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The Flower Show

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What's in Bloom at PHS?

PHS’s mission is to use horticulture to advance the health and well-being of the Greater Philadelphia region, which includes our work to provide free, beautiful green spaces for communities to gather. PHS oversees the beauty and care of more than 80 acres throughout Philadelphia! We are proud of our efforts to beautify our City for both residents and visitors alike.

Our green spaces are changed regularly, usually on a seasonal basis through Spring, Summer, and Fall. We've been asked what's in bloom so many times that we will now make selected plant lists available to download, share, or just enjoy. We look forward to your exploration of all our unique horticultural displays – either virtually or in person!

PHS maintains more than 80 acres of unique horticultural displays throughout Philadelphia.

   Here are a just a few of PHS's plant spaces with location and plant lists below.

PHS Headquarters Office

100 N 20th Street, Philadelphia PA

PHS HQ planters spring 23


Tall Cylindrical Containers on 20th Street:

  • Betula nigra - River Birch*
  • Carex appalachica - Appalachian sedge
  • Dicentra cucullaria - Dutchman's breeches
  • Dryopteris marginalis - Marginal Wood Fern
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich Fern
  • Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' - Wild Sweet William
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue' - Moss Phlox
  • Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' - May-Apple
  • Silene caroliniana var. wherryi 'Short and Sweet' - Wild Pink
  • Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' - Foam Flower
PHS HQ planter spring 23

Long Horizontal Planters along Arch Street:

  • Cornus sericea 'Budd's Yellow' - Yellowtwig Dogwood
  • Digitalis 'Camelot Rose' - Foxglove 'Camelot Rose'
  • Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Peach' (Dalmatian Series) - Foxglove 'Dalmatian Peach'
  • Epimedium lishihchenii - Bishop's Hat
  • Erysimum Sugar Rush Series - Sugar Rush Primrose
  • Geum 'Coral Tempest' (Tempest Series) - Geum
  • Lindera glauca var. salicifolia - Asian Spice Bush*
  • Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells
  • Salvia nemorosa 'Rose Marvel' - Balkan clary 'Rose Marvel'
  • Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' - Meadow Rue
  • Zizia aurea - Golden Alexander

*PHS Gold Medal Plants have been selected for their ease of cultivation, multiple seasons of interest, commercial availability, appropriateness for the Mid-Atlantic region, and value to wildlife. See the full list of Gold Medal Plants here.

Learn more about what's blooming at PHS.