Plants of Lurie Garden

Learn about the plant life of Lurie Garden. Filter by location, plant type, season, color, native status, or explore our interactive garden map (beta).

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We’ve segmented the garden into 10 sections to aid with plant identification. Each plant’s page lists the section(s) where the plant can be found. You can click here to view or download our Plant Location Key.

bear’s breeches

bear’s breeches

yarrow ‘Credo’

yarrow ‘Credo’

yarrow ‘Moonshine’

yarrow ‘Moonshine’

yarrow ‘Walther Funcke’

yarrow ‘Walther Funcke’

azure monkshood

azure monkshood

black cohosh

black cohosh

bugbane ‘James Compton’

bugbane ‘James Compton’

northern maidenhair fern

northern maidenhair fern

giant hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’

giant hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’

yellow giant hyssop

yellow giant hyssop

licorice mint hyssop

licorice mint hyssop

white snakeroot ‘Chocolate’

white snakeroot ‘Chocolate’

purple sensation allium

purple sensation allium

ornamental onion

ornamental onion

light blue garlic

light blue garlic

keeled garlic

keeled garlic

star of Persia

star of Persia

allium ‘Summer Beauty’

allium ‘Summer Beauty’

allium ‘Millenium’

allium ‘Millenium’

drumstick allium

drumstick allium

allium ‘Windy City’

allium ‘Windy City’

lead plant

lead plant

blue star ‘Blue Ice’

blue star ‘Blue Ice’

threadleaf blue star

threadleaf blue star

willow leaf blue star

willow leaf blue star

wooly pearly everlasting

wooly pearly everlasting

Grecian windflower ‘Blue Shades’

Grecian windflower ‘Blue Shades’

Japanese anemone ‘Praecox’

Japanese anemone ‘Praecox’

Japanese anemone ‘Splendens’

Japanese anemone ‘Splendens’

wood anemone

wood anemone

wood anemone ‘Royal Blue’

wood anemone ‘Royal Blue’

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Jack-in-the-pulpit

prairie indian plantain

prairie indian plantain

goatsbeard ‘Horatio’

goatsbeard ‘Horatio’

goatsbeard ‘Misty Lace’

goatsbeard ‘Misty Lace’

wild ginger

wild ginger

swamp milkweed

swamp milkweed

common milkweed

common milkweed

orange butterfly weed

orange butterfly weed

whorled milkweed

whorled milkweed

Tatarian aster ‘Jindai’

Tatarian aster ‘Jindai’

aster ‘Monch’

aster ‘Monch’

Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Candle’

Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Candle’

Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Lance’

Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Lance’

masterwort ‘Roma’

masterwort ‘Roma’

northern lady fern ‘Lady in Red’

northern lady fern ‘Lady in Red’

white false indigo

white false indigo

false indigo ‘Purple Smoke’

false indigo ‘Purple Smoke’

sideoats grama grass

sideoats grama grass

blue grama grass ‘Blonde Ambition’

blue grama grass ‘Blonde Ambition’

Siberian bugloss

Siberian bugloss

Korean feather reed grass

Korean feather reed grass

feather reed grass ‘Karl Foerster’

feather reed grass ‘Karl Foerster’

calamint

calamint

purple poppy mallow

purple poppy mallow

quamash

quamash

quamash ‘Alba’

quamash ‘Alba’

quamash ‘Blue Danube’

quamash ‘Blue Danube’

clustered bellflower ‘Caroline’

clustered bellflower ‘Caroline’

palm sedge

palm sedge

Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge ‘Straw Hat’

Pennsylvania sedge ‘Straw Hat’

plantain sedge

plantain sedge

bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’

bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’

plumbago

plumbago

northern sea oats

northern sea oats

fringe tree

fringe tree

glory of the snow ‘Blue Giant’

glory of the snow ‘Blue Giant’

glory of the snow ‘Violet Beauty’

glory of the snow ‘Violet Beauty’

Turkish glory of the snow

Turkish glory of the snow

solitary clematis

solitary clematis

autumn crocus

autumn crocus

cockspur hawthorn

cockspur hawthorn

Tommy crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’

Tommy crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’

Tommy crocus ‘Ruby Giant’

