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Michigan Native Plants - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

  Source: "MNPPA Source Guide 2005-2006"

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Common Name
Botanical Name
Cultivar
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American Hornbeam, Blue Beach Carpinus caroliniana
1. American Hornbeam
Known variously as American hornbeam ironwood, or blue beech in different parts of the country, Carpinus caroliniana has an unusual rippled trunk, witch is pale... TI Click to display n/a n/a n/a 5 Gallon
American Water Plantain Alisma subcordatum
2. American Water Plantain
Water plantain sends up a flowering stem from their clumped base leaves. The small flowers have white or pink-tinged (rarely) petals. Ribbon-like leaves formed underwater...   Click to display 24"-36" 18"-24" 5-9 Unknown
Aster (New England) Aster novae-angliae 
3. Alma Potschke
In fall, this classic cultivar becomes a glowing mass of vibrant pink daisy-like flowers that will stop traffic on your street. 'Alma Potschke' grows 4... 4D-South Click to display 30"-36" 12"-18" 5-8 6" Green
4. Hella Lacy
Provides lots of large royal purple blooms on well-branched plants with reddish foliage.   Click to display 40"-40" 12"-18" 4 8" Green
5. Purple Dome
'Purple Dome' is less than half as tall as other New England Asters, and when it blooms in fall, it really does resemble a purple...   Click to display 18"-18" 12"-18" 4 8" Green
Beard-tongue Penstemon digitalis
6. Mystica
Bronze rosettes turn into multiple flower stems with large, lavender-pink blooms. Bronze leaves turn red in Fall. Attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A lovely addition to...   Click to display 28"-32" 12"-24" 4-9 4" Green
Beard-tongue (Red-leaf)
7. Husker's Red
Striking, maroon-red foliage with a dark green underlay distinguishes this Penstemon from the other cultivars. White flowers with a tinge of light pink are borne...   Click to display 30"-36" 12"-18" 3-8 8" Green
Bittersweet Vine Celastrus
8. Diana
Bittersweet's attraction as garden plants lies in their ornamental autumn fruits - orange berries with yellow centers - which split when ripe to reveal colorful...   Click to display 36' n/a 3-8 10" Terra Cotta w/ Trellis
9. Hercules
Bittersweet's attraction as garden plants lies in their ornamental autumn fruits - orange berries with yellow centers - which split when ripe to reveal colorful...   Click to display 36' n/a 3-8 10" Terra Cotta w/ Trellis
Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta 
10. Becky Cinnamon Bicolor
This dwarf variety produces a non-stop display of extra-large, daisy-like blooms of gold and cinnamon-red from summer to autumn.   Click to display 10" 12" 3-7 4" Green
11. Cherokee Sunset
Brilliant blend of bronze, mahogany, orange, & yellow shades on double & semi-double blooms.   Click to display 24"-30" 12" 4-10 4" Green
12. Cordoba
    Click to display n/a n/a 18"-20" 15"-18" 4-10 4" Green
13. Goldilocks
Bright gold, double and semi-double flowers on compact plants all summer. Use for borders, cutting. 5C-North Click to display 8"-10" 12" 4-10 4" Green
14. Irish Eyes
Flower heads are composed of bright yellow petals surrounding a green center. Suitable as a cut flower, or superb when massed in the border or...   Click to display 24"-30" 18"-24" 4-10 4" Green
15. Irish Spring
A wonderful selection that produces masses of very large, golden yellow daisies with green centers.   Click to display 30"-36" 15"-18" 4-9 4" Green
16. Maya
'Maya' is a wonderful compact selection with very large, bright yellow double flowers.   Click to display 18"-20" 18" 4-9 4" Green
17. Moreno
'Moreno' provides large bicolored blooms of mahogany-red with golden yellow tips. Plants are compact and well-branched.   Click to display 12"-18" 15" 3-7 4" Green
18. Prairie Sun
