October Blooms

Below is a sampling of what is in bloom this month at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill. Please note that bloom times can vary for outdoor plants depending on the weather and cultivar. Some plants bloom for a short time, while others flower for multiple months – we have selected the typical peak bloom time for the plants listed below. Bloom times also vary from place to place, so the flowers in your yard may differ from what is in bloom here in Boylston, Mass.

No matter when you visit New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, you’ll find something in bloom.

Bugbane in bloom in the Garden of Inspiration.Actaea matsumurae ‘White Pearl’
(bugbane)

Bugbane is a beautiful choice for any cottage garden. Growing up to 4’ tall, its flowers and deep green foliage act well as background, filler, or as a specimen plant. The many long-lived stalks of tiny white flowers are charming well into the fall and making an excellent last stand before winter. They also make beautiful cut flowers to take inside before they’re gone. This perennial enjoys a shady garden with moist, rich soil and can be found in bloom in early October.
Location: The Cottage Garden