Plant Information

Plant Information

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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Ananus comosus


Capsicum annuum

Perennials, Late-flowering
Perennials for Winter Interest

Cucurbita pepo


Asimina triloba

Phlox Cultivars

Phlox spp.


Capsicum spp.

Pretty Face

(Triteleia ixioides) (syn. Brodiaea lutea)

Prairie Dropseed

(Sporobolus heterolepsis)

Persian Parrotia

(Parrotia persica)

Peking Lilac

(Syringa pekinensis ‘Morton’, China Snow™)

Paperbark Maple

(Acer griseum)

Pondering Prickly Plants
Paperwhite Daffodils

Narcissus papyraceus