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 2016

 Annual 

Bulbs

 

   
Colocasia gigantea
'Thailand Giant Strain'

Giant elephant's ear

Chionodoxa forbesii
'Blue Giant'

Glory of the snow
           

Chionodoxa
'Pink Giant'

Glory of the snow

Perennials

 

 Vine

   
Aruncus dioicus
Goat's beard
Hibiscus
'Blue River II'

Hardy hibiscus
           
Clematis
'Rooguchi'

Clematis

Shrubs

 

 

   
Cornus sanguinea
'Midwinter Fire'

Bloodtwig dogwood
Deutzia gracilis
'Nikko'

Slender deutzia
           
Juniperus procumbens
'Green Mound'

Japanese garden juniper

Tree

Vegetable

 

   
      Juniperus virginiana
'Taylor'

Red cedar
Lycopersicon esculentum
'Sungold'

Tomato
           

 

           

 


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.