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Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ Highbush Blueberry

Midseason, hardier and more drought-tolerant than most. Good producer.

6-8 feet 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ Highbush Blueberry

One of the first highbush blueberries to bloom and fruit.  Berries are medium-large and light blue.

6-8 feet 5
Edibles Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Lateblue’ HIghbush Blueberry

‘Late Blue’ is a late season cultivar with large berries in August and September.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Patriot’ Highbush Blueberry

Massive yields on dense, rounded shrubs with fiery orange-red fall color.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Sweetheart’ Highbush Blueberry

An early producer of large, sweet berries with a possible second, lighter crop in the fall.

5-6 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM ‘Northland’ Half High Blueberry

Developed in Michigan for harsh winters. Small wild berry-like fruits.

2-4 feet Sun 3
Edibles VACCINIUM ‘Pink Popcorn’ Hybrid Blueberry

A new variety with pale green fruit that ripens to pale creamy pink in midseason. Heavy producer with true blueberry flavor.

4-5 feet
Perennial VERBASCUM ‘Southern Charm’ Mullein

An old cottage garden plant with spires of apricot blooms in summer.  Deer-resistant.

2-4 feet Sun 4
Annual VERBENA bonariensis Tall Verbena

Slender-branched stems topped by small clusters of rose-purple flowers through the summer. Looks wonderful coming up through grasses and lower-growing perennials. Excellent cut and attracts butterflies. Reseeds.

3-4 feet Sun 6
Annual Verbena ‘Empress Soft Pink Charme’ Vervain

Showy clusters of light pink star-shaped flowers.

6-10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Verbena ‘Empress White’ Vervain

Showy clusters of white star-shaped flowers.

6-10 inches Sun Tropical
Perennial VERBENA hastata Blue Vervain

Native perennial with narrow blue-violet flower spikes in candelabra-like inflorescences mid to late summer.  Attracts butterflies.

2-4 feet Sun 3
Annual Verbena ‘Lanai Magenta’ Vervain

A profusion of magenta-burgundy flowers throughout the season.

4-10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Verbena ‘Lanai Peach’ Vervain

Pale to medium peach.

4-10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Verbena ‘Lanai Royal Purple’ Vervain

Deep red-wine.

4-10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Verbena ‘Lanai Sky Blue’ Vervain

Pale blue-purple flowers.

4-10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Verbena Superbena ‘Stormburst’ Vervain

Pale lavender with white stripes.

6-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Verbena Superbena ‘Royale Romance’ Vervain

Brilliant red flowers throughout summer and into fall.

6-12 inches Sun Tropical
Perennial VERNONIA fasciculata Prairie Ironweed

Violet-colored flowers on 3’-6’ stems in late summer.  Dramatic accent.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial VERNONIA glauca Broadleaf Ironweed

An ironweed species more tolerant of drier conditions than others and slightly shorter in stature. Loose clusters of deep purple blooms in Aug. and Sept.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial VERNONIA lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ Threadleaf Ironweed

Densely branched perennial with fine textured foliage and bright purple flowers. A good nectar source for butterflies.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERNONIA ‘Southern Cross’ Hybrid Ironweed

A hybrid with a vase-like, bushy habit and narrow foliage. It’s topped with small domes of purple flowers in late summer.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICA austriaca ‘Venice Blue’ Speedwell

Short spikes of violet-blue flowers in spring on a compact, mounding plant. Some repeat bloom in late summer with deadheading.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial VERONICA ‘Blue Bomb’ Speedwell

Fluffy spikes of blue flowers through the summer.  Forms a bushy mound and will continue to set buds if deadheaded.

12-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICA longifolia ‘First Love’ Speedwell

Spikes of intense pink flowers over low mounds of foliage through the summer.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial Veronica gentianoides ‘Little Blue’ Gentian Speedwell

Green strap-like leaves create a dense mat that is covered in spring with spikes of the softest blue flowers.

