Programs

Native Plants

Bring Your Landscape to Life with Native Plants and Feed the Birds, Bees and Pollinators
Programs

Native Plants

Bring Your Landscape to Life with Native Plants and Feed the Birds, Bees and Pollinators

 

Spring Native Plant Sale, April 8 and 9, 2022

Offering dozens of different perennial species! 

Not sure what to plant?  Check out this resource provide by the National Audubon Society.

What are Native Plants?

Species that occurred in North America prior to European settlement are considered native. The distinction is made because of the changes that have resulted from the introduction of exotic, ornamental plants into the U.S. from other continents.

  • Native plants are the foundation of our natural food chain and the key for attracting and supporting birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
  • These plants are adapted to our regional conditions and often require less maintenance and rarely require the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • They promote biodiversity and help strengthen and support local ecosystems.

Shopping for members only will be Wednesday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Members who can't make it that day should call the center for assistance.)

2022 Spring Native Plant Inventory:

Flowering Perennials

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Bee Blossom (Gaura lindheimeri)

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)

Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpura)

Red Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)

Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Sun drops (Oenothera fruticose)

White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus)

Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Smooth Blue Aster (Aster laevis)

Vines

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)

Trees

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Mayhaw (Crataegus opaca)

Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii)

Swamp Titi (Cyrilla racemiflora)

Swamp Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora)

Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)

Virginia-Willow (Itea virginica)

Winged Sumac (Rhus copallinum)

Shrubs

Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)

Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Possumhaw Viburnum (Viburnum nudum)

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Scarlet Rosemallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Arrow-wood (Viburnum dentatum)

Starbush (Illicium floridanum)

Downloadable Resources

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