Submitted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Ahh... so glad it's August. Now that we've passed the peak of summer heat, come enjoy the slightly cooler part of summer at Red Butte.

Water Saver Terrace
Water Conservation Garden     Water Saver Terrace

This is a spot you'll want to stay in for a while. Isn't it breathtaking!?

Rose Sage
Rose Sage Salvia pachyphylla

One of my favorites in the garden, the magenta flowers are so vibrant!

Leavenworth's Eryngo
Leavenworth's Eryngo     Eryngium leavenworthii

The flower heads look like little pineapples! So cute! View it in the lower part of the Water Conservation Garden.

Pickerelweed     Pontederia cordata

A beautiful aquatic plant native to Eastern North America. It is displayed in the Children's Garden pond.

Echo Duo Torchlily
Echo Duo Torchlily     Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Mango'

The orange flower spikes add fun texture to the Water Conservation Garden.

Blue Glow Globe Thistle
Blue Glow Globe Thistle     Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Another Garden favorite! The striking purple flower heads contrast well against the green foliage along the Floral Walk.

Fire King Daylily
Fire King Daylily     Hemerocallis 'Fire King'

This daylily cultivar produces many heavily ruffled flowers, however each flower only lasts for a day, hence it's common name. See it in the Water Conservation Garden.

Cardoon     Cynara cardunculus 'Rouge d'Alger'

This beauty can be used as a vegetable. The roots and stalks are edible, as well as the unopened flower heads that can be cooked like a small artichoke. This can be seen in the Desert Harvest portion of the Water Conservation Garden.

There is a lot of wonderous beauty happening in the Garden right now, don't delay visiting the Garden today.

Photos by, Heidi M. Simper

801.585.0556 | 300 WAKARA WAY, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84108
Copyright © Red Butte Garden