Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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University of Pennsylvania

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Bloom Calendar August

What's in Bloom: August = Location


Russian sage
Step Fountain

Perovskia atriplicifolia
(Russian sage)

A bee attracting and aromatic bloom in the mint family.

sweet azalea
Sculpture Garden

Rhododendron arborescens
(sweet azalea)

White fragrant flowers decorate this native plant.

cardoon Rose Garden

Cynara cardunculus
(cardoon)

This edible plant is native to the Mediterranean.


chaste-tree
Azalea Meadow

Vitex agnus-castus
(chaste-tree)

Purple blooms cover this medicinal shrub in August.

rose of Sharon
Visitor Center

Hibiscus syriacus
(rose of Sharon)

A small tree with strikingly large blooms.

surprise lily
Out on a Limb

Lycoris squamigera
(surprise lily)

This plant produces foliage in the spring and blooms in late summer.


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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