Indiana Native Plants | Vite Greenhouses
Store Hours (Eastern)Address
AprilMayJune-Oct
2610 Redbud Trail
Niles, MI 49120
 
Mon-Fri:8a - 8p8a - 8p9a - 1p
Saturday:8a - 6p8a - 8p9a - 1p
Sunday:CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
February 22, 2024

Plant Quick Search:
Include prior years
Container Recipe Name



Join our Mailing List

Buy Online
Wish ListInteractive MapPlant CalculatorMulch CalculatorPlanting/Harvest Date Calculator
Disclaimer: Although we make every effort to keep this list updated, we cannot guarantee the availability of any of the plants listed. Please call before making a special trip.

Indiana Native Plants - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

51 plants found. Generated on 02/22/2024. Display Plant Images OnlyPrinter-Friendly List

Source: Landscaping with Plants Native to Indiana
Change View Preferences
Tips for Efficient Printing
Before proceeding:
  • To print more columns on a single page, print the report in Landscape mode. To do this, change your printer's 'Orientation' to Landscape in your browser's Printer Settings dialog box.
  • Hide unneeded columns (to reduce print output width) by unchecking column names in the 'View Preferences' box at the bottom of this screen. If this screen is currently in the 'Plant Images Only' view, you must first click the 'Display In List Format' checkbox before you can hide the columns you do not want to print. Your print output will match whatever you are viewing here.
Common Name
Botanical Name
CultivarThumb-
nail Image
Description
Greenhouse LocationContainer Size(s)Flower ColorFoliage ColorAnnual/ PerennialExposureBloom SeasonHeightSpreadHardiness Zone
(See Map)
SpringSummerAutumn
Early
Middle
Late
Early
Middle
Late
Early
Middle
Late
Aster (New England)Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
1. Alma Potschke
Click to display
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 ft. tall but can be pinched once or twice in late spring or early summer for more compact plants.
 6" Gr 35"-40"18"-24"5-8
  
2. Purple Dome
Click to display
‘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 dome. The ideal companion is Sedum ‘Autumn Joy.'
4D-S6" Gr 18"-18"12"-18"4
Brown-eyed SusanRudbeckia triloba
3. Prairie Glow
Click to display
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 naturalized areas, wildflower meadows, and borders. A short-lived perennial with pleasing tendencies to reseed. It is easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soil.
5C-N  36"-48"12"-24"3-10
Butterfly WeedAsclepias tuberosa
4. Gay Butterflies
Click to display
A delightful mix of free-flowering plants provides shimmering color over many weeks. Clumps perform best when left undivided. Presents a great display in a wildflower garden or natural area. Drought tolerant.
5D-N  24"24"4-9
  
5. Hello Yellow
Click to display
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 summer. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one.

The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.

Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.

Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.

 8" Gr 24"24"3-9
  
6. Orange
Click to display
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 flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.

Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.

Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.

   24"24"3-9
Cardinal FlowerLobelia cardinalis
7. Cardinal Flower
Click to display
Brilliant fire red flower spikes stand atop distinctly upright plants from late summer through early fall. The leaves are green and lance-like. This species prefers a location in partial shade.
 4½" Wh 36"-48"18"-24"3-9
ConeflowerEchinacea purpurea
8. Bravado
Click to display
Huge, rosy-red flowers supported by strong stems. Attracts butterflies.
   36"-48"18"-24"3-9
  
9. Doubledecker
Click to display
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, phlox, liatris or ornamental grass. Will tolerate some drought.
   36"-40"18"-24"3-8
  
10. Magnus
Click to display
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 in color and fade to pale rose as they age.
   36"-36"18"-24"3-8
  
11. White Swan
Click to display
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. ‘White Swan’ is a bit shorter in stature than many other coneflowers.
   30"-36"18"-24"3-8
Fern (Christmas)Polystichum acrostichoides
12. Christmas Fern
Click to display
Evergreen, dark, shiny green fronds are leathery and lance-shaped and divided with holly-like leaflets. Typically grows in asymmetric fountain like clump. Young fiddleheads in spring have a silver sheen. This plant is given the common name Christmas fern because its evergreen fronds maintain their vibrant green color even at Christmas time, when the weather in its native range gets extremely cold, and can thus be used in decorations.
 8" TC  20"-24"20"-24"5-10
Fern (Wood)Dryopteris wallichiana
13. Jurassic Gold
Click to display
Every new frond is a treasure on Jurassic Gold. While they mature into the lush, lively green that made ferns popular, the new growth starts out in an exquisite orangey tone that's totally unique. Plant it in with a mix of ferns, and the random streaks of fiery color will keep the whole mix interesting. With that mix, you could coat a shady woodland garden in verdant beauty. On the other hand, you could add Jurassic Gold to a shade border as an easy, low–maintenance feature. Ferns are popular for container gardening—try this one either as a colorful, graceful filler in a mixed container or centerstage in a container of its own.

