September Blooms of Tryon Palace

Flowering Vines

  • Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow
  • Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)
  • Hyacinth bean or lablab vine (Dolichos lablab), purple bloom, purple pods
  • Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor), blue, magenta
  • Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora), white
  • Trumpet vine (Campsis grandiflora), orange

Annuals

  • Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall”
  • Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix    
  • Basil “Floral Spires,” lavender
  • Begonia dragon wing, red
  • Coleus, various
  • Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus), orange, yellow
  • Cigar plant cuphea
  • Dusty Miller “Silver Dust,” gray
  • Euphorbia “Glitz,” white
  • Gazania “Kiss Mix,” mix
  • Gerbera “Revolution Mix Select”
  • Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa), purple
  • Love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), burgundy 
  • Marigolds, oranges, yellows
  • Mexican sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia), red and orange
  • Old-fashioned petunia (Petunia integrifolia), magenta
  • Ornamental millet “Purple Baron”
  • Pentas “Graffiti,” violet, white, pink
  • Salvia farinacea “Fairy Queen”
  • Salvia coccinea “Summer Jewel Pink”
  • Sunflowers
  • Torenia or wishbone flower (Torenia founrieri) “Kauai Rose” 
  • Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), various          
  • Zinnia (Zinnia elegans), various

Trees and Shrubs

  • Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), purple berries
  • Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), white
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii), purple, white, lavender 
  • Chinese Mahonia (Mahonia fortunei), yellow
  • Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia sp), pink, white, red, lavender  
  • Encore azaleas (Rhodendron Hybrid), red, fuchsia, white
  • Fringetree (Chinonanthus retusus), blue drupes
  • Fragrant osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans), yellow
  • Pomegranate (Punica granata), coral, orange blooms, fruit
  • Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia), leaves beginning to fall, look for buckeyes
  • Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), white, lavender
  • Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia), white

Perennials

  • Asters (Aster frickarti & Symphyotrichum sp), blue, pink
  • 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
  • Bush clover (Lespedeza virginica), pink
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), yellow, orange 
  • Cape leadwort (Plumbago capensis), blue
  • Carolina phlox “Miss Lingard” (Phlox Carolina), white
  • Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), purple, seed heads left for birds
  • Confederate rose (Hibiscus mutabilis), white to pink
  • Crinum lily, pink, white
  • Dahlias, yellow, burgundy, mix 
  • Fall crocus (Colchicum sp.), pink 
  • False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), yellow
  • Four o’clocks (Mirabilis jalapa), fuschia, yellow, pink
  • Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), white
  • Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri “Whirling Butterflies” & “Sparkle White”), pink, white
  • Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), “David,” white; “Eva Cullum,” pink 
  • Giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima), seed heads for birds
  • Ginger lily (Hedychium coronarium), white
  • Golden rod (Solidago sp.), yellow
  • Green-headed coneflower (Rudbeckia lacinata), yellow
  • Lantana camarara, yellow, orange, red, pink
  • Lion’s ear (Leonotus leonurus), orange
  • Liriope sp., blue
  • Lithodrora diffusa, blue
  • Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica), red
  • Mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea), blue
  • Mexican hat (Ratibida columnifera), yellow and brown
  • New Bern lily (Lycoris radiate), red, sans foliage 
  • Oxblood or Schoolhouse Lily (Rhodophiala bifida)
  • 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
  • Sedum (Sedum X), yellow
  • Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum X superbum), white
  • Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides), pink
  • Tatarian aster (Aster tartaricus), blue
  • Texas star or rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus), red
  • Toad lily (Trycirtis hirtaa), purple
  • Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummuondii), red

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 Malmaison,” light pink
    • “Champney’s Pink Cluster,” light pink
    • “Dark Lady,” deep red
  • David Austin varieties 

Kitchen Garden

Look for the hyacinth bean or lablab (Dolichos lablab) with purple blooms and seed pods growing on the center fence. Winter crops are being planted. 
Gourds, pears, apples, figs, sunflowers, onions, garlic, Swiss chard, mints, cardinal basil, oregano, thyme, salad burnet, pineapple sage, garden sage, “Munstead” lavender, winter squashes, peppers, cabbages, and collards

Don’t forget to shop your favorite late summer plants at the Tryon Palace Museum Store located at the North Carolina History Center. 

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