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(Note: Common names are variable and unreliable)

Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abelia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Abelia

This Abelia is an upright to spreading deciduous shrub native to China and one of the parents of the much more commonly grown hybrid Abelia x grandiflora.  It can make a good hedge plant with abundant white flowers in summer and with...


Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn'
Common Name: Variegated Flowering Maple

Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn' is a shrub in warm areas. Maple-like leaves are variegated with white. Orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these pl...


Acer griseum
Common Name: Paperbark Maple

Upright oval or rounded habit. Cinnimon or redish-brown exfoliating bark showy in winter landscape. Bark starts to exfoliate after 2 years. Trifoliate leaves. Good small lawn tree, in shrub border or other groupings. Tolerant of well-drained or cl...


Adiantum hispidulum
Common Name: Rosy Maidenhair
Horse-shoe shaped upright fronds similar to other "Maidenhair" ferns. New growth is rosy pink. Moist soil with lime or oyster shells added. Mulch in winter. For warmer gardens or as a container plant northward. Naturalized in some parts of zone 9....

Aesculus parviflora
Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye

Bottlebrush Buekeye is a wide spreading multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with large palmately compound leaves. Flowers in early summer are long upright white spikes. Showy flowers and bright yellow fall color make this a highly desirable ornamental f...


Aesculus parviflora var. serotina
Common Name: Late-blooming Bottlebrush Buckeye
Wide spreading, suckering, multi-stemmed open deciduous slow growing shrub. Overall shape is irregular almost stratified in appearance. White bottlebrush flowers appear in summer two to three weeks later than typical for the species. Medium to dar...

Agave americana
Common Name: Century Plant
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Agave lophantha 'Splendida'
Common Name: Century Plant 'Splendida'

This small bright green Agave with a white center stripe on the short, broad, toothed leaves is a selection of a species native to south Texas and Mexico.  This smaller more compact clumping selection was found some years ago near J...


Agave salmiana ferox
Common Name: Giant Agave
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Aleurites fordii
Common Name: Tung-oil Tree

Tung Oil tree is a medium size deciduous tree.  It is ornamental with large (to 10 in) dark green heart shaped or lobed leaves and white to pink flowers in showy panicles in spring. Large inedible seeds are source of tung...


Alpinia sp
Common Name: Evergreen Ginger
Evergreen Ginger produces many long lance-shaped leaves from the base. Spikes of clear yellow flowers extend above the foliage. Plant in part to full shade in moist fertile soil. From seed Collected in 1998 by Frank Bell above Baoguo Monastery on ...

Amelanchier obovalis
Common Name: Shadbush

This "Shadbush" or "Serviceberry" is an upright colony forming deciduous shrub. White flowers in the spring followed by blue-purple fruit. An attractive low growing species that is much less common in cultivation compared to the larger species and...


Amsonia tabernaemontana
Common Name: Bluestar
This is the Amsonia most familiar to gardeners. This Bluestar has broader oval leaves and the blue star shaped flowers at the ends of the stems typical of the Amsonias. It grows well in deep moist soil in partial shade. Alan Armitage in Herbaceous...

Anisacanthus wrightii
Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

Hummingbird bush is a deciduous shrub with rather small pointed leaves and orange to red tubular star-shaped flowers attractive to hummingbirds. Flowers occur from late spring until frost. Drought tolerant as it is native to the southwestern U.S. ...


Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Yellow Hummingbird Flower

Like Anisacanthus wrightii (which see) but with yellow flowers. This clone from San Antonio Botanic Garden is probably the variety 'Pumpkin'

 

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Anredera cordifolia
Common Name: Madiera Vine

Anredera cordifolia (Boussingaltia basseloides)is a deciduous perennial vine with rather fleshy leaves and sprays of tiny white fragrant flowers. It has tuberous roots and climbs by twining.  The leaves and tubers are appare...


Antigonon leptopus
Common Name: Coral Vine

This subtropical vine has somewhat heart shaped leaves and clusters of small papery hot pink showy flowers summer to fall. This vigorous grower is evergreen only in frost-free areas.  In most of the Deep South it freezes to the grou...


Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Holly Fern

This large fern is a bold and attractive evergreen.  The large dark green leaves have a gold stripe down the center of each division. Plant this fern in shade or partial shade with good soil and ample water.   It is n...


