August Blooms in Tryon Palace Gardens

Flowering Vines

  • Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow
  • Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)
  • Trumpet vine (Campsis grandiflora), orange

Annuals

  • Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall,” “Serenita Mix”
  • Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix    
  • Basil floral spires, lavender
  • Balsam (Impatiens balsamina), mix
  • Begonia Angel Wing “Baby Wings,” white
  • Begonia Dragon Wing, red
  • California poppy (Escholzia californica), yellow
  • Celosia “Armor Mix,” reds, yellows, orange
  • Coleus, various
  • Dusty Miller “Silver Dust,” gray
  • Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sp), various
  • Gazania “Kiss Mix,” mix
  • Gerbera “Revolution Mix Select”
  • Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa), purple, pink, white, orange
  • Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), burgundy 
  • Marigolds, variety
  • Ornamental pepper “Black Pearl”
  • Pentas “Graffiti,” violet, white, pink, red
  • Salvia farinacea “Evolution Blue”
  • Salvia coccinea “Summer Jewel White,” “Summer Jewel Red”
  • Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), various          
  • Sunflowers various, yellow, red, cream
  • Vinca “Cora Cascade Mix”
  • Zinnia “Zahara Mix”

Trees and Shrubs

  • Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), pink blooms, purple berries
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii), purple
  • Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia sp), pink, white, red, lavender  
  • Fragrant osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans), yellow
  • Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), white
  • Pineapple guava (Feijoa sellowiana), white petals with red accents 
  • Pomegranate (Punica granata), coral
  • Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia), leaves beginning to fall, look for Buckeyes
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinale), white, lavender
  • Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), white with red
  • Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia), white

Perennials

  • Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
  • Bee balm (Monarda didyma), red
  • Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta), yellow
  • Blanket flower (Gaillardia puchella), red and yellow
  • Bog sage (Salvia uliginosa), light blue
  • Bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), yellow
  • Bush clover (Lespedeza virginica), pink
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), yellow, orange 
  • Cape leadwort (Plumbago capensis), blue
  • Carolina phlox (Phlox Carolina “Miss Lingard”), white
  • Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), blue
  • Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), blue
  • Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), purple, seed heads left for birds
  • Crinum lily, pink, white
  • Dahlias, yellow, burgundy, mix 
  • English daisy (Bellis perennis), white, pink      
  • False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), yellow
  • Formosa lily (Lilium formosum), white 
  • Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri “Whirling Butterflies,” “Sparkle White”), pink, white
  • Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), “David,” white; “Eva Cullum,” pink 
  • Gayfeathers (Liatris spicata), purple
  • Giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima), seed heads for birds
  • Ginger lily (Hedychium coronarium), white
  • Green-headed coneflower (Rudbeckia lacinata), yellow
  • Hosta sp., white
  • Hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab), purple blooms, purple seed pod 
  • Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), purple, white seed heads
  • Lantana camarara, yellow, orange, red, pink
  • Lithodrora diffusa, blue
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata), blue
  • Mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea), blue
  • Mexican hat (Ratibida columnifera), yellow/brown
  • Naked Ladies or Surprise Lily (Lycoris squamigeria), pink sans foliage 
  • New Bern lily (Lycoris radiate), red sans foliage 
  • Obedient plant (Physotegia virginiana), white
  • Oriental lily (Lilium oriental ‘Rubrum’) 
  • Patrinia (Patrinia scabiosaefolia), yellow
  • Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’), burgundy
  • Pink mallow (Malva moschata), pink
  • Rain lily (Zephryanthes sp), pink, white, yellow
  • Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), pink
  • Salvia (Salvia microphylla “Hot Lips”), red and white; (Salvia greggii), red 
  • Salvia “Indigo Spires” (Salvia farinacea X longispicata), indigo
  • Scented geraniums, small pink, lavender flowers
  • Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum X superbum), white
  • Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides), pink
  • Texas star or rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus), red
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata), yellow
  • Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummuondii), red
  • Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), blue

Roses

  • Knock out Roses (Rosa “RADrazz”)
  • Old Blush Rose (Rosa chinensis), pink
  • Heirloom Roses: “Safrano,” yellow; “Marie Van Houtte,” white; “The Fairy,” pink; “Heritage,” pink; “Duchess de Brabant,” pink; “Perles des Jardin,” yellow; “Crème la Cerumois Superior,” red; “Souvenir de la Mal Maison,” light pink; “Champney’s Pink Cluster,” light pink; “Dark Lady,” deep red; David Austin varieties 

Kitchen Garden

Sunflowers, mints, oregano, thyme, salad burnet, pineapple sage, garden sage, ‘Munstead’ lavender, squash, peppers, tomatoes, celery, eggplant, basil, melon, beans, figs.

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