Gardeners’ Top Picks July 2019

Gardeners’ Top Picks July 2019

Say hello to summer by taking a stroll through our gardens! Our garden team has hand selected their top plant picks for July from 8 of our distinct gardens. Use this as your guide as you explore the grounds.

Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)

Bloom Time: June – July

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Shade

Native to North America: No

Other: Deadhead regularly for the maximum number of blooms

Zones: 7 – 10

Location: Burr Garden

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)

Bloom Time: May – June

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Dry soil and part shade

Native to North America: No

Other: Grow this plant for the flowers and the seed pods

Zones: 2 – 11

Location: Signourney Cheek Literary Garden

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis ‘Oakhurst’)

Bloom Time: July

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Drought and shade

Native to North America: No

Other: Low maintenance and great for containers

Zones: 7 – 10

Location: Turner Seasons Garden

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Bloom Time: June – August

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees and butterflies

Tolerates: Acidic soil

Native to North America: No

Other: Great for Children’s Gardens

Zones: 4 – 9

Location: Rock Wall (behind Frist Learning Center)

Canna (Canna ‘Cannova Bronze Orange’)

Bloom Time: July – August

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees, bats, and hummingbirds

Tolerates: Moist soils

Native to North America: No

Other: Ideal plant for containers and rain gardens

Zones: 7 – 11

Location: Color Garden

Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis)

Bloom Time: July – October

Sun Requirement: Part shade – full shade

Water Requirement: Medium – Wet

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Heavy shade

Native to North America: No

Other: Naturalizes easily

Zones: 6 – 7

Location: Wills Perennial Garden

Buttonbush (Cephalanthes occidentalis)

Bloom Time: June – July

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium – Wet

Wildlife: Bees and butterflies

Tolerates: Wet soil

Native to North America: Yes

Other: Perfect for planting near water

Zones: 5 – 9

Location: Frist Learning Center

Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis)

Bloom Time: April – May

Sun Requirement: Part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Deer

Native to North America: Yes

Other: Medicinal; Berries are attractive, providing garden interest

Zones: 3 – 8

Location: Herb Study Garden


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