Plants of Lurie Garden by Type

Learn about the plant life of Lurie Garden. Filter by plant type, season or color. We’ve segmented the garden into 10 sections to aid with plant identification and location. You can enlarge it by clicking on the map image to the right or you can download it here for easy reference.

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showy stonecrop ‘petrified’

showy stonecrop ‘petrified’

rough blazing star

rough blazing star

pearly everlasting

pearly everlasting

allium ‘windy city’

allium ‘windy city’

great blue lobelia

great blue lobelia

giant hyssop ‘blue fortune’

giant hyssop ‘blue fortune’

smooth solomon’s seal

smooth solomon’s seal

cockspur hawthorne

cockspur hawthorne

cinnamon fern

cinnamon fern

Turkish glory of the snow

Turkish glory of the snow

red chokeberry

red chokeberry

Siberian bugloss

Siberian bugloss

chocolate Joe Pye weed

chocolate Joe Pye weed

hairy beard tongue

hairy beard tongue

plantain lily ‘Krossa Regal’

plantain lily ‘Krossa Regal’

Joe Pye weed ‘Purple Bush’

Joe Pye weed ‘Purple Bush’

autumn moor grass

autumn moor grass

black locust ‘Chicago Blues’

black locust ‘Chicago Blues’

switch grass ‘Heavy Metal’

switch grass ‘Heavy Metal’

palm sedge

palm sedge

false Solomon’s seal

false Solomon’s seal

meadow sage ‘Blue Hill’

meadow sage ‘Blue Hill’

hosta ‘White Triumphator’

hosta ‘White Triumphator’

plumbago

plumbago

oregano ‘Herrenhausen’

oregano ‘Herrenhausen’

meadow sage ‘Purple Rain’

meadow sage ‘Purple Rain’

mountain tulip ‘Violacea Black Base’

mountain tulip ‘Violacea Black Base’

white dragon knotweed

white dragon knotweed

daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’

daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’

culver’s root ‘Temptation’

culver’s root ‘Temptation’

featherleaf rodgersia ‘Superba’

featherleaf rodgersia ‘Superba’

burnet

burnet

knautia

knautia

betony or hedgenettle ‘Hummelo’

betony or hedgenettle ‘Hummelo’

winged loosestrife

winged loosestrife

meadow sage ‘Wesuwe’

meadow sage ‘Wesuwe’

garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’

garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’

coral flower ‘Palace Purple’

coral flower ‘Palace Purple’

Mediterranean sea holly

Mediterranean sea holly

Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

purple candle astilbe ‘Purpurkerze’

purple candle astilbe ‘Purpurkerze’

sideoats grama grass

sideoats grama grass

American mountain mint

American mountain mint

blue grama grass ‘blonde ambition’

blue grama grass ‘blonde ambition’

feather reed grass ‘karl foerster’

feather reed grass ‘karl foerster’

umbel aster

umbel aster

knotweed ‘Alba’

knotweed ‘Alba’

New England aster ‘Violetta’

New England aster ‘Violetta’

tulip ‘Violacea Black Base’

tulip ‘Violacea Black Base’

Persian lily

Persian lily

higan cherry ‘Autumnalis’

higan cherry ‘Autumnalis’

flowering spurge

flowering spurge

northern sea oats

northern sea oats

narrow leaf ironweed

narrow leaf ironweed

meadow rue ‘Splendide’

meadow rue ‘Splendide’

species tulip

species tulip

willowleaf blue star

willowleaf blue star

aster ‘Monch’

aster ‘Monch’

Japanese anemone ‘Praecox’

Japanese anemone ‘Praecox’

species tulip ‘Splendens’

species tulip ‘Splendens’

tulip ‘Lilac Wonder’

tulip ‘Lilac Wonder’

purple poppy mallow

purple poppy mallow

white false indigo

white false indigo

swamp milkweed

swamp milkweed

blue star

blue star

Star of Persia

Star of Persia

monkshood

monkshood

white wood aster

white wood aster

sea holly ‘Big Blue’

sea holly ‘Big Blue’

bluebeard

bluebeard

chaste tree

chaste tree

switch grass ‘Dallas Blues’

switch grass ‘Dallas Blues’

bee balm ‘Scorpion’

bee balm ‘Scorpion’

daylily ‘Chicago Apache’

daylily ‘Chicago Apache’

globe thistle

globe thistle

hick’s yew

hick’s yew

betony or hedgenettle ‘Rosea’

betony or hedgenettle ‘Rosea’

beard tongue

beard tongue

coral bells ‘Autumn Bride’

coral bells ‘Autumn Bride’

purple lance astilbe

purple lance astilbe

yellow wax bells

yellow wax bells

skullcap

skullcap

yellow pollen coneflower

yellow pollen coneflower

coneflower ‘Pixie Meadowbrite’

