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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Paperbark Maple

(Acer griseum)

Paperbark Maple
Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

Pawpaw tree
Peking Lilac

(Syringa pekinensis ‘Morton’, China Snow™)

Peking Lilac
Peony

Paeonia spp.

Peony
Peppers

Capsicum spp.

Sangria hot pepper
Peppers

Capsicum annuum

Red pepper
Perennials for Winter Interest Artemesia
Perennials, Late-flowering Late flowering perennial
Persian Parrotia

(Parrotia persica)

Persian Parrotia
Phlox Cultivars

Phlox spp.

Eva Cullum phlox
Pineapple

Ananus comosus

Pineapple
Prairie Dropseed

(Sporobolus heterolepsis)

Prairie Dropseed
Pretty Face

(Triteleia ixioides) (syn. Brodiaea lutea)

Pretty Face
Pumpkins

Cucurbita pepo

Pumpkins