Inside The New York Botanical Garden

What’s Beautiful Now: A Menagerie of Boisterous Blooms

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on August 1 2017, by Matt Newman

Week of July 30, 2017

Lilies, hydrangeas, hibiscus, and so much more—the oscillating rain and heat of midsummer have brought out all sorts of beautiful characters to fill the Garden with color and lush, dramatic foliage. Plan to spend time near the water lily pools in the Conservatory Courtyard, where the water lilies and lotus blossoms are drawing the spotlight alongside our CHIHULY pieces. In the Native Plant Garden, the meadow takes the cake with its blooming perennials, and the Seasonal Walk is all summertime fireworks from start to finish.

Have a look!

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden
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Sarracenia species, Sabatia kennedyana, and Rhexia virginica are in full bloom in the wetland! This is the time to see meadow perennials like Euphorbia corollata, Monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’, Monarda fistulosa, Solidago juncea, Asclepias tuberosa, and Rudbeckia hirta in bloom, as well as a variety of lovely ferns through the woodland.


Katherine Wagner-Reiss said:

Love the photo of Rhexia virginica on page 1; I can see all 8 of the long bright yellow anthers. One common name is meadow-beauty, but I get a kick out of the common name of handsome-Harry coined by America botanist John K.Small in 1933. Interesting fact: they are 'buzz pollinated" by bumble bees.

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