What’s In Bloom: September

What you could see in September at the Botanical Garden

Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia sp

Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia sp

Angel's Trumpets, Brugmansia sp, are very fragrant in the evening and early morning.

Candelabra Plant, Senna alata, and Giant Milkweed, Calotropis gigantea

Candelabra Plant, Senna alata, and Giant Milkweed, Calotropis gigantea

Candelabra Plant, Senna alata, and Giant Milkweed, Calotropis gigantea, bloom harmoniously in the Butterfly Garden.

Hedychium auranticum

Hedychium auranticum

Fragrant butterfly gingers, Hedychium, are still blooming in the Ginger and Tropical garden.

Hedychium kinkaku

Hedychium kinkaku

The Hummingbird Garden

The Hummingbird Garden

Cigar Plant, Cuphea micropetala, and Forsythia Sage, Salvia madrensis, bloom in the Hummingbird Garden.

Lycoris aurea

Lycoris aurea

Hurricane lilies, Lycoris radiata and Lycoris aurea, are blooming.  They are also called Naked Ladies because the bloom appears before the foliage after summer dormancy.

Lycoris radiata

Lycoris radiata

Summer Color Bed Cosmos sulfurus

Summer Color Bed Cosmos sulfurus

The Summer Color Beds are still looking great. Zinnia, Cosmos, Thai Basil, Gomphrena, and Lantana are only a few of the many plants blooming throughout the garden.

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Lantana Dallas Red

Lantana Dallas Red

Thai Basil

Thai Basil

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

Four concrete lions, some of the most recognizable residents of City Park, stand guard on the Peristyle where the stairs lead to the edge of Bayou Metairie.