Plants of Merit



Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well in Missouri, central and southern Illinois, and the Kansas City Metro area.


Plants of Merit Selection Criteria

•Easy to grow and maintain
•Not known to be invasive in our area
•Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
•Has outstanding ornamental value
•Reasonably available to purchase

For a listing of all the Plants of Merit go to the Plant Finder search page and select "Plant of Merit" in the Quick Search section. 

New for 2014

Tree

Shrub

 Annual

   
      Halesia diptera
MAGNIFLORA GROUP

silverbell tree      
Exochorda x macrantha
'The Bride'

pearlbush
           
Impatiens hawkeri SUNPATIENS SERIES
New Guinea impatiens 

Perennials

     
Aralia racemosa
American spikenard  
 Maianthemum stellatum
false Solomon's seal
Pycnanthemum muticum
mountain mint

 

           

 

   
 Stachys spathulata
betony
 

 


For a listing of all the Plants of Merit go to the Plant Finder search page and select "Plant of Merit" in the Quick Search section.