What's in Bloom

Set on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Hillwood’s Gardens contain a diverse and fascinating array of plants. Summer is here - the Crapemyrtle are blooming!

Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) Rounded, shrub with blue or pink flowers that bloom July through August.

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'Colorado' Waterlily (Nymphaea x 'Colorado')

'Colorado' Waterlily (Nymphaea x 'Colorado') Hardy aquatic perennial blooming in the Japanese-style garden.

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Tuberous Begonia (Begonia solenia x 'Apricot')

Tuberous Begonia (Begonia solenia x 'Apricot') Annual begonia that does well in sun and part shade. 

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Hybrid Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Hybrid Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Large shrub or small tree with bright flowers and glossy green leaves.  

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Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight')

Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight') Flowers start creamy white and mature to chartreuse-lime and eventually turn pink then to darker rose tones. Later the flower head  fades to beige. 

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Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’

Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ (Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ ) These Begonias are new and improved for hanging baskets with beautiful, decorative flowers and a strong, prolific, slightly trailing habit.

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Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora v. serotina)

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora v. serotina) woody plant species native to eastern North America. Serotina flowers later than the species by a few weeks.

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Summer flowers and tropicals are now in the garden!

  • Hybrid Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Large shrub or small tree with bright flowers and glossy green leaves that turn red in autumn. The exfoliating turnk bark remains spectacular throught the year. 

  • Tuberous Begonia (Begonia solenia x 'Apricot') Annual begonia that does well in sun and part shade, can be found in the French Garden. 

  • Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora v. serotina) woody plant species native to eastern North America. Serotina flowers later than the species by a few weeks. Can be found near the Adirondack buliding.

  • 'Colorado' Waterlily (Nymphaea x 'Colorado') Hardy aquatic perennial blooming in the Japanese-style garden.

  • Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ (Begonia x ‘Summerwings Vanilla’ ) These Begonias are new and improved for hanging baskets with beautiful, decorative flowers and a strong, prolific, slightly trailing habit. The flowers are large, oblong and cream-colored with a honey-yellow center, and they adorn the plant from spring to autumn. Perfect for tall containers and hanging baskets.

  • Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight') Flowers start creamy white and mature to chartreuse-lime and eventually turn pink then to darker rose tones. Later the flower head  fades to beige. 

  • Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) Rounded, shrub with blue or pink flowers that bloom July through August.

 

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