Plant Profiles

Plants are as diverse as people. Some are polite, attractive guests you invite into your domain; others are nosy pests who creep in uninvited and take root. Whether you want plants that attract butterflies in your garden, wish you knew how to grow fruit trees, hope to discover the best winter-interest perennials — or just want those invasive plant pests gone from your life — the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Plant Information Service has the information you need. This alphabetically organized listing profiles plants from small indoor varieties to outdoor bulbs, shrubs and trees. We can help you cultivate lovely orchids or eliminate the tenacious buckthorn.

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Alliums

Allium spp.

Allium 'Globemaster'
Amaryllis

Hippeastrum spp.

amaryllis February
Anemones, Fall-blooming

Anemone spp.

PHOTO: Fall anemone 'Honorine Jobert
Apples

Malus spp.

apples
Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis

asparagus
Aster

Aster spp.

Aster
Astilbe

Astilbe spp.

Astilbe
Autumn Crocus

(Colchicum ‘Waterlily’)

Autumn Crocus
Azalea

Rhododendron spp.

Azalea
Azure Blue Sage

(Salvia azurea var. grandiflora)

Azure Blue Sage
Azure Monkshood

(Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’)

Azure Monkshood