Meet Wannemaker’s Top Plant Picks of 2024

2024 Top Plant Picks


It’s prime planting season here in Chicagoland! Whether you’re a lifelong hobbyist or a budding newbie, spring is the perfect time to breathe new life into your garden. It just takes a little planning!

To help you get started, we picked out 24 plants that we think no gardener should go without this season. Visit our nursery & greenhouse to find them, plus all your other gardening essentials!

Plant Now, Enjoy All Season Long!

By selecting a diverse array of plants of varying sizes, colors, and blooming times, you can ensure a continuous burst of beauty from spring to fall. Here’s what we recommend!


Brunnera Phlox
Viburnum Rhododendron
Philadelphus Weigela


Yarrow Allium

Fountain grass Heuchera
Roses Annabelle Hydrangea
Spirea Pontentilla


Sedum Coneflower

Rudbeckia Catmint
Aronia Rose of Sharon
Callicarpa Smokebush

Keep Exploring with Our Plant Finder!

Search our extensive online catalog of trees, shrubs, vines, ground coers, perennials, ferns, and ornamental grasses with the Wannemaker’s Plant-Finder Tool!