• Monarda fistulosa 'Clair Grace' (wild bee balm)

All Abuzz for Bee Balm!

June 27, 2024|

From late May into July, one of the most popular and important native wildflowers will be blooming here in our gardens and prairies and along roadsides! Bloom time can extend into the early fall season, depending on the species.

  • Iris ensata 'Ocean Mist' (Japanese iris)

Rainbow of Colors: Iris in Bloom

May 15, 2024|

Iris season is upon us! You can find 7 different iris species and hybrids and over 40 different varieties blooming throughout the Arboretum in the spring and summer.

  • Paeonia × suffruticosa (Botan Group) 'Hanakisoi' (Japanese tree peony)

Don’t Delay: Tree Peonies Now on Display!

May 3, 2024|

If you're eager to see beautiful blooms, now is a great time to visit the Rose and Fragrance Garden at the Arboretum’s H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. You won't want to miss the short bloom period (usually only 1 to 2 weeks) of the hybrid tree peonies!