It's Spring?

Submitted April 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Although it looks like winter outside today, the calendar tells us it is Spring. Once it warms up a bit, come take a stroll and see these beauties.

Leonard Messel Magnolia    Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

You won't be able to overlook this pink beauty in the Courtyard Garden.

Phyllis Moore Flowering Quince    Chaenomeles speciosa 'Phyllis Moore'

If you don't make it to the Rose Garden, you're going to miss this stunning display. Our horticulturists have been training this Flowering Quince to grow up the wall in the Ring Garden.

Dutchman's Breeches    Dicentra cucullaria

In the raised bed along the east side of the Medicinal Garden, look for these cute show-stoppers.

Trailing Fleabane    Erigeron flagellaris

A relatively unknown native, Trailing Fleabane makes a great lawn replacement. You can find this water-wise perennial near the eastern most steps in the parking lot, or near Hobb's Wayside in the Children's Garden.

Windflower    Anemone blanda

If you haven't seen this one yet, you must be at the wrong botanical garden. Windflowers are scattered all around Red Butte Garden, but the majority can be found along the Floral Walk and near the Water Pavilion Garden.

Oregon Grape    Mahonia aquifolium

This close cousin of our native Creeping Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens) can be distinguished by its taller, bushier stature, and glossier leaves that have two to four more leaflets.

Prickly Phlox    Phlox hoodii

You can find this tiny, cushion-forming native on the east side of the path from the pond, in the Water Conservation Garden.

Purple Bird Fumewort    Corydalis solida 'Purple Bird'

After you find the Phlox, if you continue up the path to the Gravel Garden, you'll run into this handsome spring-blooming Fumewort.

You haven't missed the Daffodils! Despite the rain and snow, they are looking fantastic and you still have time to catch them at their peak.

Photos by Jason W. Baker

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