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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Aralia elataJapanese Angelica Tree, Angelica TreeTree6.0 4-9 MLMHSNM322
Aster scaber Perennial1.2 6-9  LMHNM302
Bambusa odashimaeOdashimae BambooBamboo15.0 9-12 FLMHSNM400
Cardamine bulbiferaCoral Root, Coralroot bittercressPerennial0.5 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Cardamine leucantha Perennial0.6 4-8  LMHSNMWe21 
Carpinus cordata Tree15.0 4-8 SLMHSNM00 
Consolida regalisLarkspur, Royal knight's-spurAnnual/Biennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNDM03 
Cordyline australisCabbage TreeTree15.0 7-10 SLMSNM303
Cordyline indivisaCabbage TreeTree8.0 7-10 SLMSNM30 
Cornus kousa chinensisJapanese DogwoodTree10.0 5-8  LMHSNM502
Dacrycarpus dacrydioidesKahikateaTree6.0 8-11 SLMHSM20 
Dacrydium cupressinumRimu, New zealand red pineTree30.0 8-11 SLMSM20 
Dacryodes edulisBush Butter Tree, Butterfruit, African Plum, bush pear, bush plum, safouTree20.0 11-12 FLMHSNMWe523
Dactyladenia barteriMonkey FruitTree10.0 10-12 MLMHNM024
Dactylis glomerataCock's Foot, Orchardgrass, Ascherson's orchardgrassPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNM012
Dactyloctenium radulansButton Grass, ButtongrassAnnual0.2 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Dactylorhiza incarnataMarsh OrchidBulb0.3 6-9  LMHSNM22 
Dactylorhiza maculataSpotted OrchidBulb0.6 4-8  LMHSNM22 
Dahlia pinnataDahlia, Pinnate dahliaPerennial1.0 8-11  LMHNM10 
Dahlia roseaDahlia, Pinnate dahliaPerennial1.5 8-11  LMHNM11 
Dalbergia baroniiPalissandre rouge des marais, hitsika, sovodranoTree20.0 10-12 MLMNMwe004
Dalbergia cochinchinensisSiam Rosewood, Thailand RosewoodTree25.0 10-12 SLMHNM004
Dalbergia greveanaMadagascar RosewoodTree15.0 10-12 SLMHNDM024
Dalbergia hupeana Tree15.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Dalbergia latifoliaBlack Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Kala sheeshan, SatisalTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNM024
Dalbergia louveliiAndramena, Volombodipona, Violet rosewoodTree15.0 10-12 MLMHNM024
Dalbergia melanoxylonAfrican Blackwood, Grenadilla, MpingoTree6.0 10-12 SLMHNDM025
Dalbergia monticolaHazovola, tsiandalana, voamboanaTree12.0 10-12 SLMHNM004
Dalbergia nigraBrazilian RosewoodTree20.0 10-12 MLMHNDM004
Dalbergia oliveriRedwoodTree23.0 10-12 SLMHSNM004
Dalbergia retusaCocoboloTree20.0 10-12 SLMHNM004
Dalbergia stevensoniiHonduras RosewoodTree20.0 10-12 SLMHNM004
Dalea candidaWhite Prairie CloverPerennial0.7 -  LMNDM31 
Dalea candida oligophyllaWhite Prairie CloverPerennial0.7 -  LMNDM31 
Dalea gattingeriPurpletasselsPerennial0.4 0-0  LMNDM20 
Dalea purpureaPurple Prairie CloverPerennial0.9 -  LMNDM21 
Damasonium alismaThrumwortAnnual/Perennial0.3 6-9  LMHSNWeWa10 
Daniellia ogeaAccra copal, Ogea copalTree40.0 10-12 MLMHNM003
Daniellia oliveriAfrican Copaiba Balsam TreeTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNM223
Daphne bholua Shrub2.0 7-10  MHFSNDM01 
Daphne genkwaLilac DaphneShrub1.5 4-8  MHSNM03 
Daphne gnidiumFlax-Leaved DaphneShrub1.5 7-10  MHSNDM01 
Daphne involucrata Shrub0.0 -  MHSNM00 
Daphne laureolaSpurge LaurelShrub1.0 6-9  MHFSDM010
Daphne mezereumMezereon, Paradise plant, February DaphneShrub1.5 4-7 MMHSM02 
Daphne odoraWinter Daphne, Fragrant DaphneShrub1.5 7-9 SMHSNM02 
Daphne oleoides Shrub1.0 7-10  MHNDM11 
Daphne papyracea Shrub1.5 7-10  MHSM01 
Daphne pseudomezereum Shrub1.5 5-9  MHSM00 
Daphniphyllum himalense Tree6.0 7-10  LMHFSM11 
Daphniphyllum macropodum Shrub6.0 5-9  LMHFSM10 
Darmera peltataUmbrella Plant, Indian rhubarb, Indian Rubarb, Indian RubarbPerennial1.2 5-8 MLMHSNWeWa203
