Gardeners’ Top Picks June 2020

Gardeners' Top Picks June 2020

Our gardens are now open, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to Cheekwood! Check out our garden team’s top plant picks for June.

Big Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Balimer’ ENDLESS SUMMER)

Bloom Time: June – September

Sun Requirement: Shade – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Tolerates: Low and high pH soils

Native to North America: No

Other: Blooms on both old and new growth which makes for A LOT of flowers!

Zones: 4 – 9

Location: Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

Plantain Lily (Hosta ‘Guacamole’)

Bloom Time: June

Sun Requirement: Shade – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Hummingbirds

Tolerates: Heavy shade

Native to North America: No

Other: Plant as a front border/protect from deer

Zones: 3 – 8

Location: Carell Dogwood Garden

Clematis (Clematis viticella ‘Betty Corning’)

Bloom Time: April – September

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees

Tolerates: Deer

Native to North America: No

Other: Vine/extremely heavy bloomer/unique flower shape/fragrant

Zones: 4 – 9

Location: Bradford Robertson Color Garden

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium ‘Summer Pastels’)

Bloom Time: April – September

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Dry – Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies

Tolerates: Deer & drought

Native to North America: Yes

Other: Naturalizes well/great cut flower

Zones: 3 – 9

Location: Howe Garden

Climbing Rose (Rosa ‘Crepuscule’)

Bloom Time: April – October

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees & Butterflies

Tolerates: Disease

Native to North America: No

Other: Lovely & powerfully fragrant rose/nearly thornless

Zones: 7 – 10

Location: Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

Mexican Hat Flower (Ratibida columnifera)

Bloom Time: June – September

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Dry – Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies

Tolerates: Drought

Native to North America: Yes

Other: A fun-shaped native /perfect for butterfly gardens/plant in masses

Zones: 4 – 9

Location: Wills Perennial Garden

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Bloom Time: June – October

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Dry – Medium

Wildlife: Bees & birds

Tolerates: Rabbit, deer, drought

Native to North America: No

Other: Great dry flower/fragrant foliage

Zones: 5 – 9

Location: Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandifloris)

Bloom Time: June – August

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Bees & Butterflies

Tolerates: Disease

Native to North America: No

Other: Balloon-shaped flowers/easily propagated from seed

Zones: 3 – 8

Location: Frist Learning Center: Rock Wall


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