Press Room

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


What’s Blooming 9/21/2017

Globe Amaranth – Gomphrena spp. 


Gomphrena haageana ‘QIS™ Carmine’

What is not to love about gomphrena? It’s an easy to grow, low maintenance, disease resistant summer annual that can survive on little water and will tolerate a range of soil types. It blooms prolifically from the beginning of summer and into the fall, forming an attractive mound of color that is difficult to miss.

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What’s Blooming 8/23/2017

Eaton’s Aster – Symphyotrichum eatonii


Every year during the final weeks of summer, we look forward to seeing the asters bloom. They are a sure sign that fall is on the way, but a reminder that there is still so much color left to see before the gray days of winter. In our Idaho Native Plant Garden, you will find Eaton’s aster in full bloom. It is a native of the western states, and one of dozens of asters native to North America.

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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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