Tried and Trouble-free Plants

Acer griseumTried and Trouble-free (T&T) denotes plants selected by area plant experts that they have seen perform well without problems year-after-year for many years. The number, e.g, T&T-6, indicates the number of professionals who chose that plant. Not every reviewer made selections in all plant categories. For example, a reviewer may have chosen to just select herbaceous perennials or trees and shrubs only, based on their experience and expertise.

Below are some quick links to some popular plant categories.

Consider using our PlantFinder Advanced Search to find Tried and Trouble-free plants with specific characteristics.  Just be sure to include "Tried and Trouble-free" in your search criteria. 

 

Popular Tried and Trouble-free Categories

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  Annuals  Profile

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    Herbaceous perennials  Profile

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  Broadleaf evergreens  Profile

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    Needled evergreens  Profile

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  Bulbs  Profile

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    Ornamental grasses  Profile

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  Deciduous shrubs  Profile

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    Rushes and Sedges  Profile

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  Ferns  Profile

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    Trees  Profile

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  Flowering trees  Profile

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    Vines  Profile

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  Groundcovers  Profile

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Following are our 15 Tried and Trouble-free reviewers to date:

Ellen Barredo, Bowood Farms
Ken Dames, Crabapple Cove Nursery
Bob Dintlemann, Bob Dintlemann Consulting
Angie Eckert, Eckert's Garden Center
Rick & Trudy Effinger, Effinger's Garden Center
Henry Eilers
Babette Frisella-Briagges, Frisella Nursery
Cindy Gilberg
Greg Haefner, Haefner's Greenhouse
Bill Heap, Heap Greenhouses
Sandi Hillermann-McDonald, Hillermann Nursery and Florist, Inc.
Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens
Jennifer Loyet-Schamber and Justin McCoy, Greenscape Gardens 
Paul Schorr
John Smelser