Formal Garden Plant List – Sherman Library and Gardens

Formal Garden Plant List

Formal Garden Plant List

With a central landscape bed featuring symmetrical plantings, the Formal Garden takes a contemporary spin on the traditional definition of a ‘formal’ garden.  Edible plants are utilized in ornamental seasonal displays, with surrounding beds highlighting permanent specimen plants like the Bodhi tree, Mexican fig, and false aralia.

Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’

Family Name: Fabaceae
Common Name: Narrow-leaf Bower Wattle

Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1'

Family Name: Sapindaceae
Common Name: Emperor Japanese Maple

Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Lion’

Family Name: Acoraceae
Common Name: Japanese Sweet Flag

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Family Name: Blechnaceae
Common Name: Volcano Brazilian Tree Fern

Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterfly’

Family Name: Ginkgoaceae
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree

Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

Family Name: Asparagaceae
Common Name: Siebold’s Plantain Lily

Ligustrum sinense ‘Sunshine’

Family Name: Oleaceae
Common Name: Sunshine Privet
Provenance: China, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Pteris quadriaurita var. argyreae

Family Name: Pteridoideae
Common Name: Silver Brake Fern
Provenance: India and Sri Lanka

Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’

Family Name: Lamiaceae
Common Name: Scotch Moss

Sedum spathulifolium

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Common Name: Broadleaf Stonecrop
Provenance: Western US and Canada

Selaginella martensii 'Frosty'

Family Name: Selaginellaceae
Common Name: Frosty Fern

Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'

Family Name: Asteraceae
Common Name: Golden Feverfew