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Plant family: apocynaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the apocynaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Amsonia 'Blue Ice' blue starperennial (Z4-9) blue (May-June)12-18"
Amsonia elliptica perennial blue15"
Amsonia hubrichtii narrow-leaf blue starperennial (Z5-9) light blue (late May-June)24-36"
Amsonia illustris Ozark blue star; shining blue starperennial light blue (May)3'
Amsonia jonesii Jones' bluestar; Colorado desert blue starperennial (Z4-9) blue10-14"
Amsonia ludoviciana Louisiana bluestarperennial (Z6-9) blue24-48"
Amsonia orientalis perennial (Z6-9) blue (late spring-early summer)18-24"
Amsonia peeblesii Peebles' bluestarperennial pale blue16-36"
Amsonia rigida stiff blue starperennial blue (late spring)24"
Amsonia tabernaemontana blue starsperennial blue, late spring2-3'
Amsonia tomentosa var. stenophylla perennial lavender - white (spring)24-30"
Apocynum cannabinum perennial white (summer)2-4'
Asclepias curassavica tropical milkweed; bloodflowertender perennial red, yellow2-3'
Asclepias eriocarpa perennial (Z4-9) 36"
Asclepias hallii Hall's milkweed; purple silkweedperennial (Z3) white3'
Asclepias incarnata swamp milkweedperennial purple (summer)3-4 ft
Asclepias speciosa showy milkweedperennial (Z3-9) pink (summer)2-3'
Asclepias syriaca common milkweedperennial purple2-6'
Asclepias tuberosa butterfly weedperennial (Z4-10) orange (summer)to 2 ft
Asclepias verticillata whorled milkweedperennial white
Gomphocarpus physocarpus pufferfish milkweed; balloon cottonbushtender perennial (Z7-10) white/pink (late summer)3-6'
Mandevilla x amoena 'Alice du Pont' pink allamandatender perennial vine (Z9-11) pink
Matelea decipiens milkweed vineperennial (Z6-8) brownish purple6-10'
Nerium oleander 'Hardy Red' oleandershrub (Z8-10) red-pink (summer)6-10'
Oxypetalum coeruleum tender perennial (Z8-10) light blue18-24"
Periploca laevigata
Plumeria alba white frangipanishrub/tree (Z10-12) white15'
Trachelospermum jasminoides star jasmine; confederate jasmintender shrub (Z8-11) white (spring)3-6'
Vinca major 'Variegata' variegated periwinkleperennial (Z6-10) blue12-18"

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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