June Blooms

Early Summer is wonderful time to visit the Garden. Enjoy some highlights including poppies pictured here.

June Blooms:  Magnolia, Echinacea, roses, poppies, water lilies, day lilies, pitcher plants, pale grass pink orchids  and so much more!

Love hydrangeas? Use our Garden Explorer Hydrangea Tour from your desktop or smartphone to plan your visit around these blooms.  Download a Bright Spots (PDF) highlighting current blooms and interest.

Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’ — Small  balloon-like buds open to starry blue flowers. You’ll find it in the Asian Valley.

'Julia Child' Rose

Rosa ‘Julia Child’ — Floribunda rose, yellow flower with shades of gold, fragrant. You’ll find ‘Julia Child’ in the heart of the Rose Garden.

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’ — delicate gray-green leaves with lavender-blue flowers, the center of the flower looks like pin heads in a pincushion. You’ll find Scabiosa columbaria in the Central Garden.

‘Cherry Parfait’ Rose

Rosa ‘Cherry Parfait’ — Grandiflora Rose (Meilland), creamy white with red edging, dark foliage, subtle fragrance. You can’t miss this beauty, along the Main Garden Path in the Rose Garden.

Bee Balm

Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’ — scarlet red frilly starburst flower heads above stems of fragrant foliage. The common name (bee balm) is most likely not because bees are drawn to the plant but rather is from the folk practice of using the crushed leaves to soothe bee stings …. thus the “balm” part of the common name. Traditionally it was also used to treat a wide range of digestive and other issues. Bee balm is also called red or scarlet bergamot because of the lemony sent of the foliage, some Native Americans and early settlers used the leaves to make tea.

Monarda didyma is native to Virginia. Just a fun fact… It is in the mint family — look for square stems as the signal, you’ll find bee balm in the Central Garden.

Japanese Water Iris

Iris ensata ‘Ise’  — Cultivated by the Japanese for thousands of years, Japanese water iris are a show stopper, often found at the water’s edge.  Color varies from bloom to bloom with white to lavender falls, striping, and darker purple in center.  These beauties are all over the Asian Valley.

Pink Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea ‘Pink Double Delight’ —  features a different petal formation than most coneflowers. Bubblegum pink blooms make it popular with visitors. Look for ‘Pink Double Delight’ along the Main Garden Path.

Yellow Coneflower

Echinacea paradoxa or yellow coneflower is the only species in the Echinacea genus with yellow flowers, hence the name paradoxa. You’ll find Echinacea paradoxa in the Anderson Meadow below the Conservatory.

Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia triangularis grassy foliage, orange and yellow blooms. You’ll find it in various spots around the Garden, especially in Streb Garden along the Cherry Tree Walk.

Coneflower PowWow White

Echinacea purpurea ‘Pas709018’ PowWow White ™. You’ll find PowWow White Coneflower  in the Central Garden.


Nymphaea ‘Peaches and Cream’ has dark burgundy lily pads with freckles and pinkish blooms with yellow centers. You’ll find this waterlily in the pools just outside the Conservatory.

Swamp Pink

Calopogon pallidus — known as pale grass pink or swamp pink, this native orchid has pinky lavender flowers. It likes moist soil, and does well planted with Sarrencenia.  You’ll find these beauties in the West Island Garden. 


Magnolia grandiflora — huge creamy white blooms with a sweet, strong honey-like fragrance. You’ll see these blooms all over the Garden. Look for the mature specimen in front of Bloemendaal House in Grace Arents Garden.

Foxtail Lily

Eremurus ‘Romance’ — impressive tall spikes of blooms with a shower of star-shaped flowers. You’ll find our foxtail lilies along the Cherry Tree Walk, just below the Rose Garden.

Sacred Lotus

Nelumbo nucifera  ‘Mrs. Perry D Slocum’ fabulous cream blooms with pink tips, interesting large green seed pods. You’ll find these gorgeous blooms in Lake Sydnor. View them from the Lotus Bridge for a closer look!

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia huge pyramidal panicles of white flowers, an impressive-sized shrub, and native to the eastern United States. You’ll find oakleaf hydrangeas throughout Flagler Garden.

St. John's Wort

Each beautiful, intricate flower of Hypericum prolificum looks like a vibrant sunburst! When in bloom, this shrub becomes a busy hub of bumble bees gathering its plentiful pollen. Think that all bumble bees are the same? Think again! This shrub is the perfect place to observe and learn to identify the vast diversity of native bumble bee species. You’ll find them blooming along the edge of Lake Sydnor.
Use caution, this plant is toxic to humans and contact with the sap can also cause a skin reaction.

Water Canna

Thalia dealbata or water canna offers striking blooms from lavender to plum to dark purple. You’ll find this water-loving beauty in the West Island Garden.

Daylily 'Happy Returns'

You’ll find thousands of daylilies including Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ at the Garden. Find ‘Happy Returns’ in the Central Garden in the North Terrace Garden and along the Main Garden Walk. Look for a wide variety of daylilies in Flagler Garden too!