About Chicagoland Grows: “Established in 1986, Chicagoland Grows is a unique partnership among the Chicago Botanic Garden, The Morton Arboretum, and the Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois (OGA), dedicated to developing, selecting, testing, and marketing a diversity of plants from landscape trees to shrubs, perennials, and grasses, all well adapted to midwestern and equivalent landscapes.”

For more information: Jim Ault; mailto:jault@chicagobotanic.org


Aster ‘Bridal Veil’ (= Symphyotrichum ‘Bridal Veil’)

Common name: Bridal Veil aster

Trademark: PP# 23,966

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 5 to 8
  • Densely branched, graceful, horizontal-weeping habit; covers itself in tiny white flowers, with its peak bloom in early October. Developed from Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’.
  • Horizontal, weeping habit; grows to 2’ tall by 4.5’ wide
  • Full sun; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant and powdery mildew resistant, but is susceptible to occasional deer and rabbit browsing
  • 6-inch pots

Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’

Common name: Lunar Eclipse false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,875

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 8
  • Flower color is initially light lemon-cream, aging to a medium and then dark violet, producing a unique, two-toned effect like no other Baptisia
  • Stout, upright stems with an airy head of foliage; 3.5’ tall by 3’ wide
  • Full sun; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant and disease resistant
  • 6-inch pots

Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’

Common name: Royal Purple false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,508

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 7
  • Selected for its saturated, dark violet-purple flowers on a plant that otherwise resembles Baptisia australis in vigor, size and habit; blooms for three weeks
  • Upright-rounded aging to broad-mounded habit; 4’ tall by 5.5’ wide
  • Full sun only; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant, disease resistant and soil pH adaptable
  • 6-inch pots

Baptisia ‘Sunny Morning’

Common name: Sunny Morning false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,479

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 5 to 7
  • Butter yellow flowers are borne on gray tinted stems displayed above the dark green foliage; blooms in early to mid-May in Zone 5
  • Dense, uniformly broad-rounded habit; 3.5’ tall by 5’ wide
  • Full sun only; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant, disease resistant; best in acidic to neutral soils
  • 6-inch pots

Baptisia australis ‘Blue Mound’

Common name: Blue Mound false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,902

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 7
  • Dusty violet-blue flowers are borne above the attractive blue-green foliage in late spring; forms a perfectly uniform mound that looks sheared
  • Dense, uniform, broad, rounded habit; 3.5’ tall by 5’ wide
  • Full sun only; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant, disease resistant; adaptable to both alkaline and acidic soils

Photos courtesy of Chicagoland Grows® Inc.