NOTE:  The list displayed below is from the 2019 season.  Thank you for your patience while we update that list.

Click for the 2020 Cold Hardiness List 10-15-19, or see Forms & Resources to the right.


This list will be used to identify false or misleading USDA cold hardiness zone labeling of plants offered for sale which is a violation of Minnesota Statute 18H.14. This statute requires that:

  1. Plants, plant materials, or nursery stock must not be labeled or advertised with false or misleading information including, but not limited to, scientific name, variety, place of origin, hardiness zone as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture, and growth habit.
  2. All nonhardy nursery stock as designated by the commissioner must be labeled correctly for hardiness or be labeled "nonhardy" in Minnesota

If cold hardiness labeling is present, it must be consistent with this list. If the correct cold hardiness is on the label nothing further is needed. However, plants that are not labeled for cold hardiness and are not cold hardy in the area in which they are being sold must be labeled "nonhardy".

Cultivars are listed separately if supporting information has been presented. Particularly if the cultivar varies in hardiness from the species. If the cultivar is not listed refer to the species for appropriate cold hardiness zone.

An annual review has been completed in September 2017. This revision is expected to remain unchanged through September 2018.

Contact Steven Shimek 651-201-6619 with questions.  

Deciduous Trees & Evergreens

Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Abies balsamea Balsam Fir 2  
Abies balsamea var. phanerolepsis Canaan Fir 4  
Abies concolor White Fir 4  
Abies koreana  Korean Fir, 'Horstmann Silberlocke' 4 9/29/17 MNLA change to (Z4), 9/17/15 spelling corrected 'Horstmann Silberlocke' 9/28/18 Change to (Z4)
Abies lasiocarpa Subalpine fir, Corkbark fir 2 9/16/16 Added.
Acer camprestre Hedge Maple - 'Carnival', 'Fade Patina' 5  
Acer ginnala Amur Maple - 'Embers' 3  
Acer ginnala Amur Maple 3  
Acer glabrum Rocky Mountian Maple 4 8/27/15 Added 
Acer griseum Paperbark maple 5  
Acer japonicum Full Moon Maple 5 8/27/15 Added.
Acer miyabei State Street® Maple aka 'Morton' 4  
Acer negundo Boxelder - Box Elder Maple, 'Baron' 2  
Acer negundo Boxelder -'Sensation' 3 Change from (Z5) to (Z3)
Acer palmatum Japanese Maple - 'Atropurpureum',  ‘Bloodgood’, 'Emporer', 'Everred', 'Kagiri Nishiki', 'Nigrum', 'Northern Spotlight', 'Osakazuki', 'Oshio-Beni', 'Sangokaku', 'Seiryu',  5  9/28/18 Added 'Northern Spotlight' (Z5)
Acer platanoides Norway Maple - 'Crimson Sentry' 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4), 2/11/15 Change 'Crimson Sentry' from (Z4) to (Z5)
Acer platanoides Norway Maple - 'Crimson King', 'Emerald Lustre'® aka 'Pond', 'Emerald Queen', 'Princeton Gold'®, 'Royal Red', 'Variegatum', 'Superform' 4 2/11/15 move 'Crimson Sentry'
Acer platanoides Norway Maple - 'Deborah' 4  
Acer platanoides Norway Maple - Columnar 4  
Acer platanoides Norway Maple - 'Parkway' 4  
Acer pseudosieboldianum Korean Maple 4  
Acer pseudosieboldianum Northern Spotlight® aka ‘KorDak’ 3 11/26/18 add 'Northern Spotlight' TW Z(3)
Acer x pseudosieboldianum (Acer palmatum x Acer pseudosieboldianum)

Northern Glow® Hybrid Maple - Arctic Jade® Hybrid Maple (‘IsIAJ’), Ice Dragon™ Hybrid Maple (‘IsIID’), North Wind® Hybrid Maple (‘IsINW’)


4 9/28/18 Revised
Acer rubrum Red Maple - 'October Glory' 5 9/17/15 Change to (Z5)
Acer rubrum Red Maple - 'Autumn Radiance' Maple 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - 'Brandywine' 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - Burgundy Belle® aka 'Magnificent Magenta' Maple 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple (Northern seed source) 3 9/29/17 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Acer rubrum Red Maple - Northern Source, 'Autumn Spire', 'Olsen', 'Northwood' 3  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - 'Red Rocket' 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - Red Sunset® aka 'Franksred' Maple 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - 'Scarlet Sentinal' 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - 'Sun Valley' 4  
Acer rubrum Red Maple - Scarlet Jewel™ aka 'Bailcraig' 3  
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple - 'Silver Cloud', 'Silver Queen' 3  
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple - Apollo® aka 'Barrett Cole', Crescendo™ aka 'Morton' Inferno™ aka 'Jeferno' 4  
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple - Green Mountain® Maple 4  
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple - 'Legacy', Black Sugar Maple (ssp. nigrum), 'Wright Brothers' 4  
Acer saccharum subsp. nigrum Black Maple 4 9/30/16 Added.
Acer saccharum PA Source Sugar Maple 4  
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple 3  
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple - Fall Fiesta® aka 'Bailsta', 'Jefcan' 3  
Acer tartaricum Tartarian Maple - Hot Wings aka 'Ger Ann' 3  
Acer tegmenttosum Manchustriped Maple 3  
Acer triflorum Three Flowered Maple 3  
Acer x freemanii Freeman Maple - 'Sienna Glen'® 3 9/17/15 moved from list above to new line.
Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong' 4  
Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong Gold™ aka ‘JFS-KW78’ 4 9/29/19 Added
Acer x freemanii Freeman Maple - Autumn Blaze® aka 'Jeffersred', Firefall™, 'Bailston' aka Matador™ 4  
Acer x freemanii 'Marmo' 4  
Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye 3  
Aesculus x carnea Horsechestnut - Ft. McNair Red 5 9/21/17 Added.
Aesculus x Painted Buckeye 'Autumn Splendor', 'Homestead', 'Bergeson' (Prairie Torch) 3  
Alnus glutinosa Black Alder 4  
Alnus hirsuta Alder - Prairie Horizon® aka 'Harbin' Alder 4  
Alnus incana Speckled Alder 2  
Alnus rugosa Hazel Alder 2  
Alnus viridis Green Alder - 'Crispa' 2  
Amelanchier canadensis (also listed in SHRUBS) Shadblow Serviceberry 4  
Amelanchier laevis Serviceberry - 'Cumulus' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z3) to (Z4)
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry 4  
Amelanchier lamarckii Juneberry 4 9/16/16 Added.
Amelanchier x grandiflora Serviceberry - 'Autumn Brilliance', 'Princess Diana', 'Cole's Select' 3


Aronia melanocarpa Chokeberry - Autumn Magic Black - tree form 3  
Betula alleghaniensis Yellow Birch 3 9/27/2018 Added
Betula lenta Sweet Birch 3  
Betula nigra River Birch - 'Shiloh Splash', 'Summer Cascade' 4  
Betula nigra River Birch - Fox Valley® aka 'Little King', Heritage® aka 'Cully' 4  
Betula nigra River Birch - Northern Tribute® aka 'Dickinson' 3  
Betula papyrifera Paper Birch, 'Varen', 'Renci' 2  
Betula pendula Weeping Cutleaf Birch aka 'Dalecarlica' 2  
Betula platyphylla Asian White Birch - Dakota Pinnacle® Birch aka 'Fargo', 'Parkland Pillar' aka 'Jefpark' 3 9/11/18 Added 'Parkland Pillar' aka 'Jefpark',
Betula populifolia Whitespire Birch 4  
Betula utils White Satin Birch aka 'Madison' 4  
Betula x Royal Frost® Birch 4  
Caragana arborescens Siberian Peashrub - 'Walker', 'Pendula', 'Green Spires' 2  
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam - 'Columnaris', 'Frans Fontaine', 'Fastigiata', 'Globosa', 'Pendula', 'Purpurea' 5 8/8/16 Combine with 'Fastigiata'
Carpinus caroliniana FirespireTM  aka ‘J.N. Upright’ 3 9/28/18 Added FirespireTM  ‘J.N. Upright’ (Z3)
Carpinus caroliniana Blue Beech or American Hornbeam 3  
Carya illinoensis Pecan - 'Cape Fear', 'Cheyenne', 'Choctaw', 'Desirable', 'Elliott', 'Kiowa', 'Mahan', 'Maramec', 'Mohawk', 'Navajo', 'Pawnee', 'Silverback', 'Stuart', 'Western', 'Wichita' 5  
Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory 4  
Catalpa bignoniodes Southern Catalpa 5  
Catalpa speciosa Northern Catalpa 4  
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry - Chicagoland®, 'Prairie Pride' 4 9/28/18 Added 'Prairie Pride (Z4)
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry 2  
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsuratree 4  
Cercis canadensis Redbud - MN Strain 4  
Cercis canadensis Redbud - 'Purple Leaf', 'Forest Pansy', 'Traveler' 6  
Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun™ aka 'JN2' PP21,451 5 9/29/18 Added
Cercis canadensis Redbud - 'Burgundy Hearts', 'Greswan', 'Hearts of Gold', 'Covey' 5  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Falsecypress - 'Minlem', 'Amaize n' 6  
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis pendula Weeping Nootka Cypress 5  
Chamaecyparis obtusa  Falsecypress - 'Hinoki', 'Nana Gracilis' 5 9/17/15 change from (Z6) to (Z5)
Chamaecyparis pisifera Threadleaf Falsecypress - 'Golden Mops' 4  
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar - 'Heartburn' 4 9/16/16 Added.9/16/16 Added  9/28/18 Change from (Z3) to (Z4)
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar 4 9/16/16 Added.
Chionanthus virginicus White Fringetree 4  
Cladrastis kentuckea Yellowwood - 'Perkins Pink' 5 9/11/18 , Change (Z4) to (Z5)
Cladrastis kentuckea Yellowwood 4 9/28/18 Keep species as (Z4)
Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood - Golden Shadows® 3 9/28/18 Golden Shadows® and ‘W.Stackman’ are the same
Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood - Pagoda Dogwood, aka ‘W. Stackman’ PP11.287 3 9/28/18 Golden Shadows® and ‘W.Stackman’ are the same
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood - 'American Beauty Red', 'Pendula', 'Satomi' 5 Remove hyphen after florida.
Cornus kousa Kousa Dogwood 5  
Crataegus ambigua Russian Hawthorn 4 9/27/16 Added   9/28/18 Spelling anbigua to ambigua
Crataegus crus-galli Hawthorn - Crusader® aka 'Cruzam' 4  
Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis Hawthorn - Thornless Cockspur 4  
Crataegus laevigata Hawthorn - Crimson Cloud - 'Superba' 4  
Crataegus virdidis Hawthorn - 'Winter King' 4  
Crataegus x mordenensis Hawthorn - 'Snowbird', 'Toba' 3  
Cryptomeria japonica (Also listed under SHRUBS) 'PIICJ-I' Chapel View Japanese Cedar 6  
Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Olive 2  
Fagus grandifolia American Beech 4  
Fagus sylvatica Beech - 'Purple Fountain', 'Rohan Obelisk' 5  
Fagus sylvatica Beech - 'Riversii' 4  
Fagus sylvatica Beech - 'Dawyck', 'Purpurea Pendula', 'Purple Fountian', 'Red Obelisk' 5  
Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' 'Chicago Hardy' Fig 6 9/19/18 Added
Fraxinus americana White Ash - Autumn Purple® Ash aka 'Junginger' 4  
Fraxinus mandshurica Mancana Ash 3  
Fraxinus nigra Black Ash  2  
Fraxinus nigra Fallgold Ash 3  
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Patmore' 2  
Fraxinus quadralangulata Blue Ash 4 9/16/16 Added.
Gingko biloba Gingko - 'Autumn Gold' 4  
Gingko biloba Ginko - 'Princeton Sentry' 4 9/28/18 Added (Z4)
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Honeylocust - 'Northern Acclaim®' 3  
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Honeylocust - Imperial® aka 'Impcole' 4  
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Honeylocust - Shademaster® 4  
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Honeylocust - Skyline® aka 'Skycole' 4  
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Honeylocust - 'Draves' aka Street Keeper™ 4  
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Honeylocust - Sunburst® aka 'Suncole' Honeylocust 4  
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree 4 9/28/18 Spelling dioica to dioicus
Gymnocladus dioicus 'Decaf', Espresso™, 'McBranched', 'Stately Manor™', True North™ aka 'UMNSynergy’ 4 9/28/18 dioica to dioicus
Gymnocladus dioicus Prairie Titan™ 5 9/28/2018 Added
Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell 5  
Hydrangea paniculata Tree Form Hydrangea: 'LeVasterival', Great Star™, 'Grandiflora', 'PeeGee', 'Pink Diamond', 'DVPpink', Pinky Winky™, 'Bulk', Quick Fire™, 'Tardiva' 4  
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight Hydrangea - Tree Form 3  
Juglans cinerea Butternut 2  
Juglans nigra Black Walnut 4  
Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrain Tree 5  
Laburnum x watereri Goldenchain Tree -'Vossii' 6  
Larix kaempferi Japanese Larch 4  
Larix laricina American Larch 2  
Larix occidentalis Western Larch 4 9/16/16 Added.
Larix siberica Siberian Larch 2 9/16/16 Added.
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum - 'Lane Roberts', 'Silver King', 'Slender Silhouette' 5  
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' 5 9/16/19 Added.
Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree 5  
Maackia amurensis Maakia - 'Summertime™'. 'Starburst' 3 9/11/18 Added 'Starburst'
Magnolia acuminata Cucumbertree magnolia 4  
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia 6  
Magnolia kobus var. loebneri Magnolia - 'Leonard Messel' 4 Changed from zone 5 to zone 4 12/30/14.
Magnolia kobus var. loebneri Magnolia - 'Jim Wilson' 5  
Magnolia kobus var. loebneri Magnolia - 'Merrill' 4  
Magnolia kobus var. loebneri ('Merrill' is zone 4) 'Butterflies' 5  
Magnolia kobus var. stellata Royal Star Magnolia 4  
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia - 'Northern Belle' 4  
Magnolia x 'Ann' 4  
Magnolia x 'Jane' 4  
Magnolia x 'Betty' 3 9/19/18 Added
Magnolia x 'Ricki' 4 9/30/16 Change (Z5) to (Z4) 8/30/16 Added.
Magnolia x 'Susan' Magnolia 4 9/16/16 Added.
Magnolia x brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird' 5 9/16/16 Added.
Magnolia x brooklynensis 'Woodsman' 4  
Magnolia x soulangeana Saucer Magnolia 5  
Malus Flowering Crabapple, Fruiting Apples listed under FRUIT Crab Apple - 'Centennial', 'Centurion', 'Chestnut Crab', 'Coralcole' aka Coralburst®, 'Molten Lava', 'Radiant', 'Red Splendor', 'Royal Beauty', 'Royalty', 'Snowdrift', 'Spring Bride', 'Thunderchild', 'Whitney' 3 Remove 'Spring Snow' to (Z4) list, 9/29/17 MNLA change Ornamental TO Flowering Crabapple
Malus Crab Apple - 'Columbia', 'Dolgo', 'Hopa', 'Gladiator'™ aka 'Durleo', 'Kelsey', 'Morning Princess', 'Pink Spires', 'Selkirk' 2  
Malus Crabapple - 'Adams', 'Adirondack', 'Branzam' Brandywine®, 'Camzam' Camelot®, 'Donald Wyman', 'Guinzam' Guinevere™, 'Harvest Gold', 'Golden Raindrops','Indian Magic', 'Indian Summer', 'Lollizam' Lollipop®, 'Louisa', 'Prairiefire', 'Profusion', 'Perfect Purple', 'Purple Prince', 'Red Barron', 'Red Jade', 'Jewelcole' Red Jewel®, 'Rejzam' Rejoice™, 'Robinson', 'JFS-KW5' Royal Raindrops®, 'Bailears' First Editions® Ruby Tears™, 'Spring Snow', 'Swesutyzam' Sugar Tyme®, 'Tina' 4  
Malus Crab Apple - 'Jeflite' 2 9/27/18 Added kand changed to Z2
Malus ioensis Prairie Crab Apple 3 9/16/16 Added.
Malus sargentii 'Sargent', 'Candymint', 'Select A' Firebird® 4  
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood 5  
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood - 'Gold Rush', 'Miss Grace', 'Waasland' 5  
Microbiota decussata Russian Cypress 2  
Morus alba White Mulberry - 'Chaparral' 4 8/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Nyssa sylvatica Black Tupelo or Black Gum Tree 5 9/28/18 Change (Z4) to (Z5)
Ostrya virginiana Ironwood 3  
Oxydendrum arboreum Sorrel Tree 5 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z5).
Parrotia persica Persian Parrotia 5  
Phellodendron amurense Amur Corktree 3  
Physocarpus opulifoilius Tree Form Ninebark - 'Seward', 'Summer Wine™' 3  
Physocarpus opulifolius Tree Form Ninebark - 'Center Glow' PP16,894 3  
Physocarpus opulifolius Tree Form Ninebark - 'Monlo', 'Diablolo®' 3  
Picea abies Norway Spruce 2 ?
Picea abies Bird's Nest Spruce, 'Nidiformis' 3  
Picea abies Dwarf Norway Spruce, 'Pumila' 3  
Picea abies Weeping Norway Spruce - 'Pendula' 3  
Picea abies Norway Spruce - 'Little Gem' 4  
Picea engelmannii Engelmann Spruce 2  
Picea glauca Weeping White Spruce - 'Pendula' 2  
Picea glauca Dwarf Alberta Spruce (& Conical Form) Very sensitive to winter wind. 4  
Picea glauca 'Montrose Spire' 3 9/27/18 Added
Picea glauca var. densata Black Hills Spruce 3  
Picea mariana Black Spruce 3  
Picea mariana Blue Nest Spruce - 'Nana' 3  
Picea meyeri Meyer's Spruce 4  
Picea omorika Serbian Spruce 4 9/16/16 Added.
Picea omorika 'Pendula' 4 9/28/18 Added
Picea pungens Baby Blue Spruce, 'Baby Blue' 3  
Picea pungens Colorado Spruce 2  
Picea pungens Colorado Spruce - 'Glauca Globosa', 'Fat Albert', Slenderina® aka 'Glauca Slenderina Pendula' 3  
Picea pungens var. glauca 'Fastigiata' Spruce 2  
Pinus banksiana Jack Pine 2  
Pinus cembra Swiss Stone Pine - 'Herman' (Prairie Statesman) 3  
Pinus contorta Lodgepole Pine 4 9/16/16 Added.
Pinus contorta Lodgepole pine - 'Taylors Sunburst' 4 9/16/16 Added.
Pinus densiflora Japanese Red Pine 4 9/16/16 Added.
Pinus flexilis Limber Pine 2  
Pinus flexilis Limber Pine - Vanderwolf's 4  
Pinus korensis Korean Pine 4 9/16/16 Added.
Pinus mugo Mugo Pine - 'Tannenbaum' 2  
Pinus mugo pumilio Mugo Pine 2  
Pinus nigra Austrian Pine - Brepo® aka 'Prerrick Bregeon' 4  
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa Pine 3  
Pinus resinosa Red pine 2 Change to (Z2) 12/31/14.
Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine - 'Blue Shag', 'Fastigiata', 'Paton's Silver Splendor', 'Pendula' 3  
Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine 2 9/16/16 Added.
Pinus uncinata Mountian Pine 3 9/16/16 Added.
Pinus x schwerinii 'Wiethosrt' 4 9/16/16 Added.
Platanus x acerifolia 'Exclamation!™ aka 'Morton Circle’, 'Bloodgood' 4 11/8/18 Name and zone update.
Populus angustifolia Narrowleaf Poplar 3  
Populus balsamifera Balsam Poplar 2  
Populus deltoides 'Highland' 3  
Populus deltoides 'Siouxland' 3  
Populus deltoides Eastern Cottonwood 3  
Populus grandidentata Bigtooth Aspen 2  
Populus nigra Theves Poplar - 'Afghanica' 2  
Populus sargentii 'Jeronimus Sargent' Poplar 4  
Populus tremula Columnar Swedish Aspen - 'Erecta' 2  
Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen 2  
Populus x acuminata Lanceleaf Poplar 3  
Populus x canadensis Poplar - 'Robusta' 3  
Populus x canescens Poplar - 'Tower' 3  
Prunus americana American Wild Plum 3  
Prunus avium Mazzard Cherry 4  
Prunus besseyi Western Sand Cherry - 'Pawnee Buttes' 3  
Prunus blireana 'Snofozam' 5  
Prunus blireana Flowering Plum 5  
Prunus campanulata x incisa 'Okame' 5  
Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud' 5  
Prunus cerasifera Newport Plum - Minnesota strain 4  
Prunus cerasus Tart Cherry 4  
Prunus maackii Amur Chokecherry - 'Jefspur' Goldspur Amur Chokecherry 2  
Prunus nigra Canada plum - 'Princess Kay' 2  
Prunus padus May Day Tree - 'Berg Redleaf' 3  
Prunus pensylvanica Pin Cherry 3  
Prunus sargentii 'Hokkaido Normandale' aka Spring Wonder™ 4  
Prunus serotina Wild Black Cherry 3  
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan', 'Mt. Fuji', 'Pendula', 'Royal Burgundy', 'Shirofugen', 'Shirotae' 5  
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Plena Rosea', 'Pisnshzam', 'Rosea' 5  
Prunus subhirtella 'Pink Snow Showers' 5  
Prunus virginiana Canada Red Cherry - 'Shubert Select' 2  
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry 3  
Prunus x cerasifera Crimson Pointe™ aka 'Cripoissam' 4  
Prunus virginiana Sucker Punch® Chokecherry 'P002S' 3 9/28/18 Added
Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare Yosino' 5  
Prunus x yedoensis 'Afterglow', 'Akebono' 5  
Pseudolarix amabilis Golden Larch 4 9/16/16 Added.
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir 5  
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Rocy Mountian Douglas Fir 4 9/30/16 Added.
Pyrus Silver Ball Pear  4  
Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat', 'Chanticleer', 'Red spire', 'Trinity' 5  
Pyrus calleryana Autumn Blaze Pear 4  
Pyrus fauriei Korean SunTM, 'Westwood' Pear 4 9/11/18 Added (Z4)
Pyrus ussuriensis Ussurian Pear - 'Bailfrost', 'Prairie Gem' 3  
Quercus acutissima Sawtooth oak 5  
Quercus alba White oak 3  
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak 4  
Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak 4  
Quercus dentata Japanese Emperor Oak 5  
Quercus ellipsoidalis Northern Pin Oak - Majestic Skies™ aka 'Bailskies' 3  
Quercus gambelii Gambel Oak 5  
Quercus garryana Oregon Oak 6 2/11/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z6).
Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak 3  
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin Oak 4 2/11/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Quercus palustris Eastern Pin Oak 4  
Quercus palustris Green Pillar® aka 'Pringreen' Pin Oak 4  
Quercus robur x bicolor Kindred Spirirt Oak, aka 'Nadler' 4  
Quercus robur var. fastigiata Columnar English Oak 5  
Quercus rubra Northern Red Oak 3  
Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak - 'Panache' 5  
Quercus x bimundorum Prairie Stature Oak - 'Midwest' 3  
Quercus x macdanielii Heritage® aka 'Clemons' Oak 4  
Quercus x warei Regal Prince® aka 'Long' Oak 4  
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac 3  
Robinia hispida 'Macrophylla' 5  
Robinia pseudoacacia (CANNOT BE SOLD IN MINNESOTA) Black Locust - 'Purple Robe' Locust 3 9/29/17 Restricted Noxious Weed - CANNOT BE SOLD IN MINNESOTA
Salix 'Prairie Cascade' 3  
Salix Golden Curls Willow 4  
Salix alba Niobe aka 'Tristis' Weeping Willow 4  
Salix arbuscula Mountain Willow 3 9/16/16 Added.
Salix brachycarpa 'Blue Fox' 2 9/16/16 Added.
Salix caprea Weeping aka 'Pendula' Pussy Willow 4  
Salix commutata Undergreen Willow 2 9/16/16 Added.
Salix discolor Pussy Willow 2  
Salix integra 'Hakura Nishiki' Tree Form Willow 4  
Salix matsudana Corkscrew aka 'Tortuosa' Willow 4  
Salix matsudana 'Navajo' 5  
Salix melanostachys Black Pussy willow 5  
Salix nakamurana Nakamuruana Willow 4 9/16/16 Added.
Salix nigra Black Willow 3  
Salix pentandra Laurel Willow - Prairie Reflection® aka 'Silver Lake' 2  
Salix purpurea Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow - 'Nana' - Tree Form 3  
Sassafras albidum Common Sassafras 5 9/28/18 Change from (Z4) to (Z5)
Sorbus alnifolia Korean Mountain Ash 4  
Sorbus aucuparia European Mountain Ash 3  
Sorbus aucuparia Cardinal Royal® aka 'Michred' Mountain Ash 2 8/27/15 change from (Z3).
Sorbus decora Showy Mountain Ash 2  
Sorbus hybrida Oak Leaf Mountain Ash 4  
Syringa pekinensis Beijing Gold® aka 'Zhang Zhiming' Pekin Tree Lilac 4  
Syringa reticulata Golden Eclipse Lilac 4  
Syringa reticulata Ivory Silk® Lilac, 'Ivory Pillar', 'Snowcap' 3  
Syringa reticulata Japanese Tree Lilac 3  
Syringa reticulata Japanese Tree Lilac - Snowdance™ aka 'Bailance' 3  
Taxodium distichum Baldcypress 5  
Tilia americana American Linden - American Sentry® Linden aka 'McKSentry', 'Boulevard', Frontyard® Linden aka 'Bailyard', 'Redmond' 3  
Tilia cordata Littleleaf Linden - 'Corzam', 'Corinthinian', 'Baileyi' Shamrock®, 'Greenspire' 4  
Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver' 5  
Tilia x flavescens Glenleven Linden 4  
Tilia x mongolica Harvest Gold Linden 2  
Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock 3  3/24/14 move from (Z4) to (Z3).
Ulmus 'Pioneer', 'Morton Plainsman' aka Vanguard Elm, 'Cathedral', 'Homestead', Accolade® aka 'Morton', Triumph™ aka 'Morton Glossy', 'Patriot', 'Prospector' 'Homestead', 'Morton Stalwart', Commendation™, 'New Horizon' 4 9/11/18 Added 'Patriot', 'Prospector' 'Homestead' Morton Stalwart, 'New Horizon',  'Commendation'
Ulmus americana American Elm - 'Lewis and Clark', 'Prairie Expedition', 'St Croix' 3 9/11/18 Added 'St. Croix'
Ulmus americana 'New Harmony' 4  
Ulmus americana American Elm - 'Princeton', 'Valley Forge' 4  
Ulmus carpinifolia x parvifolia 'Frontier' 5  
Ulmus glabra 'Camptown', 'Horizontalis', 'Pendula' 5  
Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii' 5  
Ulmus japonica 'Discovery' 3 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Ulmus parvifolia 'Allee', 'Aross/Central Park', 'Bosque', 'Burgundy', 'Central Park Splendor', 'Golden Rey', 'Hokkaido', 'King's Choice', 'Prince Richard', 'Seiju', 'Yatsubusa' 5  
Viburnum rhytidophylloides x burejaeticum Emerald Triumph Viburnum Tree Form 4  
Viburnum lenatago Nannyberry Viburnum - Tree Form 3  
Viburnum lenatago Nannyberry Viburnum – Homefree™ 3 9/28/18 Added
Viburnum trilobum Redwing® aka 'J.N. Select' Cranberry Bush - Tree Form 2  
Xanthoceras sorbifolium Yellowhorn 4 9/28/18 Change from (Z3) to (Z4)
Zelkova serrata Zelkova - 'Green Vase' 6 2/11/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z6).


Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Fragaria x ananassa Strawberry - 'Annapolis', 'Cavendish', 'Glooscap', 'Sparkle' 3  
Fragaria x ananassa Strawberry - 'Fort Laramie' 3  
Fragaria x ananassa Strawberry - 'Jewel', 'Seascape', 'Cabot', 'Valley Sunset' 4  
Fragaria x ananassa Strawberry - 'Honeoye', 'Wendy' 3  
Lonicera caerulea Honeyberry - 'Aurora', 'Berry Blue', 'Borealis', 'Cinderella', 'Tundra' 3 9/28/18 Added
Lycium Barbarum Goji Berry - 'Dynamite' 5 10/2/2015 Added 9/28/18 Added cultivar 'Dynamite'
Malus ( Fruiting apples) Flowering Crabapples  are listed under DECIDUOUS TREES & EVERGREENS Apple - 'Beacon', 'Connell Red', 'Cortland', 'Fireside', 'Freedom', 'Gravenstein', 'Hat Trick', 'Hazen', 'Honeycrisp', 'Honeygold', 'Van Linn', 'Liberty', 'McIntosh', 'Macoun', 'Northwest Greening', 'Red Baron', 'Red Prairie Spy', 'Red Regent', 'Wildung' SnowSweet®, 'Stella', 'Sweet Sixteen', 'Triple Play-Early', 'Triple Play-Mid', 'Triple Play-Late', 'Wealthy', 'Co-op 31', 'Wolf River' 4 12/31/14 'Minnewashata' Zestar!® moved to (Z3), 9/17/15 MNLA 'Beacon', 'Gravenstein', 'Hazen', 'Red Baron' to (Z3).
Malus Apple - Candy Crisp 4 9/24/15 Newer introduction, More trial information needed.
Malus Colonnade® 4 Added 4/30/15
Malus Apple - 'Minnewashata' Zestar!® 3 12/31/14 Change to (Z3).
Malus domestica Apple - 'Ace', 'Acey Mac', 'Adams Apple', 'Akane', 'Ambrosia', 'Arkansas Black', 'Arlet', 'Aurora', 'Autumn Gold', 'Autumn Rose Fuji', ' Braeburn', 'Cameo', 'Crimson Gala', 'Fiero', 'Fuji', 'Gala', 'Ginger Gold', 'Red Stayman', 'Red Winesap', 'Royal Gala', 'Thom McIntosh' 5 9/17/15 Move Gravenstein already in above (Z4).
Malus domestica Apple - 'Callaway' Crabapple, 'Jonathan' 5  
Malus domestica Apple - 'Golden Delicious', 'Yellow Delicious' 5  
Malus domestica 'Red McIntosh', 'Red Wealthy', 'Ruby Mac', 'Spartan' 4  
Malus x Apple - 'Norland', 'Chestnut' 2  
Malus x Apple - 'Frostbite', 'Goodland', 'Gravestein', 'Lautz', Haralred®, 'Haralson', 'Northern Lights', 'Jefdale' Prairie Magic®, 'Red Duchess', 'State Fair', 'Wodarz', 'Yellow Transparent' 3  
Prunus Plum - 'Brooks', 'Santa-Rosa' 5  
Prunus Plum - 'Blues Jam' 5  
Prunus Cherry Plum - 'Compass', 'Red Diamond', 'Sapalta' 3  
Prunus Plum - 'Alderman', 'La Crescent', 'Mount Royal', 'Superior' 4  
Prunus Plum - BlackIce™ aka 'Lydecker' 4  
Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica Apricot - 'Goldstrike', 'Moorpark' 5 9/17/15 Move 'Pioneer' from (Z5) to (Z4).
Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica Apricot - 'Brookcot', 'Debbie's Gold', 'Moongold', 'Scout', 'Sungold', 'Wescot' 4  
Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica 'Pioneer' 4 9/17/15 Moved from (Z5) to (Z4).
Prunus avium Cherry - 'Lapins' 5 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z5)
Prunus avium Cherry - 'Bing' 5  
Prunus avium Cherry - 'Rainier' 5  
Prunus avium Cherry - 'Stella' 5  
Prunus avium Cherry - 'Sweetheart' 5  
Prunus cerasus Carmine Red Jewel, Purple Passion 3  
Prunus cerasus Cherry - 'Evans Bali' 3  
Prunus cerasus Cherry - 'Mesabi', 'Meteor, 'North Star' 4  
Prunus cerasus Cherry - 'Montmorency' 5  
Prunus domestica 'Allred', 'Bruce', 'Early Italian', 'Empress', 'French Improved', 'Green Gage', 'Italian', 'President', 'Stanley', 'Sugar Prune' 5  
Prunus domestica 'Mt. Royal' 4  
Prunus persica Apricot - 'Brookcot', 'Debbie's Gold', 'Scout', 'Wescot' 3 9/29/17 MNLA Prunus persica cultivars listed are apricots remove these two lines
Prunus persica Apricot - 'Moongold' 4 9/29/17 MNLA Prunus persica cultivars listed are apricots remove these two lines
Prunus persica Peach - 'Bailey Hardy Peach', 'Belle of Georgia', 'Elberta', 'RedHaven', 'Saturn', 'Sugar Princess' 5  
Prunus persica Peach - 'Contender' 4  
Prunus persica Peach - 'Reliance' 5  
Prunus salicina 'Abundance', 'Burbank', 'Catalina', 'Santa Rosa', 'Santa Rosa Weeping', 'Simka', 'Methley Plum', 'Shiro' 5  
Prunus x 'Pembina', 'Pipestone', 'Toka', 'Waneta' 3  
Prunus x Sweet Cherry Pie™ aka 'Eubank' 4  
Prunus x kerrasis Canadian Dwarf Sour Cherries 2 9/16/16 Added.
Pyrus Pear - 'Gourmet', 'Luscious', 'Patten', 'Seckel' 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4). 
Pyrus Pear - 'Parker', 'Summercrisp' 3 4/19/18 Added back in somehow got lost from 8/16
Pyrus Pear - Tawara Asian Pear 4  
Pyrus pyrifolia Shinko Asian Pear 5 Added 8/21/17, 9/29/17 MNLA Z5 is OK
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Angel Wing', 'Anjou', 'Ayers', 'Bartlett', 'Bosc' 5  
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Clapps Favorite' 5  
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Comice' 5  
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Duchess' 5  
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Kieffer' 5  
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Magness' 5  
Pyrus communis Pear - 'Moonglow' 5  
Pyrus x Pear - 'Jefgold' 3 9/17/15 move 'Jefgold' from list.
Pyrus x Pear - 'Early Gold, 'Golden Spice', 'Ure' 3  
Ribes Currant - 'Hinnomaki Red' 4 9/6/16 spelling change JL.
Ribes Currant - 'Pixwell', 'Hinnomaki', 'Invicta', 'Tixia' 3  
Ribes Currant - 'Consort' Black Current, 'Red Lake' 3  
Ribes nigum Currant - 'Ben Sarek' 3  
Ribes x culverwelii Jostaberry 3  
Rubus Raspberry - 'Anne', 'Anne Yellow', 'Autumn Britten', 'Caroline', 'Coho' 4 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x Raspberry - 'Apache' 6 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x 'Arapaho' 6 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x Raspberry - 'Autumn Bliss' 5 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x Raspberry 'Cascade Delight' 6 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x Raspberry - 'Cherokee' 6 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x 'Royalty' 4 9/19/18 Added 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x 'Chester' 5 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x 'Cheyenne' 6 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x 'Darrow' 5 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x Blackberry - 'Triple Crown' 6 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'. change Raspberry to Blackberry
Rubus x Blackberry - 'Illini Hardy', 'Prime Jim', 'Prime Jan' 5 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus x Blackberry - Baby Cakes™  'APF-236T' 4 9/28/18 Change nomenclature delete 'hybrids'
Rubus idaeus Raspberry - 'Amity', 'Souris', 'Boyne', 'Killarney', 'Nova' 3  
Rubus idaeus Raspberry - 'Latham' 3 09/28/18 Added
Rubus idaeus 'Lincoln', 'Pineapple' 5  
Rubus idaeus 'Prelude', Bristol, Jewel 4  
Rubus idaeus 'Tulameen' 5  
Rubus occidentalis 'Bristol' Black 4  
Vaccinium 'Toro' 5  
Vaccinium 'Bluegold' 4  
Vaccinium 'Bluejay'  4  
Vaccinium 'Blueray' 4  
Vaccinium 'Brigita' 4  
Vaccinium 'Chandler' 4  
Vaccinium 'Duke' 4  
Vaccinium 'Elliot' 4  
Vaccinium 'Jersey'  4  
Vaccinium 'Jubilee' 5  
Vaccinium 'Misty Blue', 'Sunshine Blue' 5  
Vaccinium 'Northcountry' 3  
Vaccinium 'Northsky' 3  
Vaccinium 'Patriot'  4  
Vaccinium Pink Popcorn™ 3 Added 9/6/16 JL.
Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade' 4  
Vaccinium 'Polaris' 3  
Vaccinium 'St. Cloud' 3  
Vaccinium 'Superior' 3  
Vaccinium 'Abundance', 'Avonblue', 'Blue Ridge', 'Emerald', 'Farthing', Georgiagem', 'Jewel', 'Magnolia', 'Rebel', 'Sapphire', 'Scintilla', 'Sharpblue', 'Snowchaser', 'Southern Belle', 'Springwide', 'Summit', 'Sweetcrisp' 7  
Vaccinium 'Biloxi', 'Bountiful Blue', 'Jubilee', 'O'Neal', 'Ornablue', 'Spartan' 6  
Vaccinium 'Blue Suede', 'Bluecrisp', 'Camellia', 'Cape Fear', 'Ozarkblue', 'Palmetto' 'Santa Fe', 'Southmoon', 'Suziblue', 'Windsor' 6  
Vaccinium 'Bluecrop' 4  
Vaccinium 'Chippewa' 3  
Vaccinium 'Northblue' 3  
Vaccinium 'Gulf Coast' 7  
Vaccinium 'Millennia' 6  
Vaccinium 'Misty', 'Misty Blue' 5  
Vaccinium 'Primadonna', 'Reveille', 'Springhigh', 'Star' 7  
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jelly Bean' 4 More trial information needed.
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Draper' 5  
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Aurora', 'Collins', 'Darrow', 'Legacy', 'Nui' 5  
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Berkeley' 5  
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Earliblue' 5  
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Liberty' 5  
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Reka' 4  
Vaccinium corymbosum x angustifolium 'Northland' 4  
Vaccinium macrocarpon Cranberry 3 9/16/16 Added.
Vaccinium ovatum 'Fall Creek', 'Thunderbird' 6  
Vaccinium virgatum Rabbit Eye Blueberry 8  
Vaccinum darrowii   8  
Vitis - Grape 'Somerset Seedless' 4 Added 8/27/15, (Z4), per the Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory (4th Ed).
Vitis 'Bluebell', 'Edelweiss', 'Frontenac Blanc', 'Frontenac™', 'Frontenac Gris™', 'Itasca', 'King of the North', 'LaCrescent™', 'Marquette', 'Osceola Muscat', 'St. Croix™', 'Worden' 4 9/6/16 change 'Osceola', 'Muscat' to 'Osceola Muscat', add Frontenac Blanc, 9/20/17 JL add 'Itasca', 9/19/18 Added King of the North'
Vitis 'Golden Muscat' 5  
Vitis 'Himrod', 'Interlaken Seedless', 'Lucil', 'Canadice' 5  
Vitis Swenson Red Grape 4  
Vitis labrusca 'Caco', 'California Concord', 'Campbell Early', 'Catawba', 'Champanel', 'Delaware', 'Eastern Concord', 'Einset', 'Fresno Seedless', 'Glenora', 'Inkameep Riesling', 'Lakemont', 'Mars', 'Moored', 'Niagara', 'Okanagan Riesling', 'Reliance Seedless', 'Romulus', 'Van Buren' 5  
Vitis labrusca 'Concord' 5  
Vitis labrusca 'Fredonia' 5  
Vitis labrusca 'Kay Gray' 3  
Vitis labrusca 'LaCrosse' 5  
Vitis labrusca 'Vanessa Seedless' 5  
Vitis x Grape - 'Beta', 'Valiant' 3  


Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus - 'Jersey Knight', 'Mary Washington', 'Purple Passion', 'Sweet Purple'  3  
Rheum Rhubarb - 'Chipmans Canada Red' 3  


Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Acorus americanus American Sweet Flag 3 9/28/18 Added 
Alopecurus pratensis Yellow foxtail 4  
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem 3 8/28/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3). 
Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. bulbosum Bulbous oatgrass 'Variegatum' 3  
Bouteloua curtipendula Side oats grama 3  
Bouteloua gracilis Side oats grama - 'Blonde Ambition' 5 9/13/18 Added MM cultivar has not been hardy in (Z4)
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama 3  
Bromus inermis  Bromegrass - 'Skinner's gold' 3  
Calamagrostis brachytricha Fall Blooming Feather Reed Grass 3  
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Feather Reed grass - 'Overdam' 3  
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Feather Reed Grass - 'Avalanche', 'Eldorado', 'Karl Foerster' 3  
Carex elata Bowles Golden Sedge - 'Aurea' 4 Added 9/8/15.
Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger' Blue Sedge (syn. Carex glauca) 'Blue Zinger' 4 9/29/18 Added
Carex grayi Grays sedge 3  
Carex laxiculmis Sedge - 'Bunny Blue' 4 Added 9/8/15.
Carex mowrrowii Sedge - 'Ice Dance', 'Ice Ballet' 4  
Carex mowrrowii Japanese grass sedge 5  
Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge', 'Oehme' 4  
Carex muskingumensis Palm sedge 3  
Carex nigra 'Variegata' 4  
Carex pensylvanica Pennsylvania Sedge 3 9/28/18 Added
Carex radiata Eastern star sedge 4  
Carex siderosticha Striped Broad-Leaved Sedge 4  
Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats, River Oats 4  
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschliel', 'Goldenstaub', 'Northern Lights', 'Schottland' 4  
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass 3  
Elymus hystrix Bottlebrush Grass 4  
Erianthus ravennae Hardy Pampas Grass 5 Added 8/21/17
Festuca glauca Fescue 'Boulder Blue', 'Elijah Blue', 'Solling' 3  
Hakonechloa macra Hakone grass - 'Albo-striata', 'All Gold', 'Aureola' 4  
Helictotrichon sempervirens Sapphire Blue Oat Grass 'Saphirsprudel' 3  
Hierochloe odorata Sweetgrass 4  
Koeleria macrantha June grass 4  
Leymus arenarius Blue lymegrass 3  
Luzula sylvatica Wood rush 4  
Melica altissima var. atropurpurea Bowels golden millet, 'Aureum' 4  
Miscanthus Red Flame Grass - 'Purpurascens' 3  
Miscanthus × giganteus Giant miscanthus 3  
Miscanthus sacchariflorus Silver Banner Grass INVASIVE NOT RECOMMENDED 4  
Miscanthus sinensis Miscanthus - 'Malpartus' 3  
Miscanthus sinensis 'Blondo', 'Bluetenwunder', 'Ferner Osten', 'Flamingo', 'Goliath', 'Gracillimus', 'Graziella', 'Grosse Fontaene', 'Herkules', 'Juli', 'Klein Fontaene', 'Mt. Washington', 'Nippon', 'November Sunset', 'Positano', 'Puenktchen', 'Rigoletto', 'Roland', 'Rotsilber', 'Silberpfeil', 'Silberspinne', 'Silberturm', 'Sirene', 'Strictus', 'Superstripe', 'Undine', 'Variegatus', 'Zebrinus', 'Zwergelefant' 4  
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' 3  
Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Miss' 5 9/29/18 Added
Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl', 'Heidebraut', 'Moorflamme', 'Moorhexe', 'Skyracer', 'Strahlenquelle', 'Transparent', 'Poul Peterson' 4 9/1/15 MM add 'Paul Peterson', 9/30/16 Spelling Change Poul Peterson.
Molinia caerulea 'Variegata' 3  
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea Windplay tall moorgrass, 'Windspiel' 3  
Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue' 4 9/1/15 MM add.
Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' 5  
Panicum virgatum Switch Grass - 'Badlands', 'Cheyenne Sky', 'Cloud 9', 'Dacotah', 'Dust Devil', 'Haense Herms', 'Heavy Metal', 'Heiliger Hain', 'Hot Rod', 'Huron Solstice', 'Northwind', 'Prairie Fire', 'Prairie Sky', 'Red Sunset', 'Rehbraun', 'Rotstrahlbusch', 'Ruby Ribbons', 'Shenandoah', 'Sunburst', 'ThunderCloud', 'Warrior' 4  
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 3  
Pennisetum alopecuroides (not recommended prolific seeder MM) Chinese fountain grass - 'Burgundy Bunny', 'Hamlin', 'Red Head' 4 9/1/15 add 'Hamlin', 'Red Head'.
Phalaris arundinacea (not recommended aggressive grower) Strawberries & Cream Ribbon Grass, 'Feesey's Form' 3  
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem - 'Blaze', 'Carrousel', 'MinnBlueA', 'Blue Heaven', 'Prairie Blues', 'The Blues', 'Jazz' 3 9/1/15 add 'Jazz'.
Sesleria autumnalis Autumn Moor Grass 4  
Sesleria caerulea Blue moorgrass 4  
Sesleria heufleriana Blue-green moorgrass 4  
Sorghastrum nutans Indian Grass 3  
Spartina pectinata Cordgrass 'Aureomarginata' 3  
Spodiopogon sibiricus Silver spikegrass 3  
Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara', 'Morning Mist' 4 9/1/15 add 'Morning Mist' (Z4).
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed 3  


Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Athyrium filix-femina Lady Fern - 'Dre's Dagger', 'Lady in Red' 4  
Athyrium niponicum Japanese Painted Fern - 'Pictum' 4  
Acanthus mollis Bears Breech 6  
Acanthus spinosis Bears Breech 5  
Achillea millefolium Yarrow - 'Apricot Delight', 'Paprika', 'Pomegranate', 'Pretty Belinda', 'Saucy Seduction', 'Sunny Seduction', 'Wonderful Wampee' 3 10/5/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Achillea millefolium Yarrow - 'Summer Pastels', 'Moonshine', 'Fire King', 'Strawberry Seduction' 3  
Achillea millefolium 'Little Moonshine' 4 9/29/18 Added
Aconitum cammarum Monkshood - 'Blue Lagoon', 'Stainless Steel' 4  
Aconitum fischeri Monkshood - Fischeri 4  
Aconitum napellus Blue Monkshood 3  
Acorus americanus American Sweet Flag 3 9/28/18 Added also added under Grasses
Acorus calamus Sweet flag - 'Variegatus' 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' 5  
Actaea racemosa Bugbane, Snakeroot, Cimicifuga - 'James Compton' 4  
Agastache Anise Hyssop - 'Blue Fortune' 4  
Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado', 'Tango' 5  
Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti' 5  
Agastache canna 'Sinning', 'Firebird' 5  
Agastache foeniculum 'Pstessene' 5  
Agastache foeniculum Anise-Hyssop 5  
Ajuga reptans Bugleweed - 'Bronze Beauty', 'Burgundy Glow', 'Chocolate Chip', 'Catlin's Giant' 3  
Alcea rosea Hollyhock - 'Spring Celebrities', 'Crimsom', 'Purple Sensation' 4  
Alcea rosea Hollyhock - 'Chatter's Double', 'Fiesta Time', 'Halo™', 'Red & Yellow', 'Queeny Purple', 'Nigra', 'Spotlight™', 'Blacknight', 'Mars Magic', 'Sunshine', 'Watchman' 3  
Alchemilla mollis Lady's Mantle - 'Thriller' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Allium Ornamental Onion - 'Azureum', 'Chistophii', 'Drumstick', 'Globemaster', 'Obliquum', 'Purple Sensation', 'Schubertii', 'Medusa' 4 9/29/18 Added 'Medusa'
Allium Ornamental Onion - 'Millenium' 4 9/29/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Allium giganteum Giant Onion 4 9/30/2016 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Allium lusitanicum Summer Beauty Ornamental Onion 4  
Amsonia tabernaemontana Willow Amsonia 3  
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice' 3 9/30/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z3), 9/29/17 MNLA remove 'Blue star' change to (Z3)
Anchusa capensis Cape Forget-me-not 5  
Anemone blanda Greek Anemone 5  
Anemone canadensis Canadian Anemone 3  
Anemone hupehensis Japanese Anemone - 'Pink Saucer', 'Prinz Heinrich' 5 Change from (Z6) to (Z5) 12/31/14.
Anemone nemorosa Anemone - 'Bracteata Pleniflora' 4  
Anemone sylvestris Anemone - 'Snowdrop', 'Madonna' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3). 
Anemone tomentosa Grape-leaved Anemone - 'Robustissima' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Anemone x hybrida Hybrid Japanese Anemone - 'Honorine Jobert', 'Whirlwind' 4 9/30/16 change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Antennaria Pussy-toes 2  
Antirrhinum hispanicum Spanish Snapdragon 5  
Aquilegia alpina Alpine columbine 3  
Aquilegia canadensis 'Biedermeir Dwarf', 'Crimson Star', 'McKana Hybrids', 'Musik Balu Weiss', 'Black Barlow', 'Cameo pink & white', 'Nora Barlow', 'Little Lanterns' 3  
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine - 'Dorothy Rose', 'Winky Double Rose-White', 'Winky Double Blue & White', 'Winky Double Red & White' 3  
Aquilegia x caerulea Columbine - Origami™ Blue & White, Origami™ Red & White 3  10/2/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Arabis caucasica Rock Cress 3  
Arabis x arendsii Compinkie 3  
Aralia cordata Spikenard - 'Sun King' 3  
Arctostaphylos Bearberry - 'Massachusetts' 3  
Armeria maritima Sea Thrift - 'Dusseldorf Pride', 'Nifty Thrifty', 'Rubrifolia' 3  
Artemisia dracunculus Russian Tarragon 5  
Artemisia ludoviciana White Sage - 'Powis Castle' 5  
Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound - 'Silver Mound', Silver Brocade', 'Oriental Limelight' 3  
Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade' 2 9/17/15Cultivar 'Silver Brocade' F597dded.
Artemisia tridentata Big Sagebrush 3 9/16/16 added 
Arum italicum Painted Arum 5  
Aruncus aethusifolius Dwarf Goats Beard 3  
Aruncus dioicus Goatsbeard - 'Zweiweltenkind' aka 'Child of Two Worlds', 'Kneiffi' 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Aruncus dioicus Goatsbeard - 'Misty Lace' 3  
Arundo donax Giant Reed 5  
Asarum canadense Wild ginger 3  
Asarum splendens Asian Wild Ginger 6  
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milk Weed - 'Cinderella' 3  
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Flower - 'Hello Yellow' 3  
Asclepias syriaca Milkweed 3 Added 8/21/17
Aster alpinus Aster - 'Dark Beauty', 'Beauty Dark Blue', 'Happy End' 3  
Aster amellus Italian Aster 5  
Aster frikartii Frikarts Aster 5  
Aster laevis Bluebird Aster 4  
Aster lateriflorus Aster - 'Lady in Black' 4 10/1/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Aster novae-angliae Aster - Purple Dome Aster 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Aster novi-belgii Aster - 'Purple Beauty', 'Rose Beauty', 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', 'Snowball' 3  
Aster sedifolius Aster - 'Rhone', 'Dwarf Rhone' 3  
Aster x dumosus Aster - 'Pink Bouquet', 'Pink Lace', 'Romany', 'Snow Sprite', 'Wood's Blue', 'Wood's Pink', 'Wood's Purple' 3  
Astilbe arendsii Astilbe - 'Boogie Woogie' 3  
Astilbe arendsii 'Chocolate Shogun' Astilbe 4 Added 8/21/17
Astilbe arendsii 'Fanal' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe arendsii 'Sister Theresa' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe arendsii 'Erica' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe arendsii 'Weisse Gloria' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe arendsii 'Snowdrift' 3  
Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red' 3 Change to (Z3) 12/31/14
Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in White' 3  
Astilbe japonica 'Rheinland' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Astilbe japonica 'Deutschland' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Astilbe japonica 'Washington' 3  
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland' 4  
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite' 4  
Astilbe taquetii 'Superba' 3 9/18/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Astilbe x arendsii 'Augustleuchten' aka 'August Light' 4  
Astilbe x arendsii 'Color Flash' aka 'Astev' 4  
Astilbe x arendsii 'Country & Western' 4  
Astilbe x arendsii 'Delft Lace' 4  
Astilbe x arendsii 'Rhythm & Blues' 4  
Astilbe x arendsii 'Rock & Roll' 4  
Baptisia 'Midnight' Prairieblues™, 'Solar Flare' Prairieblues™, 'Twilite' Prairieblues™ 3 9/28/18 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Baptisia australis False Indigo 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Belamcanda chinensis Blackberry lily 4 10/2/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Belamcanda flava 'Hello Yellow' 4 10/2/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Bellis perennis English Daisy - 'Rominette' 5 9/28/18 Change (Z4) to (Z5)
Bergenia cordifolia 'Heartleaf', 'Eroica' 3  
Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut' AKA 'Winterglow' 3 9/19/18 Added as its own line.
Bletilla striata Hardy Orchid 5  
Brunnera macrophylla Brunnera, Siberian bugloss - 'Looking Glass', 'Jack Frost', 'Variegated' 3  
Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta Calamint 4 9/30/16 Change (Z5) to (Z4).
Callirhoe digitata Standing winecups 5  
Campanula carpatica Bellflower - 'Deep Blue', ' Blue Clips', 'White Clips', 'Blue Uniform', 'White Uniform' 3 Added 'Blue Uniform' and 'White Uniform' 8/21/17
Campanula glomerata Bellflower - 'Alba', 'Superba', Joan Elliot 2  
Campanula persicifolia Peachleaf Bellflower 2  
Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Campsis radicans (also found under VINES) Trumpet Creeper 4  
Campsis radicans (also found under VINES) Trumpet Creeper - 'Flamenco', 'Flava', 'Red Sunset' 5  
Caryopteris clandonensis Caryopteris - 'First Choice', 'Woorcester Gold' 5  
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Azure', 'Heavenly Blue', 'Summer Sorbet', 'Worcester Gold' 5  
Cassia hebecarpa Wild senna 3 9/30/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Centaurea dealbata Bachelor's Button or Persian Cornflower 3  
Centaurea montana Bachelor's Button or Cornflower - 'Amethyst Dream', 'Amethyst in Snow', 'Black Sprite', 'Caramia', 'Gold Bullion', 'Mountain Minuet' 3  
Centranthus ruber Red Valerian - 'Albus', 'Pretty Betsy' 4 10/2/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Cerastium tomentosum Snow in Summer 3  
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Leadwort 5  
Chelone obliqua Rose Turtlehead 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Chelone glabra Turtlehead 3  
Chelone lyonii Turtlehead - 'Hot Lips', 'Tiny Tortuga' 3 9/28/18 Added
Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum 'Autumn Beauty', 'Autumn Delight', 'Autumn Fire', 'Autumn Sunset', 'Baby Tears', 'Best Regards', 'Betty Lou', 'Mexi-mum', 'Bristol White', 'Belle O' The Ball', 'Bronze Giant', 'Brown Eyes', 'Burnt Copper', 'Cajun Spice', 'Cameo', 'Centennial Sun', 'Centerpiece', 'Cheerleader', 'Daisy White' ,'Dolliette', 'Dorothy Dean', 'Dr. Longley', 'Fancy Free', 'Gold Country', 'Gold Strike', 'Golden Jubilee', 'Golden Mound', 'Golden Star', 'Grandchild', 'Grape Glow', 'Happy Face', 'High Regards', 'Homecoming', 'Ice Crystals', 'Inca', 'Irish Linen', 'Lantern Glow', 'Lemonsota', 'Lindy', 'Lipstick', 'Little Rascal', 'Maroon Pride', 'Matchstick', 'Mellow Moon', 'Micky', 'Minnautumn', 'Minnglow', 'Minngopher', 'Minnpink', 'Minnqueen', 'Minnrose', 'Minnruby', 'Minnwhite, 'Minnyellow', 'Muted Sunshine', 'Pancho', 'Pat Lehman', 'Peach Centerpiece', 'Pilgrim', 'Pink Cadillac', 'Poise', 'Powder River', 'Purple Pride', 'Purple Waters', 'Quarterback', 'Red Daisy', 'Rose Blush', Rose Glow', 'Rose Grenadine', 'Royal Knight', 'Royal Pomp', 'Ruby Glow', 'Ruby Mound', 'Sashay', 'Sea Urchin', 'Sesqui Centennial Sun', 'Small Wonder', 'Snowscape', 'Snowsota', 'Spotless', 'Stadium Queen', 'Starlet', 'Sun Spider', 'Sunny Morning', 'Talisman', 'Tangelo', 'Tourchsong', 'Wayzata', 'Wendy Ann', 'White Grandchild', 'Yellow Daisy', 'Yellow Giant', 'Zonata' 4 8/28/15 change to Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum.
Chrysanthemum x hybridum Mammoth™ series: Coral Daisy™, Bronze Dasiey™, Lavender Daisy™, Dark Pink Daisy™, Red Daisy™, Yellow Daisy™ 3 Change to (Z3) 12/31/14, Chrysanthemum x hybridum.
Chrysanthemum x morifolium Hardy Mum - Dreamweaver aka 'Jefdream', Firestorm® aka 'Jefstorm', Morden Canary Mum, Morden Delight Mum, Morden Fiesta Mum, Morden Garnet Mum, Power Surge® Mum 'Jefsurge', Prairie Lavender Mum, Showbiz® Mum 'Jefbiz', Stardust® Mum 'Jefdust', Suncatcher® Mum 'Jefsun', Tiger Tail® Mum 'Jeftail'   4 9/29/17 MNLA cgange from (Z3) to (Z4)
Clematis integrifolia Bush clematis 3 9/30/16 Other clematis now listed under VINES.
Convallaria majalis Lily of the Valley 3  
Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana', 'Zamphir' 4  
Coreopsis x 'Crème Brulee', 'Jethro Tull' 5 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z5). 11/15/17 'Rising Sun' moved to own line.
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Rising Sun™' 4 11/15/17 'Rising Sun' moved to own line. Changed from (Z5) to (Z4)
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Flying Saucers', 'Presto', 'Sunray' 3  
Coreopsis lanceolata 'Early Sunrise' 3  
Coreopsis rosea 'Dreamcatcher' 6  
Coreopsis rosea 'Mercury Rising Tickseed' 5  
Coreopsis rosea 'Sterntaler' 5  
Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams' 5  
Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66' 5  
Coreopsis verticillata Coreopsis - 'American Dream' 4  
Coreopsis verticillata Coreopsis - 'Moonbeam', 'Zagreb' 3  
Corydalis cheilanthifolia Yellow Corydalis 5  
Corydalis lutea Corydalis 4 9/18/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Crambe cordifolia Colewort 5  
Crambe maritima Seakale 5  
Delphinium elatum 'Aurora Blue', 'Aurora Light Purple' 3  
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Astolat', 'Black Eyed Angels', 'Blue Lace', 'Blushing Bride', 'Blue Butterfly', 'Butterfly Compacta', 'Blue Mirror', 'Butterfly Rose', 'Double Innocence', 'Guinevere', 'King Arthur', 'Magic Fountains Mix', 'Misty Mauves', 'Moonlight Blues', 'Morning Lights', 'New Millennium Stars', Pacific Giants Mix, 'Pagan Purples', 'Pink Punch', 'Purple Passions', 'Royal Aspirations', 'Summer Blues', 'Summer Cloud', 'Summer Mornings', 'Summer Nights', 'Summer Skies' 3  
Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum', 'Black Knight', 'Bluebird', 'Galahad' 3  
Dianthus 'Fruit Punch® aka  ‘Raspberry Ruffles’ 4 9/29/18 Added
Dianthus amurensis 'Baths Pink', 'Fire & Ice' Pinks, 'Coconut Punch' Fruit Punch™ 4  
Dianthus barbatus 'Siberian Blues' 3  
Dianthus caryophyllus Sweet William - 'Indian Carpet' 3  
Dianthus deltoides 'Grenadin Red', 'Pink Princess' 3  
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Arctic Fire', 'Brilliant', 'Flashing Lights', 'Zing Rose' 3  
Dianthus x allwoodii 'Aqua', 'Frosty Fire' 4  
Dicentra eximia 'Luxuriant' 3  
Dicentra formosa 'Aurora', 'Burning Hearts', 'King of Hearts' 3  
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba', 'Hordival', 'Goldheart' 3  
Dicentra spectablis Valentine Bleeding Heart 3 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Dicentra spectablis Bleeding Heart 3  
Dictamnus albus Gas Plant - 'Purpureus' 3  
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove - 'Camelot Cream', 'Camelot Lavender', 'Camelot Rose' 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z3) to (Z4)
Doronicum orientale Leopard's Bane - 'Little Leo' 4  
Dryopteris erythrosora Autumn Fern 4 9/17/15 change from (Z3) to (Z4)
Echinacea angustifolia Narrow-leaved Coneflower 3  
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower 4  
Echinacea paradoxa Bushes Coneflower 3  
Echinacea pupurea alba Ozark Coneflower 3  
Echinacea purpurea 'Balsomcor' aka 'Sombrero Hot Coral', 'Balsomred' aka 'Sombrero Salsa Red', 'Balsomselo' aka 'Sombrero Sandy Yellow', 'Marmalade' 4 9/17/15 MNLA (Z4), 9/29/17 change the Sombrero cultivars from (Z5) to (Z4)
Echinacea purpurea 'Evan Saul' aka 'Sundown', 'Matthew Saul' aka 'Harvest Moon' 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker', 'Green Jewel', 'Magnus', 'Magnus Superior', 'Pica Bella','Pow Wow Wild Berry', 'PowWow White', 'Prairie Splendor', 'White Swan' 3  
Echinacea purpurea 'Alba', 'Cygnet White', 'Evan Saul', 'Hot Papaya', 'Hot Summer', 'Katie Saul', 'Milkshake', 'Now Cheesier', 'Pink Double Delight', 'Pink Poodle', 'Purity', 'Secret Lust', 'Solar Flare', 'Big Sky™', 'Southern Belle', 'Sunrise' Big Sky™, 'Tiki Torch', 'Tomato Soup' 4 10 /16 Remove 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' from (Z4), 9/29/17 MNLA change 'Now Cheesier' from Z3 to Z4, delet 'Pow Wow' already listed
Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' Joe-Pye Weed 3  
Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway', 'Baby Joe' 3 9/28/18 Added Baby Joe
Eupatorium maculatum 'Bartered Bride' 4  
Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate Joe-Pye Weed 4  
Euphorbia myrsinites Myrtle Euphorbia 5  
Euphorbia polychroma 'Ascot Rainbow' 5  
Euphorbia polychroma 'First Blush', 'Bonfire'  4  
Filipendula x 'Red Umbrellas' 3 9/16/16 Added.
Filipendula palmata Siberian Meadowsweet 2 9/16/16 Added.
Filipendula rubra Queen-of-the-Prairie - 'Venusta' 4  
Filipendula ulmaria Variegated Meadowsweet 4  
Fritillaria imperrialis 'Crown Imperial' 5  
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Apricot' 3  
Gaillardia aristata 'Baby Cole' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades' 3  
Gaillardia grandiflora 'Burgundy', 'Dazzler', 'Fanfare', 'Goblin' 3 9/17/15 change from (Z2) to (Z3)
Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa™ Yellow Blanket Flower 4  
Gaillardia x grandifloria 'Arizona Sun' 3 9/17/15 change from (Z2) to (Z3).
Gaura lindheimeri Apple Blossom Grass 5  
Gentiana acaulis Trumpet or Stemless Gentian, 'Holzmann' 3  
Gentiana cruciata Gentian - 'Blue Bottle', 'Blue Cross' 3  
Gentiana septemfida Summer Gentian 3  
Geranium 'Brookside', 'Johnson's Blue' 4  
Geranium 'Rozanne' 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z5). 9/28/18 Change back to (Z4)
Geranium 'Azure Rush' 5  
Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo', 'Karmina', 'St. Ola' 4  
Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' 4  
Geranium macrorhizum Ingwersen's Variety, 'Beven's Variety' 4  
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium 3 9/30/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Geranium phaeum 'Sambor' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4), Change from (Z5) to (Z4), 9/29/17 MNLA (Z4)
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' 4  
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Geranium sanguineum Bloody Cranesbill, 'Album', 'Nanum' 3  
Geranium sanguineum x psilostemon 'Tiny Monster' 4  
Geum Prairie Smoke - 'Tequila Sunrise' 4  
Geum chiloense Geum 5  
Geum coccineum Rose of the Rockery 5  
Gypsophlia repens Creeping Baby's Breath 3 9/27/16 Added.
Helenium autumnale Sneezeweed - 'Fuego', 'Moerheim Beauty', Mariachi™, 'Salsa', 'Wyndley' 3 9/28/18 Added Mariachi™
Helianthemum nummularium Rock Rose 5  
Helianthus x multiflorus 'Sunshine Dream' perennial sunflower 4  
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower - 'Summer Sun', 'Tuscan Sun' 3 9/28/18 Added 'Tuscan Sun'
Helleborus x hybridus Lenten Rose 5  
Hemerocallis Daylily - 'Always Afternoon', 'Baja', 'Bama Music', 'Barbara Mitchell', 'Bobo Ann', 'Bela Lugosi', 'Black Eyed Stella', 'Blackthorne', 'Blueberry Candy', 'Bodacious Returns', 'Bonanza', 'Bright Sunset', 'Canadian Border Patrol', 'Catherine Woodbury', 'Congo Coral', 'Calico Jack', 'Chicago Apache', 'Chicago Heirloom', 'Chorus Line', 'Custard Candy', 'Daring Deception', 'Elegant Candy', 'Final Touch', 'Going Bananas', 'Grape Magic', 'Happy Returns', 'Hearts Afire', 'Hyperion', 'Indian Love Call', 'Jeune Tom', 'Joan Senior', 'Jolyene Nichole', 'Just Plum Happy', 'Lavender Stardust', 'Lightning Bug', 'Little Grapette', 'Mauna Loa', 'Mini Pearl', 'Mini Stella', 'My Ways', 'Moses Fire', 'Night Beacon', 'Night Embers', 'Nosferatu', 'Omomuki', 'Pandora's Box', 'Pardon Me', 'Prairie Wildfire', 'Pumpkin Festival', 'Primal Scream', 'Red Volunteer', 'Rosy Returns', 'Rocket City', 'Startle', 'South Seas', 'Stella d'Oro', 'Strutter's Ball', 'Sunday Gloves', 'Toyland', 'Water Dragon'  3 Remove 'Ruby Stella' to (Z4)
Hermerocallis Day Lily - 'Fairy Tale Pink', 'Nanuq', 'Ruby Stella', 'Ruby Spider', 'Stella Supreme', 'Strawberry Candy' 4  
Heuchera Coral Bells - 'Arctic Mist' aka 'Jefmist', 'Brandon Pink', 'Green Spice', 'Northern File', 'Ruby Mist' 3  
Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’, 'Berry Timeless', Carnival® ‘Caramel’, ‘Cherries Jubilee’, 'Citronelle', City™ 'aka 'Rio' 'Fire Alarm', ‘Fire Chief’, ‘Georgia Peach’, ‘Lime Rickey’, ‘Milan’, ‘Mocha’, ‘Obsidian’, ‘Palace Purple’, ‘Plum Royale’, ‘Southern Comfort’ 4 9/28/18 Added 'Berry Timeless', Carnival®, 'Fire Alarm' 
Heuchera Coral Bells - 'Firefly' 3  
Heuchera Coral Bells - 'Northern Fire' 2  
Heuchera Coral Bells - 'Plum Pudding' 3  
Heuchera Coral Bells - 'Snow Angel' 3  
Heuchera Coral Bells - 'Stainless Steel', 'Midnight Rose', 'Blackout' 4 9/29/2016, Change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Heuchera americana Coral Bells - Dale's Variety 4  
Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride' 3 9/16/16 Added.
Heucherella 'Alabama Sunrise', 'Bridget Bloom', 'Burnished Bronze', 'Gunsmoke', 'Solar Eclipse', 'Sweet Tea', 'Tapestry' 4 9/30/16 Moved from Heuchera to Heucheralla, 9/29/17 MNLA move 'Alabama Sunrise', 'Bridget Bloom', 'Burnished Bronze', and 'Tapestry'
Hibiscus moscheutos Hibiscus - 'Cranberry Crush', Summerific™, 'Cocker' Cristi™', 'Midnight Marvel', 'Party Favor', 'Plum Crazy', 'Sultry Kiss', Summerific® aka ‘Cherry Choco Latte’ 4 9/16/16 'Plum Crazy' Added. 9/29/18 Added Summerific®
Hosta Hosta - 'Abba Dabba Do', 'Abba Showtime', 'Abby', Abiqua Ariel', 'Abiqual Blue Crinkles', 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd', 'Abiqua Moonbeam', 'Abiqua Recluse', 'Alakazaam', 'Albomarginata', 'August Moon', 'Aureomarginata', 'Autumn Frost', 'Big Daddy', 'Blue Angel', 'Blue Flame', 'Blue Hawaii', 'Blue Ivory', 'Blue Mammoth', 'Blue Mouse Ears', 'Dream Weaver', 'Earth Angel', 'El Nino', 'Elegans', 'Empress Wu', 'Fire and Ice', 'First Frost', 'Francee', 'Frances Williams', 'Ginko Craig', 'Gold Standard', 'Golden Tiarra', 'Grand Tiara', 'Great Expectations', 'Guacamole', 'Gypsy Rose', 'Green', 'Halcyon', 'Honeybells', 'Hudson Bay', 'June', 'Krossa Regal', 'Liberty', 'Love Pat', 'Minuteman', 'Night Before Christmas', 'Orange Marmalade', 'Paradigm', 'Patriot', 'Paul's Glory', 'Pilgrim', 'Praying Hands', 'Rainbow's End', 'Rainforest Sunrise', 'Regal Splendor', 'Revolution', 'Royal Standard', 'Samurai', 'Sieboldiana Elegans', 'Sagae', 'Stained Glass', 'Striptease', 'Sum & Substance', 'Sun Power', 'T-Rex', 'Tattoo', 'Univatata', 'Variegated', 'White Feather', 'Wide Brim' 3  
Houttuynia cordata Houttuynia - 'Chameleon' 5  
Iberis sempervirens Candytuft - 'Snowflake', 'Purity' 3  
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris 3  
Iris ensata Japanese Iris - 'Lion King', 'Variegata' 4  
Iris germanica Bearded Iris - 'Anaconda Love', 'Armagedon', 'Avalon Sunset', 'Baltic Star', 'Batik', 'Breakers', 'Cat-eye', 'Change of Pace', 'Crimson Snow', 'Devil's Lake', 'Edith Wolford', 'Fireplace Embers', 'Harvest of Memories', 'Hello Darkness', 'Immortality', 'Loop de Loop', 'Magical Encounter', 'Mexican Holiday', 'Mystic's Muse', 'Orinoco Flow', ' Picasso Moon', 'Rip City', 'Saturday Night Live', 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Summer Olympics', 'Swintown', 'Superstition', 'Tanzanian Tangerine', 'Supreme Sultan', 'Visions in Pink' 3  
Iris pallida Zebra Iris - 'Aureovariegata', variegate 3  
Iris pseudacorus Yellow flag Iris 3  
Iris pumila Dwarf German Iris - 'Boo', 'Fireplace Embers', 'Yankee Skipper', 'What Again' 3  
Iris siberica 'Lion King' 4  
Iris sibirica Siberian Iris - 'Baby Sister', 'Butter & Sugar', 'Caesar's Brother', 'Chilled Wine', 'Halcyon Seas', 'Moon Silk', 'Gull's Wing', 'Pink Haze', 'Ruffled Velvet', 'Sky Wings', 'Snow Queen', 'White Swirl', 'Contrast in Styles' 3 Added 'Contrast in Styles' 8/21/17
Iris versicolor Blue Falg Iris - 'Gerald Darby' 3  
Kalmia angustifolia Sheep Laurel 3 9/16/15 Added.
Kalmia latifolia Mountian Laurel 4 9/16/15 Added.
Kniphofia hybrids Torch Lily - 'Flamenco' 5  
Lamium maculatum Spotted Dead Nettle - 'Anne Greenaway', 'Aureum', 'Beacon Silver', 'Ghost', 'Purple Dragon', 'White Nancy' 3  
Lavandula angustifolia Lavender - 'Munstead Strain' 5  
Leucanthemum superbum 'Real Dream' 4  
Leucanthemum superbum Daisy - 'Alaska', 'Banana Cream', 'Becky' 4  
Leucanthemum superbum 'Luna' Shasta Daisy 5 Added 8/21/17, 
Leucanthemum x superbum Shasta Daisy 4  
Liatris spicata Blazing Star - 'Foristan White', 'Floristan Violet', 'Kobold' 3  
Ligularia dentata Ligularia - 'Britt Marie Crawford', 'Othello' 4  
Ligularia stenocephala Ligularia - 'Lanternchen' Little Rocket, 'The Rocket' 4  
Lilium Lily - 'Acoustic', 'After Eight', 'Bamako', 'Sunny Borneo', 'Sunny Okinawa', 'Stargazer' 4  
Lilium Pixie Series 4  
Lilium Asiatic - Most Asiatic Lilies are zone 3 Asiatic Lily- 'Black Out', 'Brunello', 'Cancun', 'Cappuccino','Doublt Elode', 'Double You', 'Gironde', 'Landini', 'Lemon Pixie', 'Lollypop', 'Matrix', 'Navona', 'Orange Art', 'Pink Pixie', 'Sphinx', 'Tango Dot Com', 'Tiger Play', 'Tiny Bee', 'Tiny Dino', 'Tiny Ghost', 'Tiny Hope', 'Tiny Icon', 'Tiny Nanny', 'Tiny Snowflake', 'Tiny Spider', 'Toronto', 'Vermeer' Asiatic Lily - Doubles - 'Double Sensation', 'Elodie', Fata Morgana', 'Sphinx' 3 9/30/16 Move 'Matrix' from separate line.
Lilium orientalis Most Oriental Lilies are zone 4 4  
Linum flavum Golden Flax - 'Compactum' 5  
Linum perenne Flax - 'Lewisii', 'Saphir' 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Liriope muscari Blue Turf Lily 5 9/17/15 change from (Z6) to (Z5).
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower 3  
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia 3  
Lupinus Lupine - Popsicle Series, Tutti Frutti™ 4  
Lupinus polyphyllus Lupine - 'Russell Hybrids My Castle', 'Russell Hybrids The Chatelaine', 'Russell Hybrids The Governor' 4  
Lychnis arkwrightii Lychnis - 'Orange Gnome' 3  
Lysimachia chalcedonica Maltese Cross 3  
Lysimachia punctata Sundrops - 'Golden Alexander' 4  
Monarda Bee Balm - 'Fireball', 'Fire Marshall', 'Jacob Cline', 'Raspberry Wine' 4  
Monarda didyma Bee Balm - 'Petite Delight', 'Petite Wonder' 2  
Monarda didyma Bee Balm - 'Cambrige Scarlet', 'Coral Reef', 'AChall', 'MCmum', 'ACrade', 'Marshall's Delight' 3  
Mukdenia rossi Karasuba aka Crimson Fans 4 9/29/16 Added.
Nandina domestica 'Tuscan Flame' Tuscan Flame Bamboo 6  
Nepeta racemosa Catmint - 'Little Titch', 'Walker's Low', 'Joanna Reed' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Nepeta racemosa Catmint - 'Blue Wonder' 3  
Nepeta subsessilis Catmint - 'Candy Cat', 'Cool Cat' 3  
Opuntia Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus 4 9/27/16 Added.
Oenothera macrocarpa Evening primrose 4 9/28/18 Added
Oenothera missouriensis Evening primrose 4  
Origanum laevigatum Oregano - 'Herrenhausen' 4  
Origanum marjorana Sweet Marjoram 5  
Paeonia Peony - 'Bu-Te', 'Do Tell', 'Fairbanks', Fuyajo', 'Gay Paree', 'Polar Star', 'Westerner' 3  
Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Vivid Rose' 3  
Paeonia Peony - Double Red - 'Felix Supreme', 'Kansas', 'Rachel' 3  
Paeonia Fernleaf Peonies - 'Rubra Flora Plena' 3  
Paeonia Peony - 'Caroline Mathers', Francis Ortegot', 'Karl Rosenfield', 'Lora Dexheimer', 'Modesta', 'Mons Martin Cahuzac', 'Rosabel', 'Shawnee Chief', Double Pink - 'Coral Queen', 'Duchesse de Orleans', 'Duchesse de Nemours', 'Dr. Edulis Superba', 'Herminone', 'LaPerle', 'Myrtle Gentry', 'Nick Shaylor', 'Walter Faxon' 3 9/27/18 Added
Paeonia Peony - Itoh 'Bartzella', Itoh 'Cora Louise', Itoh Keiko™ 'Pink Double Dandy', Itoh 'Kopper Kettle', Itoh Misaka™ 'Smith Opus 1', Itoh Takara™ 'Smith Opus 2', Itoh Yumi™ 'Yellow Doodle Dandy' 4  
Paeonia Peony - 'Charlie's White' 3 9/27/16 Added.
Paeonia Peony - Single Pink - 'Sea Shell' 3  
Paeonia Peony - Single Red - 'Scarlet O'Hara' 3  
Paeonia Single White - 'Exquisite', Krinkled White' 3  
Papaver nudicaule Poppy - 'Garden Gnome' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z2) to (Z3).
Papaver orientale Oriental Poppy - 'Brilliant', 'Princess Victoria Louise' 3 9/17/15 change from (Z2) to (Z3)
Pardancanda norrisii Candy Lily 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Penstemon Beardtongue - 'Elfin Pink', 'Dark Towers' 3  
Penstemon barbatus Penstemon - 'Coccineus', 'Navigator Mixture', 'Prairie Dusk' 4  
Penstemon digitalis Beardtongue - 'Husker Red' 3  
Penstemon rostriflorus Rostriflorus 4  
Penstemon x mexicali Mexican Penstemon 5  
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage - 'Filligran', 'Longin' 4  
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' 4 04/08/14 Moved from (Z5)
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage, 'Lisslit' , 'Little Spire', 'Peek-a-Blue®' 4  
Petasites japonicus Japanese Butterbur 4 9/30/16 Spelling correction, 9/29/17 MNLA (Z4) Change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Phlox divaricata Phlox - 'Blue Moon', 'Chattahoochee', 'London Grove Blue' 4  
Phlox paniculata Garden Phlox - 'Eva Cullum', 'Flame Series Coral Red', 'Flame Series Lilac 'Flame Series Light Pink', 'Flame Series Purple', 'Flame White/Red Eye', 'Franz Shubert', 'Laura', 'Orange Perfection', 'Party Punch' 3  
Phlox paniculata Phlox Early Start™ SERIES 5 9/19/18 Added new line
Phlox x      
Phlox paniculata Phlox - 'Ditomfra' First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™, 'Ditomdre' First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™, 'Diotomfav' First Editions® Cotton Candy™, 'Ditomsur' First Editions® Grape Lollipop™, 'Shockwave' 3 9/29/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe', 'Emerald Blue', 'Emerald Pink', 'White Delight' 2  
Phlox subulata Creeping Phlox - 'Amazing Grace', 'Spring Purple' Early Spring SERIES 3 9/27/18 Added
Physalis alkekengi Chinese lantern 3 9/27/16 Added.
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant - 'Miss Manners' 2  
Platycodon grandiflorus Balloon Flower - 'Astra Pink', 'Astra Semi-double Blue', 'Fuji Pink', 'Mariesii' 3  
Polemonium Variegated Jacob's Ladder, 'Brise d'Anjou' 4  
Polemonium caeruleum Jacob's Ladder 2  
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' 3  
Polygonatum multiflorum Solomon's Seal 3  
Polygonatum odoratum Variegated Solomon's Seal 3  
Potentilla nepalensis Nepal Cinquefoil 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Pulmonaria Lungwort - 'Trevi Fountian' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Pulmonaria longifolia Lungwort - 'Roy Davidson' 3  
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon' 3  
Pulmonaria x Lungwort - 'Little Star', 'Majeste', 'Polar Splash', 'Raspberry Splash', Sissinghurst White' 3  
Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque Flower 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Ratibida columnifera Prairie Coneflower - 'Red' 4  
Rodgersia pinnata Featherleaf Rodgers flower 4  
Rudbeckia Balckeyed Susan - 'Little Goldstar', 'Viette's Little Suzy' 4  
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' 3  
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset', 'Cherry Brandy', 'Indian Summer' 5  
Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne' 4  
Sagina subulata Pearlwort - 'Aurea' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Salvia argentea Silver Sage 5  
Salvia greggii Sage - 'Wild Thing', 'Furmans Red' 5  
Salvia nemorosa COLOR SPIRES® 'Crystal Blue' PP26344 3 9/27/16 Added.
Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Marvel' 4 9/27/18 Added
Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill', 'Snow Hill', 'Ostfriesland', 'Mainacht', 'Haeumanarc', 'Sensation Rose' 4  
Salvia nemorosa Salvia - 'Blue Queen', 'Caradonna' 4  
Salvia verticillata Salvia - 'Purple Rain' 4  
Sanguisorba minor Small Burnet 4 9/16/16 Added.
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue', 'Beaujolais Bonnets' 4  
Scabiosia caucasica 'Fama' 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Scabiosa columbaria 'Giant Blue' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Sedum alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum' 3  
Sedum album 'Murale' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Sedum dasyphyllum 'Himalayan Skies' 5  
Sedum hispanicum 'Purple Form' 6  
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' 3  
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire', 'Elsie's Gold', 'Autumn Joy', 'Neon', 'Rosy Glow' 3  
Sedum telephium 'Mr. Goodbud' 4 09/27/18 Added
Sedum x 'Beka', 'Autumn Delight™, 'Cherry Tart', 'Cherry Truffle', 'Desert Red', 'Sunsparkler'®, 'Lajos', 'Autumn Charm'™, 'Dazzleberry', 'Sunsparkler'®, 'Lajos', 'Autumn Charm™', 'Lime Zinger', 'Sunsparkler'®, 'Maestro', 'Matrona', 'Thunderhead' 4 9/28/18 Added 'Cherry Truffle', 'Desert Red'
Sempervivum Hens & Chicks - 'Cobweb Buttons', 'Comander Hay', 'Red Cobweb' 3  
Silene dioica 'Clifford Moor' 5  
Silphium laciniatum Compass Plant 3 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Silphium perfoliatum Cup Plant 3 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Sisyrinchium bermudianum Blue Eyed Grass 4  
Stachys byzantina Lamb's Ears - 'Helene von Stein' 4  
Stachys monnieri Lamb's Ears - 'Hummelo', 'Betony', 'Pink Cotton Candy' 4  
Stokesia laevis Stokes Aster - 'Klaus Jelitto' 5  
Tanacetum coccineum Painted Daisy - 'Robinson Hybrids' 2  
Tiarella cordifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver', 'Pink Skyrocket' 4  
Tiarella wherryi Wherry's Foamflower 3  
Tradescantia Spiderwort - 'Sweet Kate' 4  
Tradescantia andersoniana Spiderwort - 'Innocence', 'Sunshine Charm' 3  
Veronica Veronica - 'Giles van Hees', 'Hocus Pocus', 'Tidal Pool', 'Whitewater' 4  
Veronica longifolia Veronica - 'Charlotte', 'Sonja' 4  
Veronica spicata Speedwell - 'Icicle', 'Rotfuchs' 3  
Veronica spicata Veronica - 'Royal Candles' 4  
Vinca minor Periwinkle 4 9/16/16 Added.
Viola Viola- 'Etain' 4  
Viola corsica Corsican Violet 5  
Yucca filimentosa Yucca, Adams needle 4 9/16/16 Added.


Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Rosa 'Home Run', WEKcisbako 4  
Rosa 'Can Can', 'Morning Magic', 'Peachy Knockout', 'Phloxy Baby', 'Rainbow Knockout', 'Winner Circle', 'Highwire Flyer', 'Fruity Petals', 'Raspberry Rugostar', 'Cherry Frost' 4 9/29/18 Added 'Cherry Frost'
Rosa 'Carefree Marvel', 'Carefree Celebration', 'Lavender Meidiland', 'Limoncello', 'Pink Double Knock Out', 'Tequila' 5 9/29/17 Star (Z5)
Rosa 'Apple Dapple', 'Bougainfeelya', 'Brite Eyes', 'Carefree Delight', 'Careful Sprit', 'Crimson Meidiland', Fariy Meidiland®, 'Icecap', 'Icy Drift', 'Peppermint Pop', 'Ruby Meidiland', 'The Charlatan' 4 9/29/18 Added  Fariy Meidiland®
Rosa 'Knock Out® Series,  
'Peachy Knockout',
'Rainbow Knockout',
'White Knockout'
4 9/29/18 Separated Knock Out® Series into (Z4) and (Z5)
Rosa 'Knock Out® Series,
'Blushing Knock Out',
'Double Knock Out',
'Knock Out',
'Pink Knock Out',
'Pink Double Knock Out',  
'Sunny Knockout'
5 9/29/18 Separated Knock Out® Series into (Z4) and (Z5)
Rosa Hybrid - 'Frau Dagmar Hartopp', 'Magnifica', 'Campfire' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Rosa Apricot Drift® aka 'Meimirrot', Coral Drift® aka 'Meidrifora', Peach Drift® aka 'Meiggili', Pink Drift® aka 'Meijocos', Red Drift® aka 'Meigalpio', Sweet Drift® aka 'Meiswetdom' 4 Add 4/3/15, 9/30/16 Add 'Pink Drift' Add cultivar names.
Rosa Popcorn Drift® 'Novarospop' 4 Move from (Z5) to (Z4).
Rosa White Drift®, 'Meizorland' 5 1/2/15 move to own line change from (Z4) to (Z5).
Rosa 'Angel Face', 'All That Jazz', 'Blaze', 'Crimson Meidiland', 'Double Delight', 'First Prize', 'Forty Heroes', 'Gold Medal', 'Grandmas Blessing', 'John F. Kennedy', 'Just Joey', 'Kiss Me', 'Love & Peace', 'Miss All-American Beauty', 'Olympiad', 'Oregold', 'Paradise', 'Pascali', 'Peace', 'Perfume Delight', 'Pink Pearls', 'Popcorn Drift'®, 'Sonia Meilland', 'Sweet Fragrance', 'Summer Sunshine', 'Sun Flare', 'Tropicana', 'Yellow Brick Road', 'Yellow Submarine' 5 Move Popcorn Drift from (Z5) to (Z4).
Rosa 'Blue Girl', 'Charisma', 'Chicago Peace'® , 'Dolly Parton', 'Electron', 'Fragrant Cloud'® ,'Golden Showers'® , 'Honor', 'Intrigue'® , 'King's Ransom'® , 'Love', 'Princess de Monaco', 'Queen Elizabeth', 'Red Elegance', 'Snowfire', 'Touch of Class', 'Tournament of Roses' 6  
Rosa 'Blushing Knock Out' 5  
Rosa 'Broadway' 6  
Rosa 'Double Knock Out' 5  
Rosa Easy Elegance® Roses - 'BAIrage' All the Rage, 'BAIcham' Champagne Wishes, 'BAIypso' Calypso, 'BAIark' Como Park, 'BAIlove' Coral Cove, 'BAIage' High Voltage, 'BAImir' Kashmir, 'BAIief' Little Mischief, 'BAIbox' Music Box, 'BAIgirl' My Girl, 'BAIfairy' Mystic Fairy®, 'BAItown' Paint the Town, 'BAImas' Pinktopia, 'BAIrift' Snowdrift, 'BAIset' Sunrise Sunset, 'BAIsuhe' Super Hero 4  
Rosa Foribunda - 'Nearly Wild' 4  
Rosa 'Joseph's Coat' 6  
Rosa 'Knock Out' 5  
Rosa 'Pink Knock Out' 5  
Rosa Shrub Rose - 'MEIdomonac' Bonica® , 'BUCbi' Carefree Beauty™, 'RADsun' Carefree Sunshine™, 'MEIpitae' Carefree Wonder™, 'Prairie Sunrise', 'MEIkrotal' Scarlet Meidiland™, 'Sea Foam', 'MEIcoublan' White Meidiland® 4  
Rosa 'Sunny Knock Out' 5  
Rosa foetida bicolor Austrian Copper Rose 4  
Rosa foetida persiana Persian Yellow Rose 4  
Rosa glauca Redleaf Rose 2  
Rosa polyantha 'The Fariy' 4 9/16/16 Added.
Rosa woodsii Woods Wild Rose 3 9/16/16 Added.
Rosa x 'Henry Kelsey' 3 10/1/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Rosa x 'Adelaide Hoodless', 'Alexander MacKenzie', 'Belle Poitevine', 'Blanc Double de Coubert', 'Champlain', 'Charles Albanel', 'Cuthbert Grant', 'David Thompson', 'Dwarf Pavement', 'UHLater' (Foxie Pavement), 'George Vancouver', 'Hansa', 'Harisons Yellow', 'Hope for Humanity', 'J.P. Connell', 'Jens Munk', 'John Cabot', 'John Davis', 'Marie Bugnet', 'Morden Blush', 'Morden Centennial', 'Morden Ruby', 'Rotesmeer' (Purple Pavement), 'Schneekoppe' (Snow Pavement), 'Therese Bugnet', 'William Baffin', 'Winnipeg Parks' 3  
Rosa x 'Morden Fireglow' 4  
Rosa x 'Ramblin Red' 4  
Rosa 'Morden Sunrise' 4  
Rosa rugosa Rugosa Rose - 'Alba' 2  
Rosa rugosa Lotty’s Love™ Chuck Bocks Rose 3 9/29/18 Added


9/29/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3) This is an appaent mistake.  Was not changed from (Z4) to (Z3), Change was made 9/29/16, 9/29/18 Added Berry White™,  Zinfin Doll®

Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Actinidia arguta (also listed under vines) 'Issai' - Hardy Kiwi 5 Change from (Z4) to (Z5) 12/1/14
Amelanchier alinifolia Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry 2  
Amelanchier alinifolia Standing Ovation™ Serviceberry aka 'Obelisk' 2  
Amelanchier canadensis Shadblow Serviceberry 4  
Andromeda polifolia Bog Rosemary - 'Nana' 3  
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry - 'Massachusetts' 3  
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' 5  
Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry - 'Autumn Magic', 'Glossy Black' 3/4/14 BNI (Z3) 'Morton' Iroquois Beauty™ 3/6/14 CG (Z3) 3  
Aronia melanocarpa Low Scape™  Mound Black Chokeberry'UCONNAM165' PPAF, Low Scape™ Hedger Black Chokeberry 'UCONNAM166' PPAF 3 9/28/18 Added Low Scape™
Azalea - see Rhododendron Northern Lights series developed by U of M 4  
Berberis Golden Carousel® Barberry aka 'Bailsel' 4  
Berberis Emerald Carousel® Barberry aka 'Tara' 4  
Berberis thunbergii Barberry - 'Admiration', 'Bailgreen' Jade Carousel®, 'Bailone' Ruby Carousel®, 'Bailtwo' Burgundy Carousel®, 'Concorde', 'Crimson Pygmy', 'Gentry' Royal Burgundy®, 'Golden Rocket', 'Helmond Pillar'JON(Z3), 'Kobold', 'Maria' Sunjoy® Gold Pillar, 'Orange Rocket', 'Rose Glow', 'Rosy Rocket' 4  
Berberis thunbergii Berberis thunbergii 'Daybreak' PP23,747 4 9/28/18 Added
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Moretti Select' aka Cabernet® 4  
Berberis x mentorensis Mentor Barberry 5  
Buddleia davidii 'African Queen', 'Black Knight', 'Honeycomb', 'Moonshadow', 'Nanho Blue', 'Pink Delight', 'Potter's Purple', 'Summer Rose' 5  
Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush -
Pugster Blue® aka 'SMNBDBT'
Pugster Periwinkle® aka 'SMNBDO'
Pugster Pink® aka  'SMNBDPT'  
Pugster Amethyst® aka 'SMNBDL'
5 9/29/18 Added
Buxus 'Glencoe' aka 'Chicagoland Green' 4  
Buxus 'Green Gem' 4 9/19/18 Added new line
Buxus macrophylla x sempervirens 'Winter Gem', 'Green Mountain' 5  
Buxus macrophylla x sempervirens 'Green Velvet' 4  
Buxus macrophylla x sempervirens 'Peergold' 6  
Buxus microphylla 'Winter Gem' 5  
Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen' Littleleaf Boxwood 4  
Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Baby Gem', 'Green Beauty', 'Sunnyside' 6 2/11/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z6)
Buxus sempervirens Common Boxwood - 'Suffruticosa' 5  
Buxus sempervirens 'Arctic Emerald' 5  
Buxus sempervirens 'Pendula' 6  
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Profusion' 5 (dieback in (Z4) 9/29/18 Added dieback in (Z4)
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Dark Star', 'Early Amethyst', 'Issai' 5 (dieback in (Z4) 9/29/18 Added dieback in (Z4)
Calycanthus floridus 'Athens', 'Michael Lindsey' 5  
Caragana aborescens Siberian Peashrub 2  
Caragana frutex Glove Peashrub aka 'Globosa' 2  
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Mist', 'Dark Knight', 'Minbleu', 'Blayer Splatz' 5  
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea 3 9/16/16 Added.
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush 4  
Cephalanthus occidentalis Fiber Optics™ 'Bailoptics' 4 9/28/18 Added
Chaenomeles japonica Quince - 'Minerva' 5  
Chaenomeles japonica Quince - 'Rubra' 5  
Chaenomeles japonica Quince - 'Sargentii' 5  
Chaenomeles speciosa Quince -'Alba', 'Apple Blossom', 'Contorta' , 'Crimson Beauty', 'Nivalis', 'Rubra', 'Spitfire' 5  
Chaenomeles speciosa Quince - 'Toyo Nishiki' 5  
Chaenomeles speciosa Quince Double Take Peach™ 5 Added 8/21/17
Chaenomeles superba Quince - 'Crimson and Gold', 'Hollandia' 5  
Chaenomeles superba Quince - 'Jet Trail' 5  
Chaenomeles superba Quince -'Texas Scarlet' 5  
Clethra alnifolia Summersweet - 'Hummingbird', 'Ruby Spice', 'September Beauty', 'Sixteen Candles', 'Caleb' Vanilla Spice® 4  
Comptonia peregrina Sweetfern 2  
Cornus alba Dogwood - 'Argenteo-marginata', 'Minbat', 'Buds Yellow', 'Bailhalo', 'Elegantissima', 'Sibirica' 3 9/27/16 MBG add 'Sibirica' (Z3).
Cornus alba First Editions® Neon Burst™ 'ByBoughen' 2 Added 8/21/17
Cornus mas 'Corneliancherry - 'Golden Glory' 4 9/24/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4), 9/28/18 Nomenclature 'Golden Glory' is a cultivar
Cornus pumila Dwarf Red Tipped Dogwood 4  
Cornus racemosa Gray Dogwood 3  
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood - Arctic Sun™ aka 'Cato' 4  
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood - 'Winter Flame' 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood - 'Compressa', 'Midwinter Fire', 'Winter Beauty' 5  
Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' Red Osier Dogwood 2  
Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi' Dwarf Dogwood 4  
Cornus sericea Alleman's Compact Dogwood 3  
Cornus sericea Firedance™ aka 'Bailadeline' Dogwood 2  
Cornus sericea Dogwood - 'Flaviramea' 2 9/27/16 Added.
Cornus sericea Isanti Dogwood 2  
Cornus sericea Silver and Gold Dogwood 3  
Cornus stolonifera Arctic Fire™ aka 'Farrow' Dogwood 3  
Cornus stolonifera Hedgerow's Gold Dogwood 4  
Corylus americana American Hazelnut 4  
Corylus americana American Hazelnut - 'Purpleleaf Bailey Select' 3  
Corylus avellana Contorted Hazel - 'Contorta' 5  
Cotinus coggygria Smokebush - 'Nordine', 'Velvet Cloak' 4 9/17/15 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Cotinus coggygria Smokebush - 'Royal Purple' 5 (Dieback in (Z4)  9/29/18 Added dieback in (Z4)
Cotinus coggygria Smokebush - 'Atropurpureus', 'Daydream', 'Purple Supreme' 5  
Cotinus coggygria Grace Smokebush 4  
Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit aka 'Ancot' Smokebush 4  
Cotinus coggygria Smokebush - 'Pink Champagne' 5  
Cotinus coggygria Smokebush - 'Purpureus' 5  
Cotinus coggygria 'Smokebush - Winecraft Black® 4 9/28/18 Added
Cotoneaster adpressus Tom Thumb Creeping Cotoneaster 4  
Cotoneaster apiculatus Cranberry Cotoneaster 4 10/1/15 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Cotoneaster dammeri 'Nordic Carpet' 5  
Cotoneaster lucidus Hedge Cotoneaster 2  
Cryptomeria japonica (Also listed under TREES 'PIICJ-I' Chapel View Japanese Cedar 6  
Cytisus purgans Broom - 'Spanish Gold' 5  
Daphne mezereum February Daphne 5  
Daphne x burkwoodii Daphne - 'Carol Mackie', 'Brigggs Moonlight', 'Somerset' 4  
Deutzia Yuki Cherry Blossom™ 5 9/28/18 Added
Deutzia gracilis 'Nana', 'Nikko', 'Slender Deutzia' 5  
Dierivilia lonicera Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle 3  
Diervilla sessilifolia Bush Honeysuckle - 'Cool Splash' aka 'LPDC Podaras' 4  
Dirca palustris Leatherwood 3  
Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Olive 2  
Elaeagnus commutata Silverberry - 'Silverscape' 2  
Euonymus alatus Winged Burning Bush 3  
Euonymus alatus Burning Bush - 'Compactus', 'Grove Compactus' 4  
Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag' 5  
Euonymus bungeana Winterberry Euonymus - 'Prairie Radiance', 'Verona' 3  
Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow' 4 9/17/15 Move to own line from (Z5), 9/29/17 Move from perennials to shrubs.
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety', 'Emerald and Gold', 'Harliquin' 5 9/29/17 MNLA move from perennials to shrubs
Exochorda x macrantha Pearlbush - 'Bailmoon' aka Lotus Moon™ 3 9/28/18 Change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Exochorda x macrantha '‘Northern Pearls’ U of M release 4 9/28/18 Added
Forsythia 'Meadowlark', 'Northern Gold' 3  
Forsythia 'Arnold Dwarf' 5 2/11/15 change from (Z4) to (Z5).
Forsythia Forsythia - 'Fiesta', 'Courtaneur' Gold Cluster™, 'Gold Tide', 'Northern Sun' 4 2/11/15 moved 'Arnold Dwarf', to line
Forsythia 'Showoff' 4  
Forsythia 'Sunrise' 4  
Forsythia suspense var. sieboldii Weeping Forsythia 4  
Forsythia viridissima Dwarf Forsythia - 'Bronxensis' 5  
Forsythia x intermedia Forsythia - 'Lynwood Gold', 'Spring Glory' 4  
Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf Fothergilla 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Fothergillia x intermedia 'Mt. Airy', 'Blue Shadow' 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z5) to (Z4)
Gaultheria procumbens Wintergreen 3  
Genista tinctoria Royal Gold Woadwaxen 4  
Hamamelis vernalis Vernal Witch Hazel 5  
Hamamelis virginiana Witch Hazel 3 9/30/16 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Hamamelis x intermedia Witch Hazel - 'Arnold Promise' 5  
Heptacodium miconioides Seven-son Flower 5 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z5).
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite' 5  
Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana', 'Minfren', 'Minspot', 'Minigrand', 'Mineu' 5  
Hydrangea anomala (also listed with VINES) Climbing Hydrangea 5  
Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Spirit' 3  
Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Limetta™, Hydrangea Invincibelle Mini Mauvette™ Hydrangea, Invincibelle® Wee White™ Hydrangea 3 Added 8/21/17
Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball® aka 'Abetwo' 3 9/29/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty', 'Glowing Embers' First Editions® 'Light o Day' aka 'Bailday', 'Nikko Blue', 'Pia', 'Pink Beauty' 5  
Hydrangea macrophylla Bigleaf Hydrangea 5  
Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer®  aka'Bailmer', 'Bloomstruk' aka PIIHM-II, ‘Blushing Bride’, 'Twist and Shout' aka PIIHM-I, Summer Crush™ aka  'Bailmacfive'  4 9/29/18 Added Summer Crush™
Hydrangea paniculata Hydrangea - First Editions® Great Star aka 'Le Vasterival', First Editions® Tickled Pink® aka 'HYPMADII', First Editions® Strawberry Sundae aka 'Rensun', First Editions® Vanilla Strawberry™ aka 'Renhy', First Editions® White Diamonds® aka 'HYPMADI', First Edditions® Pinky Winky™ aka 'DVPinky', Quick Fire® aka 'Bulk', First Editions® Berry White™ aka 'Renba'
Proven Winners® Zinfin Doll® aka 'SMNHPRZEP'
3 9/29/15 Change from (Z4) to (Z3) This is an appaent mistake.  Was not changed from (Z4) to (Z3), Change was made 9/29/16, 9/29/18 Added Berry White™,  Zinfin Doll®
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' 3 Change from (Z5) to (Z3).
Hydrangea paniculata Diamond Rouge® Panicle Hydrangea 4 9/28/18 Added
Hydrangea paniculata Hydrangea - 'ILVOBO' Bobo™, 'Limelight', 'Little Lamb', 'Jane' aka 'Little Lime', 'Grandiflora', 'Pink Diamond', 'Tardiva' 3  
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea 5  
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Alice', 'Snow Queen','Munchkin', 'Ruby Slippers' 5  
Hypericum calycinum St. Johnswort 4 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Hypericum x 'Hidcote' Gold Cup St. Johnswort 5 Added 8/21/17
Hypericum kalmianum St. John's Wort - 'Ames' Ames Kalm, 'Cfflpc-41' Blue Velvet™ 4  
Ilex Sparkleberry Winterberry 4  
Ilex crenata Japanese Holly 6  
Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' Inkberry 4  
Ilex glabra 'Nordic' Holly - 'Chamzin' 5  
Ilex meserveae 'Blue Girl' 5  
Ilex meserveae 'Blue Princess', 'Blue Prince', 'Castle Wall' 5  
Ilex meserveae 'Castle Spire', 'China Boy', 'China Girl', 'Honeymooners' 5  
Ilex verticillata Winterberry - 'Afterglow', 'Jim Dandy', 'Red Sprite', 'Southern Gentleman', 'Bailfire' First Editions® Wildfire™, 'Winter Red' 4  
Ilex verticillata Winterberry (native) - Most cultivars are zone 4 3  
Illicium floridanum Florida Anise-tree, 'Pink Frost' 6  
Itea virginica Scarlet Beauty™ aka 'Morton' Sweetspire 4  
Itea virginica - Virginia Sweetspire 'Henrys Garnet', 'Sprich' 5  
Juniperus chinensis Juniper - 'Maneyi' 3  
Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point', 'Fruitlandi', 'Old Gold', 'Sea Green', 'Spartan' 4  
Juniperus chinensis sargentii 'Glauca', 'Blue Sargent', 'Viridis', 'Green Sargent' 4  
Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone' 5  
Juniperus communis 'Pencil Point' 4 Added 8/21/17
Juniperus horizontalis Bar Harbor Juniper 4  
Juniperus horizontalis Compact Juniper - 'Andorra', 'Compacta', 'Blue Chip', 'Blue Prince', 'Hughes', 'Prince of Wales', 'Wiltoni' 3  
Juniperus procumbens Dwarf Japgarden aka 'Nana' Juniper 4  
Juniperus sabina 'Arcadia', 'Broadmoor', 'Savin', 'Buffalo', 'Sierra Spreader' 3  
Juniperus sabina Blue Forest Juniper 4  
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountian Juniper - 'Cologreen', 'Medora', Sky High™ aka 'Bailigh', 'Welchi', 'Wichita Blue' Juniper 3  
Juniperus squamata Blue Star Juniper 4  
Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor' 3  
Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar  3  
Juniperus x Juniper - Star Power™ aka 'J.N. Select Blue' 3  
Juniperus x media Daub's Frosted Juniper - 'Daub's Frosted' 4  
Juniperus x pfitzertiana Kayllay's Compact Juniper 4  
Kerria japonica Superba Japanese Kerria, Golden Guinea Kerria 5  
Kalmia latifolia Mountian Laurel 5 Added 8/16/17
Kolkwitzia amabilis Dream Catcher™ aka 'Maradco' Beautybush 4  
Kolkwitzia amabillis 'Pink Cloud' 5  
Kolkwitzia amabillis Beautybush 5  
Ligustrum ovalifolium California Privit 5  
Ligustrum vulgare First Editions® Straight Talk™ Privet 'Swift' 4 Added 8/21/17
Ligustrum vulgare Privet - 'Cheyenne', 'Lodense' 4  
Ligustrum x vicaryi 'Golden Vicary', 'Hillside' 5  
Lindera benzoin Spicebush 5  
Lonicera Honeysuckle - 'Freedom', 'Honeyrose' 4  
Lonicera caerulea Honeyberry - 'Aurora', 'Berry Blue', 4 9/29/18 Added.
Lonicera x italica 'Sherlite' Harlequin 4 9/16/16 Added.
Lonicera nitida 'Edme Gold', 'Briloni' 6  
Lonicera tatarica - Invasive not recommended Arnold Red Honeysuckle 3  
Lonicera x xylosteoides Miniglobe Honeysuckle 3  
Lonicera xylosteum Honeysuckle - 'Emerald Mound' 4  
Lonicera xylosteum Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle 3  
Mahonia repens Creeping Mahonia 5  
Myrica pensylvanica Northern Bayberry 4  
Philadelphus Mockorange - 'Buckley's Quill', 'Miniature Snowflake', 'Snowbelle', 'Snowwhite Fantasy' First Editions® Snow White™ 4  
Philadelphus coronaius Golden aka 'Aureus' Mockorange 4  
Philadelphus 'Natches' Mockorange 5  
Philadelphus x virginalis Minnesota Snowflake Mockorange 4  
Philidelphus lewisii Blizzard Mockorange 3  
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold' Ninebark 2  
Physocarpus opulifolius Amber Jubilee™ aka 'Jeffcam' Ninebark 2  
Physocarpus opulifolius Centerglow Ninebark 3  
Physocarpus opulifolius Fireside™ aka 'UMNHarpell' 3 9/29/18 Added
Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo® aka 'Monlo' Ninebark 3  
Physocarpus opulifolius Dwarf Ninebark aka 'Nanus' 2  
Physocarpus opulifolius Little Devil™ aka 'Donna May' Ninebark 3  
Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine® aka 'Seward' Ninebark 3  
Picea abies Bird’s Nest Spruce, ‘Nidiformis’ 3 9/28/18 Moved to Shrubs
Picea abies Dwarf Norway Spruce, ‘Pumila’ 3 9/28/18 Moved to Shrubs
Picea abies Weeping Norway Spruce - ‘Pendula’ 3 9/28/18 Moved to Shrubs
Picea abies Norway Spruce - 'Little Gem' 4 9/28/18 Moved to Shrubs
Pieris japonica 'Cavatine', 'Katsura', 'Valley Rose' 5  
Pieris japonica 'My Fire' 5  
Potentilla fruiticosa Potentilla - 'Abbotswood', 'Fargo' Dakota Sunspot®, 'Gold Drop', 'Goldfinger', 'UMan' Mango Tango™, 'McKay's White', 'Pink Beauty', 'Primrose Beauty', 'Setting Sun' 2  
Potentilla fruiticosa Potentilla – Citrus
Tart™ aka'Bailcitrus’
2 9/28/18 Added
Prunus besseyi 'Pawnee Buttes' 3  
Prunus besseyi Western Sand Cherry 3  
Prunus glandulosa Pink Flowering Almond - 'Rosea Plena' 4  
Prunus maritima Beach Plum 3  
Prunus tomentosa Nanking Cherry  2  
Prunus triloba Double Flowering Plum 3  
Prunus x cistena Purpleleaf Sand Cherry 3  
Pyracantha coccinea Firethorn 'Mohave' 6  
Rhamnus frangula Fine Line Buckthorn - 'Ron Williams' 2  
Rhamnus frangula Tallhedge Buckthorn 3  
Rhododendron '100 Butterflies', 'Ambrosia', 'Hansel', 'Supernova' 6  
Rhododendron Lights Series Azaleas and PJM's are zone 4 4  
Rhododendron x 'Bubblegum', 'Helsinki University', 'Mikkelli', ‘Olga Mezzitt’ 4 9/28/18 Added
Rhododendron x 'First Editions® Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea aka  'UMNAZ 493' PP26,600 4 9/28/18 Added
Rhododendron Azalea - 'Candy Lights™', 'Firestorm', 'Golden Lights', 'Haaga', 'Hellikki', 'Lemon Lights', 'Lilac Lights™', 'Mandarin Lights', 'Mikkeii', 'Northern Hi-Lights', 'Northern Lights', 'Orchid Lights', ' Rosy Lights', 'Tri-Lights', 'White Lights', 'Aglo', 'Millenium', 'Northern Starburst', 'P.J.M.', 'P.J.M. Elite', 'Pink and Sweet', 'Weston's Innocence', 'Weston's Lemon Drop', 'Weston's Parade', 'Weston's Popsicle' 4  
Rhododendron Ramapo rhododendron - 'Ramapo' 5  
Rhododendron 'Hellikki' 5 9/28/18 moved from (Z4) to (Z5)
Rhododendron x 'Azalea - 'Cascade' 5 9/27/18 Added
Rhododendron x 'Azalea - 'Stewartstonian' 5 9/27/18 Added
Rhododendron x 'Azalea - 'Pleasant White' 5 9/27/18 Added
Rhododendron catawbiense Azalea - 'Album', 'English Roseum', 'Nova Zembla', 'Purple Elegens', 'Roseum Elegans' 4  
Rhododendron x Purple Gem Azalea 4  
Rhododendron x kosteranum Mollis Azalea 4  
Rhododendron yedoense Korean Azalea - 'Compacta', 'Kelly Marie', 'Kimberlys Doub', 'Sweet 16' 1/22/13 SH None named ok at MLA and St. Paul. 5  
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac 3  
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac - 'Gro-low' 3  
Rhus copallina var. latifolia Prairie Flame Shining Sumac - 'Morton' 5  
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac 3  
Rhus glabra Cutleaf Smooth Sumac aka 'Laciniata' 3  
Rhus trilobata Skunkbush Sumac 4  
Rhus typhina Staghorn Sumac, Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac 'Laciniata' 3  
Rhus typhina First Editions® Tiger Eyes® aka 'Bailtiger' PP16.185 Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac 4  
Ribes alpinum Alpine Currant 2  
Ribes alpinum Alpine Currant - 'Green Mound' 2  
Ribes americanum American Black Currant 3  
Ribes aureum Yellow Flowering Currant 2  
Ribes sanguineum Currant - 'King Edward VII' 6  
Salix - Also listed in trees Flame Willow 3  
Salix discolor - Also listed in trees Pussy Willow 2  
Salix integra Nishiki Willow - 'Hakuro Nishiki' 4  
Salix purpurea Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow aka 'Nana' 4  
Sambucus canadensis Elderberry - 'Adams', 'York' 3  
Sambucus nigra Black Lace™ Elderberry aka 'Eva', Black Beauty® aka'Gerda', Proven Winners® Instant Karma®
aka 'Sanivalk' PP28,314, Proven Winners® Laced Up aka 'SNR1292' PPAF
4 9/28/18 Added Black Beauty®, Instant Karma™, and Laced up™
Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace™ 'SMNSRD4' 3 9/28/18 Added Lemony Lace™
Shepherdia argentea Silver Buffaloberry 2  
Sorbaria sorbifolia Ash Leaf Spiraea, Ural False Spirea 2  
Sorbaria sorbifolia Sem Ash Leaf Spirea 3  
Spiraea First Editions® Sundrop™ Spirea aka 'Bailcarol' 3 9/29/16 change from (Z4) to (Z3).
Spiraea albiflora Japanese White Spiraea 3  
Spiraea betulifolia Birchleaf Spiraea - Glow Girl™ aka, 'Tor Gold', 'Tor' 3  
Spiraea fritschiana Fritsch Spiraea 3  
Spiraea japonica Japanese Spiraea - 'Goldmound', 'Daphne', Sundrop™ aka 'Bailcraol', 'Little Princess', 'Magic Carpet', 'Mertyann' Dakota Goldcharm®, 'Sparkling Carpet', 'Fairy Queen' 3  
Spiraea japonica Spirea - 'Golden Elf', 'Neon Flash', 'Pink Parade' 4  
Spiraea japonica Double Play® Candy Corn™ 'NCSX1' 4 Added 8/21/17
Spiraea nipponica Snowmound Spirea 4  
Spiraea prunifolia Bridalwreath Spirea 4  
Spiraea thunbergii Mellow Yellow Spirea aka 'Ogon' 4  
Spiraea x arguta Dwarf Garland Spirea aka 'Compacta' 4  
Spiraea x bumalda Hybrid Spiraea - Superstar™ aka 'Denistar', 'Froebelii', 'Goldflame', 'Gumball' 3  
Spiraea x bumalda Spirea - 'Anthony Waterer Spirea', 'Crispa', 'Dart's Red', ' Flowering Choice' 4  
Spiraea x cineria Grefsheim Spirea 4  
Spiraea x vanhoullei Firegold® aka 'Levgold' Spirea 4  
Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Renaissance' 3  
Stephanandra incise Crispa Cutleaf Stephanandra 4  
Symphoricarpos albus White Snowberry 3  
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Red Snowberry 4  
Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii Candy™ Coralberry aka 'Kolmean' 4  
Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii Galaxy™ Snowberry aka 'Kolmgala' 4  
Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii Sweet™ Coralberry aka 'Kolmagics' 4  
Syringa Hybrid Lilac - Tinkerbelle® aka 'Bailbelle', Sugar Plum Fairy® aka 'Bailsugar', Thumbelina® aka 'Baillina', Prince Charming® aka 'Bailming' 3 10/2/15 Move 'Minuet' and 'Miss Canada' to new line.
Syringa 'Minuet', 'Miss Canada' 2 10/2/15 Move to new line.
Syringa Lilac - 'Declaration' 4  
Syringa meyeri Dwarf Korean Lilac - 'Palibin' 3  
Syringa patula Miss Kim Lilac - 'Miss Kim' 3  
Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac 2  
Syringa vulgaris Common Purple Lilac 2  
Syringa vulgaris Common Purple Lilac 2  
Syringa x Josee Lilac 4  
Syringa x Bloomerang® Pink Perfume Lilac 3 Added 8/21/17
Syringa x First Editions® Virtual Violet™ Lilac 3 Added 8/21/17
Syringa x chinensis Lilac Sunday 4  
Syringa x hyacinthiflora Hyacinth Lilac - 'Asessippi', 'Mount Baker', 'Pocahontas' 2  
Syringa x meyeri Lilac - Tinkerbelle® aka 'Bailbelle' Lilac Tree Form 3  
Syringa x prestoniae 'Donald Wyman', 'James Macfarlane' 2  
Tamarix ramosissima Summer Glow Tamarisk 2  
Taxus cuspidata Emerald Spreader 'Monloo' 4 9/30/16 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Taxus cuspidata Upright aka 'Capitata' Yew 4  
Taxus media 'Meyeri' 4 9/17/16 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Taxus media 'Pyramidalis' 4 9/17/17 change from (Z5) to (Z4).
Taxus media 'Beanploe', 'Bonnie Green Mound', 'Densiformis Imp', 'Flushing', 'Legislator', 'Legzam', 'New Hicks', 'Pilaris', 'Representative', 'Repzam', 'Senator', 'Sentinalis', 'Senzam', 'Sunburst', 'Thomsen', 'Vermeulen' 5  
Taxus x media 'Densiformis' Dense Spreading Yew 5  
Taxus x media 'Citation', 'Dark Green', 'Taunton' 4  
Taxus x media 'Brownii' Yew - 'Brownii' 5 2/17/15 Added.
Thuja koraiensis 'Spring Grove' 5  
Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' aka 'Emerald Green' 5  
Thuja occidentalis Eastern White Cedar - 'Congabe', 'Hetz Midget', 'Holmstrup', 'Nigra', 'Pygmy Globe', 'Pyramidalis', 'Bailjohn' Technito® Globe, 'Techny', 'Techny Globe', 'Woodwardii', 'Degroot's Spire', 'Brandon', , 'Anna’s Magic Ball' aka 'Anna Van Vloten', North Pole® aka 'Art Boe' 3 9/29/18 Added 'Anna’s Magic Ball' and North Pole®
Thuja occidentalis Mr. Bowling Ball® aka 'Bobaram' Arborvitae 4  
Thuja occidentalis 'Janed Gold’ 5 9/28/18 Added
Thuja occidentalis species White Cedar 3  
Thuja occidentalis Sunkist Arborvitae 4  
Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant' Arborvitae 3 9/19/18 Added new line
Thuja plicata 'Canadian Gold', 'Virescens', 'Whipcord', 'Zebrina Extra Gold', 'Golden Spire' 5  
Thuja plicata 'Grovepli' Spring Grove Arborvitae 5  
Vibrunum lantana Mohican Viburnum 3  
Viburnum 'Chippewa', 'Huron', 'Sarcoxie' 5  
Viburnum Emerald Triumph Viburnum 4  
Viburnum carlcephalum   5  
Viburnum carlesii Korean Spice Bush, 'Aurora', 'Compactum', 'Diana' 5  
Viburnum cassinoides Witherod Viburnum 3 9/30/16 Added.
Viburnum dentatum Arrowood Viburnum 3  
Viburnum dentatum Autumn Jazz® aka 'Ralph Senior' Arrowwood Viburnum 4  
Viburnum dentatum Blue Muffin® aka 'Christom' Arrowood Viburnum 3  
Viburnum dentatum Chicago Luster aka 'Synnestvedt' 4  
Viburnum dilatatum 'Asian Beauty', 'Cardinal Candy', 'Catskill', 'Erie', 'Henneke', 'Michael Dodge', 'Mt. Airy', 'Oneida', 'Vernon Morris' 5  
Viburnum edule Squashberry Viburnum 3 9/16/16 Added
Viburnum lentago Nannyberry Viburnum 2  
Viburnum lentago Homefree™ 3 9/29/18 Added Homefree™
Viburnum nudum 'Earth Shade', 'Winterthur' 5  
Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' European Cranberrybush 3  
Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' Common Snowball 3  
Viburnum opulus 'Sterile' 3  
Viburnum opulus Dwarf European aka 'Nanum' Cranberrybush 4  
Viburnum plicatum 'Shasta', 'Shoshoni' 5  
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii', Newport Dwarf 5  
Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty' 5  
Viburnum plicatum 'Watenabi' 5  
Viburnum plicatum First Editions® Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum 5 Added 8/21/17
Viburnum sargentii Onondaga Viburnum 4  
Viburnum trilobum American Cranberrybush Viburnum - 'Alfredo', 'Bailey Compact', Redwing® aka 'JN Select', 'Wentworth' 2  
Viburnum x juddi Judd Viburnum 4 9/30/2016 Added.
Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany' 5  
Weigela praecox April Snow Weigela 4  
Weigela florida 'Carnaval' 5  
Weigela florida 'Wine and Roses' (Alexandra) 5 This is the most contentious plant listed here. Patent tag lists zone 4 Many sources including research done at the U of M agree it is (Z5)
Weigela florida 'Evita' 5  
Weigela florida Sonic Bloom® - Red aka 'Verweig', Sonic Bloom® Pink aka 'Bokrasopin' 4 9/29/16 Added.
Weigela florida Sonic Bloom® - Pearl aka 'Bokrasopea' 4 9/30/16 New line.
Weigela florida 'French Lace' (Brigela) 5  
Weigela florida 'Gold Rush' 5  
Weigela florida 'Midnight Wine' (Elvera) 5  
Weigela florida 'Rubidor' 5  
Weigela florida Sonic BloomTM 4 9/19/18 Trial data is needed.
Weigela florida 'Shining Sensation' 4  
Weigela florida 'Variegata' 5  
Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida Ghost™ aka 'Carlton' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida 'Java Red' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida 'Minuet' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida My Monet® aka 'Verweig' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida 'Polka' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida Rainbow Sensation™ aka 'Kiomagira' 4  
Weigela florida 'Red Prince' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida 'Rumba' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida Shining Sensation™ aka 'Bokrashine' Weigela 4  
Weigela florida 'Spilled Wine' aka 'Bokraspiwi' 4 9/28/18 Added
Weigela florida 'Tango' Weigela 4  


Genus, Species, Variety Common Name/Cultivar/Trade Name Minimum Hardiness Zone MDA Comments Changes
Actinidia arguta 'Issai' Hardy Kiwi 5 12/1/14 change from (Z4) to (Z5) 9/29/17 MNLA (Z4)
Actinidia kolomikta Arctic Beauty Hardy Kiwi 3 9/29/17 change from (Z4) to (Z3)
Aristolochia durior Dutchman's Pipe 4  
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Porcelain berry vine 4 9/16/16 Added.
Campsis radicans Yellow Trumpet Vine - 'Flava', 'Stromboli' First Editions® Atomic Red™ 5  
Campsis radicans - (Also found under PERENNIALS) Trumpetvine 4  
Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme Galen' 5  
Celastrus scandens Autumn Revolution™ aka 'Bailumn' Bittersweet 2  
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriential Bittersweet is a prohibited Noxious Weed    
Clematis alpina 'Evithree' Anna Louise™, 'Hyde Hall'™ 4 9/30/16 Change from (Z3) to (Z4) Moved from Perennials
Clematis alpina 'Pink Flamingo' 4 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis macropetala 'Markham's Pink' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis macropetala 'Albena Plena' 4 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis macropetala 'Blue Bird' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis macropetala 'Lagoon' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis montana 'Elizabeth', 'Grandaflora', 'Mayleen' 5 9/17/15 change from (Z4) to (Z5), 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis montana 'Freda', 'Rubens' 5 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis recta 'Purpurea' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis tangutica 'Bill MacKenzie' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis terniflora Sweet autunm clematis 4 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis texensis 'Etoile Rose', 'Pagoda', 'Sir Trevor Lawrence' 4 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis texensis 'Duchess of Albany', 'Grevetye Beauty', 'Princess Diana' 4 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis viticella 'Betty Corning', 'Etoile Violette', 'Polish Spirit', 'Walenburg' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials, 9/29/17 MNLA (Z3) chanbed from (Z4) to (Z3)
Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' 3 9/30/16 Moved from Perennials
Clematis 'Evipo043' Amethyst Beauty, 'Evipo028' Shimmer 5 10/2/15 Move to new line from (Z4).
Clematis 'Evithree' Anna Louise™, EVIpo009' Hyde Hall™ 3  
Clematis Clematis - 'Evipo017' 'Angelique', 'Andromeda', 'Asao', 'Evipo033' Avant-Garde™, 'Belle of Woking', 'Blue Explosion', 'Evipo061' 'Boulevard Bernadine', 'Claire de Lune'™, 'Crystal Fountain'™, 'Evipo063', 'Corinne', 'Diana's Delight', 'Duchess of Edinburgh', 'Earthquake', 'Ernest Markham', 'Evipo023' Cezanne, 'Evipo024' Pickardy 'Evipo039' Diamantina, 'Evipo026' Diana's Delight, 'Evipo008' Franziska Maria™, 'Evijohill' Josephine™, 'Evipo016' Rebecca™, 'Evipo035' Reflections, 'Evipo002' Rosemoor™, 'Fireworks', 'Franziska Maria'™, 'Fujimusume', 'Henryi', 'Huldine', 'Innocent Blush', 'Isago', 'Jackmanii','Josephine', 'Kilian Donahue', 'Little Mermaid', 'Malaya Garnet', 'Montana Mayleen', 'Mrs. Robert Brydon', 'Multi Blue', 'Nelly Moser', 'Niobe', 'Piilu', 'Pink Fantasy', 'Rebecca', 'Red Cardinal', 'Red Star', 'Rhapsody', 'Rosemoor', Rouge Cardinal', 'The President', 'Veronica's Choice', 'Wildfire' 4 9/29/18 Added
Clematis lanuginosa 'Candida' 4 9/16/16 Added.
Clematis paniculata Sweet Autumn Clematis 4  
Humulus lupulus 'Bianca', 'Nugget' Ornamental Hop 3  
Hydrangea anomala (also listed with SHRUBS Climbing Hydrangea 5  
Lonicera Mandarin Honeysuckle 3  
Lonicera caerulea Honeyberry - 'Berry Blue', 'Borealis', 'Cinderella', 'Tundra' 3  
Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost® Grape Honeysuckle 3  
Lonicera sempervirens Honeysuckle - John Clayton 4  
Lonicera x brownii Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle 3  
Lonicera x brownii Honeybelle™ aka 'Bailelle' Honeysuckle 3  
Lonicera x heckrotti Goldflame Honeysuckle 5 9/18/15 MNLA (Z4)
Lonicera periclymenum European Honeysuckle 5 9/16/16 Added.
Parthenocissus inserta Woodbine 3  
Parthenocissus quinquefoilia var. engelmannii Engelman Ivy (Virginia Creeper) 3  
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston Ivy 4 9/16/16 Added.
Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' Japanese Hydrangea Vine 5  
TMC separate fall and summer 'Autumn Bliss', 'Autumn Britten', 'Polana' 3  
Wisteria macrostachya Wisteria - 'Aunt Dee', 'Betty Mathews' First Editions® Summer Cascade™, 'Blue Moon' 4 Aunt Dee has been found infected with virus.


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