Heat Loving Plants

Submitted August 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM

August has definitely brought the heat along with it, but as you walk the Garden, you'll notice there are still plenty of things blooming and thriving.

Millenium Ornamental Onion     Allium 'Millenium'

Unlike most other ornamental onions, this cultivar blooms in the heat of summer.

Buffalo Grass     Bouteloua dactyloides

This Utah native grass is a great replacement for the traditional Kentucky Bluegrass lawns. It requires significantly less water, in fact, too much water will kill it!

Blonde Ambition Grama Grass     Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

The unique heads float above the foliage and somewhat resemble yellow eyebrows.

California Poppy     Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

This heat-loving poppy reseeds itself readily, making it a great plant to add color to natural areas and wild spaces.

Stinking Gourd     Cucurbita foetidissima

As the name suggests, Stinking Gourd produces an unpleasant odor. If you're brave enough, gently rub a leaf to release the odor.

Bluestem Jointfir     Ephedra equisetina

A relative of conifers, Jointfirs typically grow in arid climates and have evolved to have no leaves in order to conserve water.

Don't forget, our Lego® Nature Connects exhibit will only be here until September 16th!

Photos by Jason W. Baker

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