Brilliant flowers gro 5" wide and attract butterflies to your garden. Striking plants make a bold statement in the perennial garrden and are lovely planted...   Click to display 36" 8"-24" 4-10 4" Green
19. Sahara
A delightful mix of caramel and soft pink/red blooms. Flowers are semi double to fully double. Good heat tolerance and great for amateur cut flowers.   Click to display 18"-22" 14"-16" 4-10 4" Green
20. Sonora
Durable, easy-to-grow plants add sizzling color all summer long. Masses of bright blooms attract butterflies and make great summer bouquets. 5C-North Click to display 12"-14" 18"-24" 4-10 4" Green
21. Toto Lemon
    Click to display n/a n/a 12"-15" 18" 4-10 4" Green
Rudbeckia laciniata
22. Goldquelle
Tall clumping plant with large double yellow pom-pom flowers (no cones), narrow lobed green foliage with tall wiry stems, excellent and long lasting cut flower.   Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
23. Scoparium
Schizachyrium is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site.This species can have blue, green, or purple leaves, all of which...   Click to display 24"-36" 24" 4-10 8" Green
Bowman's Root Gillenia trifoliata -syn. Porteranthus trifoliatus
24. Bowman's Root
Also known as Indian Physic or American Ipecac, Bowman's Root is an easy-to-grow native for bright shade or partial sun and it tolerates tree root...   Click to display 24"-36" 30"-36" 4-8 8" Green
Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba
25. Prairie Glow
Generous amounts of burgundy, daisy-like flowers with brown center disks. Scores of blooms appear from summer until fall with no deadheading. Choose this variety for...   Click to display n/a n/a 52"-5' 36" 3-10 8" Green
Bush Cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa
26. Mango Tango™
Mango-orange and red bi-colored flowers on a plant with dense and compact growth. The flower color is best during the cool periods of spring and...   Click to display 24" 24" 2-7 8" Terra Cotta
Butterfly Flower Asclepias tuberosa
27. Hello Yellow
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, this cultivar of our native A. tuberosa offers three months of golden yellow blooms from early through late... 9C-North Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 8" Green
28. Orange
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the... 5C-North Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 4" Green
Columbine (Canada) Aquilegia canadensis 
29. Columbine
    Click to display n/a n/a 12"-24" 15" n/a 4" Green
Coral Bells Heuchera americana 
30. Dale's Strain
Unique silver-blue marbled foliage accented by white flowers on long panicles in the spring. Excellent drought tolerant ground cover. Foliage display is amazing!   Click to display n/a n/a 16"-18" 16"-18" n/a 4" Green
Dogwood (Pagoda - Tree form) Cornus alternifolia
31. Pagoda Dogwood - Tree form
This graceful small tree has pale yellow flowers in May, followed by blue-black fruit, and the leaves turn a beautiful maroon red in the fall.... TD Click to display 15'-20' 20'-25' 4-7 5 Gallon
Dutchman's Pipe Aristolochia durior
32. Dutchman's Pipe
A fast-growing vine excellent for screening purposes; it will quickly create a dense screen and shade. The huge 8-10 in. wide, heart-shaped leaves are dark...   Click to display 15'-30' 5'-6' 4-8 10" Green w/ Trellis
False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides 
33. Bressingham Doubloon
Showy large flowers on strong, sturdy stems that do not require staking. Outstanding gold semidouble flowers.   Click to display 48"-5' 18" 3-9 8" Green
34. Summer Sun
A beautiful, carefree perennial. 'Summer Sun' puts on a show of semi-double, 2-3 inch wide, bright gold flowers all summer long. Their strong stems make...   Click to display 36"-40" 24"-30" 3-9 4" Green
Fern (Christmas) Polystichum acrostichoides
35. Christmas Fern
