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Daylilies, Hosta, Dahlias, and Roses; tour the grounds - Sunshine Hollow Gardens
Peak Bloom Seasons
Peak Bloom and/or development of various plant species varies  each year by a week to ten days due to the variability in the weather in Tennessee.  The following list gives the approximate  prime period for each major plant variety grown here in the Gardens.  If you would like for an update of peak bloom for a  particular variety, then please call us at 1-800-669-2005 or e-mail us at for more information. Our Gardens Varieties page gives additional information on some of the main varieties that we grow and our selection criteria.
Peak Bloom Periods
Plan to visit the Gardens at these times for peak bloom periods of these major plant types.
Peak of Bloom for Native Azaleas

Want to see the native azaleas at their peak? We recommend the last week in April and the first week in May. (We have hundreds of Native Azaleas and also wild flowers at that time of year.)

Do you like Hosta?

We recommend the end of May to the first of June to see Hosta at their prime development. We have 150 varieties on display ranging from miniatures to giant leaved varieties.

Would you like to  see Daylilies at their peak?

To see them when the most varieties are in bloom visit the third or fourth weeks of June to see daylilies at their finest!

Other Peak Times
Native and Hybrid Dogwoods

Mid April to Early May

Late April to Mid May
Bearded Iris

Late April to Mid May
Native & Hybrid Ferns

Late April to July

Late April until Frost

Late April until Frost
  Roses (All varieties)

Late April until Frost
Other Iris varieties

Mid-May to Early June
  Native and Hybrid Hydrangeas

Early June to Mid-July

Late June until Frost

Late June until Frost
  Butterfly Bushes

Late June until Frost
Southern Hibiscus

Late June until Frost
Climate Information
Month Average High Average Low Average Rainfall
April 70 43 4.80
May 77 52 4.86
June 85 61 4.08
July 88 66 4.65
August 87 65 3.69
September 82 58 5.04

The last frost in Spring in usually mid-April; the first frost in Fall is usually late October.

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