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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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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
Birch (River) Betula nigra
6. 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
Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
7. 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
Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba
8. 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
Butterfly Flower Asclepias tuberosa
9. 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
10. 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 
11. Columbine
    Click to display n/a n/a 12"-24" 15" n/a 4" Green
Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 
12. Bravado
Huge, rosy-red flowers supported by strong stems. Attracts butterflies. 5D-North Click to display 36"-48" 24" 3-9 4" Green
13. 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
14. Fancy Frills
Like a fragrant, pink sunflower with multiple rows of shaggy petals, this novelty selection of echinacea will add some pizzazz to your cut flower bouquets....   Click to display 30" 24" 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
15. 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
16. Little Giant
This Echinacea has the unique trait of having a double set of petals which surrounds the bronzy-orange, central cone. These flowers are supported by very...   Click to display 18"-24" 18" 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
17. 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
18. Rubinstern (Ruby Star)
One of the best new strains, E. 'Ruby Star' is similar to E. 'Magnus' in that they both hold their petals in a refined, horizontal...   Click to display 36"-42" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
19. Ruby Giant
Absolutely huge, 7 inch wide, ruby blooms with recurved ray petals are held high above dense mounds of foliage. The central cone is coppery-orange and...   Click to display 30" 24" 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
20. 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 
21. 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
False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides 
22. 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
23. 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 Dryopteris marginalis 
24. Eastern Wood Fern
This is a popular evergreen native fern that is common in woods and rocky wooded slopes in northeast North America. Its fronds are bluish-green. The...   Click to display n/a n/a 18"-30" 15" 3-8 8" Green
Matteuccia struthiopteris 
25. The King
One of the largest and most popular ferns in cultivation today. The dark green, pinnate fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes, being much wider at...   Click to display n/a 36"-6' 36"-48" 3-7 8" Green
Fern (Christmas) Polystichum acrostichoides
26. Christmas Fern
  12A-South Click to display n/a n/a 24" 24" 5 8" Green
Gayfeather; Blazing Star Liatris spicata 
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
31. 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
Lobelia Lobelia
32. Grape Knee-Hi
Deep grape-colored blooms attract hummingbirds all summer.   Click to display 12"-16" 15" 5-10 8" Green
Maple (Red) Acer rubrum
33. Red Sunset® ('Franksred')
'Brandywine' is cross between A. rubrum October Glory® and A. rubrum 'Autumn Flame', and was developed by the U.S. National Arboretum. Only sterile flowers are...   Click to display n/a 45' 35'9" 4-7 6½ Gallon
Milkweed (Common) Asclepias syriaca
34. 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
35. 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
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. 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
40. 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
41. 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
42. 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
Phlox (Creeping) Phlox subulata 
43. Blue Emerald
Masses of purple-blue flowers cover mats of deep-green foliage in spring. Plants look stunning on a bank or tumbling over a wall, and , like...   Click to display 4"-6" 18"-24" 2-9 4½" White
44. Emerald Blue
Masses of purple-blue flowers cover mats of deep-green foliage in spring. Plants look stunning on a bank or tumbling over a wall, and , like...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 8" Green
Phlox (Dwarf Garden) Phlox paniculata
45. Flame® White Eye
Large clusters of snow white flowers with a prominent magenta eye make this plant a real eye-catcher! They are produced in midsummer atop relatively short,...   Click to display 15"-18" 18" 3-8 8" Green
Phlox (Moss) Phlox subulata 
46. 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
47. Millstream Daphne
Pink flowers with darker eye, good ground cover, spring flowering.   Click to display 4"-6" 8"-10" 2-9 4½" White
48. 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
49. 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
50. Scarlet Flame
An outstanding performer! Vivid scarlet flowers bloom so profuesly they nearly hide the foliage. REmarkably heat and drought tolerant.   Click to display 4"-6" 8"-10" 2-9 4½" White
51. Snowflake
There are many selections of Moss Phlox, all of them forming a low mound or cushion of dark green needle-like leaves, smothered by tiny flowers...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 8" Green
