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Recommendations for successful plants for your garden, from Pat Curran

Top Plant Lists for New York Gardens

Pat Curran is a horticulture educator with Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension who has gardened for many years in the Finger Lake Region of New York State. With this experience, she shares her top plants in the following categories.

Top Sun Perennial Plants (387kb PDF)
Top Shade Perennial Flowering Plants (387kb PDF)
Top Spring Flowering Perennial Plants (386kb PDF)
Top Summer Flowering Perennial Plants (389kb PDF)
Top Fall Flowering Perennial Plants (388kb PDF)
Top Flowering Native Perennial Plants (388kb PDF)
Top Ferns (383kb PDF)
Top Flowering Bulbs (391kb PDF)
Top Plants for Foliage – not Ferns (391kb PDF)
Top Shrubs and Vines for Sun (306kb PDF)
Top Shrubs and Vines for Light Shade (305kb PDF)
Top Native Shrubs and Vines (397kb PDF)
Top Trees for Sun (388kb PDF)
Top Trees for Light Shade (385kb PDF)
Top Native Trees (390kb PDF)
Invasive Plants (380kb PDF)


Reproduced from the Cornell Garden-Based Learning website.

Last updated January 29, 2021