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Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Candy Corn’ Japanese Spirea

Red new growth matures to bright gold and contrasts through the season.  Topped with purple-red blooms in early summer. Vivid gold-to-orange in fall. From Proven Winners.

18-24 inches Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Doozie’ Japanese Spirea

Foliage emerges blazing deep red. Bright, glowing purple-red flowers begin in late spring, and it just keeps on flowering from there- no deadheading needed! Sets no seed, non-invasive. Deer resistant.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Painted Lady’ Japanese Spirea

Very flashy cream, yellow and green variegated foliage covered with bright pink blooms in summer.  From Proven Winners. Deer resistant.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ Japanese Spirea

This selection is more compact than S.‘Goldflame’ with better tip color, superior, bright pink flowers and less reversion. Attracts butterflies. Foliage turns rich russet red in fall.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Odessa’ syn ‘Poprocks Petite’ Petite Spirea

Tidy, compact mature form. Cream and pink variegations to its green leaves; clusters of strong deep rosy-pink flowers in late summer.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA nipponica ‘Snowmound’ Spirea

Dense, upright, compact, mounded cultivar; profuse white flowers in late spring. Narrow, dark blue-green foliage. Flowers and leaves all appear on the same side of the arching branches. Attractive to butterflies. Deer/clay/drought tolerant.

2-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA thunbergii ‘Mellow Yellow’ Spirea

Narrow leaves are a golden yellow on a compact plant. White blooms in spring. Attractive, upright arching habit. Needs adequate water in dry/hot spells.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ Bridalwreath Spirea

Masses of tiny white flowers in spring on arching branches. Improved disease resistance. Orange-red fall color.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial SPIRANTHES cernua var. odorata Ladies Tresses

A hardy native orchid with spikes of fragrant white, hooded flowers in late summer.  For moist sites or bog gardens.  

16-18 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Grass SPOROBOLUS heterolepis Prairie Dropseed

Fine-textured arching green blades form attractive mounds. Orange fall color. Seed heads in airy panicles.

20-22 inches Sun 3
Perennial STACHYS byzantina ‘Silky Fleece’ Dwarf Lamb's Ears

A dwarf lamb’s ears with small, 1 inch fuzzy gray foliage and spikes of lavender flowers to 10 inches tall. Makes a dense ground cover.

2-3 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS byzantiva ‘Silver Carpet’ Lamb's-Ears

A non-blooming form of lamb’s-ears so it stays neater and forms a much denser carpet of soft silvery leaves.

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial STACHYS macrantha ‘Superba’ Big Betony

Provides a spectacular display of vivid purple flowers blooming from late spring through mid summer. Deer and drought tolerant.

12-24" Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial STACHYS minima Lamb's Ears

This miniature perennial makes an ideal edging for sunny pathways and is a cute addition to fairy gardens. It forms a ground-hugging rosette of glossy, dark green leaves topped with loads of bright lavender pink flowers in summer. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds.

3-6" Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS monnierii ‘Hummelo’ Alpine Betony

Rosette clumps of glossy green foliage and summer purple flowers.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS officinalis ‘Densiflorus’ Dwarf Betony

Dense, compact rosettes of long toothed leaves and bright pink-purple flower spikes appear throughout the summer.

8-10 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS officinalis ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ Betony

Dense, compact rosettes of long toothed leaves and showy pale pink flower spikes appear throughout the summer. Foliage looks great all season. Bred by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

22-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS officinalis ‘Nana’ Dwarf Betony

A very dwarf form we received from Sunny Border Nursery with small spikes of rose-pink flowers in summer.

3-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial STACHYS ‘Summer Crush’ Betony

The small flowers open pink and age to soft pink and white—a pretty flower show in the vein of ‘Pink Cotton Candy’. Dense flower spikes, to 3 inches long, perch on strong stems from early to midsummer.

30-34" Sun 4
Tree/Shrub STEPHANANDRA incisa ‘Crispa’ Cutleaf Stephanandra, Lace Shrub

Gracefully arching branches with cream flowers in June. Small maple-like foliage turns red in the fall. Excellent groundcover or bank planting.

1-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA koreana Korean Stewartia

Possibly a variety of S. pseudocamellia with larger, flatter blooms and a slightly smaller habit.

15-20 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA koreana ‘Lindstrom’s Weeping’ Weeping Korean Stewartia

More arching than weeping, with an irregular, spreading habit and typical white flowers with yellow centers in early summer. The flaky orange, brown, and gray blotched bark is beautiful winter interest.

10-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA pseudocamellia Japanese Stewartia

Beautiful small tree with numerous white, cupped-shaped, waxy flowers with orange anthers in the summer.Amazing exfoliating bark and red-purple fall color.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA pseudocamellia ‘Pewter’ Stewartia

All the wonderful attributes of the species with lovely gray-green foliage. Syn. with ‘Silver Seedling’.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA rostrata ‘Gold Spring’ Stewartia

A Handy Nursery intro with new spring growth yellow.  Otherwise typical of species which has unusual red seed pods and red buds. Unsure of hardiness, but one customer thought it was hardier than S. pseudocamellia.

