Plant Library

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Plant Library

Welcome to the plant library - If you want to know anything about perennials, annuals, shrubs or bulbs, we will have it listed in this plant library

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Perennial Plant Library

Botanical Name Common Name Bloom Light Water Color Height Zones Prob.
Achillea Yarrow Su FS WD WYPG 6" - 36" 3 - 9 D C
Ajuga Bugleweed ESp LS N BWPV 6" - 12" 3 - 9 D
Asarum Wild Ginger ESp LS-DS M WPu 6" - 8" 2 - 10 D S
Astilbe False Goats Beard LSp-LSu LS-DS W RPWPu 4" - 36" 4 - 8 D
Campanula Bellflower Su S-LS WD-M WPPuB 6"-36" 2 - 9 D S
Chrysanthemum Mums LSu-F S WD-M WPPuRY 8" - 36" 5 - 9 D S Cu
Dicentra Bleeding Hearts Sp-Su LS WD-M PRYW 24"-36" 3 - 8 D S
Coreopsis Tickseed Su FS-LS DT YPRO 12" - 36" 4 - 9 D S
Echinacea Cone Flower MSu-F FS-LS DT-N PRPuW 24"-36" 2 - 9 D Rc S
Gaillardia Blanket Flower Su FS WD OYR 6" - 36" 3 - 11 D S
Geranium Cranesbill Su S-LS WD-M WPPuB 8" - 48" 4 - 8 D S
Hemerocallis Daylily ES-F FS-LS WD-M Any 18"-48" 2 - 9 D S
Heuchera Coral Bells Sp-LSu FS-LS M PW 12" - 36" 4 - 9 D S
Hosta Plants Plantain Lily LS-S LS-DS W-N PWV 8"-48" 3 - 9 D S
Lamium Dead Nettle LSp-S MS-DS WD-DT WYPu 8"-18" 3 - 8 D S
Liatris Gayfeather Su S-LS WD-M BPuPW 18"-30" 3 - 8 D S
Lobelia Cardinal Flower MSu-F S-LS M WBPuRP 12" - 48" 2 - 10 D S
Monarda Bee Balm MSu-LSu S-LS WD-M WRPPu 36" - 48" 3 - 9 D S
Oenothera Evening Primrose Su FS DT WPY 8" - 60" 3 - 11 D
Platycodon Grandiflorius Balloon Flower Su S WD WPPuB 6" - 24" 3 - 8 S
Pachysandra Japanese Spurge Su S-DS WD-DT WP 10" - 15" 4 - 8 D
Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susan MSu-LF S WD-DT ORY 15" - 28" 3 - 9 D S
Salvia Sage LSp-LSu S-LS WD-DT BPWYR 4" - 36" 3 - 11 D S Sw
Sedum Stonecrop Su-F S-LS WD-DT WPRY 4" - 24" 3 - 9 D S Lc
Veronica Speedwell Su-F S-LS WD-DT BPuWPR 4" - 48" 4 - 11 D S Sw

Ornamental Grass Library

Botanical Name Common Name Bloom Light Water Color Height Zones Prob.
Blue Fescue Blue Fescue Su-EF S-LS M-DT B 6" - 12" 4 - 8 S D
Cortaderia Selloana Pampas Grass Lsu-SF S-LS DT WP 6' - 12' 5 - 11b S D
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa Sp-LF S-DS M-DT YG 12" - 24" 5 - 9 D
Liriope Lilyturf Su-F S-FS DT BPuW 12" - 36" 4 - 10 D
Pennisetum Fountain Grass Lsu-EF S-LS M-DT WP 12" - 4' 6 - 11 S D

Fern Library

Botanical Name Common Name Bloom Light Water Color Height Zones Prob.
Athyrium filix-femina Lady Fern - S-DS DT-M Foliage 3' - 7' 2 - 9 S D
Athyrium nipponicum Japanese Painted Fern - LS-DS M Foliage 8" - 20" 4 - 9 S D
Dryopteris Wood Fern - LS-DS M Foliage 1' - 4' 3 - 8 D
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern Su-F LS-DS M Br 3' - 8' 2 - 8 S D
Osmunda regalis Royal Fern - LS-DS M Br 5' - 7' 3 - 10 S D

