Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.


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.