The June Blooms of Tryon Palace

Summer is almost upon us, and the climate and gardens are reflecting that transition with plenty of new blooms filling the Tryon Palace Gardens. Take a stroll through our 16 acres of gardens and observe all of the flowers, trees, vines, and shrubs listed below.  

Flowering Vines

  • Clematis (Clematis sp.), purple, white, lavendar
  • Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), white, fragrant    
  • Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow
  • Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)
  • Vinca (Vinca minor), blue

Annual Flowers

  • Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall”
  • Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix    
  • Basil floral spires, lavender
  • Balsam (Impatiens balsamina), mix
  • Batchelor’s Buttons (Centaurea cyanus), blue, dark purple
  • Begonia angel wing “Baby Wings,” white
  • Begonia dragon wing, red
  • California poppy (Escholzia californica), yellow
  • Coleus, various
  • Dusty Miller “Silver Dust,” gray
  • Euphorbia “Glitz,” white
  • Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sp), various
  • Gazania “Kiss Mix,” mix
  • Gerbera “Revolution Mix Select”
  • Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), burgundy 
  • Marigolds, various
  • Ornamental millet “Purple Baron”
  • Pentas “Graffiti,” violet, white, pink
  • Petunia “Merlin Blue Morn”
  • Salvia farinacea “Fairy Queen”
  • Salvia coccinea “Summer Jewel Pink”
  • Torenia “Kauai Rose”
  • Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), various          

Flowering Trees and Shrubs

  • Anise tree (Illicium floridanum), reddish
  • Banana shrub (Michelia figo), fragrant, yellow
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii), purple
  • Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus), blue
  • Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia sp), pink, white 
  • Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
  • Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica), white
  • Hollies (Ilex sp.), cream
  • Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), blue, pink
  • Lacecap hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla normalis), pink, blue
  • Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), pink to white
  • Mockorange (Philadelphus coronaries), white
  • Oak-leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), white
  • Pineapple guava (Feijoa sellowiana), white petals with red accents 
  • Pomegranate (Punica granata), coral
  • Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), white with red
  • Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), white, fragrant
  • Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia), white
  • Variegated hydrangea (Hydrangea X), white to pink
  • Weiglia (Weiglia florida), pink and white

Perennials

  • Amsonia (Amsonia tabernaemontana and A. hubrichtii), blue, lavender
  • Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
  • Bee balm (Monarda didyma), red
  • Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta), yellow
  • Blanket flower (Gaillardia puchella), red and yellow
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), blue
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), yellow,orange 
  • Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), blue
  • Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), blue
  • Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), various
  • Coral bells (Heuchera sp.), variety of leaf colors, blooms white or pink
  • Crinum lily, pink, white
  • “Dusty Miller,” gray foliage
  • English daisy (Bellis perennis), white, pink      
  • Lithodrora diffusa, blue
  • Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri) “Whirling Butterflies” and “Sparkle White,” pink, white
  • Giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima), yellow
  • Hosta sp. 
  • Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracenis), purple
  • Lantana sp., yellow, orange, red
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata), blue
  • Mexican hat (Ratibida columnifera), yellow and brown
  • Rue (Ruta graveolens), chartreuse
  • Salvia (Salvia microphylla) “Hot Lips,” red and white, and (Salvia greggii), red 
  • Scented geraniums, small pink, lavender flowers
  • Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum X superbum), white
  • Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides), pink
  • Spotted dead nettle (Lanium macultum), variegated foliage, blue
  • Stokes’ aster (Stokesia laevis), blue, yellow
  • Sweet Box (Sarcocca confusa), white fragrant    
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), red, white, pink 
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata), yellow
  • Valerian (Centranthus ruber), red
  • Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), blue
  • Wild geranium (Geranium pratense), magenta      
  •  Daylilies (Hemerocallis sp:): 
    • “Happy Returns,” yellow
    • “Stella d’Oro,” yellow-orange
    • “Pardon Me,” wine with yellow throat
    • “Prairie Blue Eyes,” lavender
  • Roses:  
    • Knock out Roses (Rosa “RADrazz”)
    • Old Blush Rose (Rosa chinensis), pink
  • Heirloom Roses:
    • “Safrano,” yellow
    • “Marie Van Houtte,” white
    • “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

Bulbs, Corms and Rhizomes: 

Asiatic lilies (Lilium sp.), reds, yellows, orange
Crocosmia “Lucifer,” red
Daylilies (Hemerocallis sp.), variety  
Gloriosa lily (Gloriosa superba), yellow, red
Ground orchid (Bletilla striata), purple or white 
Japanese iris (Iris ensata), white, purple
Louisiana iris (Iris hexagona), purple, pink, black
Oriental lily (Lilium oriental “Rubrum”) 
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum or P. multiflorum), variegated foliage, white blooms
Tiger lily (Lilium sp.), orange and black

Kitchen Garden:

Lettuce, onions, garlic, Swiss chard, mints, oregano, thyme, salad burnet, pineapple sage, garden sage, Munstead lavender, summer squash, tomatoes, celery, apples

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