52. Violet Pinwheels
This delightful hybrid phlox breaks new ground in the spring-blooming cushion or moss phlox genre. The notched, upturned petals truly look like they could take...   Click to display 4"-6" 18"-24" 4-8 4½" White
53. White Delight
Starry, pure-white blooms hover just above plush carpets of needled green leaves in spring. The reflective power of white makes these plants gleam at sunrise...   Click to display 4"-6" 18"-24" 2-9 4½" White
Phlox (Tall Garden) Phlox paniculata 
54. Blue Boy
Large trusses of soft lavender-blue flowers, each with a white center. They have a pleasing, sweet scent. Excellent for cutting. Bloom begins in midsummer.   Click to display n/a n/a 30"-36" 18" 4-8 8" Green
55. Blue Paradise
Fragrant lavender-blue flowers with a white eye and tiny red center bloom all season. Deep green foliage is lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in...   Click to display 24"-36" 18"-24" 4-8 1 Gallon White
56. Bright Eyes
Pale pink flowers with a prominent, hot-pink eye zone are produced reliably from mid thru late summer. These aromatic flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds....   Click to display 30"-36" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
57. 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
58. Glamour Girl
If you’re only going to choose one new Tall Garden Phlox this year, make it ‘Glamour Girl’. You won’t be disappointed!

This long-legged beauty stands...

  Click to display 32" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
59. Hesperia
Petite flower clusters of lilac-rose attract butterflies to the garden. Lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm, Shasta...   Click to display 24"-40" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
60. Jeana
Discovered by Jeana Prewitt near her home in Tennessee, this vigorous grower produces showy, dense heads of lavender-pink flowers simply adored by butterflies. This variety...   Click to display 36"-5' 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
61. 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
62. Magic Blue
A bit of magic right before your eyes! Watch as the flowers open with lavender blue petals and a very light-colored eye. Then, like magic,...   Click to display 36"-48" 24"-30" 4-8 8" Green
63. Minnie Pearl
Clusters of large, pure white flowers completely cover the glossy, green foliage from early to late summer. In warmer zones, this plant reportedly begins...   Click to display 15"-20" 18"-24" 3-8 8" Green
64. Miss Elie
Showy, rose-colored flowers with a contrasting dark pink eye are produced in profusion from mid thru late summer. The strong, tall stems are lined with...   Click to display 36"-48" 24"-30" 4-8 8" Green
65. Miss Mary
Brilliant, fragrant flower clusters attract butterflies to the garden. Stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm, cranesbill and ornamental grasses. Remove faded flwoersa...   Click to display 20"-24" 24" 4-8 8" Green
66. 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
67. 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
68. 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
69. Robert Poore
Standing a full 5 to 6 feet, 'Robert Poore' is one of the tallest varieties of phlox available. From mid thru late summer, multiple stems...   Click to display 5'-6' 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
70. Shortwood
P. 'Shortwood' is a new introduction which has inherited excellent traits from its parents: high mildew resistance from 'David' and bright pink blossoms from 'Eva...   Click to display 42"-45" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
71. Starfire
Panicles of deliciously perfumed, cherry red blossoms contrast sharply against the deep green foliage from mid thru late summer. They attract both butterflies and hummingbirds...   Click to display 30"-36" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
Redbud (Eastern) Cercis canadensis 
72. 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
73. 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
74. 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
Rue Anemone Thalictrum thalictroides; Anemonella thalictroides
75. 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
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower Helenium autumnale
76. 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
77. 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 
78. 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 
79. 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
80. 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
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 
81. 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
82. 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
83. 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 
84. 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
85. 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)
86. 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
87. 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
88. 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
Winterberry (Dwarf Male Pollinator) Ilex verticillata 
89. Jim Dandy
Compact habit makes this a handsome early male pollinator. Adds texture to summer plantings and thrives in wet areas.   Click to display 36"-6' 36"-6' 4 10" Black
Winterberry Holly
90. 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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