Designing a new landscape or garden will require at least a limited knowledge of plants. The more you know about the plants, flowers, and trees that will grow in your area, the better and easier it will be to come up with ideas and plan your designs.
These databases are a handy research tool for discovering new varieties, color combinations, zoning, general information, and more. Through the links on this page you should be able to find almost any plant information you could be searching for.
Choosing the right plants can be a very frustrating step in your landscaping project. While this directory will be very useful, you should own a good plant encyclopedia as well.
Plant Databases and Online Plant Encyclopedias
103,779 entries, 81,437 images and 47,381 comments
Native Orchids of Canada
Tropical Plant Database
Information on the important plants of the Amazon Rainforest.
Plants for a Future
Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database
matching botanical names (valid with past or present synonyms) with common names in many languages.
World Wide Flowering Plant Family Identification
The Gardening Archive
National Plants Database
The Plants Database provides a single source of standardized information about plants.
Native Plant Database
UConn Plant Database
Rock Garden Plants Database
12137 species with 701 photos
Native Plant and Wildflower Societies
Alphabetical Index of Vegetables
Ornamental Plants Database