Whether for yourself or as a gift, adopting a plant is a wonderful way to support the Botanical Garden! Enjoy knowing you are helping keep the Garden thriving and vibrant while receiving a token of our appreciation. Each adoption kit includes a postcard set of the plant and a certificate of adoption. Read on to pick your perfect plant.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’ $25
Invincibelle® Spirit smooth hydrangea
Invincibelle® Spirit smooth hydrangea is a perfect shrub for dry shade and a modern improvement on the classic Annabelle.
You can find a large group of Invincibelle® Spirit smooth hydrangea in flower during the month of June in the northeast hillside garden adjacent to the stone stairs. Its cousin Invincibelle® Spirit II grows further down the hillside in the southwest corner adjacent to witch hazels and a Japanese maple.
Penstemon digitalis ‘Dark Towers’ $50
Dark Towers beardtongue
This popular, free-flowering penstemon is one of the most widely planted perennials at the Botanical Garden. We grow this three-season performer, enjoyed by hummingbirds and other pollinators, for its sumptuous black–maroon foliage, pearlescent flowers and persistent seedheads.
You can find Dark Towers beardtongue in graphic, abundant stands in the Lauridsen Savanna and scattered throughout the Koehn Garden. It flowers in May and June and remains in seed until frost.
Veronicastrum ‘Fascination’ $100
Fascination Culver’s root
Fascination Culver’s root is a quartet of novel variant of a Midwestern prairie native, featuring shades of pink and purple. Tall, robust and tolerant of seasonal wetness, ‘Fascination’ sports alluring violet flowers beloved by bees and is a great reminder of the how native diversity makes for beautiful, sustainable gardens.
This unique cultivar features prominently in the northern corners of the Koehn Garden from late June through mid-July alongside orange trumpet lilies and Russian sage.