If you have ever been to the Philadelphia Flower Show, you may have noticed a list of plants with Latin names on most displays. This may not have been of interest to you if you were there merely to see the beautiful displays. But those of us who are plant fanatics want to know the precise names of the plants we see so we can either research them, find them to buy, or simply understand what sort of plant they are. So, each person entering the Flower Show makes a plant list that has both the common name of a plant (if you know it) and the approved scientific (LATIN)  name. I have yet to make my final choices for the plants that I will use in my display so I have submitted a preliminary list of 99 plants whose names will be checked and approved by a hard working committee of plant specialists. So, here is my list. I have all these plants and have yet to kill most of them but time will tell.

My 2012 Preliminary Plant List, CORRECTED, with the names checked for accuracy

ACORUS GRAMINEUS PUSILLUS ‘MINIMUS AUREUS’ Dwarf Golden Japanese Sweet Flag
AJUGA REPTANS ‘BURGUNDY GLOW’ Carpet Bugle
ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN ‘SUMMER CHOCOLATE’ Chocolate Mimosa
ANISODONTEA SCABROSA Dwarf Hibiscus
ARABIS KELLEREI Rockcress
ARAUCARIA HETEROPHYLLA Norfolk Island Pine
ASPARAGUS DENSIFLORUS SPRENGERI GROUP Asparagus Fern, Sprenger’s Asparagus
BEAUCARNEA RECURVATA Ponytail Palm
BEGONIA ‘BLACK FANCY’ Begonia Black Fancy
BEGONIA ‘KIT KAT’ Begonia Kit Kat
BEGONIA ‘SILVER PERIDOT’ Begonia Dwarf
BEGONIA ‘SPRINGFIELD QUEEN’ Begonia Springfield Queen
BEGONIA REX CULTOROM HYB. Begonia Rex
BOLAX GUMMIFER Emerald Cushion, Astroturf
BREYNIA DISTICHA ‘NANA’ Dwarf Snow Bush
CALADIUM HUMBOLDTII ‘MINI WHITE’ Mini Caladium
CAREX CARYOPHYLLEA ‘THE BEATLES’ Sedge Mop-Head
CAREX FLAGELLIFERA ‘TOFFEE TWIST’ Weeping Brown Sedge
CAREX MUSKINGUMENSIS ‘LITTLE MIDGE’ Dwarf Palm Sedge
CENTAURIUM SCILLOIDES Perennial Centaury
CHAMAEDOREA ELEGANS Neanthbella Palm
CHLOROPHYTUM COMOSUM ‘VITTATUM’ Spider Plant
COLUMNEA ‘CASCADING BEAUTY’ Columnea Cascading Beauty
COPROSMA X KIRKII Mirror Plant
CUPHEA HYSSOPIFOLIA Mexican False Heather, Hawaiian Heather
DISCHIDIA RUSCIFOLIA Million Hearts
DRYOPTERIS ERYTHROSORA Fern “Autumn”
ERICA CARNEA ‘ROBERT CHAPMAN’ Heather
ERODIUM X VARIABILE ‘FLORE PLENO’ Heron’s Bill
FICUS PUMILA Ficus Curly Fig
FICUS PUMILA ‘QUERCIFOLIA’ Oakleaf Fig, Creeping Fig
FICUS PUMILA ‘VARIEGATA’ Variegated Creeping Fig
GLECHOMA HEDERACEA Creeping Charlie
HEDERA HELIX ‘DUCKFOOT’ Dwarf Ivy
HERNIARIA GLABRA ‘GREEN CARPET’ Green Carpet Rupturewort; Herniary Breastwort
HYPOESTES PHYLLOSTACHYA ‘PINK SPLASH SELECT’ Polka Dot Plant
HYPOESTES PHYLLOSTACHYA ‘RED SPLASH SELECT’ Polka Dot Plant
HYPOESTES PHYLLOSTACHYA ‘WHITE SPLASH SELECT’ Polka Dot Plant
