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Summer in the Gardens

From the Gardens at Mount Vernon

Look back at some of the beautiful flowers, plants, trees, and vegetables that graced our Mount Vernon gardens this summer.

Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum)
Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum)

Bullnose Pepper (Capsicum annuum bullnose)
Bullnose Pepper (Capsicum annuum bullnose)

Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum cayenne)
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum cayenne)

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia syphilitica)
Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia syphilitica)

Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum)
Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)
Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Peruvian Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana)
Peruvian Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana)

Pomegranate Fruit (Punica granatum)
Pomegranate Fruit (Punica granatum)

Red Swamp Hibisicus (Hibiscus coccineus)
Red Swamp Hibisicus (Hibiscus coccineus)

Rose Mallow ( Hibiscus moscheutos)
Rose Mallow ( Hibiscus moscheutos)

Shaddock (Citris grandis)
Shaddock (Citris grandis)

Star Zinnia (Zinnia angustifolia)
Star Zinnia (Zinnia angustifolia)

Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea arborescens

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)
Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)

Globe flower (Gomphrena globosa)
Globe flower (Gomphrena globosa)

 

Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

 

Joseph's Coat (Amaranthus tricolor)
Josephs Coat (Amaranthus tricolor)

 

Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)
Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

 

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)

 

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)


 


From the Shops at Mount Vernon
Heirloom seeds are collected from the gardens and grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon and cleaned and packaged by hand. Learn more

Garden and Landscape Tours
This 45-minute guided walking tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds around Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home. Learn more