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 2018

 

Bulbs

Reticulated iris

 
Virginia bluebells

 
Cyclamineus daffodil

 

Perennials

Butterfly weed

 
Blue grama 

 
Calamint

 
Blazing star

 
Little bluestem

 

Shrub

Chinese sweetshrub
 
 
 
Witch hazel
 
 
 
Smooth hydrangea

 
Oakleaf hydrangea

 

Tree

 
Japanese maple
 
 
 
Japanese maple

 
Magnolia
 

 


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.