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 2019

 

Annuals

elephant ear
 
 
 
 
elephant ear
 
 
 
impatiens
 
 
 
coleus
 
 
 
 

Bulbs

 
bunchflower
 
 
 
 

Edibles

tomato
 
 
 
 
tomatillo
 
 
 
 
eggplant

 

Houseplants

croton
 
 

 

Perennials

butterfly weed
 
 
 
 
stonecrop
 
 
 
 
large coneflower
 

 

 

Shrubs

hibiscus
 
 
 
 
smooth hydrangea
 
 
 
 
 
ninebark

 

Trees

 
overcup oak
 
 
 
 
 
Carolina buckthorn
 
 
 

Vines

corkscrew flower
 
 
 
 

 


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.