Burnett Butterfly

Burnett Butterfly

Andrews and Burnett Gardens

Covering approximately 4,000 square feet, Andrews and Burnett Gardens bring to life a mixture of sensual delights throughout the year. From spring's early bulbs, through summer's masses of colorful blossoms, to winter's textures and hues visitors can experience a wide variety of delights.

These gardens are designed to take advantage of their southern exposure and as a result they are usually the first to bloom on campus each year. The gardens also serve as a transition area between a heavily travelled walkway and the Andrews and Burnett academic buildings . Consequently, the plants must be able to withstand the heat of the summer sun as well as the reflected heat from the nearby sidewalk and buildings.

Andrews Hall

Andrews Hall Facing East

Another unique characteristic is the garden's position in the middle of campus. Benches are placed along the walk offering the visitor the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the garden's comforts and campus activities. Andrews and Burnett Gardens are truly a "refreshing" experience.

Andrews Plant List

Latin Name Common Name
Aquilegia sp. Columbine
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King' Silver King Artemisia
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke' Alma Potschke Aster
Aurinia saxatilis Basket-of-Gold
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo
Belamcanda chinensis Blackberry Lily
Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' Snowbank Boltonia
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' Dark Knight Blue False Spirea
Chrysanthemum sp. Mixed Mums (White and Burgundy)
Clematis heracleifolia Tube Clematis
Clematis integrifolia Solitary Clematis
Clematis terniflora Sweet Autumn Clematis
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' Zagreb Threadleaf Coreopsis
Crambe cordifolia Giant Kale
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William
Gaura lindheimeri White Gaura
Geranium macrorrhizum Bigroot Geranium
Geranium sanguineum Bloody Cranesbill
Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro' Stella d'Oro Daylily
Heuchera 'Venus' Venus Coralbells
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' Hidcote Lavender
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' Kobold Spiked Gayfeather
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' Silver Feather Grass
Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' Cambridge Scarlet Beebalm
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' Walker's Low Catmint
Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Evening Primrose
Paeonia lactiflora Peony
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage
Polygonatum odoratum thunbergii 'Variegatum' Variegated Solomon's Seal
Pulsatilla patens Pasqueflower
Rudbeckia missouriensis Missouri Blacked-eyed Susan
Sedum kamtschaticum var. ellacombeanum Russian Stonecrop
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Autumn Joy Sedum
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' Dragon's Blood Sedum
Sedum spurium 'Voodoo' Voodoo Sedum
Teucrium chamaedrys Germander
Tradescantia bracteata Long-bracted Spiderwort


Burnett Plant List

Latin Name Common Name
Achillea 'Moonshine' Moonshine Yarrow
Alcea rosea Hollyhock
Anemone sylvestris Snowdrop Anenome
Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' Purple Dome Aster
Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' Snowbank Boltonia
Buddleia sp. Butterfly Bush
Centranthus ruber Red Valerian
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Plumbago
Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Clara Curtis' Clara Curtis Chrysanthemum
Clematis integrifolia Solitary Clematis
Coreopsis verticillata Threadleaf Coreopsis
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' Johnson's Blue Geranium
Geranium sanguineum Bloody Cranesbill
Gypsophila oldhamiana Manchurian Baby's Breath
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower
Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' Walker's Low Catmint
Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou' Mexican Evening Primrose
Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Evening Primrose
Papaver sp. Poppy
Pennisetum alopecuroides Dwarf Fountain Grass
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin' Longin Russian Sage
Platycodon grandiflorus Balloonflower
Ratibida pinnata Prairie Coneflower
Solidago canadensis 'Golden Baby' Golden Baby Goldenrod
Stachys byzantina Lamb's Ear
Veronica spicata 'Blue Charm' Blue Charm Speedwell
Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' Sunny Border Blue Speedwell
Vinca minor Periwinkle

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