In Bloom at Monticello

Check out how previous years looked using the form below.  And don't forget to visit the Outdoor and Garden section of The Shop at Monticello.


'Pink Spiked' Celosia

Celosia cristata 'Pink Spiked'

African Marigold

Tagetes erecta


Ageratum houstonianum


Impatiens balsamina

Balsam Apple

Momordica balsamina

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta


Asclepias curassavica


Browallia americana

Caracalla Bean

Vigna caracalla

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

China Aster

Callistephus chinensis


Celosia cristata

Cypress Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit

Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata

Four O'Clock

Mirabilis jalapa

Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa

Great Red Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus


Heliotropium arborescens

Hyacinth Bean

Dolichos lablab

Joseph's Coat

Amaranthus tricolor


Lantana camara


Amaranthus caudatus

Musk Rose

Rosa moschata plena

Narrow-leaved Zinnia

Zinnia angustifolia


Tropaeolum majus

Okra - Cows Horn

Hibiscus esculentus


Nerium oleander

Peruvian Zinnia

Zinnia peruviana

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Prickly Poppy

Argemone mexicana

Prince's Feather

Polygonum orientale

Scarlet Runner Bean

Phaseolus coccineus


Sesamum indicum

Small-flowered Zinnia

Zinnia pauciflora


Symphoricarpos albus

Spider Flower

Cleome hasslerana


Cucurbita pepo


Helichrysum bracteatum

Striped French Marigold

Tagetes patula cv. 'Striped'

Sunset Hibiscus

Abelmoschus manihot

Sweet Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Sweet Four O'Clock

Mirabilis longiflora


Tanacetum vulgare

Tassel Flower

Emilia javanica

Texas Sage

Salvia coccinea


Nicotiana tabacum



In bloom remains one of my all-time favorites. Whenever I see something in bloom around Monticello mountain that I don’t know the name of, I look it up in this database. I not only learn the botanical and common name for the plant, I learn something about its historical connection with Jefferson – I simply love it!


Monticello's gardens are wonderful any time of year, but it's always interesting to see what's currently blooming.


When visitors have questions about current flowers or wonder what a different season looks like at Monticello, I refer them to In Bloom at Monticello. Here a few weeks before the tulips burst upon the stage? Tune in to this site in the next few weeks.


I really love gardens! On this page I can see what's growing and blooming at Monticello, learn a little bit about the plants themselves, their history, and how some of them came to be growing in Jefferson's gardens. I love all the flowers, but my favorites are the Peonies. A few years ago I purchased a young Peony plant from the Monticello garden shop and it bloomed for the first time this year! My peony shares my small deck with Sweet Williams, Nasturtiums, and Johnny Jump-ups, and makes a wonderful place to sip a glass of iced tea and read a book. It's not Jefferson's Garden Pavilion, but it might be close!


This is a good place to direct questions about plant identification, with links to CHP when applicable


This fantastic resource is a boon for gardeners and those interested in plants at Monticello. As someone who has never had a green thumb, I ofter turn to the "In Bloom" page to help answer visitors' questions. Perhaps one day, Jefferson's interest in gardening will spark my own.