Mayday... Mayday... Flower Overload - Red Butte Garden
What's Blooming Now - Spring

Mayday... Mayday... Flower Overload

Submitted: May 23, 2022, 3:31 p.m.
By: Heidi Simper, Assistant Curator of Plant Records

The Garden has exploded... with flowers! Come feast your senses on all the sights and scents!


Oenothera caespitosa Flower Spring HMS22

Tufted Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)

This hardy beauty is a Utah native. The large white flowers are open at night when they attract large pollinators such as the Hawk Moth.


Laburnum watereri 'Vossii' Flower Spring HMS22

Vossii Golden Chain Tree (Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii')

Forget 'Golden Chain Tree', this tree should be called Golden Rain Tree. Looking up from below it's raining yellow!


Agave parryi var. neomexicana Flower Stalk Spring HMS22

New Mexico Agave (Agave parryi var. neomexicana)

Check out the monstrous flowering stalk on this Agave! I can't wait to see its flowers!


Helianthemum 'Henfield Brilliant' Flower Spring HMS22

Henfield Brilliant Rock Rose (Helianthemum 'Henfield Brilliant')

This picture does not do the orange color of these flowers justice. You'll have to come see the striking contrast for yourself.


Acer palmatum Habit Spring HMS22

Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)

Even with the flowers trying to steal the show, this tree can't get enough of the spotlight, taking the show back with its contrasting red leaves against the greenery.



The weather is supposed to be warm this week, come enjoy the sun, scents, and sights exploding in the Garden.


Photos by, Heidi M. Simper