Effinger Garden Center

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Meet our Staff

Rick and trudy

These are the hard working folks
we couldn’t do without.

Fresh Fall Flowers


Mums, Pansies, Asters and Flowering Cabbage

Fantastic Fall Shrubs

Arctic Sun Dogwood

Fall is a great time to garden in southern IL. Here are some of our easy to grow, low maintenance favorites

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Proven Winners®


Great selection of the best new shrubs.
Regular Price $24.98. Now just $19.98


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What’s New?

Unlike spring which is often short- lived and followed by several months of hot summer weather, fall usually lasts a long time in southern Illinois. Cool nights and moderate daytime temperatures are conducive to root development and plant growth. Plants experience less stress when transplanted during the cooler months of autumn. And since our ground rarely freezes before January… September, October and even early November are excellent months to plant trees, shrubs, perennials,  grasses,  ground covers and fall flowers like pansies, mums, asters.

The Proven Winner shrubs are all stocked up. We have Limelight, Quickfire and Bobo hydrangeas, Bloomerang lilac, Perfecto Mundo azaleas, Sonic Bloom and Wine & Roses weigela, Miss Molly and Pugster Blue butterfly bush, Oso Easy roses, Double Play Doozie and Candy Corn spirea. We also have Proven Winner native shrubs like Low Scape Mound aronia (chokeberry),  Scentlandia and Little Henry itea (sweetspire), Brandywine viburnum, Sugar Shack buttonbush, Artic Fire dogwood, ninebark and  oakleaf hydrangeas.

We are here Tuesday thru Sunday 10 to 4. Closed Monday to rest!

Check out these plants that have won national attention. They are simply the best of the best. Selected for their easy care and excellent performance, at least one needs a spot in your yard.

spirea double play candy corn Italian Ice rose

Butterfly Bush Miss Molly

The Miss series has bright colorfast flowers and a graceful garden habit. Only half the size of older varieties (4-5 ft). Miss molly is a eye catching intense pink-red.

Spirea Candy Corn

Candy apple red foliage starts the show in spring. As the season progresses, the foliage transforms to pineapple yellow. Dark purple blooms appear in late spring. Just 1-3 ft.

Oso Easy Italian Ice

Electric-orange buds open to soft yellow semi -double flowers with pink blushed margins. Dark green glossy foliage. 2021 Rose of the year. 1.5-2.5 ft.


We are now offering a great selection of highly sought after FoxFarm (Fox Farm) fertilizers. Their specially formulated line of soils promotes massive growth in your plants, flowers, vegetables or whatever else you want to see thrive.

Call or e-mail us if you’re looking for a particular plant or new variety. We strive to carry all the good new stuff, but only if it works in our climate. Here at Effingers we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and quality plant material at affordable, competitive prices. Call or come in and visit!

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Grown Locally In St. Louis, MO AreaWe love our local customers and we want to be your one stop shop. We offer everything you can think of from flowers to shrubs, trees, soil or anything else garden based that makes your home more vibrant. We are also here to help you make your ideas come true, you can bring us your sketches and we will supply everything you need to complete your project. Let us help you live in a greener, more beautiful world. Belleville, Breese, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Columbia, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Floraville, Freeburg, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Highland, Lebanon, Madison, Maryville, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, Pinckneyville, Pontoon Beach, Red Bud, Shiloh, Sparta, Smithton, Troy, Waterloo.

What Do We Offer?

We offer a wide variety of flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, herbs, ground covers, clematis, roses, gardening supplies and pretty much anything else you can think of to make your home the most beautiful on the block. We are the premier plants nursery in the area. We carry a large selection of Burpee© vegetables including tomatoes and peppers. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or friend? Our garden center houses outdoor and indoor house plants & flowers, we now even offer bonsai trees for sale. Effinger Garden Center is an independent local grower. Rick and Trudy Effinger and their staff are involved residents of the Belleville community. We offer excellent customer service, an experienced knowledgeable staff and affordable, fair prices.

Effinger Garden Center should not be confused with other local stores and nurseries. We are a local plant nursery serving the metro east for 40 years.  Effinger prides itself on only purchasing from local growers to help give back locally. Not only do our gardening flowers, shrubs, plants, landscaping trees, and house plants come from local growers, we actually grow most of the plants ourselves. Come on it, we’ll help you with all your gardening needs.

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