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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Afzelia africanaAfrican MahoganyTree8.0 10-12 MLMHNMWe224
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard FlowerPerennial1.0 4-10 FLMSNM13 
Dittrichia viscosaFalse yellowheadPerennial0.5 0-0  LMHNM00 
Gynandriris sisyrinchiumSpanish NutPerennial0.2 7-10  MHSNDM10 
Iberis amaraRocket Candytuft, Annual candytuftAnnual0.3 6-9 FLMHNDM12 
Iberis umbellataCandytuft, Globe candytuftAnnual0.3 0-0 FLMHNDM00 
Idesia polycarpaIdesiaTree12.0 4-8  LMHSNM10 
Ilex aculeolata Shrub3.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Ilex aquifoliumHolly, English holl, Christmas Holly, Common Holly, English HollyShrub9.0 5-9 SLMHFSNDM224
Ilex asprella Shrub3.0 -  LMHSNM02 
Ilex cassineCassine, Dahoon, Cassine HollyTree10.0 7-11 SLMHSNM11 
Ilex chapaensis Shrub10.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Ilex coriaceaLarge GallberryShrub3.0 6-9  LMHSNM10 
Ilex cornutaHorned Holly, Chinese hollyShrub4.0 7-9 MLMHSNM12 
Ilex crenataJapanese Holly, Box Leaved HollyShrub5.0 6-8 SLMHSNM10 
Ilex glabraInkberryShrub3.0 3-7 SLMHSNM102
Ilex integraMochi TreeTree6.0 6-9  LMHSNM10 
Ilex latifoliaTarajoTree10.0 6-9  LMHSNM10 
Ilex macropoda Tree13.0 6-9  LMHSNM10 
Ilex opacaAmerican HollyShrub15.0 4-8 SLMHSNM22 
Ilex pedunculosa Shrub10.0 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Ilex pubescens Shrub3.5 7-10  LMHSNM02 
Ilex purpurea Tree12.0 7-10  LMHSNM02 
Ilex rotundaKurogane hollyTree20.0 6-9  LMHSNM01 
Ilex verticillataWinterberry, Common winterberryShrub2.0 3-7 SLMHSNMWe13 
Ilex vomitoriaYaupon Holly,Shrub6.0 6-9 SLMHSNM11 
Ilex x altaclerensisHollyShrub4.0 5-9 SLMHSNM00 
Ilex yunnanensis Shrub4.0 5-9  LMHSNM01 
Illicium anisatumStar Anise, Chinese Anise,Japanese AniseShrub6.0 7-10 SLMSNM12 
Illicium floridanumAniseed Tree, Florida anisetree, Purple Anise, Star Anise, Florida aniseShrub2.0 6-10 SLMSNM10 
Illicium verumBa Jiao Hui Xian, Staranise treeTree5.0 7-10  LMSNM33 
Impatiens aurellaPaleyellow touch-me-notAnnual0.0 0-0  LMHSNM22 
Impatiens balsaminaRose Balsam, Spotted snapweed, Touch-Me-Not, Garden BalsamAnnual0.6 0-0 MLMHSNM22 
Impatiens capensisJewelweedAnnual1.2 - FLMHSNM32 
Impatiens ecalcarata Annual0.0 -  LMHSNM22 
Impatiens edgeworthii Annual0.6 -  LMHSNM00 
Impatiens glanduliferaJewelweed, Ornamental jewelweedAnnual1.5 5-9 FLMHSNM310
Impatiens noli-tangereTouch-Me-NotAnnual1.0 5-9  LMHSNM32 
Impatiens occidentalis Annual0.0 -  LMHSNM32 
Impatiens pallidaPale Jewelweed, Pale touch-me-notAnnual1.5 7-10  LMHSNM33 
Impatiens parvifloraSmallflower touchmenotAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHSNM22 
Impatiens sulcata Annual1.5 -  LMHSNM20 
Impatiens textori Annual0.6 -  LMHSNMWe10 
Impatiens tingens Annual0.6 -  LMHSNM10 
Imperata cylindricaCogongrass, Japanese Blood GrassPerennial1.2 6-9 SLMHNDM330
Incarvillea delavayiHardy GloxiniaPerennial0.4 7-9 MLMSNM10 
Incarvillea sinensis Annual/Perennial0.9 4-8  LMSNM11 
Indigofera arrectaBengal Indigo, Java indigo, Natal indigoPerennial2.0 10-12 MLMHNM224
Indigofera cassioides Shrub3.5 8-11  LMNM11 
Indigofera decoraChinese indigoShrub1.0 5-7 MLMNM213
Indigofera hebepetala Shrub1.2 7-10  LMNM10 
Indigofera hendecaphyllaCreeping indigo, spicate indigo, trailing indigoShrub0.5 10-12 FLMHFSNDM004
Indigofera heteranthaIndigo BushShrub3.0 6-9  LMNDM10 
Indigofera kirilowiiKirilow's indigo, IndigoShrub1.5 5-7 MLMNM01 
