What’s in Bloom?
August 2021 highlights:
Dutchman’s Pipe by the Education Center.
Rangoon Creeper along the Education Center fence. Give this one a sniff – it has a fascinating scent!
A gorgeous stand of Pink Rain Lilies on the Wildflower Path in the Wild Garden.
Blooming Yucca frames the Portico Terrace.
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
*n = native to the Southeast U.S.