What’s in Bloom

29, Jul, 2011 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

These low maintenance pollinator attractors are keeping the parks a-buzz with bees, butterflies and beautiful blooms!

Phlox paniculata ‘David’

The Summer Phlox is blooming in our Dewey Square and Fort Point Channel Parks. Phlox paniculata ‘David’ boasts showy, fragrant white flower heads that stand on stalks 3-4 feet tall and bloom through August. The Perennial Plant Association awarded ‘David’ the title of Perennial Plant of the Year in 2002. ‘David’ is native to the Eastern United States and is easily grown in full sun to partial shade. With mildew-resistant foliage and flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, it is a lovely choice for any perennial garden or border.

David Phlox

David Phlox

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’

Also blooming in the Fort Point Channel Parks right now is Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’, an unusual pure-white coneflower native to Eastern North America. Echinacea is a crowd pleasing genus among landscape plants due to its extended blooming, showy flowers, sturdy upright habit, and low maintenance requirements.

White Swan Echinacea

White Swan Echinacea

Hemerocallis ‘Rocket City’  

The North End Parks are flush with a beautiful display of daylilies. There are over ten different varieties of lilies in these gardens, ranging from deep reds and pinks to fiery oranges, to vibrant yellows. The blooms of Hemerocallis ‘Rocket City’ sit tall and imposing atop 3 foot stems with burnt orange petals outlined in a lighter shade. Day Lilies are an easily maintained plant when given at least 6 hours of sun, but are not picky about their soil conditions.

Rocket City Daylilies

Rocket City Day Lilies