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Aaahhhgust: What’s blooming in the garden

August has brought some cooler weather and even rain—a perfect recipe for a visit to Red Butte Garden.

Take a deep breath. Let it out. It's aaahhhhgust. August has brought some cooler weather and even rain, which is a perfect recipe for a Red Butte Garden visit. Here's what's blooming right now.

Find information to plan your visit here. Reposted from the Red Butte Garden blog.

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

Yellow flowers with a dark yellow center surrounded by lighter yellow petals. It's in a field of other the same shape flowers of bright magenta colors.

PHOTO CREDIT: Heidi M. Simper

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

The Coneflowers have stolen the show along the boardwalk!

Pink Double Delight Coneflower


A cluster of flowers with large magenta centers and lighter pink petals around the outside.

PHOTO CREDIT: Heidi M. Simper

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight'

You may notice these dark pink flowers look different from the other Coneflowers. That's because they are double-flowered, meaning they have extra petals, thus making their cones even larger.

Pink Giant Rose of Sharon


A bright pink flower with five petals around a large pollen spike in the center on a tree.

PHOTO CREDIT: Heidi M. Simper

Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Giant'

In case you didn't get enough Hibiscus last bloom blog, this beauty can be seen along the Floral Walk.

Livin' Easy® Rose


A yellow rose on a green stem with leaves against another yellow rose in the background and green trees beyond that.

PHOTO CREDIT: Heidi M. Simper

Rosa 'HARwelcome'

Don't worry, you haven't missed the Roses. They are still going off and this cultivar is arguably the best smelling rose in all the Garden. Your nose can sniff it out near the Pear Arbor along the Floral Walk.

Double-Flowered Tiger Lily


An orange flowers with about 8 petals that are spiraling out from the center. There are black spots across the petals.

PHOTO CREDIT: Heidi M. Simper

Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'

Here is a double-flowered Lily! With its spots and many petals, this Lily has a lot going on.


Spider Milkweed

A seed pod, dried up, wrapped in a dark red string that looks like a leather strap. Out of the pod is bursting feathered white fluff seeds.

Have you ever wanted to collect Milkweed seed but can't seem to grab them before the wind does? Try putting rubber bands around the fruit!