It’s finally “real” spring on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick and that means…lots of new blooms!
Let’s take a minute to go over what’s blooming now and where you can find it during your next stroll, ride, or run on the Trail.
Zone 1: Catmint, Yellow and Purple Bearded Iris, Yarrow, Siberian Iris
Zone 2: Bearded Iris, Yarrow, Catmint, Honey Locust, Salvia
Zone 3: Snowmound Spirea, Yarrow, Sweet Flag Iris, Honey Locust
Zone 4: Pink Pavement Rose, Salvia
Zone 5: Geraniums, Salvia, Ruby Red Horse Chestnut
Fun Facts about the Blooms:
Pink Pavement Rose: Smells great right now, but don’t touch the roses they will bite.
Salvia: If you cut these back after they bloom they will rebloom later in the summer.
Geranium: This ground cover helps fight weeds by filling in all the cracks of the landscape.
Catmint: True to its mint name it smells just like mint if you crush its leaves.
Bearded Iris: This won’t last long! Got to see them soon!
Sweet Flag Iris: This plant lives underwater for part of the year in its natural habitat.
Snowmound Spirea: Give this a smell on your way past, has a sweet buttery scent.
Honey Locust: You have to look real close to see this plant in bloom, the flowers look like tiny grapes.
Yarrow: This plant will be around all summer and into fall.
Ruby Red Horse Chestnut: The biggest bloom on the trail, but it won’t be here long its about to finish its bloom cycle.
Siberian Iris: When not in bloom it’s commonly mistaken for ornamental grass.