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Find plants that are native to the USA and are already adapted to your growing area and conditions. Including hardy perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines!

 

Siskyou Pink Gaura, Apple Blossom Grass, Wand Flower, Lindheimer's Bee Blossom

Oenothera lindheimerii 'Siskyou Pink', Gaura lindheimerii 'Siskyou Pink'

Masses of tall wispy deep pink spikes are covered by a succession of large pink butterfly-like flowers throughout summer. A tough and hardy, drought tolerant, perennial US Native. Item# 10642.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Slim Milkweed

Asclepias linearis

Rounded clusters of small white and green starry flowers emerge from the leaf axils in spring and summer from the seemingly delicate upright to arching stems. Slim Milkweed could easily be confused with Whorled Milkweed and the difference is that Slim has opposite leaves and is rhizomatous whereas Whorled Milkweed of course has whorled leaves and is clump forming. Exclusive to the coastal prairies and prairies of southeastern and southcentral Texas, Asclepias linearis does well in clay soils and in well-drained soils and has been one of the easiest and most reliable species for us to grow and so it should be for gardeners. The flowers provide fodder for Bumblebees and other native bee species and you can expect the foliage to be used by the Monarch, Queen, and Soldier butterfly caterpillars. Item# 11661

 

Grows To: 10-20"H x 10-20"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Clusters of white spring flowers are followed by green berries that slowly change through pink, to blue, and to near black once mature. The glossy, bronze-tinged, medium green, deciduous foliage of the Withe-rod Viburnum produces fall color in red and purple tones. This is an upright to rounded, medium-sized native shrub commonly found near wet areas. Considered by some to have the best tasting fruit of our native Viburnums giving it the name of Wild Raisin. Item# 10382

Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Southern Prairie Aster, Showy Aster

Eurybia hemispherica, Aster gattingeri, A. hemisphericus

A low growing, clump forming to slowly spreading perennial the Southern Prairie Aster produces 1" wide, medium purple to lighter pinkish purple daisies with a yellow eye atop sturdy upright to arching stems beginning in late summer and lasting into fall. This is another Aster that is native to sandy dryer upland soils and so is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Excellent for native pollinators. Item# 10694.

Grows To: 18-30"H x 18-30"W
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Southern Prairie Aster, Showy Aster

Eurybia hemispherica, Aster gattingeri, A. hemisphericus

A low growing, clump forming to slowly spreading perennial the Southern Prairie Aster produces 1" wide, medium purple to lighter pinkish purple daisies with a yellow eye atop sturdy upright to arching stems beginning in late summer and lasting into fall. This is another Aster that is native to sandy dryer upland soils and so is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Excellent for native pollinators. Item# 10694.

Grows To: 18-30"H x 18-30"W
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Spanish Moss (live plants)

Tillandsia usneoides

One of the most recognizable features of Southeastern swamps, the Gulf Coast, and historic southern homes are the long gray masses of Spanish Moss trailing from Bald Cypress, Live Oaks, and anywhere else these dense chains of tiny bromeliads are allowed to make a home. Our native birds use them as nesting materials and tiny wind born seeds spread this pineapple cousin throughout the Southeast from Texas to Virginia. Our Spanish Moss is not wild collected but is grown in our greenhouses hanging below our tables where it is happy to receive any nutrients and moisture while we water our plants. We ship generous clusters of 14-18" long masses of living moss. Item# 11107

Grows To: 2-4'L+
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Shade
14-18" long clusters
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St. John's Hibiscus, Kokio Hibiscus, St. John's Rosemallow

Hibiscus kokio subsp. saintjohnianus

Deep pumpkin orange single flowers with long elegant staminal columns and recurving petals. A rare orange subspecies of the native Hawaiian Kokio Hibiscus, St. John's Hibiscus produces a year round display of 3-4" wide flowers on a moderately vigorous naturally large growing tropical Hibiscus that can easily be maintained as a container specimen where not hardy. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Item# 11036

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W in containers, up to 20'H
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The five pure white widely flaring petals are each neatly trimmed into a multitude of white frills. A beautiful native clump forming perennial with good garden manners. Clean, smooth, medium green foliage is whorled around the dainty stems that are topped with loose panicles of the delicate flowers in summer. Item# 10478.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,(3?, 10?)
Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, Part shade
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2-3" bright yellow sunflower-like flowers are held on 3'H branching sturdy stems from late spring to fall. The flowering stalks emerge from a rosette of wide medium green foliage on this fibrous rooted native perennial. Great for butterflies and pollinators. Item# 9585.