coneflower ‘Pixie Meadowbrite’

fleabane

fleabane

toad lily

toad lily

tulip ‘White Emperor’

tulip ‘White Emperor’

tulip ‘Queen of Night’

tulip ‘Queen of Night’

knotweed ‘Firedance’

knotweed ‘Firedance’

cherry sage ‘Pink Delight’

cherry sage ‘Pink Delight’

goldenrod ‘Wichita Mountain’

goldenrod ‘Wichita Mountain’

prairie petunia

prairie petunia

wild quinine

wild quinine

azure sage

azure sage

species tulip

species tulip

triandrus daffodil

triandrus daffodil

cyclamineus daffodil

cyclamineus daffodil

triandrus daffodil

triandrus daffodil

twinleaf

twinleaf

hosta ‘Halcyon’

hosta ‘Halcyon’

cranesbill geranium

cranesbill geranium

longspur barrenwort or bishop’s hat

longspur barrenwort or bishop’s hat

yellow coneflower

yellow coneflower

shooting star

shooting star

purple prairie clover

purple prairie clover

crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’

crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’

glory of the snow ‘Violet Beauty’

glory of the snow ‘Violet Beauty’

Grecian windflower

Grecian windflower

species tulip

species tulip

tulip ‘Ivory Floradale’

tulip ‘Ivory Floradale’

tulip ‘Ballade’

tulip ‘Ballade’

poet’s daffodil

poet’s daffodil

Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge

fritillary

fritillary

tulip ‘Spring Green’

tulip ‘Spring Green’

phlomis

phlomis

pale coneflower

pale coneflower

Tennessee coneflower

Tennessee coneflower

coneflower ‘Virgin’

coneflower ‘Virgin’

sea lavender

sea lavender

toad lily ‘Tojen’

toad lily ‘Tojen’

little bluestem

little bluestem

moor grass ‘Transparent’

moor grass ‘Transparent’

aster ‘October Skies’

aster ‘October Skies’

European beech

European beech

grape hyacinth

grape hyacinth

thread-leaf blue star

thread-leaf blue star

Morton Virginia sweetspire

Morton Virginia sweetspire

bishop’s hat or barrenwort

bishop’s hat or barrenwort

tulip ‘Don Quichotte’

tulip ‘Don Quichotte’

tatarican aster

tatarican aster

Japanese yew

Japanese yew

summer beauty onion

summer beauty onion

turbergen squill

turbergen squill

tommy crocus

tommy crocus

prairie dropseed

prairie dropseed

glory of the snow ‘blue giant’

glory of the snow ‘blue giant’

Virginia bluebells

Virginia bluebells

fountain grass ‘Cassian’

fountain grass ‘Cassian’

goldenrod ‘Fireworks’

goldenrod ‘Fireworks’

cranesbill

cranesbill

leadplant

leadplant

red switchgrass ‘Shenandoah‘

red switchgrass ‘Shenandoah‘

yarrow

yarrow

ninebark

ninebark

drumstick allium

drumstick allium

Stokes’ aster

Stokes’ aster

speedwell

speedwell

blazing star

blazing star

fringe tree

fringe tree

Japanese anemone ‘Spendens’

Japanese anemone ‘Spendens’

American arborvitae

American arborvitae

bayberry

bayberry

wild ginger

wild ginger

cranesbill geranium ‘Max Frei’

cranesbill geranium ‘Max Frei’

joe pye weed ‘gateway’

joe pye weed ‘gateway’

Bowman’s root

Bowman’s root

blunt mountain mint

blunt mountain mint

Scarlet O’Hara poppy

Scarlet O’Hara poppy

russian sage

russian sage

common milkweed

common milkweed

purple love grass

purple love grass

rusty foxglove

rusty foxglove

hosta ‘Blue Angel’

hosta ‘Blue Angel’

wild indigo

wild indigo

rattlesnake master

rattlesnake master

queen of the prairie

queen of the prairie

alkali dropseed

alkali dropseed

eastern bee balm

eastern bee balm

golden Alexanders

golden Alexanders

compass plant

compass plant

bottle gentian

bottle gentian

common eulalia grass

common eulalia grass

tree peony

tree peony

herbaceous peony

herbaceous peony

lenten rose

lenten rose

boxwood

boxwood

prairie smoke

prairie smoke

eastern redbud

eastern redbud

sargent cherry

sargent cherry

Kentucky coffee tree

Kentucky coffee tree

purple sensation allium

purple sensation allium

woodland windflower

woodland windflower

goatsbeard

goatsbeard

butterfly weed

butterfly weed

calamint

calamint

quamash

quamash

quamash ‘Blue Danube’

quamash ‘Blue Danube’