Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.


Honeycup (Zenobia pulverulenta)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Zenobia pulverulenta
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
average to moist
Plant Moisture Requirements: 

Zenobia pulverulenta is the sole species in the genus Zenobia. Its common name honeycup comes from the fact that the flowers, which appear in the spring, are quite fragrant. The foliage has a bluish appearance and beautiful fall color.