KALANCHOE DAIGREMONTIANA Mother Of Thousands
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA Lavender
LEMNA MINOR Duckweed
LEPTINELLA GRUVERI Mini Brass Button
LEPTINELLA POTENTILLINA Mini Ferns, Brass Button
LEPTINELLA PUSILLA Purple Brass Buttons
LEPTINELLA SQUALIDA New Zealand Brass Buttons
LEPTINELLA SQUALIDA ‘PLATT’S BLACK’ Platt’s Black Brass Buttons
MELISSA OFFICINALIS Lemon Balm
MUEHLENBECKIA COMPLEXA Wire Vine
MYRTUS COMMUNIS ‘ROMANA’ Sweet Myrtle Variegated
NEPETA CATARIA Catnip
NEPHROLEPIS DUFFII Lemon Button Fern
NEPHROLEPIS EXALTATA ‘BOSTONIENSIS’ Fluffy Ruffles Fern
OPERCULICARYA DECARYI Jabily, Elephant Tree
OPHIOPOGON PLANISCAPUS ‘NIGRESCENS’ Black Mondo Grass
PELARGONIUM ‘BIRD DANCER’ Dwarf Geranium, Geranium ‘Bird Dancer’
PEPEROMIA PROSTRATA Prostrate Peperomia
PHLEBODIUM AUREUM Rabbit’s Foot Fern
PILEA DEPRESSA English Baby Tears, Miniature Peperomia
PILEA GLAUCA Blue Creeping Pilea
PILEA MOLLIS Pilea Moon Valley
PLEIOBLASTUS FORTUNEI Pleioblastus Fortunei Bamboo Select® – Little Zebra
PODOCARPUSMACROPHYLLUS Buddhist Pine
POLYSCIAS FRUTICOSA ‘ELEGANS’ Parsley Aralia
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS Rosemary, Upright Rosemary
RUMEX SANGUINEUS SANGUINEUS Blood Sorrel
SAINTPAULIA ‘HARLEQUIN’ African Violet Harlequin
SAINTPAULIA ‘PRIVATE DANCER’ African Violet ‘Private Dancer’
SAINTPAULIA CV. African Violet Little Ottawa Girl?
SAINTPAULIA CV. African Violet Little Ottawa Girl
SAINTPAULIA IONANTHA Miniature African Violet
SAINTPAULIA IONANTHA Miniature African Violet
SANSEVIERIA TRIFASCIATA ‘BLACK CORAL’ Mother-In-Law’s Tongue
SAXIFRAGA ‘CUSCUTIFORMIS’ Dwarf Strawberry Begonia
SCHEFFLERA ARBORICOLA ‘VARIEGATA’ Miniature Schefflera
SCHEFFLERA ELEGANTISSIMA Aralia ‘Galaxy’ False Aralia
SCUTELLARIA INDICA PARVIFOLIA Scullcaps
SEDUM ‘BLUE BALLS’ Dwarf Stonecrop, Blue Balls
SEDUM ‘BURRITO’ Silver Burro’s Tail
SEDUM ‘LOVE ‘N’ TANGLES’ Love And Tangles, Love & Tangles, Love-And-Tangle
SEDUM RUPESTRE ‘ANGELINA’ Sedum
SEDUM SEXANGULARE Yellow Stonecrop, “Watch Chain Stonecrop”
SEDUM SP. Hens And Chicks
SEDUM SPATHULIFOLIUM ‘CAPE BLANCO’ Stonecrop
SELAGINELLA CV. Green Selaginella, Spikemoss
SELAGINELLA ERYTHROPUS ‘SANGUINEA’ Ruby Red Selaginella
SELAGINELLA WILLDENOVII Peacock Fern
SEMPERVIVUM ARACHNOIDEUM ‘RUBRUM’  hens and chicks
SEMPERVIVUM MONTANUM Hens-And-Chicks
SERISSA JAPONICA ‘PINK MOUNTAIN’ Serissa Dwarf Pink Snow Rose
SERISSA JAPONICA ‘WINTER FUJI’ Variegated Pink Serissa
SOLEIROLIA SOLEIROLII Baby Tears
STACHYS BYZANTINA Lambs Ear
THYMUS ‘DORETTA KLABER’ Thyme
THYMUS CITRIODORUS Lemon Thyme
THYMUS COCCINEUS GROUP Wild Thyme
THYMUS PSEUDOLANUGINOSUS Wooly Thyme
THYMUS PULEGIOIDES ‘ARCHER’S GOLD’ Creeping Thyme
THYMUS SERPYLLUM ‘ELFIN’ Elfin Thyme
CEPHALOMANES JAVANICUM Aqua Fern, Borneo Fern
TRITICUM AESTIVUM Wheatgrass