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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Cardinal Red-twig Dogwood

Dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’)

Cardinal Red-twig Dogwood
Century Plant

Agave americana

Century plant
Chokeberry, Black

Aronia melanocarpa

Black Chokeberry
Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera bridgesii

Christmas cactus
Clematis

Clematis spp.

clematis
Clivia

Clivia miniata

Clivia
Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus
Coral Bells

Heuchera spp.

Heuchera
Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum

Cyclamen