Vote for the Park’s Official Flower
What should the official Hudson River Park flower be? Vote for your favorite flower and help us pick the official flower for the park!
Read more about each flower...
1.) Echinacea - Coneflower
Purple in color, this rare beauty is easy to grow and found widely throughout Hudson River Park. The Echinacea attracts many fans, including various birds and butterflies.
Shaped like a large daisy, the Echinacea’s dropping petals give it an ambiance of calm and serenity. Also of note, the flower comes in many different color varieties including white, yellow, orange, burgundy, and cream.
2.) Coreposis - Tickseed
One of the longest bloomers in the garden, this yellow daisy-like flower attracts many butterflies throughout Hudson River Park’s 5-mile terrain. The Coreopsis generally blooms from early to midsummer and is a widely found perennial throughout the park. The flower also comes in a variety of colors including a golden-yellow, pale yellow, pink or bicolor.
3.) Nepeta - Cat Mint
One of the toughest perennials you can grow, Cat Mint grows best in a hot and dry weather climate. The flower traditionally boasts silvery foliage and blue flowers. They can grow as high as four feet tall.
4.) Rudbeckia - Black Eyed Susan
The Black-Eyed Susan is one of the most resilient native plants found throughout Hudson River Park. This perennial tends to bloom in mid-summer, and is best in sun or light shade. The flower comes in two colors, either a yellow or orange blossom.
5.) Hemerocallis - Daylily
This trumpet-shaped blossom comes in a myriad of colors. Traditionally found growing in ditches and fields, these gardens escapees are among the most popularly found perennials throughout Hudson River Park.
The Daylily has 50,000 name hybrid cultivars in a range of flower sizes, forms and heights, including some with fragrance. Born on leafless stems, the Daylily blooms last for only a single day, with superior cultivars carrying numerous buds on each scape so bloom time is prolonged.