Species List

 

Garden Species List   

Species Currently or Formerly Under Cultivation*   

Species are rated according to how well they have succeeded in either the upper garden, lower garden or rock garden (that is, survived competition and multiplied on their own – see notes for each species for details).   0 = died out,   1 = very poorly,    5 = very well;
blank = indeterminate.   Also, see  What Worked ?  page on this topic.

* Cultivation means that the species is either propagated and/or assisted in spreading through the gardens in some manner.

 

Common Name Scientific Name
4 Alexanders, golden Zizia Aurea
5 Anemone, Canada Anemone canadensis
Aster, calico Aster lateriflorus
5 Aster, New England Aster novae-angliae
1 Aster, Panicled Aster lanceolatus  (A. simplex)
3 Aster, Purple-stemmed Aster puniceus
Aster, Smooth Aster laevis
Aster, stiff (bristly) Aster linariifolius
2 Beardtongue, Smooth-white Penstemon digitalis
2 Bergamot, wild Monarda fistulosa
4 Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
5 Blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium montanum
1 Bugloss, viper’s Echium vulgare
Bur-marigold, Smooth Bidens laevis
2 Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
2 Chicory Cichorium intybus
2 Cinquefoil, tall Potentilla arguta
3 Daisy, oxeye Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
3 Dame’s rocket Hesperis matronalis
5 Dogbane, spreading Apocyanum androsaemifolium
4 Elecampane Inula helenium
3 Evening-primrose Oenothera biennis
3 Flag, northern blue Iris versicolor
Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium
4 Fleabane, daisy Erigeron annuus
0 Fleabane, philadelphia Erigeron philadelphicus
Goldenrod, early Solidago juncea
2 Goldenrod, gray Solidago nemoralis
2 Heal-all Prunella vulgaris
Ironweed, New York Vernonia noveboracensis
1 Joe-Pye weed, spotted Eupatorium maculatum
5 Knapweed, brown Centaurea jacea
4 Lily, Canada Lilium canadense
5 Lobelia, great Lobelia siphilitica
5 Lupine, garden Lupinus polyphyllus
3 Mullein, moth Verbascum blattaria
Pink, wild Silene caroliniana
5 Plantain, robin’s Erigeron pulchellus
3 Ragwort, robbin’s Senecio robbinsii
4 Sneezeweed, autumn Helenium autumnale
3 Sneezeweed, purple-headed Helenium flexuosum (H. nudiflorum)
4 Speedwell, bird’s-eye Veronica chamaedrys
3 St. Johnswort, common Hypericum perforatum
Stargrass, yellow Hypoxis hirsuta
3 Steeplebush Spiraea tomentosa
5 Sundrops, small Oenothera perennis
5 Tansy, common Tanacetum vulgare
Turtlehead, white Chelone glabra
3 Vervain, blue Verbena hastata
2 Yarrow Achillea millefolium