Indigofera pseudotinctoriaIndigoShrub1.0 6-10 MLMNM10 
Indigofera suffruticosaAnil Indigo, Anil de pastoPerennial1.5 10-12 FLMHSNDM024
Indigofera tinctoriaIndigo, True Indigo, dye indigoShrub2.0 5-12 FLMHSNM224
Indocalamus latifolius Bamboo1.0 7-10  LMHSM00 
Inga cinnamomeaInga Assu, Inga AcuTree12.0 10-12 FLMHNM403
Inga densifloraDensely flowered IngaTree15.0 10-12 MLMHNM402
Inga edulisIce Cream Bean, Monkey TamarindTree18.0 9-12 FLMHSNDMWe423
Inga insignisGuaba de zorroTree8.0 10-12 MLMHSNDM400
Inga jinicuilIce Cream Bean, JinicuilTree20.0 10-12 FLMHNM401
Inga veraIce cream bean, River koko, Guaba, Pois DouxTree15.0 10-12 FMHNM223
Inocarpus fagiferTahiti Chestnut, Polynesian ChestnutTree20.0 10-12 MLMHFSNMWe422
Intsia bijugaMoluccan Ironwood, IpilTree25.0 11-12 SLMSNDM124
Intsia palembanicaBorneo Teak, MerbauTree80.0 10-12 SLMNDM114
Inula britannicaXuan Fu Hua, British yellowheadPerennial0.8 6-9  LMHNMWe03 
Inula britannica chinensisXuan Fu HuaPerennial0.6 6-9  LMHSNM13 
Inula cappaSheep's EarShrub1.8 -  LMHSNM02 
Inula conyzaPloughman's SpikenardBiennial/Perennial1.2 5-9  LMHNM01 
Inula crithmoidesGolden SamphirePerennial1.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Inula heleniumElecampane, Elecampane inulaPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNM332
Inula racemosa Perennial2.0 6-9  LMHNM02 
Inula royleana Perennial0.6 5-9  LMHNM01 
Ipomoea albaMoonflower, Tropical white morning-gloryPerennial Climber10.0 7-10 FLMNM210
Ipomoea aquaticaKangkong, Swamp Morning GloryAnnual/Perennial0.5 7-12 FLMHNMWeWa420
Ipomoea batatasSweet Potato, Black Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato VinePerennial Climber3.0 10-12 FLMNM503
Ipomoea jalapaJalapClimber3.0 -  LMHSNM03 
Ipomoea leptophyllaBush Moon FlowerPerennial1.2 8-11  LMHNM321
Ipomoea nilJapanese Morning Glory, Whiteedge morning-gloryAnnual5.0 8-11 FLMHNM02 
Ipomoea pandurataWild Potato Vine, Man of the earthPerennial Climber3.5 6-9 FLMHNM322
Ipomoea purpureaCommon Morning Glory, Tall morning-gloryAnnual Climber2.5 6-9 FLMHNM020
Ipomoea sagittataSaltmarsh Morning Glory, Saltmarsh morning-glory 0.0 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Ipomoea tricolorMorning Glory, GrannyvinePerennial Climber5.0 10-11 FLMHNM01 
Ipomopsis aggregataSkyrocket, Scarlet giliaBiennial/Perennial1.0 6-9 SLMNDM12 
Ipomopsis congestaBallhead ipomopsisPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Iris cristataCrested Iris, Dwarf crested irisPerennial0.2 5-9 MLMSNM11 
Iris decora Perennial0.3 -  LMNDM01 
Iris douglasianaMountain Iris, Douglas irisPerennial0.3 6-9  LMSNDMWe000
Iris ensataJapanese Water IrisPerennial0.6 5-8 MLMNMWe11 
Iris filifolia Bulb0.5 -  LMNDM10 
Iris foetidissimaStinking Gladwin, Stinking iris, Gladwin IrisPerennial1.0 7-10 MLMHFSNDMWe02 
Iris germanicaPurple Flag, German iris, Orris-root, Tall Bearded German Iris, Bearded IrisPerennial1.0 4-10 MLMSNDM13 
Iris germanica florentinaOrris, Orris-rootPerennial0.9 5-10 MLMSNM13 
Iris japonica Perennial0.6 -  LMSNDM12 
Iris kemaonensis Perennial0.5 -  LMSNDM02 
Iris macrosiphonBowltube IrisPerennial0.2 -  LMSNM01 
Iris missouriensisRocky Mountain IrisPerennial0.8 0-0  LMSNMWe120
Iris pallidaDalmation Iris, Sweet iris, Fragrant Iris, Zebra IrisPerennial1.0 4-10 MLMSNDM21 
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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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