Pioneer Day Plants 2015

Submitted July 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Today is Pioneer Day in Utah and Red Butte Garden is a great stop to add to your list of places to celebrate. The weather has been mild and the flowers abundant and there is still plenty of time to come enjoy a ZAP free day at the Garden.

Desert Willow   Chilopsis linearis 

This water-wise native tree can be seen in our Children's Garden and Parking Lot beds.

Globe Thistle   Echinops ritro 

Found on our Floral Walk, this bee magnet comes in various shades from dark purple to white.

Red Yucca    Hesperaloe parviflora 

The red flowers of this desert succulent attract hummingbirds.

Oakleaf Hydrangea   Hydrangea quercifolia   'Snow Queen'

This hardy Hydrangea can grow in full or part sun and can be found in the Rose Garden and Floral Walk.

Flower-of-an-hour    Hibiscus trionum 

Although beautiful, this large-flowered annual is a non-native garden weed that is found in almost every state. Its common name was given because of a very short flower life.

Lesser Goldfinch    Spinus psaltria 

This pair of birds was seen drinking from our wayside fountain. This is a great place to get out of the sun and take a break, but we don't recommend you drink out of the fountain.

The Garden changes with every passing day, it's a different experience each time you visit.

Photos by Jason Baker

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