Our hearts are completely aflutter for Butterfly Milkweed, an ornamental orange flower that transforms any day from ordinary to extraordinarily colorful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forget toasting marshmallows, and toast to the sweet, white Rose Mallow – its large petals on display in the visually delicious Freshwater Gardens.
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.
Beautiful Boneset has gentle cream-colored blooms that count on the summer sun to open.
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.
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.