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Summer Color in the Garden

 


Color
Time of Bloom
Reflecting Pool    
Astilbe spp. and cvs.
Lavender
July, August
Container plants
Different each year
June-October
Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia)
White
June-October
Clethra alnifolia ( Summersweet)
White
July-August
Hibiscus 'Diana'
White
July-October
Hosta cvs.
White
August
Liriope spicata (Lilyturf)
Lavender
August
Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'
White, turns pink
August, September
Lagerstroemia indica `Natchez'
(Crape Myrtle)
White
July, August
Begonia grandis (Hardy Begonia)
Pink
August-October
 
March Bank, Glade Garden
(some of these plants are found throughout the property)
Rhododendron maximum
Pink
June, July
Hemerocallis fulva (Tawny Daylily)
Orange
June
Hydrangea spp.
White
June, July
Astilbe cvs.
White, pinks, lavender
June - August
Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Snakeroot)
White
July
Hosta spp. and cvs.
Lavender, white
July, August
Eupatorium maculatum (Joe-Pye-Weed)
Pink
July, August
Aster divaricatus (White Wood Aster)
White
August, September
Solidago spp. (Goldenrod)
Yellow
September
Tricyrtis cvs. (Toad-lily)
White, Lavender
September-November
 
Garden Lane
Meadow grasses and wildflowers
Various
June-October
Koelreuteria paniculata
(Golden Rain Tree)
Yellow
July, August
Stout Hemerocallis Collection
(Daylilies)
Orange, yellow
June - August
Sophora japonica
(Japanese Pagoda Tree)
White
August
 
Magnolia Bend
Rosa rugosa cvs. (Rugosa Rose Hybrids)
White
June-October
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Lavender
July - October
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)
Blue
July-October
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea)
White, turns pink
June-August
 
Quarry Garden
Hosta spp. and cvs.
Lavender, white
July, August
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)
Red
July, August
Lobelia siphilitica (Big Blue Lobelia)
Blue
July, August
Heuchera villosa
White
August -September
Clematis heracleifolia v. davidiana
Blue
August -September
Ligularia sibirica v. speciosa
Yellow
August - September
 
Oak Hill
Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood)
White
June
Rhododendron prunifolium (Plumleaf Azalea)
Red
July, August
Lycoris squamigera (Magic-lily)
Pink
August
Colchicum spp. and cvs. (Autumn-crocus)
Lavender
September
 
Sycamore Hill
Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood)
White
June
Catalpa bignonioides (Southern Catalpa)
White
June
Koelreuteria paniculata (Golden Rain Tree)
Yellow
July, August
Stewartia spp.
White
June, July
Rosa cvs. (Roses)
Various
May, June
Spiraea cvs.
Pink
May, June
 
Enchanted Woods
Hosta spp. and cvs.
Lavender, white
July, August
Hydrangea spp. and cvs.
White, blue, pink
June-September
Clethra spp. and cvs.(Summersweet)
White
July, August
Cimicifuga acerina (Bugbane)
White
September
Aster divaricatus (White Wood Aster)
White
September
 
Clenny Run & Ponds
Silphium perfoliatum (Indian Cup)
Yellow
July, August
Hibiscus moscheutos (Rose Mallow)
Pink, red, white

 


Click Garden Blog or call the Winterthur Garden Report at 302.888.4856 for frequently updated blooming information.

For further information, see The Winterthur Garden: Henry Francis du Pont's Romance with the Land, by Denise Magnani (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995).  Click here to order.


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