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 Hydrangeas 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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Dahurica Gentian (Gentiana dahurica)

Dahurica Gentian (Gentiana dahurica) is a loose, semi-sprawling plant with lax stems and flowers. 

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False Spirea (Astilbe chinenis 'Pumila')

False Spirea (Astilbe chinenis 'Pumila') A dwarf Astilbe with purple-rose spikes that flower mid to late summer.

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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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Snakeroot (Actaea racemosa/Cimicifuga racemosa)

Snakeroot (Actaea racemosa/Cimicifuga racemosa) an herbaceous perennial plant species native to eastern North America, with medicinal uses.

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Summer flowers and tropicals are now in the garden!

  • Dahurica Gentian (Gentiana dahurica) is a loose, semi-sprawling plant with lax stems and flowers. As it grows the stems tend to lie on the grond creating an enlarging mat of grass-like leaves.   

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

  • Snakeroot (Actaea racemosa/Cimicifuga racemosa) an herbaceous perennial plant species native to eastern North America, with medicinal uses. 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.

  • False Spirea (Astilbe chinenis 'Pumila') A dwarf Astilbe with purple-rose spikes that flower mid to late summer.

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

 

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