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

 

On-Site Fall Native Plant Sale, September 23-25

Online sales begin September 29!

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.

 

2021 Fall Native Plant Inventory:

Perennials

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) 

White Wood Aster (Aster Divaricatus)

Aromatic Aster (Aster Oblongifolius)

Lanceleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolate)

Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)

Scarlet Beebalm (Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’)

Wild Bergamont (Monarda fistulosa)

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’)

Woodland Phlox (Phlox divarcata)

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)

Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirnes)

Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia lacinata)

Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa "Fireworks")

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)  
 
Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

Vines

Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Ferns

Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

Christmas Fern (Polystichium acrostichoides)

Grasses

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Shrubs

Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)

Florida Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum)

Mountain Azalea (Rhododendron canescens)

Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)

Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboretum)

Scarlet Rosemallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

Trees

Swamp Red Maple (Acer rubrum var. drummondii)

PawPaw (Asimina triloba)

Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Mayhaw (Crataegus opaca)

Swamp Titi (Cyrilla racemiflora)

Yaupon Holly (Illex vomitoria)

Swamp Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

American Snowbell (Styrax americanus)

Carolina Basswood (Tilia Americana ver. Caroliniana)

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

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