Jurassic Gold has already gotten itself a fair bit of critical acclaim. It won Best New Plant at Hort Week Awards in 2019, and second place at the Farwest Trade Show in 2020.

 8" TC  18"-24"14"-18"5-9
Gayfeather; Blazing StarLiatris spicata
14. Alba / White
Click to display
Grass like, tufted foliage with spikes of fluffy white flowers in midsummer. Attract butterflies.
 6" Gr 24"-36"12"-15"3-9
  
15. Blue
Click to display
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 and bees, Liatris makes a great cut flower and is deer resistant. Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan’s for a vibrant, colorful garden.
 6" Gr 24"-36"12"-24"3-9
  
16. Floristan Violet
Click to display
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 for the garden. It is a staple item for cutting gardens.
   36"-48"16"-20"3-9
Goat's BeardAruncus dioicus
17. Goat’s Beard
Click to display
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 white flower plumes up to 1 ft. long.
 8" Gr 48"-5'36"-48"3-7
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scoparium
18. Little Bluestem
Click to display
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 turn a beautiful cinnamon-red in the fall. Fluffy silvery-white seed heads begin to appear in midsummer.
 8" Gr 24"-36"22"-24"4-10
LupineLupinus polyphyllus
19. Gallery Mix
Click to display
These are the world-famous multi-colored lupines everyone loves. Spikey clusters of pea-like flowers in mixed colors. Palmate leaves are a good dark green. Flowers bloom white, pink, red and blue in late spring.
 8" Gr 18"-20"15"-18"4-6
  
20. Tutti Fruitti Mix
Click to display
‘Tutti Frutti Mix’ is an improved bicolor mix that produces an abundant display of robust, full, tight flower spikes boasting rich color combinations. This variety produces 36" inch, well formed plants that bloom from early spring to mid summer. Colors include: rose, red, orange, yellow, cream, light green, blue, and purple. The stately flower spikes are a cut flower dream and add a dynamic patchwork of color to any garden bed planting. This variety will self sow freely and each year you will see them thrive and mutate into a rich stained glass assortment of colors. An easy keeper, Lupine are not fussy about their soil type as long as it is well drained. This sun loving variety is magnificent in a wild flower field, meadow or in large swaths in vast landscape plantings.

Following many years of breeding and selecting, Thompson & Morgan has succeeded in developing a fantastic new mixed selection of Lupines. They exhibit the high quality flower spikes of expensive varieties from cuttings, but at the much more affordable cost of a seed grown variety.

 8" Gr 36"-48"12"-16"4-8
Maple (Red)Acer rubrum
21. Red Sunset® (‘Franksred’)
Click to display
‘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 produced in spring, thus no fruit or undesirable messy seedlings. The long lasting fall color gradually turns from red to brilliant reddish purple. A medium-sized shade tree with an oval crown and significant leafhopper resistance. Although adaptable to a wide range of conditions, prefers a slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Excellent for lawn, street, highway and park plantings.
 #7 Pot  45'35'9"4-7
Milkweed (Common)Asclepias syriaca
22. Common Milkweed
Click to display
Common Milkweed is the sole source of food for Monarch butterfly larvae. Large amounts of lavender buds open to reveal fragrant pink flowers in midsummer. This is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the milkweeds, as it spreads rapidly by rhizomes and grows readily from seed.
 8" Gr  24"-5'9"-12"3-9
Milkweed (Swamp)Asclepias incarnata
23. Cinderella
Click to display
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 will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
9C-S*Multi* 36"-5'12"-36"3-9
  
24. Ice Ballet
Click to display
A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla-scented, white flowers in clean clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.

Following the fabulous flowers, typical milkweed seed pods develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.

This species grows in loose clumps by means of slowly creeping rhizomes. It is not invasive and can safely be mixed in with other perennials in the border. Ascelpias incarnata is native to North America.