  12A-South Click to display n/a n/a 24" 24" 5 8" Green
Flowering Maple Abutilon hybrid
36. Melon Sorbet
Much admired by Victorians for their hardy constitutions, Flowering Maples add height and color to containers and borders. Bushy habit, and out-facing, Hibiscus-like flowers feature...   Click to display 8"-16" 14"-18" 8-11 4½" Mocha
Gayfeather; Blazing Star Liatris spicata 
37. Alba
Grass like, tufted foliage with spikes of fluffy white flowers in midsummer. Attract butterflies.   Click to display 24"-36" 12"-15" 3-9 4" Green
38. Blue
Liatris spicata, also known as Blazing Star, is an unforgettable purple perennial. Known for its grass-like foliage and tall, spiky blooms that attract butterflies, birds... 4C-South Click to display 24"-36" 12"-24" 3-9 6" Green
39. Floristan Violet
Multiple wands of bright violet-purple flowers open from top to bottom beginning in early summer. All together, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent... 6C-North Click to display 36"-48" 16"-20" 3-9 4" Green
40. Floristan White
Multiple wands of creamy white flowers open from top to bottom beginning in early summer. All together, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent...   Click to display 36"-48" 16"-20" 3-9 4" Green
Hypericum Hypericum kalmainum 
41. Blue Velvet™ ('Cfflpc-41')
A cultivar with attractive blue foliage. Numerous golden-yellow flowers in mid summer add to its attraction.   Click to display 24"-36" 24"-36" 4 8" Terra Cotta
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
42. Gateway
Dramatic plant for large gardens, landscape specimen or water's edge. Enormous, fragrant flower clusters up to 18" across attract butterflies to the garden. Attractive planted...   Click to display 5'-6' 36"-42" 3-10 8" Green
Milkweed (Common) Asclepias syriaca
43. Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed is the sole source of food for Monarch butterfly larvae.   Click to display n/a 24"-36" 9"-12" 3-9 6" Green
Milkweed (Swamp) Asclepias incarnata
44. Cinderella
A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla scented, rose pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers... 9C-North Click to display 36"-5' 12"-36" 3-9 8" Green
45. Ice Ballet
A marvelous long-blooming, bright white selection of swamp milkweed. Clear white flowers and dark green foliage make the colors of the hundreds of visiting butterflies... 9C-North Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
46. Milkmaid
The pure white 'Milkmaid' has rounded umbels of fragrant flowers that bloom in summer. The nectar-rich flowers provide food for butterflies, especially the Monarch that... 9C-North Click to display 36"-48" 24"-36" 4-9 8" Green
47. Swamp Milkweed
Beautiful native wildflower. Fragrand deep rose-pink flower clusters attract butterflies to the garden.   Click to display 36" 12"-18" 3-8 8" Green
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
48. Coppertina® ('Mindia')
Coppertina is a new cross between the golden ninebark 'Darks Gold' and the purple leafed ninebark Diabolo ('Monlo'). The result give us a wonderful plant... SC-14 Click to display 8'-10' 5' 3-7 3 Gallon
49. Diabolo® ('Monto')
A very large purple-leafed Ninebark with pinkish-white, button-like flowers in mid-summer. Cinnamon bark provides winter interest; trim lower limbs to enjoy. Terrific for cut flower...   Click to display 6'-8' 36"-5' 3 8" Terra Cotta
50. Summer Wine® ('Seward')
A new smaller version of purple-leafed Ninebark. This shrub has very compact branching and fine, deeply cut leaves. A very hardy shrub that requires little... SC-16 Click to display 5'-6' 36"-48" 3-8 3 Gallon
Partridge Berry; Squaw Vine Mitchella repens
51. Partridge Berry
Partridge Berry is an herbaceous, woodland, mat-forming, evergreen perennial that is indigenous to eastern North America.

This is a prostrate plant that reaches only 2” tall,...

