Gardeners’ Top Picks October 2019

Gardeners' Top Picks October 2019

There’s so much more than mums to see during Cheekwood Harvest! Our garden team has hand selected their top plant picks for October from 8 of our distinct gardens. Use this as your guide as you explore the grounds.

Grandiflora Rose (Rosa grandiflora ‘Gold Medal’)

Bloom Time: May – November

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies

Tolerates: Heat & Humidity

Native to North America: No

Other: Fragrant. Resistant to rust and powdery mildew.

Zones: 5 – 9

Location: Rose Study Garden

White Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana var. lactea)

Bloom Time: June

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Birds

Tolerates: Clay soils

Native to North America: Yes

Other: The showy fruit provides fall and winter interest.

Zones: 6 – 10

Location: Burr & Turner Seasons Gardens

Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Big Apple’)

Bloom Time: May – June

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies

Tolerates: Deer

Native to North America: No

Other: The fruit is attractive and even edible! Amazing fall color.

Zones: 5 – 8

Location: Dogwood Garden

Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana)

Bloom Time: August – February

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Water Requirement: Dry – Medium

Tolerates: Drought

Native to North America: No

Other: Excellent specimen or border plant.

Zones: 8 – 10

Location: Wills Perennial Garden

Chinese Abelia (Abelia chinesis)

Bloom Time: August – October

Sun Requirement: Full sun – part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies, bees

Tolerates: Deer

Native to North America: No

Other: This makes an effective hedge when planted in mass.

Zones: 7 – 9

Location: Bradford Robertson Color Garden

Lantana (Lantana ‘Lucky Sunrise Rose’ )

Bloom Time: June- Frost

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies

Tolerates: Drought

Native to North America: No

Other: Fragrant. Butterfly magnet. Wonderful in the landscape or in containers.

Zones: 10 – 11

Location: Burr Terrace Garden

Mexican Sage (Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’)

Bloom Time: August – frost

Sun Requirement: Full sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Butterflies, bees

Tolerates: Deer

Native to North America: No

Other: May overwinter here in Nashville if planted in a protected area and given plenty of mulch.

Zones: 8 – 10

Location: Howe Garden

Toadlily (Tricyrtis hirta ‘Miyazaki’)

Bloom Time: August – October

Sun Requirement: Part shade – full shade

Water Requirement: Medium – wet

Native to North America: No

Other: Plant where detailed flowers can be appreciated up close.

Zones: 4 – 8

Location: Carell Dogwood Garden


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