In September enjoy the fragrant white flowers of the seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) in the Display Garden. See the purple flowers of the Gibraltar bushclover (Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gibraltar’) borne on cascading sprays in the Sally Gries entrance drive beds in the Display Garden and at Lantern Court.
Admire the mist flower (Conoclinium coelestinum) in the Arlene and Arthur S. Holden, Jr. Butterfly Garden. The Japanese anemones (Anemone hupehensis and Anemone x hybrida) are blossoming at Lantern Court and in the Display Garden near Lotus Pond.
The goldenrods (Solidago) and asters (Symphyotrichum, Eurybia, and Ionactis) are blooming in the fields, the Holden Butterfly Garden and Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden. Check out the stonecrops (Sedum) in the Holden Butterfly Garden, Display Garden and at Lantern Court. Ornamental grasses of interest include cultivars of fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides, P. orientalis), switch grass (Panicum virgatum), tall moor grass (Molinia caerulea), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora), and Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) in the Display Garden, Holden Butterfly Garden and at Lantern Court.