Ardisia crenata 'alba'
Common Name: Ardisia, White Berried

This is the uncommon white-berried form of Ardisia crenata (which see).  Culture and other characteristics similar. 

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Ardisia japonica 'Hinode'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with broad band of yellow variegation in the center of the leaves....

Ardisia japonica 'Ito-Fukurin'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with light silver-gray leaves with thin white margin....

Ardisia japonica 'Nishiki'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see). Ardisia japonica 'Nishiki' ('Hokan Nishiki') has gold and pink variegated leaves on new growth....

Aristida beyrichiana
Common Name: Wiregrass, Southern
This is a fine textured bunch grass with dense wiry foliage and tall, narrow flowering spikes. It is historically the dominant groundcover in frequently burned longleaf pine forests in the southern U.S. It is now becoming rare because of the loss and...

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common Name: Milkweed, Swamp
'Ice Ballet' is a white flowered selection of this native perennial milkweed. Flowers are borne at tops of 3-4 foot tall plants. This is a good garden plant for moist sites or for the well-watered perennial border. Easy to grow and attractive to butt...

Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

This strong-growing perennial native to Eastern North America is a favorite of gardeners.  Flower color can range from yellow to almost red but bright orange is typical.  It is best grown in a sunny location wit...


Asimina parviflora
Common Name: Dwarf Pawpaw

This Pawpaw is similar to Asimina triloba (which see) but it has smaller leaves, flowers and fruits.  Typically a shrub or rarely a small tree which is not colony forming.  It grows on drier sites, usually woodland hillsides....


Asimina triloba
Common Name: Pawpaw
Tropical looking deciduous small tree. Large leaves have distinctive odor when crushed. Largest native edible fruit. Perishable banana-like fruit in mid-summer has custard like pulp and large seeds. They are relished by raccoons and many people. S...

Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Cast Iron Plant

Like Aspidistra elatior (which see) but leaves with alternate stripes of white and green. It may lose variegation in high fertility soils. Pot bound plants can display the best variegation.  May be a bit less hardy than the norm...


Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'
Common Name: Speckled Cast Iron Plant
Smaller than typical Cast Iron Plant and with myriad small white spots on dark leaves (hence name). According to Plant Delights this is properly 'Ginga' but is more commonly called 'Milky Way' This interesting evergreen groundcover should have cultur...

Aster carolinianus
Common Name: Climbing Aster
A most unusual Aster as it is a vine or very scandent shrub with woody stems which do not die back in winter. Abundant late season flowerheads are about 1" diamenter. The ray flowers are blue to purple with yellow disc flowers. It occurs in scatter...

Aster georgiana
Common Name: Georgia Aster

Large bushy perennial Aster with abundant large flower heads with violet ray flowers. Somewhat like Aster grandiflorus but sometimes considered a variety of Aster patens.. This is a rare plant in the wild and known from relativel...


Aster laevis 'Bluebird'
Common Name: Aster 'Bluebird'
A selection of our native Smooth Aster made by Richard Lighty at Mt. Cuba Center in Deleware. Large vase shaped clumps bear abundant 1"+ flower heads with violet blue ray flowers surrounding golden disc flowers. This good perennial for the bed or b...

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'
Common Name: Aster 'Raydon's Favorite'
A dense bushy plant smothered in fall with large blue-purple flowers. A selection from the former Holbrook Farm Nursery in N.C. A fine garden plant for sunny border with well-drained soil. Aromatic foliage. Native to dry prairies and rocky slopes...

Athyrium x 'Ghost'
Common Name: Lady Fern 'Ghost' Hybrid

This hybrid fern will bring a silver accent to your shady garden.  It is a cross between Lady Fern and Japanese Painted Fern that originated in cultivation. It is a hardy fern and a strong grower.

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Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'
Common Name: Golddust Plant

An evergreen shrub with rather large leathery leaves which in this clone are very heavily splashed with yellow. We obtained this male clone a few years ago from Dr. Michael Dirr who was then working with and evaluating a number of Aucuba varieties...


Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
Common Name: Aucuba, 'Rozannie'

Aucuba japonica is a commonly planted evergreen shrub in southern gardens.  There are numberous varieties and many have yellow speckles or yellow or white splotches on the large leathery toothed leaves.  Female plants can have l...

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