniculata - White Moth Pee Gee Hydrangea: Statue Garden & Camellia Allee

Magnolia virginiana - Sweet Bay Magnolia: Inner Gardens

Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club: Cypress Lake

Aponogeton distachyus - Water Hawthorne: Cypress Lake

Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia: throughout the gardens

Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel: throughout the gardens

Ilex opaca - American holly: Secret Garden & Inner Gardens

Hydrangea quercifolia - Oakleaf Hydrangeas: Azalea Lake

Hydrangea macrophylla, Wood Nymph Sculpture: Inner Garden

Tea Rose - Madame Antoine: Rose Garden

China Rose - Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Agaristra or Leucothoe populifolia: South Green Walk & Southwest corner of Inner Garden

Michelia figo - Banana-shrub: South Green Walk

Calycanthus floridus - Carolina Allspice: South Green Walk & Flooded Rice Field Bank

Hymenocallis, Koran beauty berry: Cypress Lake South Path

Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose: Cypress Lake & East and South Path

Canna flaccida, Native Yellow: Restaurant South

Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow: Restuarant South

Nymphaea - Tropical Water Lily, White Delight: Half-Moon Bridge

June

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Hymenocallis, Korean beauty berry: Cypress Lake South path

Osmanthus fragrans - Tea Olive: throughout the gardens

Tradescantia ohiensis- Spiderwort: South Green Walk

Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia: throughout the gardens

Vitex agnus - Chaste Tree, Colonial White: Inner Garden; Blue: bus parking

Tea Rose - Madame Antoine: Rose Garden

China Rose - Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Hortensia: Wood Nymph

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Sister Theresa: Inner Garden

Illicium floridanum - Florida Anise, red flower: South Magnolia Walk

Illicium parviflorum - Okala Anise, yellow flower: North and South Green Walks

Illicium floridanum - White Florida, white flower: Middleton Tomb & Cypress Lake

Aponogeton distachyus - Water Hawthorne: Cypress Lake

Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club: Cypress Lake

Thalia dealbata - Water Canna: Half-Moon Bridge (water plant)

Nymphaea -Tropical water lily, Mrs. George C. Hitchcock, purple flower: North Half-Moon Bridge

Nymphaea - Tropical water lily, Missouri, white flower: North Half-Moon Bridge

July

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Thalia ealbata - Water Canna: Half-Moon Bridge (water plant)

Nymphaea - Tropical water lily, Mrs. George C. Hitchcock, purple flower: North Half-Moon Bridge

Nymphaea - Tropical waterlily, Missouri, white flower: North Half-Moon Bridge

Vitex agnus - Castus-Chaste tree, Colonial White: Inner Garden

Tea Rose - Madame Antoine: Rose Garden

China Rose - Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Hortensia: Wood Nymph

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Sister Theresa: Inner Garden

Illicium floridanum - Florida Anise, red flower: South Magnolia Walk

Illicium parviflorum - Okala Anise, Yellow flower: North and South Green Walk

Illicium floridanum - Simmes, white flower: Middleton Tomb and Cypress Lake

Abelia x. edward goucher: throughout the gardens

Abelia x. grandiflora - Sherwoodii: throughout the gardens

Crinum americanum: Azalea Lake

Aponogeton distachyus - Water Hawthorne: Cypress Lake

Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club: Cypress Lake

Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle: throughout the gardens

Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenrain - Tree: South Green Walk

August

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Acanthus mollis, bear's breech, white flower; bracts flower, purple flower

Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle: throughout the gardens

Crinum americanum: Azalea Lake

Abelia x. edward goucher: throughout the gardens

Abelia x. grandiflora -Sherwoodii: throughout the gardens

China Rose- Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Tea Rose- Madame Antone: Rose Garden

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Hortensia: Wood Nymph

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Sister Theresa: Inner Garden

September

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Crinum americanum: Azalea Lake

Abelia x. edward goucher: throughout the gardens

Abelia x. grandiflora - Sherwoodii: throughout the gardens

China Rose- Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Tea Rose- Madame Antone, Rose Garden

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Hortensia: Wood Nymph

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Sister Theresa: Inner Garden

Lycoris radiata - Spider Lily: Cypress Lake

October

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Camellia sinensis - Tea Plant: North Green Walk

Tea Rose - Madame Antone: Rose Garden

China Rose - Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Hortensia: Wood Nymph

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Sister Theresa: Inner Garden

Cortaderia selloana - Pampas Grass: Butterfly Lakes

November

Annuals: pansy & snapdragon: throughout the gardens

Tea Rose- Madame Antone: Rose Garden

China Rose - Slaiders Crimson China: Rose Garden

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Hortensia: Wood Nymph

Macrophylla - Hydrangea Sister Theresa: Inner Garden

Cortaderia selloana - Pampas Grass: Butterfly Lakes

Camellia sinensis - Tea Plant: North Green Walk

Camellia sasanqua - Mine-No-Yuki, White flower: Inner Garden & throughout gardens

Camellia japonica - Common Camellia: throughout the gardens

December

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Camellia sasanqua - Mine-No-Yuki, White flower: Inner Garden

Camellia japonica - Common Camellia: throughout the gardens

January

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Camellia japonica - Common Camellia: throughout the gardens

Helleborus x. hybridus - Heritage Strain, creamy white flowers: Cypress Lake

Daphne odoraCypress Lake

February

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Camellia japonica: throughout the gardens

