First Signs of Spring on the High Line
Spring is one of the most special and vibrant times on the High Line. Each time you visit during the coming months, you'll discover changes in the landscape—new shoots of green among the gravel ballast, leaves spreading out along tree branches, and a continuing kaleidoscope of florals.
Follow us beyond the jump for some of our upcoming favorites.
Intrigue daffodil (Narcissus 'Intrigue')
Daffodils with white trumpets and yellow petals are a rare combination. Early this spring, you'll be able to see these flowers dotted throughout the prairie grasses of the Chelsea Grasslands, and beyond the construction gate at West 20th Street.
Whitespire gray birch (Betula populifolia 'Whitespire')
Beginning in mid-spring, catkins, the caterpillar-like "flowers" of these trees, which house the plant's tiny fruits, provide an interesting accompaniment against its green leaves and silvery branches.
Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia)
10th Avenue Square
The brevity of this plant's flowers make it precious—after its elegant, structural flowers bloom, the entire plant, including its foliage, dies back until the following spring. Catch it while you can: the buds usually appear on the High Line mid-to-late spring.
Lady Jane Tulip (Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane')
In 2008, the International Plant Center in the Netherlands donated thousands of bulbs to the High Line. One favorite among visitors and staff alike are these lovely, pink and white tulips, which bloom on the High Line in the late spring.
These are just a few of our favorites in the coming season. With over 210 different species of plants on the High Line, there is always something new to discover.