Using LeeFee’s Search Filters

The Product Search Filters are one of the many things that makes LeeFee Market unique, it’s designed to help you focus your search to find the plants etc that will fit your particular needs and growing conditions.  The more boxes you check off the tighter your search becomes and the fewer plants will meet your criteria.  Decide what’s most important to you – Zone, Color, Scent etc and use maybe the 3-4 most important aspects for your search.  This may help you find other plants that you may not have even known about or didn’t realize would suit your purposes.


  • If you’re looking for outdoor plants, we recommend starting with your growing zone (found under Environment), then adding the other filters that are important to you.  f you’re unsure of your zone, you can find it here.
  • There is a “Search” box above the Filters that you can use to also search for products by keyword.

(Click the leaves/arrows to expand the drop down menus.  Make your choices then click the “Filter” button at the bottom of the list.)


This will narrow your search by the type of item you’re looking for.

Plant Type

Use this if you know what type of plant you’re looking for: herbaceous, tree, cactus, vine etc. If you’re open to anything that might fit your other criteria, leave this blank.  If you know that you’re only looking for trees then check off “trees”.

Sold As

The part of the plant being sold.


The Life cycle of the plants, seed etc that you are looking for


This will help you identify what plants will survive in your area.  If you don’t know what zone you are, you can find out here.

Preferred Environment

What general environment does this plant/seed/cutting grow in:  Desert, bog, woodland, mountain etc


Exceptional conditions tolerated:  salt, drought, wind etc

Preferred Sun

Variations between full sun and full shade

Preferred Soil

Variations among moist, clay, rocky, loam etc


Variations between ‘low’ and ‘standing water’

Root Depth

Variations between shallow and deep

Safe for Pets

Cats & Dogs – this is mostly intended for houseplants

Garden Type/Style

All different kinds of themed gardens from Alpine, Butterfly, Children’s, Container, Food Forest, Herb, Moon, Native, Permaculture, Woodland and more.

Used for

Various kinds of use situations:  Erosion Control, Groundcover, Ornamental, Specimen, Walkway etc

Attracts Wildlife

Various wildlife:  Pollinators, Bees, Hummingbirds etc

Pest Resistance

Resistance to:  Deer, Rabbits, Slugs, or Powdery Mildew


Permaculture plant terms


How tall a plant gets — This can change depending on climate and weather conditions.


How wide a plant gets — This can change depending on climate and weather conditions.

Flower Color

Whole ranges of colors, including mixed, to choose from.

Foliage Color

Range of colors, as well as variegation.

Fruit Color

Various colors for fruit.

Flower Season

Timing of flowers

Foliage Season

Timing of significant foliage

Fruiting Season

Timing of fruit production


Range of flower fragrances


How strong the flower fragrance is:  ranges from light to strong


(How to expand and multiply this plant)

Propagates by

What part of the plant is used to propagate more plants:  Seed, Cutting, Division etc.

Seed Prep

How easy or any special things needed to prepare the seeds to germinate and propagate them.

Edible Parts

Parts of the plant that are edible:  Leaf, seed, stem and more

Seed to Harvest

Number of days from planting the seed until you can harvest it’s leaves, fruit etc.

Forage Plant

An edible plant that you can find and gather in the wild


Is this plant:  Cultivated, Wild, hybrid etc


Is this plant:  Rare, At Risk, Endangered, or Threatened? These terms have different meanings in different contexts.  Here, these terms mean:

Rare: An unusual or interesting variety that may be difficult to find (Not considered at risk, threatened or endangered)
At Risk: A species that’s in decline, but not yet endangered or threatened.
Threatened: A species that is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future.
Endangered: A species in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.


Has this plant been grown without Chemical Fertilizers, Pesticides, Herbicides?

Wild Harvested

Has the plant been harvested from the wild?


Is this plant indigenous to the US?  In what region is it native?