What’s In Bloom: September Flowers on …

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And Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’ (hardy hibiscus) does not disappoint!  Rivalling Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ in beauty, you just have to decide what colour you prefer.  Blue River II is a true white.

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Bouquet'

The Perennial Border flowers-on well into September, here with Physostegia virginiana ‘Pink Bouquet’ (obedient plant).  The bees are still loving this plant, known for its ‘obedient’ flowers which will individually bend in whichever direction you place them.

Anemone x hybrida 'Robustissima'

Anemone x hybrida ‘Robustissima’ (grape-leaf anemone) has been flowering since mid-August in both the Garden Hall Courtyard and the Entry Garden.

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (perennial sunflower) in the Perennial Border, flowers well into fall.  The tall (6.5feet) strong stems support clusters of lemon-yellow sunflowers.

Cornus mas 'Variegata'

It’s also time for flowers turning to berries.  In the Show Garden, Cornus mas ‘Variegata’ (variegated Cornelian cherry) has bright orange-red berries which pop against the variegated foliage.

Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud) in the Nature Garden has its branches laden with seed pods.

Mahonia aquifolium

The showy, dusty-blue berries of Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape) in the Garden Hall Courtyard, are but a prelude to the fall colour that will follow.

Lindera benzoin

The branches of Lindera benzoin (spicebush) in the Nature Garden, are laden with clusters of green berries, ready to turn red.

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Sandra Pella about the author: Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

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