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Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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 Bright Eye’ Vervain

Trailing up to 20″, shades of rose-pink all summer.

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

Dark peach fading to shades of apricot on stems trailing 1-2 feet. Deer tend to ignore verbenas, but butterflies love them!

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

Dramatic dark wine-purple flowers on 1-2′ trailing stems.

4-10 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 ‘Georgia Blue’ speedwell

Low growing and mat forming this is a wonderful ground cover bearing brilliant blue flowers with white eyes all spring and sporadically for the rest of the season. Remaining attractive even when not in flower.

4-6" Sun 4
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 ‘Waterperry Blue’ Speedwell

Mat-forming. Small round leaves with purple cast. Main flush of light blue flower spikes in spring, but may throw sporadic blooms all summer. Rabbit and deer resistant Attracts bees

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. Blue-black berry-like drupes in late summer. Prune only immediately after flowering.

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM carlesii ‘Spice Island’ Compact Spice Bush

A super fragrant compact form with uniform habit. Burgundy and red fall foliage. Attracts butterflies.

4-5 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM dentatum ‘Autumn Jazz’ Arrowwood Viburnum

Syn. with ‘Ralph Senior’; upright, vase-shaped, multi-stemmed. Non-fragrant white flowers appear in late spring. Blue-black, berry-like drupes late summer which attract birds. Variable fall color ranging from drab yellow to shades of orange and red.

6-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM dentatum ‘Red Feather’ 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 Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM opulus ‘Compactum’ Eastern Cranberry Bush

A dense compact form with lace-cap white flowers in May followed by showy ornamental scarlet-red fruits early fall. Attracts butterflies.

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM opulus ‘Roseum’ European Cranberrybush

Rounded habit; Blooms emerge soft lime-green clusters and turn pure white and often blush pink before fading. Shades of orange and red in fall. Attracts butterflies. Sterile.

10-12 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Kern’s Pink’ Doublefile Viburnum

Ball-shaped medium pink flowers and red-tinged foliage. More upright growing than the traditional doublefile viburnum. Deer resistant. Great fall orange color.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Mariesii’ Doublefile Viburnum

Striking horizontal branching.  White lace cap flowers in the spring. Attracts butterflies.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part 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. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies.

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

Lots of white snowball blossoms in early summer on a tight-growing, rounded plant. Great purple-bronze fall color.

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

Heavy clusters of popcorn-like flowers cover the plant in spring. One of the best heat/drought tolerant viburnums. Attracts butterflies.

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Shasta’ Doublefile Viburnum

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

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ Doublefile Viburnum

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

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part 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. Pruning not needed.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM sargentii ‘Onondaga’ Sargent Viburnum

New growth is bronze-purple, fall color is reddish-purple shades. Maple-like leaves. Attractive purple-centered lacy white flower clusters spring. Upright habit. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds.

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM burkwoodii ‘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. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds.

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM burkwoodii Korean Spice Bush

More open growing than V. ‘Mohawk’.  Pink buds open to fragrant white flowers in early spring. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM juddii Judd Viburnum

Light pink buds open to fragrant white flowers in rounded clusters in early spring.  Similar to V. carlesii, but a bit denser and more floriferous.Produces red-black fruit and fall color is red-purple. Attracts butterflies.

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial VINCA minor ‘Alba’ Periwinkle

The white-flowered form of a easy, vigorous groundcover.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial VINCA minor ‘Bowles Variety’ Periwinkle

Dark evergreen foliage and violet-blue spring flowers. Great groundcover.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial VINCA minor ‘Ralph Shugert’ Periwinkle

Glossy oval leaves with a wide white margin and sky-blue flowers.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial VIOLA corsica ‘Little Gem’ Corsican Violet

Compact Semi-Evergreen Perennial With Violet Flowers Violet Flowers Spring and sporadic bloom throughout the summer reseeding to spread and create a lovely patch of bright color.

6-8" Part Shade 4