Memorial gardens are
growing in popularity, and we often get requests to help someone
select a plant or design a garden to memorialize a loved one.
begin, consider a few things:
o Did your loved one have a favorite flower, shrub or
o Is there a special color that can be highlighted in
the garden through flower color?
o Did your loved one have a favorite hobby? We can
sometimes recommend specific plants that reflect a life’s passion.
For example, if you know someone who loves to cook, then maybe a
Julia Child Rose, Crème Brulee Coreopsis, or Heuchera Chocolate
Ruffles would be appropriate.
addition to plants, there are other ways to honor someone in the
garden — through garden art, like statuary, sculpture, or bird
baths; by placing a bench in a peaceful area where others can enjoy
nature; or by making a donation in someone’s honor to a nonprofit
organization, such as the Missouri Botanical Garden (www.mobot.org),
Grow Native! (www.grownative.org), or the Prairie Garden Trust (www.prairiegardentrust.org).
Talk with one of our horticulturists so that we can help you
personalize your memorial garden.
Popular plants for a memorial
Artemesia Angel’s Hair
Coreopsis Heaven’s Gate
Dicentra Bleeding Heart
Dicentra Gold Heart
Dicentra King of Hearts
Dodecatheon Shooting Star
Echinacea Fragrant Angel
Hemerocallis You Angel You
Heuchera Earth Angel
Heuchera Guardian Angel
Heuchera Mystic Angel
Hosta Blue Angel
Hosta Golden Prayers
Hydrangea Endless Summer
Hydrangea Forever & Ever
Iris Butterflies in Flight
Iris Sky Wings
Myosotis Forget Me Not
Nepeta Sweet Dreams
Polemonium Stairway to Heaven
Rose Grandma’s Blessing
Rose Love & Peace
Sedum Live Forever