Helleborus x. hybridus - Heritage Strain, creamy white flowers: Cypress Lake

Daphne odora: Cypress Lake

Daffodils - Geranium, fragarnt orange and white blooms: throughout the gardens

Daffodils - Marinette, soft yellow with an orange cup: throughout the gardens

Daffodils - Carlton, golden daffodils: throughout the gardens

Daffodils - King Alfred, giant trumpet daffodils, yellow flower: throughout the gardens

Leucojum vernum - Spring snowflake: Cypress Lake

Magnolia stellata - Star Magnolia, white flower: Inner Garden

Magnolia soulangiana - Saucer Magnolia: North Paterre

March

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Phlox subulata - Candy Stripe: Spring House Road

Camellia japonica - Common Camellia: throughout the gardens

Azalea indicas: throughout the gardens

Cornus florida - Dogwood: throughout the gardens

Cornus kousa - Dogwood: Azalea Lake North

Rhododendron alabamense: North Green Walk, Cypress Lake, Flooded Rice Field bank

Rhododendron arborescens: South Green Walk, Cypress Lake, Flooded Rice Field bank

Rhododendron austrimum: South Green Walk, Cypress Lake, Flooded Rice Field bank

Rhododendron canescens: North Grreen Walk, Cypress Lake, Flooded Rice Field bank

Rosa banksiae - Lady Banksia Rose: Stableyards and Restaurant East Garden

Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club: Cypress Lake

Daphne odora: Cypress Lake

Daffodils - Geranium, fragarnt orange and white blooms: throughout the gardens

Daffodils - Marinette, soft yellow with an orange cup: throughout the gardens

Daffodils - Carlton, golden daffodils: throughout the gardens

Daffodils - King Alfred, giant trumpt daffodils, yellow flower: throughout the gardens

Leucojum vernum - Spring snowflake: Cypress Lake

Cercis canadensis - Redbud: throughout the gardens

Acer rubrum - Red Maple: throughout the gardens

Wisteria sinensis - Chinese Wisteria: throughout the gardens

Wisteria floribunda - Japanese Wisteria, white flower: Half Moon Bridge

Aponogeton distachyus - Water Hawthorne, fragant white flowers: Cypress Lake

Viburnum tinus, white flower: throughout the gardens

Spirea: throughout the gardens

Zephyranthes atamasco - Atamasco Lily: Cypress Lake

Osmanthus fragrants - Tea Olive: throughout the gardens

April

Annuals: throughout the gardens

Trachelospermum jasminoides - Confederate Jasmine: Restaurant Garden

Osmanthus americanus - Wild Olive: Camellia Allee

Oamanthus fragrans - Tea Olive: throughout the gardens

Viburnum opulus - Eastern Snowball: Camellia Allee

Deutzia gracilis - Slender Deutzia, white flower: Camellia Allee & North Green Walk

Deutzia x. minor, pink flower: Inner Garden

Itea virginica - Henry's garnet: Cypress Lake Garden

Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree: throughout the gardens

Azalea indicas: throughout the gardens

Rhododendron alabamense: North Green Walk, Cypress Lake, & Flooded Rice Field Bank

Rhododendron arborescens: South Green Walk, Cypress Lake, & Flooded Rice Field Bank

Rhododendron austrimun: South Green Walk, Cypress Lake, & Flooded Rice Field Bank

Rhododendron canescens: North Green Walk, Cypress Lake, & Flooded Rice Field Bank

Cornus florida - Dogwood tree, white & pink flower: throughout the gardens

Cornus kousa - Dogwood tree, white flower, Azalea Lake North Path

Viburnum tinus, white flower: throughout the gardens

Robinia pseudoacacia - Black Locust: Middleton Tomb

Magnolia acuminata - Cucumber Magnolia: South Green Walk

Magnolia tripetala - Umbrella Magnolia: South Green Walk

Magnolia liliflora - Lilly-Flowered Magnolia: South Green Walk

Magnolia macrophylla - Large-leaved umbrella tree: Azalea Hillside

Spirea: throughout the gardens

Rhaphiolepis indica - India Hawthorn: Inner gardens

Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe Tree: throughout the gardens

Rosa banksiae -Lady Banksia Rose: Stableyards, Restaurant, & East Garden

Zephyranthes atamasco - Atamasco Lily: Cypress Lake

Aquilegia canadensis - American Columbine, yellow and red flowers: Cypress Lake

Hosta - Frances Williams, white flower: East Restaurant Garden

Malva sylvestis - Zebrina, white/purple flower: Cypress Lake Northeast

Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club: Cypress Lake

Aponogeton distachyus - Water Hawthorne: Cypress Lake

Clethra alnifolia - Sweet Pepperbush: Cypress Lake

Rosa laevigata - Cherokee Rose: Azalea Hillside

Aesculus parviflora - Bottle Brush Buckeye: Cypress Lake

Iris virginica, Native Iris, blue: Cypress Lake

Iris bayou - Pink Shadow: Azalea Hillside at upper pond

Ilex vomitoria - Will Flemming: North Green Walk

Ilex vomitoria - Wiggins: North Green Walk

Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel: throughout the gardens

Crinum powellii and Amarcrinum howardii, pink flower: Azalea Hillside

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