Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2004
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Viburnum sargentii 'Onandaga'
This magnificent shrub is another of the versatile viburnums that will grow well in sun or partial shade. The crowning glory is the lacecap flower with pale pink large sterile florets surrounding maroon pink fertile flowers. The foliage emerges reddish bronze and turns to bright green, setting off beautifully the crisp red fruits that mature in September and persist into winter. The plant is adaptable to a wide variety of soil and cultural conditions, and is virtually pest-free.

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Visit the Climatron Rain Forest
July marks the 50th anniversary of the patent for the geodesic dome system invented by Buckminster Fuller. Come tour Missouri Botanic Garden's Climatron rain forest, the first geodesic dome used as a conservatory. Garden walking tours led by docents leave the ticket counter at 1 p.m. daily and include a visit to the Climatron. Included with Garden admission ($7 adults, $5 seniors, free for age 12 and under; discount for residents of St. Louis City and County).

Contact Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110, (314) 577-9400 or 1-800-642-8842 or visit http://www.mobot.org

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