20-25 feet Sun 5
Perennial STOKESIA laevis ‘Peachies Pick’ Stoke’s Aster

A more compact selection with amazing flower power! Bright purple-blue flowers all summer.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial STOKESIA leavis ‘Honeysong Purple’ Stokes Aster

‘Honeysong Purple’ sports huge, true royal purple flowers with a hint of red towards the center that darkens as it matures. Blooms from late summer to mid fall attracting butterflies, and makes an exellent cut flower.

12-15 Sun 5
STYLOPHORUM diphyllum Celandine Poppy

A native woodland plant with bright yellow poppy-like flowers in spring.

26-28 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial STYLOPHORUM diphyllum Celandine Poppy

Native wildflower for moist shady gardens. Has gray-green lobed leaves and bright yellow, delicate poppy-like flowers.

12-18 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SYMPHORICARPOS doorenbosii ‘Marleen’ Marleen Snowberry, Coralberry

Small whitish-pink flowers appear in summer, forming clusters of bright pink berries that ripen in September and last into December. Great for floral arrangements.

3-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SYMPHORICARPOS ‘Pink Promise’ Snowberry

Following white flowers in early summer, gumball pink berries cover the rich mint-green foliage in late-summer/early autumn. Attracts pollinators.

2-3 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYMPHORICARPOS ‘Proud Berry’ Snowberry, Coralberry

Abundant nectar-rich pink flowers in early summer that are attractive to pollinators turn into nearly fluorescent pink berries in late summer/early fall. Great for pollinators; long lasting additions to fall bouquets. Lovely blue-green foliage. Deer resistant.

3-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial SYMPHYANDRA zangezura Ring Bellflower

Light violet bells over geranium-like leaves throughout the summer. 

8-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial SYMPHYTUM ‘Hidcote Variegated’ Comfrey

Cream, yellow & green variegated fuzzy leaves grow into a large clump topped in summer with pale blue flowers. After bloom give it a good pruning to refresh the foliage.

12-18 Inches Sun/Part Shade 4
SYMPHYTUM x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’ Russian Comfrey

Large mounds of gold-margined foliage always attract attention. The mauve-lavender dangling bells are held on 4’ stems in early summer.

18-24 inches
Perennial SYNEILESIS aconitifolia Shredded Umbrella Plant

Handsome umbrella-shaped leaves form lovely woodland colonies. Especially interesting when first emerging in the spring like shaggy mushrooms.

18-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial SYNEILESIS palmata Shredded Umbrella Leaf

Handsome umbrella-shaped leaves form lovely woodland colonies.  This is a slightly smaller growing species with leaves less “shredded”, greener and more palmate than the S. aconitifolia.

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA meyeri ‘Palibin’ Dwarf Korean Lilac

Profuse bloomer with fragrant violet-pink flowers. Small clean foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA pekinensis Chinese Tree Lilac

Similar to S. reticulata with a bushier, rounded habit and overall finer texture.  Creamy, fragrant 3”-6” flower clusters in mid-spring. Deer/clay tolerant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds.

15-20 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA prestoniae ‘Red Wine’ Hybrid Lilac

Bright magenta flowers with a spicy fragrance in late spring; late-blooming lilac. Improved for cutting. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 2
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’ Dwarf Manchurian Lilac

Compact shrub with fragrant pale lilac flowers. Lovely burgundy fall color.  

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Agincourt Beauty’ Common Lilac

Deep violet, sweetly fragrant, single florets cover the shrub with blooms in mid-spring. Florets are among the largest of any of the lilacs. Upright, multi-stemmed habit. Tends to sucker. Deer/clay tolerant.

10-12 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’ French Hybrid Lilac

Fragrant double pale pink flowers fade to white. Butterfly/hummingbird attractive. Deer/clay tolerant.

10-12 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Edward J. Gardner’ French Hybrid Lilac

Lovely, fragrant double pale pink blossoms in May. Upright, oval habit.

8-10 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘President Grevy’ French Hybrid Lilac

Double blue flowers.

10-12 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Hybrid French Lilac

Stunning deep purple blooms edged in white.

12 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Wonder Blue’ French Lilac

Blue-lavender, fragrant showy blooms on a compact shrub in spring. Great for pollinators. Deer/clay tolerant.

3-5 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’ Late Blooming Lilac

Deep rose buds open to single rosy purple flowers 2 weeks after the common lilac.

8-10 feet Sun 2
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA tribrida ‘Lark Song’ Hybrid Lilac

A Father Fiala hybrid with very large clusters of light pink flowers.  Very floriferous. Late-blooming. Can be tree-like. Resistant to powdery mildew.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3b
Annual TAGETES erecta ‘Sugar & Spice White’ Marigold

3″ wide creamy-yellow double flowers fade to white with a frosting of pink all summer and peaking in late summer. Deadheading will keep the plants producing flowers more abundantly.

18-24 Full sun Tropical