Chicago Botanic Garden

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Ornamental Plant Research

Ornamental Plant Development

Plant Evaluation — Comparative Trials Program

The following plants are currently under evaluation at the Garden:

  • Athyrium (lady fern)
  • Brunnera (Siberian bugloss)
  • Buddleja (butterfly bush)
  • Calamintha (calamint)
  • Clematis (clematis)
  • Dryopteris (wood fern)
  • Filipendula (meadow sweet)
  • Gentiana (gentian)
  • Geum (avens)
  • Hamamelis (witch hazel)
  • Heliopsis (heliopsis)
  • Hydrangea paniculata (panicle hydrangea)
  • Hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea)
  • Hydrangea serrata (Japanese hydrangea)
  • Lavandula (lavender)
  • Lespedeza (bush clover)
  • Molinia (purple moor grass)
  • Opuntia (prickly pear)
  • Panicum (switch grass)
  • Perovskia (Russian sage)
  • Persicaria (smartweed)
  • Ratibida (Mexican hat plant)
  • Rodgersia (rodgersia)
  • Rosa (English shrub roses)
  • Schizachyrium (little bluestem)
  • Stokesia (Stokesí aster)
  • Vernonia (ironweed)
  • Weigela (weigela)
  • Yucca (yucca)