Tommy crocus ‘Ruby Giant’

crocus ‘Pickwick’

crocus ‘Pickwick’

crocus ‘Vanguard’

crocus ‘Vanguard’

white prairie clover

white prairie clover

purple prairie clover

purple prairie clover

tufted hair grass

tufted hair grass

tufted hair grass ‘Goldtau’

tufted hair grass ‘Goldtau’

rusty foxglove

rusty foxglove

shooting star ‘Aphrodite’

shooting star ‘Aphrodite’

flat-topped white aster

flat-topped white aster

pale purple coneflower

pale purple coneflower

yellow coneflower

yellow coneflower

coneflower ‘Pixie Meadowbrite’

coneflower ‘Pixie Meadowbrite’

purple coneflower ‘Green Edge’

purple coneflower ‘Green Edge’

purple coneflower ‘Virgin’

purple coneflower ‘Virgin’

wavyleaf purple coneflower

wavyleaf purple coneflower

Tennessee coneflower

Tennessee coneflower

globe thistle ‘Blue Globe’

globe thistle ‘Blue Globe’

longspur barrenwort ‘Lilafee’

longspur barrenwort ‘Lilafee’

bishop’s hat ‘Sulphureum’

bishop’s hat ‘Sulphureum’

purple lovegrass

purple lovegrass

Mediterranean sea holly

Mediterranean sea holly

sea holly ‘Big Blue’

sea holly ‘Big Blue’

rattlesnake master

rattlesnake master

tall boneset

tall boneset

flowering spurge

flowering spurge

white wood aster

white wood aster

big-leaf aster

big-leaf aster

big-leaf aster ‘Twilight’

big-leaf aster ‘Twilight’

Joe Pye weed ‘Gateway’

Joe Pye weed ‘Gateway’

Joe Pye weed ‘Purple Bush’

Joe Pye weed ‘Purple Bush’

queen of the prairie

queen of the prairie

queen of the prairie ‘Venusta’

queen of the prairie ‘Venusta’

Siberian fritillary

Siberian fritillary

Persian lily

Persian lily

Persian lily ‘Ivory Bells’

Persian lily ‘Ivory Bells’

greater snowdrop

greater snowdrop

beeblossom ‘Whirling Butterflies’

beeblossom ‘Whirling Butterflies’

bottle gentian

bottle gentian

cranesbill ‘Brookside’

cranesbill ‘Brookside’

cranesbill ‘Jolly Bee’ or ‘Rozanne’

cranesbill ‘Jolly Bee’ or ‘Rozanne’

wild geranium

wild geranium

knotted cranesbill

knotted cranesbill

cranesbill ‘Orion’

cranesbill ‘Orion’

cranesbill ‘Max Frei’

cranesbill ‘Max Frei’

Japanese cranesbill

Japanese cranesbill

cranesbill ‘Karmina’

cranesbill ‘Karmina’

cranesbill ‘Claridge Druce’

cranesbill ‘Claridge Druce’

prairie smoke

prairie smoke

Kentucky coffee tree

Kentucky coffee tree

sneezeweed ‘Loysder Wieck’

sneezeweed ‘Loysder Wieck’

sneezeweed ‘Moerheim Beauty’

sneezeweed ‘Moerheim Beauty’

Lenten rose

Lenten rose

daylily ‘Chicago Apache’

daylily ‘Chicago Apache’

daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’

daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’

coral bells ‘Palace Purple’

coral bells ‘Palace Purple’

prairie alum root

prairie alum root

coral bells ‘Autumn Bride’

coral bells ‘Autumn Bride’

hosta ‘Blue Angel’

hosta ‘Blue Angel’

hosta ‘Halcyon’

hosta ‘Halcyon’

hosta ‘Krossa Regal’

hosta ‘Krossa Regal’

hosta ‘Royal Standard’

hosta ‘Royal Standard’

hosta ‘White Triumphator’

hosta ‘White Triumphator’

stonecrop ‘Carl’

stonecrop ‘Carl’

fleabane ‘Sonnenstrahl’

fleabane ‘Sonnenstrahl’

twinleaf

twinleaf

yellow wax bells

yellow wax bells

pincushion

pincushion

pincushion ‘Mars Midget’

