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.

[celosia_cristata_pink]

'Pink Spiked' Celosia

Celosia cristata 'Pink Spiked'
[tagetes_erecta]

African Marigold

Tagetes erecta
[ageratum_houstonianum]

Ageratum

Ageratum houstonianum
[vigna_unguiculata_sesq]

Asparagus Bean

Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis
[centaurea_cyanus]

Bachelor Button

Centaurea cyanus
[impatiens_balsamina]

Balsam

Impatiens balsamina
[momordica_balsamina]

Balsam Apple

Momordica balsamina
[bidens_aristosa]

Bearded Coreopsis

Bidens aristosa
[rudbeckia_hirta]

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta
[belamcanda_chinensis]

Blackberry Lily

Belamcanda chinensis
[lobelia_siphilitica]

Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica
[asclepias_tuberosa]

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa
[calendula_officinalis]

Calendula

Calendula officinalis
[cynara_cardunculus]

Cardoon

Cynara cardunculus
[nepeta_cataria]

Catnip

Nepeta cataria
[vitex_angus-castus]

Chaste Tree

Vitex agnus-castus
[celosia_cristata]

Cockscomb

Celosia cristata
[ipomoea_quamoclit]

Cypress Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit
[solanum_melongena_escu]

Eggplant

Solanum melongena esculentum
[chrysanthemum_parthenium]

Feverfew

Chrysanthemum parthenium
[nicotiana_alata]

Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata
[mirabilis_jalapa]

Four O'Clock

Mirabilis jalapa
[digitalis_purpurea]

Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea
[pelargonum_inquinans]

Geranium

Pelargonium inquinans
[gomphrena_globosa]

Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa
[cynara_scolymus]

Globe Artichoke

Cynara scolymus
[hibiscus_coccineus]

Great Red Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus
[heliotropium_arborescens]

Heliotrope

Heliotropium arborescens
[dolichos_lablab]

Hyacinth Bean

Dolichos lablab
[amaranthus_tricolor]

Joseph's Coat

Amaranthus tricolor
[lantana_camara]

Lantana

Lantana camara
[nigella_damascena]

Love-in-a-mist

Nigella damascena
[amaranthus_caudatus]

Love-Lies-Bleeding

Amaranthus caudatus
[rosa_moschataplena]

Musk Rose

Rosa moschata plena
[zinnia_angustifolia]

Narrow-leaved Zinnia

Zinnia angustifolia
[tropaeolum_majus]

Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus
[hibiscus_esculentus]

Okra - Cows Horn

Hibiscus esculentus
[nerium_oleander]

Oleander

Nerium oleander
[zinnia_peruviana]

Peruvian Zinnia

Zinnia peruviana
[argemone_mexicana]

Prickly Poppy

Argemone mexicana
[polygonum_orientale]

Prince's Feather

Polygonum orientale
[echinacea_purpurea]

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea
[phaseolus_coccineus]

Scarlet Runner Bean

Phaseolus coccineus
[sesamum_orientale]

Sesame

Sesamum indicum
[zinnia_pauciflora]

Small-flowered Zinnia

Zinnia pauciflora
[symphoricarpos_albus]

Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus
[cleome_hasslerana]

Spider Flower

Cleome hasslerana
[cucurbita_pepo_melo]

Squash

Cucurbita pepo
[helichrysum_bracteatum]

Strawflower

Helichrysum bracteatum
[tagetes_patula_strip]

Striped French Marigold

Tagetes patula cv. 'Striped'
[helianthus_annus]

Sunflower

Helianthus annus
[abelmoschus_manihot]

Sunset Hibiscus

Abelmoschus manihot
[ocimum_basilicum]

Sweet Basil

Ocimum basilicum
[mirabilis_longiflora]

Sweet Four O'Clock

Mirabilis longiflora
[tanacetum_vulgare]

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare
[emilia_javanica]

Tassel Flower

Emilia javanica
[salvia_coccinea]

Texas Sage

Salvia coccinea
[nicotiana_tabacum]

Tobacco

Nicotiana tabacum
[lycopersicon_esculentum_c]

Tomato

Lycopersicon esculentum
[lilium_superbum]

Turk's-cap lily

Lilium superbum

Discussion

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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!

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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.