Welcome to The Battery Plant Database, where you can learn about the hundreds of species planted at The Battery. On this site, there is information about the colors and native ranges of our plants, bloom dates, light and moisture requirements, plus much, much more. On behalf of all our gardeners and staff, we encourage you to explore and be inspired by the gardens at The Battery.

Plant Spotlight

Plantain lily, Funkia Detail

Hosta 'Halcyon'

Plantain lily, Funkia

Striking glaucous heart–shaped foliage and 18" stalks of light lavender flowers.

Colors: Purple

Garden(s): Bosque, Gardens of Remembrance

Family: Hostaceae

Origin of Species: Garden origin

Blooms: August

Blooming Now in the Battery

  • Actaea simplex; Bugbane

    Actaea simplex 'James Compton'


  • Actaea simplex; Bugbane

    Actaea simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty'


  • Agastache; Black Adder hyssop

    Agastache 'Black Adder '

    Black Adder hyssop

  • Agastache foeniculum; Anise hyssop

    Agastache foeniculum 'Blue Fortune'

    Anise hyssop

  • Agastache rupestris; Sunset hyssop

    Agastache rupestris

    Sunset hyssop

  • Anemone; Windflower

    Anemone 'Pamina'


  • Anemone hupehensis; Chinese anemone

    Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'

    Chinese anemone

  • Anemone hupehensis; windflower

    Anemone hupehensis 'Rosenschale'


  • Anemone x hybrida; Windflower, Japanese anemone

    Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

    Windflower, Japanese anemone

  • Anemone  hybrida; Japanese anemone

    Anemone hybrida 'September Charm'

    Japanese anemone

  • Aster tataricus; Tatarian aster

    Aster tataricus 'Jindai'

    Tatarian aster

  • Aster x frikartii; Michaelmas daisy

    Aster x frikartii 'Moench'

    Michaelmas daisy

  • Calamagrostis brachytricha; Korean feather reed

    Calamagrostis brachytricha

    Korean feather reed

  • Caryopteris x clandonensis; Bluebeard

    Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'


  • Ceratostigma plumbaginoides; Hardy plumbago

    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

    Hardy plumbago

  • Chelone lyonii ; Turtlehead

    Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'


  • Clematis heracleifolia ; Tube clematis

    Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'

    Tube clematis

  • Clematis x jouiniana ; Ground cover clematis

    Clematis x jouiniana 'Praecox'

    Ground cover clematis

  • Crocus pulchellus; Autumn crocus

    Crocus pulchellus 'Zephyr'

    Autumn crocus

  • Crocus sativus; Saffron crocus

    Crocus sativus

    Saffron crocus

  • Crocus speciosus; Fall crocus

    Crocus speciosus 'Conqueror'

    Fall crocus

  • Echinacea tennesseensis; Tennessee coneflower

    Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

    Tennessee coneflower

  • Eurybia divaricata (syn. Aster divaricatus); White wood aster

    Eurybia divaricata (syn. Aster divaricatus)

    White wood aster

  • Helenium ; Helen's flower, Dogtooth daisy

    Helenium 'Dancing Flames (Flammenspiel)'

    Helen's flower, Dogtooth daisy

  • Helenium autumnale ; Helen's flower

    Helenium autumnale 'Rotgold'

    Helen's flower

  • Kalimeris pinnatifida ; Cast–iron plant

    Kalimeris pinnatifida 'Hortensis'

    Cast–iron plant

  • Origanum laevigatum; Sweet marjoram

    Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

    Sweet marjoram

  • Pennisetum alopecuroides; Fountain Grass

    Pennisetum alopecuroides ' Cassian'

    Fountain Grass

  • Symphyothricum oblongifolium; Aromatic aster

    Symphyothricum oblongifolium 'Dream of Beauty'

    Aromatic aster

  • Symphyotrichum laeve; Smooth blue aster

    Symphyotrichum laeve

    Smooth blue aster

  • Symphyotrichum oblongifolium; Aromatic aster

    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'

    Aromatic aster

  • Tricyrtis ; Toad lily

    Tricyrtis 'Empress'

    Toad lily

  • Verbena bonariensis; Tall verbena

    Verbena bonariensis

    Tall verbena

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