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
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Summer Sun False Sunflower, Smooth Oxeye, Sunflower Heliopsis

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Summersonne'

Very double dark orange-gold upward facing semi-double flowers to 2-3" across sit atop strong sturdy stems throughout summer. Summer Sun False Sunflower has a full bushy upright to spreading habit with dark green foliage. The flowers of this selection of this native perennial attract butterflies, bees, and other garden beneficials and they can also be used as cut flowers. This Heliopsis is noted not only for it tidy garden habit but also for its exceptional flower power. Provide a moist to average moist soil in a full to mostly sunny location for optimum health and flowering. Image courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11676

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

From moderately dense spikes of smoky purple calyxes emerge red buds that open to orange tubular flowers designed for hummingbird pollination all atop the narrow gray green licorice or anise scented foliage. Sunset Hyssop, a.k.a. Threadleaf Giant Hyssop, Rock Anise Hyssop, and Licorice Scented Hummingbird Mint, is a native perennial of the desert Southwest which is drought and deer resistant. Flowering begins in late spring or early summer and continues into fall. Provide excellent drainage in a full sun location for longevity. This selection was introduced by High Country Gardens and is a Plant Select® Award winner. Item# 11707

Grows To: 20-30"H x 12-20"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Sunset Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Sunset'

Large red berries cover the bare stems of this native deciduous shrub beginning in fall and lasting throughout much of winter and possibly into spring. Sunset Winterberry Holly develops into a medium-sized well branched shrub with a an upright to vase-shaped habit when young broadening with age. The textured deep green foliage may provide some yellow fall color prior to leaf fall if grown in full sun. Winterberry Hollies are easy to grow adaptable shrubs that produce clusters of small white flowers in spring that provide nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators. Sunset Winterberry Holly is a female and so will need a male pollinator that flowers at the same time for maximum berry production. 'Southern Gentleman' and 'Apollo' are two males that are recommended. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a moist acidic soil. Item# 11888

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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1" bright pink powderpuff shaped flowers are produced throughout the warmer months of the year atop the finely textured almost fern-like low growing foliage and stems. The Sunshine Mimosa is a thornless spreading native perennial well-suited for use as a lawn replacement. It tolerates only light foot traffic but can be used between stepping stones in walks, in natural areas like meadows, prairies, and roadsides, as well as a soil stabilizer on slopes. Sunshine Mimosa, Mimosa strigillosa, is best adapted to average moist sandy loams and is a common native perennial with the heaviest populations in Florida and Louisiana but it is also common along the Texas Gulf Coast. In zones 9B and 10 it tends to remain evergreen, in area with colder winters stems may freeze back to ground level and then re-emerge once warm weather arrives. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Item# 11922 

 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11 - evergreen perennial, 8-9A a die-back perennial
Grows To: 6-12"H and spreading, space 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Swamp Sunflower, Narrowleaf Sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius

Looking for a great fall display? The Swamp or Narrowleaf Sunflower produces masses of golden yellow, 2-3" wide, dark-eyed daisies over an extended period. A clump-forming drought resistant perennial, this hardy sunflower never fails to turn heads when its in flower. Excellent for native pollinators including bees and butterflies. Great for naturalizing. Item# 10419.

Grows To: 4-6'H+ x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

This vigorous native produces masses of black-eyed golden yellow daisies from mid-summer to fall on tall sturdy stems. A vigorous clump forming perennial common to stream banks and moist areas but will do fine in average garden soils. The sweetly scented foliage gives it its common name. A good choice for the back of the border. Item# 9261.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Wonderfully fragrant of licorice or anise when bruised or dried, Sweet Goldenrod produces medium to large pyramidal clusters of golden yellow flowers in summer that are excellent for attracting pollinators and other beneficials. The flowers and foliage, fresh or dried, is often used to make a very nice herbal tea, as a mild spice in cooking, and could certainly be used in potpourris as well (Bonnie fell in love with the fragrance of the dried seed heads!). Another of the garden friendly clump forming Goldenrods, Sweet Goldenrod makes a nice addition to the garden, as well as in natural areas and along roadsides. Item# 10684.

