Meet the Sunset Plant Finder

Find the best plants for your climate, your yard, and your personal gardening style

This week, Sunset is launching the first phase of the Sunset Plant Finder, the online companion to Sunset Magazine, the Sunset Western Garden Book, and the Sunset National Garden Book.

Go to the Sunset Plant Finder

Gardeners throughout the U.S. can now search our database for lists and descriptions of plants that fit their particular climate zone, yard size, sun and shade, favorite types of plants, and special needs.

Many plant listings also include color photography and illustrations, and more are on the way. (Have a favorite plant you'd like us to add? Let us know!)

Click over to the Sunset Plant Finder to:

Search plants by color, size, type, and growing needs

Browse our A-Z plant list by common and botanical names

Find your Sunset Climate Zone ― the key to knowing what plants will thrive where you live

Use the Advance Search page to find plants for:

  • Birds and butterflies
  • Rock gardens
  • Slopes
  • Dry areas
  • Shady areas
  • and more special situations

Filter your selections by your climate zone, color, size, and more. Then choose your plants and save them to a favorites list to print and take to the nursery.

More to come!

Visit often for more listings, more plant photos, and more growing guides from the garden editors at Sunset.

Let us know what you think. Your feedback will help us improve the Sunset Plant Finder as we roll out new listings and features to help you create the garden you want now.