The Chicagoland Grows® Plant Collection is an innovative collaboration developed to promote the use of innovative, new plant cultivars that are well-adapted to the growing conditions of the Upper Midwest. While regional in focus, the plants can be grown successfully in all zone-appropriate regions worldwide. The collection began as a corporate partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden; The Morton Arboretum; and the Ornamental Grower’s Association of Northern Illinois (OGA), a network of wholesale nurseries located in northeastern Illinois.
Currently, plant scientists from the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Morton Arboretum breed, evaluate and select plants for the collection. This magnificent cold hardy plant collection is licensed and marketed through Plants Nouveau.