Evergreen shrub with edible fruits. Can grow to 6 ft. Native! Sun or shade. Zones 7-9.

Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen Huckleberry

Sweet-scented white flowers in summer, attracts butterflies. Roots used as sleep aid. Best in sun.

Valerian officinalis

Garden Valerian

Native, drought tolerant, deciduous ground cover for shade. White flowers. Zones 4-6.

Vancouveria hexandra


Pure white flowers with violet filaments. Very drought tolerant. Best in sun. Zones 4-8.

Verbascum chaixii album

Wedding Candles Mullein

18 inch spikes of yellow with contrasting purple centers in summer. Sun.

Verbascum nigrum

Dark Mullein

Dark purple-violet 3 foot candles, which rebloom if dead-headed. A good bee plant. Sun.

Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'

Violet Mullein

Tall, upright stems with clusters of magenta-purple flowers from late spring through late fall. Attractive to butterflies. Sun. Zone 7.

Verbena bonariensis

Brazilian Vervain

Stems to 24 inches with magenta-purple flowers in clusters from late spring thru late fall. Attractive to butterflies. Sun. Zone 7.

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Dwarf Brazilian Vervain

Clusters of dark purple flowers on 10-12 ft stems from August to November. Best in sun. Zones 5-9.

Veronia altissima

Giant Ironweed

2 ft x 2 ft. White flowers clusters in May, then has large red edible berries and red fall color. Can take poor, wet soils. Sun. Zones 1-9.

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

Dwarf Cranberry Bush

White flowers off and on throughout the year on evergreen foliage. Deer proof. Shade to partial sun. Zone 6.

Vinca minor 'Ms. Jekyll'

White Periwinkle

Silvery-white and green evergreen foliage, and starry Lavender-blue flowers in spring, then spurts of color through summer. Shade-sun.

Vinca minor 'Sterling Silver'

Dwarf Silver Periwinkle

Heart-shaped foliage with burgundy centers that contrast with bright green edges. Pink flowers. Well-drained soil. Partial shade to shade. Zone 5-9.

Viola 'Heartthrob'

Hardy Heart Throb Violet

Pure white flowers on bright green foliage. Trim back after bloom for a rebloom. Sun or shade.

Viola 'White Czar'

White Czar Violet

Dark purple semi-evergreen foliage with dainty violet-blue flowers from May to June. Self sowing, excellent groundcover. Sun or shade.

Viola labradorica

Dark Violet