What’s in Bloom?

November/December 2021 highlights:

Dutchman’s Pipe by the Education Center – evergreen and always blooming!

Hibiscus Roselle is reaching the end of its blooming season but still looking beautiful.

Swamp Sunflowers can be found all over the Wild Garden and Discovery Garden.

It is currently prime Celosia season!

Below is a list of what is in bloom during different months of the year here at Longue Vue.

This is not an exhaustive list.

As Edith Stern was known to say, the gardens are “always resplendent” with blooming flowers.

January to February

Annuals: alyssum, calendula, dianthus, lobelia, pansy, petunia, snapdragon

Perennials: cuphea, flowering maple, jasmine species, salvia

Bulbs: daffodil, narcissus, zephranthes rain lily*

Vines: bleeding heart, clock vine, Dutchman’s pipevine, polyantha jasmine

Shrubs: camellia, citrus (blooms and fruit), native azalea, sasanqua, sweet olive

Trees: angel trumpet, citrus, Japanese magnolia, Mexican prunus

March to April

Annuals: alyssum, columbine, delphinium, dianthus, foxglove, lobelia, pansy/viola, pentas, petunia, poppy, snapdragon, strawflower, tulip, verbena

Perennials: azalea, camellia, Louisiana iris*, milkweed, pitcher plants, plumbago, violets

Bulbs: amaryllis, byzantine gladiolus, easter lily, silver bells

Vines: Carolina jasmine, confederate jasmine, clock vine, Dutchman’s pipevine, passionflower, wisteria

Shrubs: camellia, plumbago, star anise*, viburnum; yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Trees: angel trumpet, Buckeye*, dogwood*, fringe tree (native/Chinese), plum, silver bells, star magnolia

May to August

Annuals: African basil, alyssum, angelonia, canna lily, cat’s whiskers, celosia, cleome, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, gladiolas, goldenrod*, gomphrena, marigold, pentas, petunia, salvias, sunflower, toothache plant, torenia, vinca, zinnia

Perennials: African iris, Agapanthus, aster, beautyberry*, black-eyed Susan, buddlea, bush clover, caladium, celosia, coreopsis, crown of thorns, cuphea, echinacea, garden hydrangea, gaura*, gingers, hibiscus, hollyhock, indigofera, ironweed*, Japanese iris, Joe-Pye weed*, lantana, loropetalum, milkweed, oak leaf hydrangea, pentas, phlox, pitcher plants, plumbago, ratibida*, roses, rudbeckia*, sea oats*, swamp sunflower*, thryallis, violets

Bulbs: crocosmia, hymenocalis*, hurricane lily

Vines: butterfly vine, coral honeysuckle, cypress vine, Dutchman’s pipvine, evergreen wisteria, Passionflower, rose

Shrubs: banana shrub, hydrangea, gardenia, oleander, rose, thryalis

Trees: angel trumpet, crepe myrtle, magnolia grandiflora

September to October

Annuals: angelonia, cosmos, dianthus, pansy/viola, zinnia

Perennials: birds of paradise, black-eyed Susan, chrysanthemum, crown of thorns, hibiscus, plumbago, rose, salvia, swamp sunflower*

Trees: holly, Japanese plum

November to December

Annuals: alyssum, dianthus, pansy/viola

Perennials: cape honeysuckle, crown of thorns, rose, salvias, swamp lily*

Shrubs: camellia. fatsia, lycoris, sasanqua

Vines: clock vine, thunbergia

Trees: holly

*n = native to the Southeast U.S.

Garden Guide

Download this map and wander around the historic grounds of Longue Vue on your own. Find native plants, the Wild Garden, the Walled Garden, the Discovery Garden, and more.


Bartlett Tree Mapping

At Longue Vue, we are stewards of an invaluable living plant collection. The Bartlett Tree Service inventory system meets national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land development and maintenance laid out in the national Sustainable Sites Initiative. The creation of this site-wide tree inventory and management system positions Longue Vue as a local leader in the use of new technologies in tree conservation and maintenance.

The inventory system:

  • Increases staff efficiency in that tree care can be prioritized without leaving the office
  • Streamlines contractors’ access to tree statistics, conservation histories, and site maps
  • Creates a regularly-updated maintenance history of all trees for use by the staff, garden committee, granting organizations, and donors
  • Creates a digital archive of Longue Vue’s tree collection for use by researchers, horticulturalists, and the general public
  • Deepens Longue Vue’s connection with its visitors and stakeholders by providing remote access to tree images and data.

To view the inventory system, please click here.

Funds for this project were made possible by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, a member of the Garden Club of America.