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Botanical Database

Is it Sanseveria or Sansevieria? What does Narcissus ‘Abba’ look like?
How about Tulipa ‘Abba’? Here’s an easy way to find out!

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Botanical Database lists the names of over 20,000 plants that have been entered in the Show over the years. The Database is updated frequently.We urge you to use this Database to check the names of plants before you submit them on a plant list or entry form.

Botanical Database Highlights

  • In many cases, the Database will lead you to photographs or descriptions that will assist you in properly identifying a plant.
    You can access the Botanical Database here.
  • For many of the plants on the list, you will see links to Google Images or Google Search. Note: Those links will take you to pictures of the plants or to more information about them (often including where to buy them). The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information.
  • If you are preparing a plant list for the Flower Show, do not use any variants of botanical names that you may find using Google Images or Google Search. They may be incorrect or out of date. Use the spelling and punctuation guidelines in the PHS Botanical Database.