 6" Gr 36"-48"18"-24"3-9
NinebarkPhysocarpus opulifolius
25. Festivus Gold™ (‘Bert Dart’s G’)
Click to display
A colorful, dwarf, native plant that has lots of appeal, this improved ‘Dart's Gold’ has a chunky, compact growth habit and thicker, heavier stems. The result is a sturdy plant with lots of easy color. It maintains its yellow color throughout the season.
 PWCC #3 36"-48"48"-5'3-7
  
26. Ginger Wine® (’SMNPOBLR’)
Click to display
Stand out from the crowd! Ginger Wine® ninebark is imbued with truly exceptional color: rich hues of orange red in spring and fall, and sparkling burgundy in summer. Large white flowers in late spring give way to bright red seed-heads. Sturdy stems and a compact upright habit make this an excellent plant in the container and the landscape. In our trials, it has demonstrated excellent mildew resistance. Native to North America.
 PWCC #3 5'-6'5'-6'3-7
  
27. Summer Wine® (‘Seward’)
Click to display
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 pruning, this unique native plant has pinkish-white, button-like flowers in mid-summer.
 PWCC #3 5'-6'36"-48"3-8
Phlox (Creeping)Phlox subulata
28. Drummond’s Pink
Click to display
A replacement for ‘Emerald Pink’, this creeping phlox has a richer rose color and larger flowers.
 4½" Wh 4"-6"18"-20"2-9
  
29. Emerald Blue
Click to display
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 all Moss PInks, make a striking ground cover for a sunny spot.
 4½" Wh 4"-6"12"-18"2-9
  
30. Oakington Blue Eyes
Click to display
Mat-forming variety with loads of lavender blue flowers in spring. Tumbles beautifully over rocks, slopes, and banks. Makes a gorgeous border edging.
 4½" Wh 4"-6"18"-24"2-8
  
31. Red Wings
Click to display
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 will make your jaw drop.
 4½" Wh 4"-6"12"-18"2-9
Phlox (Dwarf Garden)Phlox paniculata
32. Flame® Pink Eye
Click to display
Showy pink blooms with contrasting white eyes are produced in generous clusters throughout summer. The blooms are sweetly scented and highly attractive to pollinating insects and butterflies. Phlox paniculata ‘Pink Eye Flame’ has a bushy habit forming particularly neat clumps of mid green foliage. Perfect for cut flower gardens, wildlife areas or traditional cottage garden borders. Awarded an RHS AGM for its garden performance, this hardy perennial Phlox makes a superb choice for the front of herbaceous borders.
 8" Gr 15"-18"18"-20"3-8
  
33. Flame® Pro White
Click to display
Forms large heads of fragrant white flowers. Strong stems with excellent branching; mildew resistant.
 8" Gr 15"-18"16"-18"4-8
Phlox (Medium Garden) 
34. Opening Act™ Ultrapink
Click to display
This Phlox isn't just pink, it's ULTRApink! With this addition to the Opening Act Phlox Collection, it is officially the brightest, most vibrant color of the set. In early summer, this plant produces fluorescent rose pink flowers that are slam-on-your-breaks intense. If sheered back, these plants will rebloom later in the season. Spreads slowly through stolons. A must have!
 PW #1 Pot 22"-28"32"-36"4-8
  
35. Super Ka-Pow™ Lavender
Click to display
This selection, from the Ka-Pow™ series, features flower clusters in vibrant lavender.
 8" Gr 18"-20"16"-18"4-9
  
36. Sweet Summer® Compact Festival™ Rose Dark Eye
Click to display
Large, fragrant rose-pink flowers with darker centers bloom spring through summer. Compact habit and strong disease resistance keeps this series looking good at retail and in the garden.
 8" TC 18"-24"16"-18"4-8
Phlox (Tall Garden) 
37. Blue Paradise
Click to display
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 the flower garden.
 8" Gr 24"-36"18"-24"4-8
  
38. David
Click to display
‘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 out of ten, despite extreme heat and humidity. Flowering beings in midsummer.
 8" Gr 42"24"-36"4-8
  
39. Laura
Click to display
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 long bloom time and has demonstrated very good mildew resistance.
 8" Gr 24"-30"18"-24"4-8
  
40. Luminary® Backlight
Click to display
Joining the other members of the Luminary™ Collection, ‘Backlight’ brings a highly sought-after flower color. Pure white flowers are produced in well-defined panicles at the top of a perfect habit. The dark green leaves resist mildew that often plagues Tall Garden Phlox, even in hot, humid conditions. Try this with other white-flowering plants to create a moonlight garden.
 PW #1 Pot 28"-30"20"-24"3-8
  
