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Welcome to the Idaho Botanical Garden Press Room. Here you’ll find the latest garden news and links to our social media resources. If you are a member of the media and need assistance, please call us at 208-343-8649


What’s Blooming 7/31/2017

Goldhill Golden-aster – Heterotheca jonesii x villosa ‘Goldhill’


One of the many things to love about the Plant Select program is their collection called Plant Select Petites. These are tough plants that are adapted for gardens in the Intermountain West, just like all the other plants in the program. The difference is that the Petites are selected specifically for small spaces. They are perfect for troughs, containers, rock gardens, and anywhere else that a small plant is needed. The Plant Select Demonstration Garden at Idaho Botanical Garden features several Plant Select Petites, one of which is Goldhill golden-aster.

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What’s Blooming 6/15/2017

Spanish Foxglove – Digitalis thapsi ‘Spanish Peaks’


Idaho Botanical Garden is home to one of Plant Selects many demonstration gardens located throughout the Intermountain West. On display in our demonstration garden are plant varieties that are perfectly suited for creating sustainable gardens in the Treasure Valley. Many of those plants are in bloom now, one of which is Spanish Peaks foxglove.

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What’s Blooming – April 24, 2017

April showers bring more April flowers. Brave the rain and come see the most recent blooms at Idaho Botanical Garden as April draws to a close. Here’s hoping for a sunnier, drier May.

Imperial Fritillary (Fritillaria imperialis) – English Garden

Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)  – Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden

Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) – Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden

Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Texas Purple’) – English Garden

Uintah Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon uintahensis) – Summer Succulent Garden

Mountain Goldenbanner (Thermopsis montana) – Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) – Vegetable Garden

Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) – English Garden

Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) – Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden and Western Waterwise Garden

Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) – Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden