Plants can be a bit tricky, since they’ll often have multiple different “common names” that most folks will know them by, and sometimes wildly different plants will share the same common names, making tracking them down a bit tricky! The good news is that no matter how wild and varied their common names, plants will always have the same Latin name, and so our perennial section is organized alphabetically, but according to their Latin names, rather than their common names. If you’re looking for a perennial, but aren’t entirely sure what its Latin name might be, please check out the tables below as it should help point you in the right direction. If you know of, or use a name or variation of a name or a plant that isn’t on this list, please let us know by emailing info@millionplants.com so we can add it to these tables :)

A

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

All-Heal Prunella
Alpine Balsum Heuchera
Anise Hyssop Agastache
Applegate Stonecrop Sedum
Azalea Rhododendron

B

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Balloon Flower Platycodon
Baneberry Actaea
Barrenwort Epimedium
Bastard Balm Melittis
Bearded Iris Iris
Beardgrass Schizachyrium
Beardtongue Penstemon
Bears Breeches Acanthus Mollis
Bearsfoot Acanthus Mollis
Bee Balm Monarda
Beeblossom Gaura
Bellflower Campanula
Bergamot Monarda
Bettony Stachys
Bird’s Eye Veronica
Bird’s Nest Fern Asplenium
Bishop’s Hat Epimedium
Bishop’s Weed Houttuynia
Bishop’s Weed Aegopodium
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia
Blanket Flower Gaillardia
Blazing Star Liatris
Bleeding Hearts Dicentra
Blue Bugle Ajuga Reptans
Blue Fescue Festuca
Blue Mist Caryopteris
Blue Oat Grass Heliocotrichon
Blue Spirea Caryopteris
Blue Star Creeper Isotoma
Bluebeard Caryopteris
Bride’s Feathers Aruncus
Broad-Leaved Pea Lathyrus
Broadleaf Sage Salvia
Buck’s Beard Aruncus
Buckler Fern Dryopteris
Bugbane Actaea
Bugle Ajuga Reptans
Bugleherb Ajuga Reptans
Bugleweed Ajuga Reptans
Bull’s Eye Achmella
Burning Bush Dictamnus
Bush Cinquefoil Potentilla
Butterfly Bush Buddleia
Buttonweeds Cotula

c

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Cala mint Calamintha
Calliopsis Coreopsis
Candytuft Iberis
Cape Figwort Phygelius
Cape Fuchsia Phygelius
Cardinal Flower Lobelia
Carpet Box Pachysandra
Carpet Bugleweed Ajuga Reptans
Carpetweed Ajuga Reptans
Catmint Nepeta
Caucasian Pincushion Scabiosa
Celandine Poppy Stylophorum
Chameleon Plant Houttuynia
Chamomile Chamaemelum
Chinese Ground Orchid Bletilla
Chinese Lizard’s Tail Houttuynia
Cinnamon Fern Osumnda
Cinquefoil Potentilla
Clumping Bamboo Fargesia
Cogongrass Imperata
Cohosh Actaea
Columbine Aquilegia
Common Bugle Ajuga Reptans
Common Sage Salvia
Composite Aster
Coneflower Echinacea
Coppertips Crocosmia
Coral Bells Heuchera
Corsican Pearl Wort Sagina
Cranesbill Geranium
Creeping Cinquefoil Potentilla
Creeping Jenny Lysmachia
Culinary Sage Salvia
Culvers Root Veronicastrum

D

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Daisy Aster
Dalmation Sage Salvia
Daylily Hemerocallis
Deadnettle Lamium
Devil’s Tongue Opuntia Humifusa
Dinosaur Food Gunnera
Dittany Dictamnus
Dock Rumex
Dogfennel Chamaemelum
Dwarf Snapdragon Chaenorhinum

E

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Easter Prickly Pear Opuntia Humifusa
Edelweiss Leontopodium
Electric Buttons Achmella
Everlasting Pea Lathyrus

F

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Fairy Foxglove Ereinus
False Dragonhead Physostegia
False Goat’s Beard Astilbe
False Indigo Baptisia Australis
False Spire Astilbe
False Sunflower Heliopsis
Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis
Fish Leaf Houttuynia
Fish Mint Houttuynia
Fish Wort Houttuynia
Flax Linum
Fleece Flower Persicaria
Foam Flower Tiarella
Forget-Me-Not Myosotis
Fountain Grass Pennisetum
Foxglove Digitalis
Fraxinella Dictamnus
French Sorrel Rumex
Fumewort Corydalis

G

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Garden Ladies Mantle Alchemilla
Garden Mum Chrysanthemum
Garden Sage Salvia
Gas Plant Dictamnus
Gay Feather Liatris
Giant Hyssop Agastache
Giant Rhubarb Gunnera
Giboshi Hosta
Globe Flower Trollius
Globe Thistle Echinops
Goatsbeard Aruncus
Gold Dust Aurinia
Golden Rod Solidago
Golden Sage Salvia
Goldentuft Aurinia
Goutweed Aegopodium
Grace Ward Lithodora
Granny’s Bonnet Aquilegia
Green Carpet Herniaria
Gypsyweed Veronica

H

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Hart’s Tongue Fern Asplenium
Heal-All Prunella
Heal-All Stachys
Heart Leaf Houttuynia
Heart Leaf Bergenia
Heath Erica
Hedgenettle Stachys
Hens and Chicks Sempervivum
Hera’s Tears Verbena
Hollyhock Alcea
Horsemint Monarda
Houseleek Sempervivum
Hummingbird Mint Agatache

I

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Ice Plant Delosperma
Indian Feather Gaura
Indian Fig Opuntia
Inland Sea Oats Chasmanthium
Irish Moss Sagina
Iron Grass Iron Grass
Ironherb Verbena
Ivy Hedera

J

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema
Jacobs Ladder Polemonium
Japanese Aster Kalimeris
Japanese Blood Grass Imperata
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa
Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium
Japanese Silver Grass Miscanthus
Japanese Surge Pachysandra
Japanese Windflower Anemone
Jeruselem Artichoke Helianthus
Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium

K

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Kidneyvetch Anthyllis
King’s Solomon Seal Polygonoatum
Kitchen Sage Salvia
Knofflers Kniphofia

L

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Ladies Fingers Anthyllis
Ladies Mantle Alchemilla
Lady Fern Athyrium
Lady’s Purse Calceolaria
Lamb’s Ears Stachys
Larkspur Delphinium
Laurentia Isotoma
Lavender Lavandula
Leadwort Ceratostigma
Lenten Rose Helleborus
Leopard’s Bane Doronicum
Leopardplant Ligularia
Lily Lilium
Lily-of-the-Valley Convallaria
Little Bluestern Schizachyrium
Liveforever Sempervivum
Liverleaf Hepatica
Liverwort Hepatica
Lungwort Pulmonaria
Lupin Lupinus

M

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Madwort Aurinia
Maiden Grass Gracillimus
Maidenhair Adiantum
Mallow Malva
Marigold Calendula
May Apple Podophyllum
Meadow Rue Thalictrum
Meadow Sage Salvia
Medical Ironwort Verbena
Milk Weed Asclepias
Mint Mentha
Monk’s Hood Anconitum
Mountain Fleece Persicaria
Mugwort Artemisia

N

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Northern Sea Oats Chasmanthium

o

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Obedient Plant Physostegia
Oblongleaf Stonecrop Sedum
Orange Coneflower Rudbeckia
Ornamental Onion Allium
Ornamental Oregano Origanum
Ostrich Fern Matteuccia
Oswego Tea Monarda
Ox Eye Heliopsis
Oyster Plant Acanthus

P

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Painted Daisy Tanacetum
Pampas Grass Cortaderia
Pasque Flower Pulsatilla
Pearl Wort Sagina
Peek-A-Boo Achmella
Pelargonium Geranium
Peony Paeonia
Perennial Pea Lathyrus
Perennial Peavine Lathyrus
Periwinkle Vinca
Phlox Phlox
Pincushion Flower Knautia
Pincushion Flower Scabiosa
Pinkroot Spigelia
Pinks Dianthus
Plantian Lily Hosta
Plumbago Ceratostigma
Pocketbook Flower Calceolaria
Poker Plant Kniphofia
Poppy Papaver
Pot Marigold Calendula
Primrose Oenothera
Primrose Primula
Pussytoes Antennaria

Q,R

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Rainbow Plant Houttuynia
Red Hot Poker Kniphofia
River Oats Chasmanthium
Rodgersia Rodgersia
Rose Campion Lychnis
Ruddles Calendula
Rue Ruta
Rupturewort Herniaria
Russian Sage Perovskia

S

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Sagebrush Artemisia
Sandwort Arenaria
Scabious Knautia
Sea Dock Acanthus
Sea Holly Eryngium
Sedge Grass Carex
Self-Heals Prunella
Self-Heals Stachys
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum
Shooting Star Dodecatheon
Shrubby Cinquefoil Potentilla
Siberian Bugloss Brunnera
Silver Grass Miscanthus
Slipper Flower Calceolaria
Slipperwort Calceolaria
Snow In Summer Cerastium
Snow on the Mountain Aegopodium
Soft Field Fern Polystichum
Soft Shield Fern Polystichum
Solomon’s Plume Smilacina
Solomon’s Seal Polygonoatum
Solomon’s Seal Smilacina
Sorrel Rumex
Speedwell Veronica
Spiderwort Tradescantia
Spikenard Aralia
Spindletree Euonymus
Spurge Euphorbia
St. John’s Wort Hypericum
Stemless Gentian Gentiana
Stokes Aster Stokesia
Stonecrop Sedum
Storksbill Geranium
Summer Ragwort Ligularia
Suncups Oenothera
Sundrops Oenothera
Sunflower Aster
Sweet Pea Lathyrus
Sweet Scabious Scabiosa
Sweet Woodruff Galium
Sweetfern Comptonia
Switch Grass Panicum

T

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Tansy Tanacetum
Tassel Fern Polystichum
Thyme Thymus
Tick Seed Coreopsis
Toadlily Tricyrtis
Toothache Plant Achmella
Torch Lily Kniphofia
Trille Blanc Trillium
Tritoma Kniphofia
True Sage Salvia
Trumpet Gentian Gentiana
Turtlehead Chelone

U,V

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Urn Orchid Bletilla
Vervain Verbena
Violet Viola
Virginia Bluebells Mertensian

W

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Water Buttons Cotula
Whirling Butterflies Gaura
White Wake-Robin Trillium
Widow Flower Knautia
Wild Ginger Asarum
Wild Mandrake Podophyllum
Wild Marjoram Origanum
Windflower Anmone
Winter Creeper Euonymus
Wintergreen Gaultheria
Wintersweet Origanum
Wood Fern Dryopteris
Woodland Pinkroot Spigelia
WoodOats Chasmanthium
Wormwood Artemisia
Woundwort Anthyllis
Woundwort Stachys

X, Y, Z

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

Yarrow Achillea
Yellow Alyssum Aurinia
Yellow Fumitory Corydalis