Dasylirion simplex Shrub0.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Dasylirion texanumTexas sotolPerennial0.5 8-11  LMHSNM20 
Dasylirion wheeleriSotol, Common sotol, Bear Grass, Common Sotol, Desert SpoonTree1.5 7-10 SLMNDM20 
Datisca cannabinaAcalbir, AkalbirPerennial1.8 7-10  LMHNM01 
Datura inoxiaDowny Thorn Apple, PricklyburrAnnual1.0 8-11  LMNDM131
Datura metelThorn Apple, Angel's Trumpet, Hindu Datura, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn AppleAnnual1.5 8-11 MLMNDM13 
Datura quercifoliaOak Leaf Datura, Chinese thorn-appleAnnual1.5 7-10  LMNDM130
Datura stramoniumThorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Jamestown WeedAnnual1.5 6-9 MLMNDM041
Daucus carotaWild Carrot, Queen anne's lace, Carrot, Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's LaceBiennial0.6 4-8 MLMHNM234
Daucus carota sativusCarrotBiennial1.2 4-10  LMHNM534
Daucus pusillusRattlesnake Weed, American wild carrotBiennial0.6 4-8  LMHNM22 
Daviesia horrida Shrub1.6 8-11  LMHSNM01 
Debregeasia edulis Shrub0.0 0-0  LMHSM210
Debregeasia hypoleuca Shrub5.0 7-10  LMHSM20 
Debregeasia longifoliaWild RheaShrub5.0 7-10  LMHSM11 
Debregeasia wallichiana Tree5.0 -  LMHSM00 
Decaisnea fargesiiBlue Sausage FruitShrub4.0 4-8 MLMHSNM300
Decaisnea insignis Shrub3.5 7-10  LMHNM20 
Decemium appendiculatumWaterleafBiennial/Perennial0.4 -  LMHSMWe10 
Deguelia utilisBarbasco, cube, timbo, nicou, lancepodTree15.0 10-12 MMHFSNM035
Deinanthe bifida Perennial0.4 6-9 SLMFSM10 
Delphinium brachycentrumNorthern larkspurPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHNM00 
Delphinium brunonianum Perennial0.5 4-8  LMHNM00 
Delphinium caeruleum Perennial0.3 6-9  LMHNM01 
Delphinium cashmerianum Perennial0.5 4-8  LMHNM01 
Delphinium denudatum Perennial1.0 6-9  LMHNDM01 
Delphinium elatumCandle larkspur, English LarkspurPerennial1.0 4-7 MLMHNM01 
Delphinium glaucumGiant Larkspur, Sierra larkspurPerennial1.8 0-0  LMHNM00 
Delphinium menziesiiMenzies' LarkspurPerennial0.5 3-7  LMHNM01 
Delphinium nudicauleRed Larkspur, LarkspurPerennial0.3 3-7 MLMHNM01 
Delphinium nuttallianumLarkspur, Twolobe larkspurPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHNM002
Delphinium semibarbatumZalilPerennial0.5 5-9  LMHNM01 
Delphinium staphisagriaStavesacreBiennial/Perennial1.0 7-10  LMHNM02 
Dendranthema indicumChrysanthemumPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHNM23 
Dendranthema lavandulifolium Perennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM22 
Dendranthema nubigenum Shrub0.2 -  LMHNM00 
Dendranthema x grandiflorumChrysanthemum, Cut Mum, Garden Mum, Pot Mum, Florist's ChrysanthemumPerennial1.5 5-10 MLMHNM23 
Dendrobium nobile Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNM02 
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bambooBamboo15.0 10-12 FLMHNM403
Dendrocalamus brandesiiVelvet Leaf Bamboo, Clumping BambooBamboo25.0 9-10 FLMHNM304
Dendrocalamus giganteusGiant Bamboo, Bhalu bans, Dhungre bansBamboo30.0 9-12 FLMHSNM214
Dendrocalamus hamiltoniiTama Bamboo. Tufted bambooBamboo15.0 10-12 FLMHSNM303
Dendrocalamus hookeriBhalu bans, Bhutan Green BambooBamboo20.0 10-12 FLMHSNM203
Dendrocalamus latiflorusSweet Bamboo, Sweet bamboo shoot, Taiwan giant bambooBamboo20.0 10-12 FLMHNM402
Dendrocalamus membranaceusWhite bambooBamboo15.0 10-12 FLMHSNDM304
Dendrocalamus strictusMale Bamboo. Calcutta Stricta or BambooBamboo15.0 9-12 FLMHSNDM313
Dendrostellera arenaria Shrub0.0 -  LMHSNM00 
Dennstaedtia punctilobulaHay-scented fernFern0.6 3-8 FLMHFSNM003
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water. Rating: 1 = Minor 5 = Great.

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