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The Flower Show

Parkway Gardens

What’s Growing in the Garden 

Design Statement - 2024 Season

PHS Public Gardens & Landscapes team designed each section of Logan Square with an intricate spine consisting of urban tough species, focusing on airy grasses and taller perennials to create a backdrop for the summer annuals. Shrubs have been planted throughout the beds as highlights, many of which are Gold Medal Plant selections. For winter interest, Juniperus virginiana ‘Hetzii Columnaris’ and Juniperus virginiana Emerald Sentinel® have punctuated the mid section; these are then used as backdrops for red twig dogwood cultivars. Many of the brighter drifts of perennials will focus on the open areas to capture vehicular traffic sightlines, with more nuanced and subtle color combinations being repeated for pedestrians. Please continue to visit Logan and walk around the site for new plantings. Each year is unique, and the beds are never the same throughout the seasons.

El equipo de los Jardines y Paisaje Publicos de PHS diseñó cada sección de Logan Square con especies urbanas duras, centrándose en pastos aireados y plantas perennes más altas para crear un telón de fondo para las plantas anuales de verano. Se han plantado arbustos a lo largo de las camas como puntos destacados, muchos de que son selecciones de los ‘Gold Medal Plants.’ En invierno, se puede encontrar Juniperus virginiana ‘Hetzi Columnaris’ y Juniperus virginiana Emerald Sentinel® en la sección media; que luego se utilizan como telón de fondo para los cultivares de cornejo de ramita roja. Muchas de las más brillantes de las plantas perennes se centrarán en las áreas abiertas para capturar las líneas de visión del tráfico vehicular, con combinaciones de colores más matizadas y sutiles que se repetirán para los peatones. Continúe visitando Logan y camine por el sitio para ver nuevas plantaciones. Cada año es único, y el jardin nuncaes el mismo a lo largo de las estaciones.

Echinacea pallida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun, Partial Shade
Origin: Central & Eastern United States

echinacea pallida
Echinacea pallida

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xsenia'

Common Name: Cosmos
Plant Type: Annual
Light: Light Full Sun
Origin: Mexico

 

cosmos bipinnatus xsenia
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xsenia'

Cynara cardunculus

Common Name: Cardoon
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun
Origin: Mediterranean

cynara cardunculus
Cynara cardunculus

Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
Plant Type: Perennial 
Light: Light Full Sun, Part Shade
Origin: North America

rudbeckia hirta indian summer
Rudbeckia hirta 'indian Summer'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Salmon Rose'

Common Name: Pincushion Flower
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun
Origin: Europe, Asia & Africa

scabiosa atropurpurea salmon rose
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Salmon Rose'

Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Common Name: Anise Hyssop
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun
Origin: North America

agastache blue boa
Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Sanguisorba officinalis 'Blackthorn'

Common Name: Great Burnet
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun, Part Shade
Origin: Europe & Asia

sanguisorba officinalis blackthorn
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Blackthorn'

Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Common Name: Sneezeweed
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun, Part Shade
Origin: North America

helenium autumnale helena red shades
Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Patrinia scabiosifolia

Common Name: Korean Patrinia
Plant Type: Perennial
Light: Light Full Sun, Part Shade
Origin: East Asia

patrinia scabiosifolia
Patrinia scabiosifolia