Delaware’s gardens are full of sights to behold from early spring to late fall beginning with pastel petals and concluding with rich greenery and fiery leaves. Admire these flowers that call Delaware home at the sprawling gardens of Mt. Cuba, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and other stops across the state.
Azaleas – These delicate pink flowers are among the first blooms of the year, marking the beginning of spring. Although the flowers can be admired through the spring, the plant remains a garden staple well into the summer and fall.
Glory of the Snow – Star-shaped petals make this light blue flower easily identifiable from white and pink flowers blooming around it.
Quaker Ladies – Pale white and light blue petals with a vibrant yellow summer define Quaker Ladies. One of the earliest bloomers, the tiny flowers grow close to the ground appearing as a beautiful carpet from a distance.
Great White Trillium – These full white flowers blossom in mid-spring, typically peaking in mid-May after smaller trillium. The large-flowered trillium remains a showcase of gardens for longer than its small counterparts.
Lavender – Lilac to mauve in color, the bushy, dense foliage makes the entire plant a colorful sight to behold.
Flowering Dogwood – Beautiful all year long, the flowering dogwood blossoms with white flowers throughout the spring and summer before gaining red berries and leaves in the fall and a rich bark during winter months.
Pink Profusion Bowman’s Root – Narrow pink petals give Bowman’s Root’s flowers a star-like appearance. It’s rich green leaves and flexible growing conditions make it an easy addition to any Delaware garden.