Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Plants in Bloom

Scientific Name
Sunken Garden Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

Spikes of fragrant, long lasting powder-blue flowers cover this plant in late summer/fall.

  Vitex agnus-castus var. latifolia Fragrant violet-blue flowers in late summer to fall.
  Kirengeshoma palmata  
  Crocus speciosus  
Herb Garden Hamamelis virginiana In late October through November, small, fragrant, bright yellow flowers with ribbon-like petals appear along the stems.
  Salvia leucantha Dense, arching terminal spikes of fuzzy violet flowers with white corollas in fall. This annual salvia attracts the last of the hummingbirds and butterflies.
  Salvia azurea var. grandiflora The tips of the stems are covered in bright sky-blue flowers in fall.
  Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious'  
Perennial Garden Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' The lacy golden-yellow flower panicles of this goldenrod resemble fireworks when blooming in fall.
  Anemone hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' Beautiful silvery-white flowers float above the deep green foliage on thin wire-like stems.
  Colchicum 'Lilac Beauty' Lavender-pink crocus-like flowers emerge in fall. These can also be found in the Herb Garden, along the tram path, and around the main entrance to the Garden.
Thai Garden Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Cascade' Drooping racemes of pink pea-like flowers will cover the branches in late summer.
Rose Garden Heptacodium miconiodes Fragrant white flowers in late summer with very showy bright pink-red sepals.
  Salvia azurea var. grandiflora The tips of the stems are covered in bright sky-blue flowers in fall.
  Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar' and 'Pink Fountain'  
  Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'  
  Sedum 'Matrona'  


Visit the What's In Bloom? table in the lobby of Olbrich's Botanical Center to see cuttings and locations of flowers blooming in the Gardens.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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