Grows To: 30-48"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

The light coral pink flowers of this Turkscap are blushed a darker near red on the outside edges of the curling petals creating a sweet two toned bi-color effect. Sweet Lips Turk's Cap is another twist on this great plant developed by plantsman Greg Grant who also developed Big Momma and Pam Puryear's Pink Turk's Caps. Like the rest of the Turk's Caps this one is sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A durable and reliable perennial that flowers from late spring to fall in full sun to partial shade. Item# 11034

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Royal purple, 1/2" blooms that are edged in white lace, are born in drooping clusters from spring or early summer until frost and attract butterflies and bees. The nectar rich flowers are followed by grape-like clusters of 1/2" golden berries giving it the name of 'Golden Dewdrop'. Sweet Memories Purple Sky Flower is naturally a large multi-stemmed tropical shrub and can be trained into tree standards or use it as a hedge or screen in mild winter climates. In mild winters in zones 8B and 9, well-established plants may act as a die-back perennials or they can easily be overwintered as a container plants. Item# 579

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4'W (8-10'H x 10-15' in mild climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Sweetbay Magnolia, White Bay

Magnolia virginiana

The Sweetbay Magnolia or White Bay is an upright to pyramidal generally small to medium-sized native tree typically found growing in baygalls as well as along small creeks and streams in nearly every state bordering the Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf Coast. In midspring, mature trees produce fragrant white flowers to about 4" across and are followed by typical Magnolia cones whose seeds turn a bright orangey-red when mature in fall and winter and are utilized by songbirds as well as other wildlife. Magnolia virginiana is sometimes used as a caterpillar host by Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Palamedes Swallowtail Butterfly, Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly, and the Sweet Bay Silk Moth .The deep blue-green to green foliage has a white reverse and can be used in the place of the unrelated Bay Leaf which is also known as Sweetbay or Laurus nobilis. Prefers average moist to moist to boggy to swampy acidic soils and is tolerant of clay soils. Item# 11713

Grows To: 12-20'H x 8-16'W is typical in garden settings but very old trees can reach over 90'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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Loads of glossy black, 3/8", thin skinned, very sweet huckleberries (actually blueberries) begin ripening in mid April often lasting through May. This is one of the earliest ripening native blueberries and we selected this variety for its exceptionally sweet, tender fruit and its heavy bearing characteristics. An excellent berry for pancakes, muffins, pies, and certainly fresh eating. An Almost Eden Exclusive introduction! In limited supply. Item# 10832.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Talayote (Milkweed Vine)

Cynanchum racemosum var. unifarium, C. unifarium

Talayote produces clusters of small cream and green milkweed flowers that are held above and among the large heart shaped foliage and can be found in flower from summer and into early fall attracting a host of smaller pollinators. Item# 10828.

Grows To: 10-15'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The tall sturdy spikes of this Liatris quickly develop white pearl-like buds that open to clusters of lavender flowers. No staking is required for this beautiful native clump-forming cormous perennial. Plant it at the back of the border in small to large groupings for a wonderful effect and the butterflies will love you for it as well. Item# 9866.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine

Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty', Anisostichus capreolata, Doxantha capreolata

A show stopper! Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine produces a huge mass of 2" orange trumpets with yellow throats in late spring with some blooms throughout summer on well-established vines. An easily grown and vigorous clinging native evergreen vine that can easily grow up masonry, tree bark, or other structures without support.Cross Vines are a low maintenance choice for fences, posts, and large trellises. The trumpet shaped flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. The unusual compound, glossy, dark green foliage takes on orange, red, bronze, and purple tones when grown in full sun during fall and winter.  Item# 670.

Grows To: 30-50'H, easily trained to a 6'H fence or other support.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Tangerine Princess Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Tangerine Princess'

An Almost Eden exclusive! Clusters of soft orange buds open to intense dark orange tubular blooms. Flowering from early spring to fall. Trumpet Honeysuckle is an excellent choice anywhere a 'tame' vine is needed. Item # 957.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Siskyou Pink Gaura, Apple Blossom Grass, Wand Flower, Lindheimer's Bee Blossom

Oenothera lindheimerii 'Siskyou Pink', Gaura lindheimerii 'Siskyou Pink'

Masses of tall wispy deep pink spikes are covered by a succession of large pink butterfly-like flowers throughout summer. A tough and hardy, drought tolerant, perennial US Native. Item# 10642.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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