pincushion ‘Mars Midget’

summer snowflake ‘Gravetye Giant’

summer snowflake ‘Gravetye Giant’

spring snowflake

spring snowflake

rough blazing star

rough blazing star

prairie blazing star

prairie blazing star

blazing star

blazing star

white blazing star

white blazing star

Scottish lovage

Scottish lovage

sea lavender

sea lavender

sweet gum

sweet gum

great blue lobelia

great blue lobelia

winged loosestrife

winged loosestrife

magnolia ‘Butterflies’

magnolia ‘Butterflies’

umbrella magnolia

umbrella magnolia

sweet bay magnolia

sweet bay magnolia

false Solomon’s seal

false Solomon’s seal

ostrich fern

ostrich fern

Virginia bluebells

Virginia bluebells

moor grass ‘Dauerstrahl’

moor grass ‘Dauerstrahl’

moor flame grass ‘Moorflamme’

moor flame grass ‘Moorflamme’

moor grass ‘Poul Petersen’

moor grass ‘Poul Petersen’

moor grass ‘Transparent’

moor grass ‘Transparent’

eastern beebalm

eastern beebalm

wild bergamot

wild bergamot

beebalm ‘Scorpion’

beebalm ‘Scorpion’

prairie satin grass

prairie satin grass

grape hyacinth

grape hyacinth

poet’s daffodil

poet’s daffodil

daffodil ‘Jenny’

daffodil ‘Jenny’

daffodil ‘Lemon Drops’

daffodil ‘Lemon Drops’

daffodil ‘Sailboat’

daffodil ‘Sailboat’

triandrus daffodil ‘Thalia’

triandrus daffodil ‘Thalia’

daffodil ‘W.P. Milner’

daffodil ‘W.P. Milner’

catmint ‘Walker’s Low’

catmint ‘Walker’s Low’

catmint ‘Sweet Dreams’

catmint ‘Sweet Dreams’

prairie flat-top goldenrod

prairie flat-top goldenrod

ornamental oregano ‘Herrenhausen’

ornamental oregano ‘Herrenhausen’

cinnamon fern

cinnamon fern

peony ‘Jan van Leeuwen’

peony ‘Jan van Leeuwen’

tree peony ‘Renkaku’

tree peony ‘Renkaku’

switch grass ‘Dallas Blues’

switch grass ‘Dallas Blues’

red switch grass ‘Shenandoah‘

red switch grass ‘Shenandoah‘

oriental poppy ‘Scarlett O’Hara’

oriental poppy ‘Scarlett O’Hara’

wild quinine

wild quinine

fountain grass ‘Cassian’

fountain grass ‘Cassian’

annual fountain grass ‘Sunset’

annual fountain grass ‘Sunset’

foxglove beardtongue

foxglove beardtongue

foxglove beardtongue ‘Husker Red’

foxglove beardtongue ‘Husker Red’

hairy beardtongue

hairy beardtongue

Russian sage ‘Little Spire’

Russian sage ‘Little Spire’

knotweed ‘Alba’

knotweed ‘Alba’

knotweed ‘Firedance’

knotweed ‘Firedance’

white dragon knotweed

white dragon knotweed

phlomis ‘Amazone’

phlomis ‘Amazone’

garden phlox

garden phlox

garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’

garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’

garden phlox ‘Sweet Laura’

garden phlox ‘Sweet Laura’

balloon flower

balloon flower

Greek valerian

Greek valerian

Jacob’s ladder

Jacob’s ladder

smooth Solomon’s seal

smooth Solomon’s seal

Christmas fern

Christmas fern

bowman’s root

bowman’s root

blunt mountain mint

blunt mountain mint

American mountain mint

American mountain mint

chinquapin oak

chinquapin oak

black locust ‘Chicago Blues’

black locust ‘Chicago Blues’

rodgersia ‘Superba’

rodgersia ‘Superba’

prairie petunia

prairie petunia

azure sage

azure sage

meadow sage ‘Lurie’

meadow sage ‘Lurie’

meadow sage ‘Amethyst’

meadow sage ‘Amethyst’

meadow sage ‘Crystal Blue’

meadow sage ‘Crystal Blue’

meadow sage ‘May Night’

meadow sage ‘May Night’

meadow sage ‘Wesuwe’

meadow sage ‘Wesuwe’

meadow sage ‘Pink Delight’

meadow sage ‘Pink Delight’

meadow sage ‘Purple Rain’

meadow sage ‘Purple Rain’

meadow sage ‘Blue Hill’

meadow sage ‘Blue Hill’

meadow sage ‘Dear Anja’

meadow sage ‘Dear Anja’

meadow sage ‘Rugen’

meadow sage ‘Rugen’

