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Indiana Native Plants - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

  Source: 'Landscaping with Plants Native to Indiana'

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Common Name
Botanical Name
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Spring Summer Autumn
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
Aster (New England) Aster novae-angliae 
2. 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
Birch (River) Betula nigra
3. River Birch
This river bottom native also does well on upland soils. Resistant to bronze birch borer, it has nice yellow fall color, and attractive cinnamon-brown exfoliating... TM Click to display n/a 40'-50' 30'-40' 4-8 5 Gallon
Butterfly Flower Asclepias tuberosa
4. 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
5. 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
Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 
6. Bravado
Huge, rosy-red flowers supported by strong stems. Attracts butterflies. 5D-North Click to display 36"-48" 24" 3-9 4" Green
7. Doubledecker
Unusual double-layered flowers attract butterflies to a wide range of landscape settings. Lovely in perennial, wildflower or cutting gardens and attractive planted with white foxglove,... 5D-North Click to display 36"-40" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
8. Kim's Knee High
A dwarf version of the well-known native purple coneflower. Large, daisy-like flowers with clear pink, recurved ray petals and large, bronzy-orange central cones appear atop... 12C-North Click to display 18"-24" 12"-18" 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
9. Magnus
A classic purple coneflower. Beautiful rose-pink ray petals with a coppery-brown, spiky central cone comprise the huge, flat flower heads. Newer blooms are more intense... 5D-South Click to display 36"-36" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
10. White Swan
A classic white coneflower. Pure white ray petals reflex downward, away from the coppery-brown, spiky central cone. Their sweet honey-like fragrance attracts masses of butterflies.... 5D-South Click to display 30"-36" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
False Indigo Baptisia australis 
11. False Indigo
This long-lived, shrub-like perennial presents long spikes of indigo-blue flowers above pleasing blue-green foliage. Blooms are followed by attractive black seed pods. 12C-North Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
Fern (Christmas) Polystichum acrostichoides
12. Christmas Fern
  12A-South Click to display n/a n/a 24" 24" 5 8" Green
Gayfeather; Blazing Star Liatris spicata 
13. 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
14. 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
Milkweed (Swamp) Asclepias incarnata
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
18. 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
19. 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
Phlox (Moss) Phlox subulata 
20. Candy Stripes
Spreading mats of needle-like, evergreen foliage disappear under countless pink-and-white striped blooms in spring. This one is so easy on the eye and so charming,... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4½" White
21. Oakington Blue Eyes
Mat-forming variety with loads of lavender blue flwoers in spring. Tumbles beautifully over rocks, slopes, and banks. Makes a gorgeous border edging. 4C-South Click to display 4" 18" 2-8 4½" White
22. Red Wings
In spring, this cultivar becomes a sheet of rose-red flowers that draws the eye like a magnet. Interplant with pure-white Tulips for a combination that... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4½" White
Phlox (Tall Garden) Phlox paniculata 
23. David
'David' is the most mildew-resistant garden phlox today. Its domed clusters of pure-white flowers appear above deep-green leaves that remain clean and healthy nine summers... 10C-South Click to display 42" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
24. Laura
Rated a top performer! 'Laura' produces masses of fuschia-purple blossoms with starry, white centers and dark eyes all summer long. This selection has a particularly... 10C-South Click to display 24"-30" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
25. Nicky
Glowing magenta flowers, the darkest of all tall garden phlox, make this plant a real eye-catcher! They are produced nearly all summer long atop clumps... 10C-South Click to display 30"-36" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
26. Orange Perfection
The sturdy stems of 'Orange Perfection' are crowned with large heads of deep salmon-pink flowers with small red eyes. The intense color carries across the... 10C-South Click to display 30"-36" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
27. Red Magic
Vivid, dark rose-red flowers with lighter red centers cluster to liven up the summer garden and are sure to attract attention and compliments. Mildew resistant. 10C-South Click to display 26"-30" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
Redbud (Eastern) Cercis canadensis 
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower Helenium autumnale
31. 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
32. 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
Sumac (Cutleaf Staghorn) Rhus typhina 
33. First Editions® Tiger Eyes®
Tiger Eyes® is a beautiful golden-leafed form of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac. New growth is a lively chartreuse green, quickly changing to yellow, both colors contrasting... Entrance Click to display n/a 6' 6' 4-8 1 Gallon
Sweetspire Itea virginica 
34. Little Henry® ('Sprich')
A new compact Sweetspire with pure white flowers in the early summer cover this low mounded, compact shrub. Perfectly suited for flooding large banks, beds... SC-10 Click to display 36" 36" 5 3 Gallon
35. Scentlandia® ('SMNIVDFC')
So how could Scentlandia® sweetspire improve on the classic? Better hardiness, for one, so that even gardeners in the colder parts of its hardiness zone... n/a Click to display 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 3 Gallon
Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia cespitosa 
36. 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
Tufted Hair Grass (Dwarf)
37. 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
Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata 
38. Berry Heavy® ('Spravy')
A spectacular winter show with its heavy set of large, bright red berries. We have been watching this plant for years and we feel it... SC-11 Click to display 5'-7' 5'-7' 4 10" Terra Cotta
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