  Click to display 1"-4" 12"-18" 3-8 1 Gallon White
Pearly Everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea
52. Pearly Everlasting
    Click to display n/a n/a 12"-24" 15"-18" n/a 4" Green
Primrose (Evening) Oenothera
53. Lemon Drop
Easy to grow and heat tolerant, 'Lemon Drop' is an outstanding new Evening Primrose that produces pretty, lemon yellow flowers all summer. 4D-South Click to display 8"-12" 10"-12" 5-11 6" Green
Redbud Cercis canadensis
54. Hearts of Gold
This is the first known, gold-foliaged Cercis for the U.S. Market. New leaves emerge red then turn to gold. Where leaves are shaded by others...   Click to display n/a n/a 15' 18' 5-9 5 Gallon
Redbud (Eastern)
55. Eastern Redbud (multi-stem)
This handsome tree bears small pink flowers in spring before leaves appear. Later brown fruit pods form. It does well in sun and part shade. TG Click to display 20'-30' 20'-25' 4-9 7 Gallon
56. Eastern Redbud (tree-form)
This handsome tree bears small pink flowers in spring before leaves appear. Later brown fruit pods form. It does well in sun and part shade. n/a Click to display 20'-30' 20'-25' 4-9 7 Gallon
57. Forest Pansy ('Purple Leaf')
A handsome purple leaf variety of redbud. The new foliage emerges a shimmering purple red and changes to a more subdued color as the season... Nursery Front Click to display 16'8"-25' 25'-35' 5-9 5 Gallon
Rose Mallow Hibiscus moscheutos
58. Bordeaux
Huge, boedacious red blooms, 9-10" across, on full, compact plants with soft green foliage.   Click to display 36" 24" 5-9 10" Black
59. Disco Belle Mix
Large rose, red and pink flowers on dwarf, bushy plants. Attracts hummingbirds.   Click to display 24" 24" 5-10 4" Green
60. Disco Belle Pink
Large, single, pink flowers on dwarf, bushy plants. Excellent choice for borders or beds. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun   Click to display 20"-24" 24" 5-10 4" Green
61. Disco Belle White
Huge 9" white flowers with a red eye on a bushy, dwarf plants Use for containers, borders and beds.   Click to display 18"-20" 18"-24" 5-10 4" Green
62. Grenache
Huge, bodacious, true pink blooms, 7-8" across, on full, compact plants with soft green foliage.   Click to display 36" 24" 5-9 10" Black
63. Red Hibiscus
    Click to display n/a n/a 48" 24" 5-9 4" Green
Rue Anemone Thalictrum thalictroides; Anemonella thalictroides
64. Rue Anemone
Rue Anemone is a delicate-looking early spring plant that blooms in various shades of pink. It begins to come up through brown leaves from the...   Click to display 6"-9" 6"-9" 4-8 1 Gallon White
Rush (Corkscrew) Juncus effusus 
65. Spiralis
Long and curling, spiraling coils of rush-like leaves burst up, out, and sideways from the base of this clumping marsh plant. A true oddity. 4C-North Click to display n/a 12"-14" 18" 7-11 6" Green
Rush (Soft)
66. Quartz Creek
Known for its narrow, soft, round stems and vertical growth, Soft Rush has medium green foliage that turns yellowish brown after the first frost. Flowers...   Click to display 15"-24" 14"-20" 5-11 6" Green
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower Helenium autumnale
67. Helena Red & Gold Hybrids
Countless small daisy-like flowers on well branched, upright stems. Vibrant flowers are excellent for late-season color in the garden or bouquet. A beautiful addition to... 6B-North Click to display 48"-48" 36" n/a 4" Green
Stonecrop (Woodland) Sedum ternatum
68. Woodland Stonecrop
Sedum ternatum is the most widespread native Sedum species in eastern North America, commonly known as woodland stonecrop. It has white flowers, blooming April to... 6D-South Click to display 3"-4" 6"-12" 3-9 4½" White
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 
69. Switch Grass
This ever-popular prairie grass is known for its lush foliage and conical seedheads that turn a golden brown in fall. It is also the best...   Click to display 36"-6' 36" 5-9 4" Green
Trillium Trillium erectum