American burnet

American burnet

burnet

burnet

Canadian burnet ‘Red Thunder’

Canadian burnet ‘Red Thunder’

soapwort ‘Max Frei’

soapwort ‘Max Frei’

little bluestem

little bluestem

little bluestem ‘Blue Heaven’

little bluestem ‘Blue Heaven’

little bluestem ‘The Blues’

little bluestem ‘The Blues’

Tubergen squill

Tubergen squill

skullcap

skullcap

showy stonecrop ‘Petrified’

showy stonecrop ‘Petrified’

autumn moor grass

autumn moor grass

compass plant

compass plant

rough goldenrod ‘Fireworks’

rough goldenrod ‘Fireworks’

goldenrod ‘Wichita Mountains’

goldenrod ‘Wichita Mountains’

alkali sacaton

alkali sacaton

prairie dropseed

prairie dropseed

prairie dropseed ‘Tara’

prairie dropseed ‘Tara’

betony ‘Hummelo’

betony ‘Hummelo’

betony ‘Rosea’

betony ‘Rosea’

betony ‘Summer Crush’

betony ‘Summer Crush’

Stokes’ aster ‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster ‘Peachie’s Pick’

aster ‘Little Carlow’

aster ‘Little Carlow’

New England aster

New England aster

New England aster ‘Violetta’

New England aster ‘Violetta’

aromatic aster ‘October Skies’

aromatic aster ‘October Skies’

skyblue aster

skyblue aster

meadow rue ‘Elin’

meadow rue ‘Elin’

meadow rue ‘Splendide’

meadow rue ‘Splendide’

foamflower ‘Elizabeth Oliver’

foamflower ‘Elizabeth Oliver’

toad lily

toad lily

toad lily ‘Tojen’

toad lily ‘Tojen’

purpletop

purpletop

tulip ‘Lilac Wonder’

tulip ‘Lilac Wonder’

tulip ‘Ballade’

tulip ‘Ballade’

tulip ‘Black Parrot’

tulip ‘Black Parrot’

tulip ‘Don Quichotte’

tulip ‘Don Quichotte’

tulip ‘Flaming Spring Green’

tulip ‘Flaming Spring Green’

tulip ‘Splendens’

tulip ‘Splendens’

tulip ‘Hakuun’

tulip ‘Hakuun’

tulip ‘Violacea Black Base’

tulip ‘Violacea Black Base’

tulip ‘Ivory Floradale’

tulip ‘Ivory Floradale’

tulip ‘Maureen’

tulip ‘Maureen’

polychrome tulip

polychrome tulip

tulip ‘Purissima’

tulip ‘Purissima’

tulip ‘Queen of Night’

tulip ‘Queen of Night’

tulip ‘Spring Green’

tulip ‘Spring Green’

tulip ‘Tres Chic’

tulip ‘Tres Chic’

Turkestan tulip

Turkestan tulip

urumiensis tulip

urumiensis tulip

mountain tulip ‘Black Base’

mountain tulip ‘Black Base’

large-flowered bellwort

large-flowered bellwort

American blue vervain

American blue vervain

narrow leaf ironweed ‘Iron Butterfly’

narrow leaf ironweed ‘Iron Butterfly’

ironweed ‘Southern Cross’

ironweed ‘Southern Cross’

speedwell ‘Eveline’

speedwell ‘Eveline’

Culver’s root ‘Diane’

Culver’s root ‘Diane’

Culver’s root ‘Temptation’

Culver’s root ‘Temptation’

Price’s violet

Price’s violet

chaste tree

chaste tree

golden Alexanders

golden Alexanders