12-18 Inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial Veronica ‘Lavender Lightsaber’ Spike Speedwell

Soft lavender flowers covering the top half of a columnar, upright habit.

24-30" Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Veronica longifolia ‘First Lady’ Speedwell

Well branched spikes of clean white through the summer.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Veronica Magic Show ‘Pink Potion’ Spike Speedwell

‘Pink Potion’ produces baby pink flowers that cover the top half of the plant while the deep green foliage forms a rounded, low habit that is wider than typical and packed full of flowers.

14-16" Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Veronica Moody Blues ‘Dark Blue’ Spike Speedwell

Clump forming and bushy with dense spikes of deep, vibrant blue throughout the summer. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICA prostrata ‘Ice Blue’ Prostrate Speedwell

Flat mats of bright green foliage and ice blue flowers in spring

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICA ‘Purple Illusion’ Magic Show Speedwell

Dense spikes of purple flowers in summer over thick, dark green foliage.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Veronica repens ‘Sunshine’ Speedwell

Tiny flowers spikes of blue contrast well with the creeping gold foliage.

2-4 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial VERONICA spicata ‘Royal Candles’ Speedwell

An offspring of V. ‘Sunny Border Blue’ with a more compact habit and longer blooming. Dark violet-blue spikes through the summer.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICA ‘Tidal Pool’ Prostrate Speedwell

A selection from the Chicago Botanic Garden with blue-violet flowers in spring covering a dense, low-spreading plant. Small, scalloped green leaves are slightly pubescent. Tolerant of tough conditions.

2-4 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICA Magic Show ‘Wizard of Ahhs’ Magic Show Speedwell

Thick spikes of violet-blue flowers starting in early summer on a dense, compact plant.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICASTRUM sibiricum Culver's Physic

Slender tapers of light lavender-blue flowers in late summer above whorls of elongate foliage.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICASTRUM virginicum caeruleum Culver’s Root

Stately native with whorled leaves and pale blue tapering flower spikes in summer.  Best with some moisture.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VERONICASTRUM virginicum ‘Cupid’ Culver's Physic

Tall spires of lilac-blue flowers over whirled foliage in mid to late summer.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM carlesii Korean Spice Bush

An old favorite with pink buds opening to very fragrant white flowers in early spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
VIBURNUM carlesii ‘Spice Baby’ Compact Spice Bush

A vigorous, yet compact variety covered with fragrant flower clusters in early spring.

3-5 feet
VIBURNUM carlesii ‘Spice Island’ Compact Spice Bush

Another compact form with uniform habit.  Not sure how different it is from V. ‘Spice Baby’.

4-5 feet
VIBURNUM dentatum ‘Red Feathers’ Arrowwood

A selection of the native arrowwood viburnum with maroon and green new growth. White flowers are followed by dark blue berries. Good fall color.  

8-10 feet 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Fireworks’ Doublefile Viburnum

A white-flowering cultivar with red flower pedicels and excellent fruit set. Tall-growing and excellent fall color.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Molly Schroeder’ Doublefile Viburnum

Consistently pink, lace cap-shaped flower clusters and an excellent rebloomer with fantastic fall foliage. Lovely layered branch habit.

7-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Opening Days’ Doublefile Viburnum

Lots of white snowball blossoms in early summer on a tight-growing, rounded plant.

5-10 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Shasta’ Doublefile Viburnum

Large lacy white flower clusters on a wide-spreading shrub. Great layered branch habit.

6 feet tall by 8-10 feet wide Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ Doublefile Viburnum

A wide-spreading form with large, flat clusters of white flowers spring through fall.

6-10 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Wabi-sabi’ Doublefile Viburnum

A low-spreading form with layered branching and white lace cap flowers in the spring. 

2-3 feet high by 4-5 feet wide Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM x burkwoodi ‘Mohawk’ Korean Spice Viburnum

Red buds open to intensely fragrant white flowers which last 2-3 weeks in early spring. The habit is dense and compact.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4