Annual Plant Library

Botanical Name Common Name Bloom Light Water Color Height Zones Prob.
Begonia Begonia LSp-LF FS-PS M PRW 6" - 24" 10 - 11 Lc
Calendula Officinalis Pot Marigold Su FS-LS WD-M OYR 12" - 24" 10 - 11 S
Centaurea Bachelor Buttons LSp-LF FS WD-M Any 12" - 84" 2 - 11 S
Cosmos Cosmos LSp-LF FS WD-M Any 12" - 84" 2 - 11 S
Impatiens Busy Lizzy LSp-LF LS-DS WD-M Any -Blue 8" - 16" 10 - 11 S
Lobelia Lobelia ESp-LSp FS-LS M BPW 6" - 24" 2 - 11 S
Petunia Petunias LSp-LF FS-LS DT Any 6" - 15" 8 - 10 S Cu
Phlox Phlox LSp-LF FS WD-DT WRPPuB 12' - 24" 4 - 8 S
Tagetes Marigold Su S M-WD OYR 8" - 36" 10 - 11 S
Tropaeolum Marjus Nasturtium ESu-F S DT OYR 8" - 20' 9 - 10 S
Zinnia Zinnias Su S-LS WD-M Any 12" - 42" 2 - 11 S

Shrub or Bush Library

Botanical Name Common Name Bloom Light Water Color Height Zones Prob.
Buddleia Butterfly Bush Su FS DT WBPuPR 5' - 15' 5 - 10 Sh S
Camellia japonica Camellia W-LSp FS WD-M PRW 10' - 20' 7 - 11 Sh G L
Hibiscus Rose Mallow MSu-F S-LS M PRWY 3' - 25' 5 - 10 D S
Hydrangea Hydrangea MSu-LF FS-LS WD-M PRWY 3' - 6' 3 - 9 L Sw Hw
Lonicera Honeysuckle Varies FS-LS WD-M PRWY 10' - 30' 4 - 10 Sw L
Magnolia Magnolia Varies FS-LS WD-DT WYRPPu 30' - 80' 5 - 10 Sw S G
Paeonia Peonies LSp-ESu S MS PRWYO 36" 3 - 8 D
Philadelphus Mock Orange ESu-Su S-LS WD-DT W 3' - 20' 4 - 8 D Sw
Potentilla Cinquefoils Su S-LS WD-M PRWYO 36" - 48" 3 - 7 D S C
Rhododendron Rhododendron Varies S-LS WD-M PRWY 3' - 25' 4 - 9 D S L Sh
Syringa Lilac Sp-ESu S M PPUBWR 3' - 25' 3 - 9 Sh G L
Vaccinium Blueberry LSp S-LS M PW 4' - 10' 3 - 7 Sh G L
Viburnum Viburnum LSp S-LS WD-M PW 4' - 15' 2 - 9 Sw S D

Bulb Library

Botanical Name Common Name Bloom Light Water Color Height Zones Prob.
Canna Cannas LSu-F S DT-M YRP 30" - 10' 9 - 11 D S
Dahlia Dahlia MSu-F S DT Any 6" - 72" 9 - 10 D
Hyacinthoides Bluebells ESp S-LS WD-M BWP 8" - 24" 4 - 9 S D
Iris Iris LSp-MSu S M BWY 6" - 48" 4 - 9 D
Lilium Lilies Varies S-AS WD-M Any 6" - 7' 3 - 8 See Text
Narcissus Daffodils ESp S-LS WD WYMu 6"-20" 2 - 9 D
Ranunculus Butter Cups Varies S Varies Any      
Blooming Time Key

ESp = Early Spring
Sp = Spring
LSp = Late Spring
ESu = Early Summer
Su = Summer
MSu = Mid Summer
LSu = Late Summer
F = Fall
LF = Late fall
W = Winter

Watering Requirements Key

WD = Well Drained Soil
W = Wet
DT = Drought Tolerant Plan
N = Average Water/Soil
M = Moist Soil

Light Requirements Key

S = Full Sun
FS = Filtered Sunlight
LS = Light Shade
MS = Moderate Shade
DS = Full Shade
AS = Afternoon Shade

Bloom Color Key

W = White
R = Red
G = Green
B = Blue
Y = Yellow
O = Orange
P = Pink
Pu = Purple
Mu = Multicolor
Br = Brown

Propagation Key

S = Plant From Seed
D = Divide or Separate Bulbs/Bulblets
Sw = Softwood Cuttings
Sh = Semi-Hardwood Cuttings
Hw = Hardwood Cuttings
G = Grafting
L = Layering
Lc = Leaf Cuttings
Cu = Cuttings

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