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Top 10 Summer Blooms

  1. Butterfly Milkweed
  2. Our hearts are completely aflutter for Butterfly Milkweed, an ornamental orange flower that transforms any day from ordinary to extraordinarily colorful.

  3. Orange Daylily
  4. If you’re a long way from home, you’re in good company. The Orange Daylily hails from China, Japan, and Korea. Admire its foreign flavor at the Ornamental Gardens.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  5. Summersweet
  6. All of the other flowers are bitter that they can’t smell as sugary and fragrant as Summersweet - its blossoms can be wafted in the Woodland Gardens.
    ©Wendy Cutler

  7. Joe-Pye Weed
  8. We’re feverishly fascinated by Joe-Pye Weed, named for the healer who discovered its medicinal uses - you can discover its beautiful blooms amid the Freshwater Gardens.

  9. Black-Eyed Susan
  10. Get lost in the hypnotizing gaze of Pier 1’s Black-Eyed Susan - its opal iris peeking from layers of lash-like petals, each of them a captivating canary color.
    ©Julie Feinstein

  11. Rose Mallow
  12. Forget toasting marshmallows, and toast to the sweet, white Rose Mallow - its large petals on display in the visually delicious Freshwater Gardens.
    ©Rebecca McMackin

  13. Saltspray Rose
  14. Seasoned to perfection by Mother Nature, the Saltspray Rose is sprinkled with sumptuous pink petals and contains just a dash of yellow at its center.
    ©Julienne Schaer

  15. Boneset
  16. Beautiful Boneset has gentle cream-colored blooms that count on the summer sun to open.
    ©Julie Feinstein

  17. Giant Ironweed
  18. A fan favorite of butterflies and bees, who are abuzz about the nectar it produces from July to September, the Giant Ironweed looms large in the gardens of Pier 1.
    ©Jason Sharp

  19. Panicled Hydrangea
  20. The Panicled Hydrangea actually takes its name from the Latin word describing the cone-shape of its blooms – which have a calming effect on most.
    ©Etienne Frossard

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