41. Luminary® Prismatic Pink
Click to display
'Prismatic Pink' has large, well-formed panicles of bubblegum pink flowers with dark pink eyes. This variety matches the height of the rest of the collection; perfect for the middle of the border.
 PW #1 Pot 32"-34"24"-28"3-8
  
42. Luminary® Sunset Coral
Click to display
Just like the pink and orange hues that light up the sky during a sunset, 'Sunset Coral' lights up the landscape. Coral pink flowers have an orange tinge; the orange color is especially noticeable when compared with true pink Phlox paniculata varieties. This variety matches the height of the rest of the collection; perfect for the middle of the border.
 PW #1 Pot 30"-32"30"-32"3-8
  
43. Luminary® Ultraviolet
Click to display
Very dark, magenta violet flower panicles are held above a full, bushy habit of bright green foliage. An improvement on the industry standard ‘Nicky’, with darker stems and buds, bronzed leaves, more floriferous performance, and better resistance to powdery mildew.
 PW #1 Pot 32"-36"28"-32"3-8
  
44. Nicky
Click to display
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 of medium green foliage.
 8" Gr 30"-36"18"-24"4-8
Redbud (Eastern)Cercis canadensis
45. Eastern Redbud (multi-stem)
Click to display
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.
 #10 Pot 20'-30'20'-25'4-9
  
46. Eastern Redbud (tree-form)
Click to display
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.
 #7 Pot 20'-30'20'-25'4-9
Sneezeweed, Helen's FlowerHelenium autumnale
47. Helena Red & Gold Hybrids
Click to display
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 butterfly gardens.
   35"-47"18"-24"4-9
Sumac (Cutleaf Staghorn)Rhus typhina
48. First Editions® Tiger Eyes®
Click to display
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 nicely with the rosy-pink leaf stems. Yellow, orange and intense scarlet in autumn.
 #3 Pot  6'6'4-8
SweetspireItea virginica
49. Fizzy Mizzy® (‘SMNIVMM’)
Click to display
An unconventional Itea noted for its numerous, heavenward-shooting white, early summer flower spikes. A neat and tidy habit, in a container and in the garden, she has thick, dark green leaves which contrast nicely with the lightly fragrant, pure white blooms.
 PWCC #3 24"-36"24"-36"5-9
  
50. Scentlandia® (‘SMNIVDFC’)
Click to display
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 can enjoy the fragrance, year after year. It also boasts brighter, more consistent fall color, along with a compact, refined habit.

Though this native plant is much beloved for its sweetly scented summer blooms, not all plants exhibit equally strong fragrance. Scentlandia® is a smaller variety that works with any size landscape, and has outstanding fall color so that the plant stays interesting beyond its bloom time. The flowers aren't just longer, larger, and more fragrant than other varieties - they're also more cold tolerant, assuring a good display even in USDA zone 5 where flower buds are frequently damaged.

 PWCC #3 24"-36"24"-36"5-9
Tulip TreeLiriodendron tulipfera
51. Emerald City®
Click to display
A refined cultivar of our familiar native tulip tree, this uniform growing selection is straighter and more upright, with a dominant central leader and deeper green, slightly glossy foliage. Flowers in May and early June with attractive greenish-yellow blossoms that have a tangerine tint at the base of the petals. Attractive yellow fall color. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and slightly acidic soil.
 #7 Pot 50'-55'20'-25'4-9

Back to top

VIEW PREFERENCES
Change the number of plants per page:
Display new plants only () Show Row Number
Hide sold-out plants () Show Thumbnail Image
 
Only display plants from prior years unavailable this year ()
Include plants available in prior years but not this year ()
 
Display Order View by Light Exposure Columns Displayed

View list by Botanical Name

View list in Descending Order
 
Order by Common Name
Order by Plant Height
Order by Bloom Season
 All Plants
Full Sun
Full Sun to Full Shade
Full Sun to Part Shade
No plants meet this criteria.Part Shade
Part Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Thumbnail Image
Description
Greenhouse Location
Container Size(s)
Flower Color
Foliage Color
Annual/Perennial
Exposure
Bloom Season
Height
Spread
Hardiness Zone

WE ACCEPT
CONNECT WITH US

Admin Login  Privacy Policy and Disclaimer
Copyright ©2005-2024 Vite Greenhouses, Inc.

Website created by us with