What’s In Bloom?

13, Aug, 2010 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Native to the meadows of the Midwestern US, Black-eyed Susan has become an immensely popular garden plant. It is often paired with Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), a species Black-eyed Susan was once thought to be very closely related to (In some parts of the country, Black-eyed Susan is actually called Orange Coneflower). The cultivar ‘Goldsturm’ is German in origin, roughly translating into “Gold Storm.”

rudbeckia lacinata 'goldsturm'

Pink Fountain Lindheimer’s Beeblossom (Gaura lindheimeri ‘Walgaupf’)

Lindheimer’s Beeblossom (also sometimes called White Gaura), is a fast growing and spreading perennial native to Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana. Its drought tolerant nature has also made it a good addition to perennial gardens in New England as well. Two varieties were introduced to the Fort Point Channel Parks this year, ‘Pink Fountain’ (Pictured), and ‘Passionate Rainbow’.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Walgaupf'

Also in Bloom:

  • North End Parks: Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Gateway Hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’)
  • Wharf District Parks: Pink Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea), White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata), Hummingbird Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’)
  • Urban Arboretum: Pink Velour, Red Rocket, and Burgundy Cotton Crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit III’, ‘Whit IV’, and Whit ‘VI’)
  • Fort Point Channel Parks: Pamina Anemone (Anemone ‘Pamina’), Lady Sedum (Sedum ‘Matrona’), Kopper King Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’)
  • Dewey Square Park: Goldsturm Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’), Purple Hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • Chinatown Park: Adagio Chinese Silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’)