Press Room

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 Warren Maxfield at 208-343-8949


What’s Blooming 6/29/2015

Nepeta x faassenii


With its gorgeous, long lasting blooms, lovely scent, and pollinator attracting power, Nepeta x faassenii is one of the great hybrid successes of the horticulture world. Read the article »


What’s Blooming 6/22/2015

Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual, Rambler, Modern Climbing, and Miniature Roses

Bourbon Rose

The Bourbon rose originated from a natural cross between a China rose and a Damask rose on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The seeds to this rose showed up in Paris in 1891, and cuttings showed up not long after in 1821. The Bourbon rose has a re-blooming trait from the China rose and a strong fragrance because of the Damask rose. Thanks to these characteristics a whole new class of roses was born when the Bourbon rose was introduced. Read the article »


What’s Blooming 6/15/2015

Centifolia, Moss, and China Roses

Centifolia Roses

IMG_3523Salet Rose

Historians believe that the Centifolia rose or the Cabbage rose is one of the oldest cultivated roses. It is believed to be a cross between Autumn Damask and an Alba Rose. Read the article »