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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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Birch (River) Betula nigra
1. 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... TG Click to display n/a 40'-50' 30'-40' 4-8 3 Gallon
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba
2. Blackjack Gold
Blackjack Gold is a German-bred cultivar of the ever-popular Black-Eyed Susan is that is both reliably perennial and longer blooming than the unimproved species. It... 5D-North Click to display n/a 36"-40" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
Brown-eyed Susan
3. 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... 11C-North Click to display n/a n/a 52"-5' 36" 3-10 8" Green
Butterfly Weed 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-South 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... 5D-N,9C-S 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-South 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-South Click to display 36"-40" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
8. 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
Dune Grass, American Beach Grass, Marram Grass Ammophila breviligulata
9. Dune Grass
Dune Grass is a spreading, rhizomatous native bunch grass common along the shores of Lake Michigan. Dune grass is often used as an erosion control... 12C-South Click to display n/a 24"-32" 12"-18" 4-8 8" Green
Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria
10. Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches is a true spring woodland ephemeral species. It flowers early in the spring when sunlight hits the woodland floor before the canopy of... 4C-South Click to display 8"-10" 6"-12" 3-8 6" Green
False Indigo Baptisia australis 
11. False Indigo
A distinctive perennial with showy indigo-blue flowers carried on tapering spikes up to 1' long. They are held just above the dense, bushy mounds of... 11C-North Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides 
12. 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... 6B-North Click to display 36"-40" 24"-30" 3-9 4" Green
Fern Dryopteris marginalis 
13. 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... 12A-South Click to display n/a 18"-30" 15" 2-8 8" Green
Foamflower Tiarella hybrid
14. Elizabeth Oliver
Tiarella 'Elizabeth Oliver' has become a classic among the fancy-leaved varieties of foamflower available today. It was the earliest of the hybrids between eastern and... 4D-South Click to display 12"-15" 12" 4-8 8" Green
Gayfeather; Blazing Star Liatris spicata 
15. Alba
Grass like, tufted foliage with spikes of fluffy white flowers in midsummer. Attract butterflies. 4D-South Click to display 24"-36" 12"-15" 3-9 Trade Gallon-Green
16. 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... 4D-South Click to display 24"-36" 12"-24" 3-9 Trade Gallon-Green
17. 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... 6D-North Click to display 36"-48" 16"-20" 3-9 4" Green
Goat's Beard Aruncus dioicus 
18. Sylvester
An outstanding specimen plant for the partially shaded garden. Looking much like a very large white astilbe, Goat's Beard has similar foliage and feathery, creamy... 12C-North Click to display 48"-5' 36"-48" 3-7 8" Green
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
19. 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... 9C-South Click to display 5'-6' 36"-42" 3-10 8" Green
Maple (Red) Acer rubrum
20. 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... TI Click to display n/a 45' 35'9" 4-7 10 Gallon
May Apple Podaphyllum peltatum
21. May Apple
This unique groundcover boasts umbrella-type leaves and will thrive in any shady area. May Apple’s bright green foliage is also deer resistant. Plant has 1... 4C-South   12"-18" 8"-12" 3-8 6" Green
Milkweed (Swamp) Asclepias incarnata
22. 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... 4D-South Click to display 36"-5' 12"-36" 3-9 6" Green
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius 
23. 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-4 Click to display 5'-6' 36"-48" 3-8 PW 3 Gallon
Phlox (Creeping) Phlox subulata 
24. 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... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4½" White
Phlox (Moss)
25. 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
26. 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
27. Scarlet Flame
An outstanding performer! Vivid scarlet flowers bloom so profuesly they nearly hide the foliage. REmarkably heat and drought tolerant. 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 8"-10" 2-9 4½" White
28. 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... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4½" White
Phlox (Tall Garden) Phlox paniculata 
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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 flowers... 10C-South Click to display 20"-24" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
32. 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
33. 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
Redbud (Eastern) Cercis canadensis 
34. 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. TL Click to display 20'-30' 20'-25' 4-9 7 Gallon
35. 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. TL Click to display 20'-30' 20'-25' 4-9 7 Gallon
36. 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... TL Click to display 16'8"-25' 25'-35' 5-9 7 Gallon
37. The Rising Sun™ ('JN2')
Abundant pea-like rosy-lavender flowers appear early spring before foliage. Heart-shaped deep apricot leaves appear and mature through shades of orange, gold and yellow with all... TL Click to display 8'-12' 8' 5-9 5 Gallon
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower Helenium autumnale
38. 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... 6C-North Click to display 35"-47" 18"-24" 4-9 4" Green
Sweetspire Itea virginica 
39. 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... SC-8 Click to display 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 PW 3 Gallon
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
40. Blue Fountain
Looking for a tall ornamental grass? This blue Panicum bucks the horticulture trend of shrinking plants by towering around 7’ tall. Even with its considerable... 12C-South Click to display 6'-7' 5'-6' 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
41. Gunsmoke
A new nativar perfect for the late summer landscape! The seedheads on this moderately sized grass billow over the top of the habit. Wide, steel... 12C-South Click to display 48"-54" 36"-42" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Tufted Hair Grass (Dwarf) Deschampsia cespitosa
42. 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
Virginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica
43. Virginia Bluebells
This is America's favorite native wildflower! Bell-shaped flowers change from pale pink to blue as they open in early spring. Don't let the common name... 12A-South Click to display 24"-36" 18"-24" 4 8" Green
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