70. Red Trillium
Beautiful 3-petaled red flowers are borne on erect stalks above 3 whorled leaves from April to May. Ideal for naturalizing. Will go dormant after flowering.   Click to display 12"-18" 6"-12" 4 8" Green
Trillium grandiflorum
71. White Trillium
Beautiful 3-petaled white flowers are borne on erect stalks above 3 whorled leaves from April to May. Ideal for naturalizing. Will go dormant after flowering.   Click to display 12"-18" 6"-12" 4 8" Green
Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia cespitosa 
72. Northern Lights
A new cool season, graceful, mostly evergreen grass with narrow, gold variegated blades. Loose, airy panicles tipped in pink appear in spring, then fade to... 12C-South Click to display n/a 18"-30" 8"-12" 4-9 8" Green
73. Tufted Hair Grass
Beautiful when covered with dew in the morning, this native "Tufted Hair Grass" is a superb ornamental. It’s much valued for its neat, dark, evergreen...   Click to display 24"-36" 24"-30" 5-9 4" Green
Tufted Hair Grass (Dwarf)
74. Pixie Fountain
‘Pixie Fountain’ features dense clumps of slender, silver-green foliage followed by golden brown flower spikes above the leaves from June to September. Choose this compact... 12C-South Click to display 16"-24" 12"-20" 2-7 8" Green
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipfera
75. Tulip Tree
A stately tree for large spaces. Flowers in May and early June with attractive greenish-yellow blossoms that have a tangerine tint at the base of...   Click to display 70'-90' 35'-50' 4-9 7 Gallon
Viburnum (Arrow-wood) Viburnum dentatum
76. Blue Muffin® ('Christom')
A compact selection of Arrowwood Viburnum with glossy leaves and intense blue berries in late summer! This native shrub is perfect for home landscapes. It...   Click to display 50"-7' 5'-7' 3-9 3 Gallon
White Snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum
77. Chocolate
Striking foliage contrasts beautifully with brilliant white flowers. 4D-South Click to display 36"-48" 24" 3-7 6" Green
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana
78. Witch Hazel
Flowers have fragrant, yellow, ribbon-like petals, 1½" in diameter and bloom in late fall about the time leaves drop. Does well in woods, shade and...   Click to display 15' 12'-15' 4-8 3¾ Gallon
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
79. Apple Blossom
A cool, subtle-colored yarrow, 'Apple Blossom' is aptly named for its soft lilac-pink to pale rose flowers. They have the most intense color when they...   Click to display 24"-36" 24"-36" 3-8 8" Green
80. Colorado
Finely cut foliage with fragrant flowers in shades of apricot, red, rose, yellow & white.   Click to display 18"-24" 24" 9-2 4" Green
81. New Vintage™ Violet
New Vintage™ Violet Yarrow is a long-blooming selection with unusual, eye-catching plum-violet flowers that hold their color. A small plant at maturity, this perennial is... 4C-South Click to display 12"-14" 10"-12" 2-9 6" Green
82. Paprika
Lucious apple-red and paprika colored flowers with sulphur yellow centers are among the most beautiful of all yarrows. From early to late summer, tall flower...   Click to display 24" 24" 3-8 8" Green
83. Red Velvet
This deep rose-red selection fades less than older types. Good for cutting and drying. Remove faded flowers regularly, to promote continued blooming. Inclined to spread,... 11C-South Click to display 23"-29" 18"-23" 2-9 8" Green
84. Saucy Seduction
This intensely colored selection produces a bouquet of flowers that open intense fuchsia pink, then lighten to medium pink. New flowers are produced all summer...   Click to display 18"-24" 28"-32" 3-8 8" Green
85. Summer Pastels
This delightful mixture offers a rich blend of soft shades, from white to peach to lavender and rose. They look great together, and their gentle... 6C-S; 11C-S Click to display 18"-27" 18"-23" 3-10 4" Green
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