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
Paperwhite Daffodils Narcissus papyraceus
Pawpaw Asimina triloba Pawpaw tree
Peppers Capsicum annuum Red pepper
Peppers Capsicum spp. Sangria hot 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
Pondering Prickly Plants circium vulgare
Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis) Prairie Dropseed
Pretty Face (Triteleia ixioides) (syn. Brodiaea lutea) Pretty Face
Pumpkins Cucurbita pepo Pumpkins