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
*n = native to the Southeast U.S.
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.