Gardeners’ Top Picks June 2019

Gardeners' Top Picks June 2019

Say hello to summer by taking a stroll through our gardens! Our garden team has hand selected their top plant picks for June from 7 of our distinct gardens. Use this as your guide as you explore the grounds.

Evergreen Dogwood (Cornus elliptica [formerly, C. angustata])

Evergreen Dogwood

Bloom Time: June

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Birds

Tolerates: Anthracnose

Other: Cheekwood Arboretum Tree

Native to North America: No

Zones: 7 – 9

Location: Dogwood Garden

Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions in Purple’ )

Chinese Astilbe

Bloom Time: June – July

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies

Tolerates: Rabbits and Deer

Native to North America: No

Other: Great cut flower

Zones: 4 – 8

Location: Weaver Walk

Castor Bean (Ricinus ‘Carmencita Deep Red’)

Castor Bean

Bloom Time: June – September

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Dry – Medium

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Drought

Native to North America: No

Other: All parts of this plant are toxic to humans and pets

Zones: 9 – 11

Location: Bradford Color Garden

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Brido’ SNOWFLAKE)

oakleaf hydrangea

Bloom Time: June – July

Sun Requirement: Full sun – Part sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Tolerates: Insect and Disease

Native to North America: Yes

Other: Excellent fall color & winter interest

Zones: 5 – 9

Location: Dogwood Garden: Hydrangea Walk

Wishbone Flower (Torenia)

Wishbone Flower

Bloom Time: June – Frost

Sun Requirement: Part shade – full shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies

Tolerates: Insect and Disease

Native to North America: No

Other: An annual that will reseed in warmer climates

Zones: 2 – 11

Location: Burr Garden

Thompson’s Yucca (Yucca thompsoniana)

Wishbone Flower

Bloom Time: June

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Dry – Medium

Wildlife: Hummingbirds

Tolerates: Deer

Native to North America: Yes

Other: Excellent accent plant, can reach 12 feet tall

Zones: 6 – 11

Location: Color Garden

Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana ‘Green Shadow’)

Wishbone Flower

Bloom Time: April – July

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium – wet

Wildlife: Birds and squirrels

Tolerates: Wet and swampy soils

Native to North America: Yes

Other: Lemon-scented flowers

Zones: 5 – 9

Location: Weaver Walk


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