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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!

 

Sabine Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia scabrifolia

A rare Rudbeckia that is native only to the Pineywoods of west central Louisiana and east Texas. The bright golden yellow 4-5" daisies are born on tall sturdy stems that are held above the rich green rounded foliage. The Sabine Coneflower is native to consistently moist to bog-like conditions and will probably fare best in a moist to average garden soil. Item# 9402.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

San Antonio Red Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii 'San Antonio Red', A. quadrifidus

San Antonio Red is one of the reddest flowered Hummingbird Bushes producing rich red upward facing tubular flowers that are borne in spike-like clusters from summer to fall on this tough and durable Texas native. The Hummingbird Bush is a small deciduous shrub that loves the heat and sun. Quite drought tolerant once well established and it does prefer a well drained soil. An absolute Hummingbird magnet and its great for the butterflies too. Item# 10034.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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3-4" light pink to purplish pink coneflowers with drooping petals are held high above the foliage on sturdy stems. Flowers begin in May and may continue through August. This is a tough and easy pinewoods native plant that is great for butterflies and pollinators. Item# 9304

Grows To: 12-24''H x 12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sassafras

Sassafras albidum, Laurus albidus

A beautiful native tree, the Sassafras produces reliable orange, red, yellow, and even pink fall color even in southern regions of the US. Yellow to greenish-yellow, lightly fragrant spring flowers are born in clusters at the tips of the bare green stems as they herald the arrival of spring. Female trees may produce clusters of large, shiny dark blue to blue-black "cherries" that sit atop bright red pedicels that birds and other wildlife will adore. The foliage, besides being edible by humans, is used by the Spicebush, Palamedes, and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies as a host plant. The Sassafras tree is generally fast growing and pyramidal when young and normally develops into a small to medium sized tree although rather large specimens are known to exist. Sassafras was selected as the Georgia Native Plant Society's 2013 Plant of the Year! Item# 9824.

Grows To: 30-50'H x 15-30'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Screamin' Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False Indigo, Baptisia

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin' Yellow'

Screamin' Yellow Baptisia was selected for its flower power and compact habit. A multitude of sturdy spikes filled with brilliant yellow pea-like blossoms are held above the rounded blue-green to gray-green rounded foliage. Baptisia's are durable pest and disease resistant native taprooted perennials and could be considered the Lupine for the south. An excellent addition to the perennial border or cut-flower garden that is drought tolerant, deer resistant, durable, and easy. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 9911.

Grows To: 2-3'H+ x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Screamin' Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False Indigo, Baptisia

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin' Yellow'

Screamin' Yellow Baptisia was selected for its flower power and compact habit. A multitude of sturdy spikes filled with brilliant yellow pea-like blossoms are held above the rounded blue-green to gray-green rounded foliage. Baptisia's are durable pest and disease resistant native taprooted perennials and could be considered the Lupine for the south. An excellent addition to the perennial border or cut-flower garden that is drought tolerant, deer resistant, durable, and easy. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 11653

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

Seaside Goldenrod

Solidago sempervirens

Dense spikes of golden yellow flowers cover the upper 2/3's of this plant for an extended period beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. Seaside Goldenrod is a clump forming native perennial common in coastal areas whose nectar rich flowers provide a much needed food source to fall migrating Monarch butterflies along with other butterflies, bees, and many garden beneficials. Deep green smooth foliage adorns the stems. This is a salt tolerant species that is more compact in poor and salt laden soils but in rich garden soil it is known to reach 6-8' high. Pinching out the growing tips in late spring will help to create a fuller more compact plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny location but it is otherwise adaptable to a wide variety of soil types from wet clay to sand. Item# 11627

Grows To: 3-6'+H, space at about 12-18
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Selfheal, Heal-All, Prunella

Prunella vulgaris

An easy groundcovering perennial, Selfheal produces dense spikes of contrasting coppery tinged green bracts from which row after row of white tubular flowers with a purple 'hood' emerge. It begins flowering in early to mid spring lasting for several weeks providing nectar to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This member of the mint family is easy to establish and requires little care once established in the garden. Use Selfheal as a groundcover, on roadsides, as a component of the meadow, prairie and other naturalistic settings. Selfheal can be used to good effect spilling over walls or even in containers if you feel you need to contain it. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Mainly a winter and spring growing perennial that moves into dormancy after seeds set in summer. Item# 11176

Grows To: 8-14"H at flowering x 18-24"W, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Slender arching stems that end in spikes of purple flowers emerge from the soft fine textured foliage of this dainty Liatris from late spring through early summer and may even flower into fall. The soft texture and and gently arching flower spikes make this beautiful Blazing Star a perfect candidate for the perennial garden where it sure to attract attention as well as butterflies and pollinators. Plant several together for the best effect. Item# 9865.

Grows To: 24-30''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Shining Bluestar produces large clusters of pale blue, star-shaped flowers in rounded clusters in late spring to early summer atop sturdy upright stems that are adorned with shiny, deep green foliage. Along with Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia, the Shining Bluestar, Amsonia illustris, received 5-star ratings during trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Mature plants produce yellow fall color when grown in sunny conditions. Amsonia flowers are pollinated by butterflies and hummingbird moths. An easy and reliable clump forming native perennial. Item# 11584

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Short 'N' Sassy Helenium produces gold and orange petals that surround the deep brown rounded cones over an extended season. Just as the name implies, this little Helenium is a compact grower reaching about 12-18" high and spreading to about 24" wide. Short 'N' Sassy is compact enough for containers or for near the front of a sunny border, garden, or in the landscape. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Images courtesy of Skagit Gardens, Inc. all rights reserved. Item# 11501

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Snowbank Boltonia, False Aster, White Doll's Daisy

Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Snowbank'

In mid and late summer hundreds of white daisies with a yellow eye are produced in large clusters nearly hiding the smooth, narrow, bluish green foliage. Snowbank Boltonia is a prized, somewhat compact selection of this easy to grow native wildflower introduced by the New England Wildlflower Society. Provide a full to mostly sunny position for the fullest sturdiest plants and an average moist well-drained soil. Pinching in late spring or early summer will help to promote branching and sturdier plants. The flowers of Snowbank Boltonia provide nectar to a variety of smaller pollinators especially bees. Item# 10990

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

The huge white fruitily fragrant flowers of the Southern Magnolia can reach up to 12" across and are set against a backdrop of deep green glossy foliage in mid to late spring. Pollinated flowers are followed by cones whose fruit ripens to bright red and are often used as additions to fall and early winter bouquets, wreaths, and other types of floral arrangements. The ripe red fruit attract songbirds and small mammals. The Southern Magnolia is a moderately fast growing tree when young and typically develops into a naturally pyramidal form when young and typically develops a rounded crown at maturity. In a full to mostly sunny position limbs will often reach to ground even on mature trees and the dense thick foliage makes a nearly impenetrable mulch beneath them. Seedling trees, which these are, are somewhat variable and flowering may not begin flowering until the trees are 10-25 years of age. Item# 12030

Grows To: 50-75'H x 30-50'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

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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Clusters of 6-8" wide white fragrant (may be most intensely fragrant at night) flowers composed of a frilly edged round ruffled hymen, with a yellow to greenish yellow throat, from which radiate the 6 long narrow spidery petals. The Spring Spiderlily, Hymenocallis lirosme, is a spring flowering bulbous native perennial with upright to arching medium green sword shaped foliage. It is typically found growing in areas that are wet or are consistently moist, at least during the spring and early summer when the plant is in active growth. It generally goes dormant in mid to late summer after the seeds have ripened or if it gets too dry it may go dormant early in self-defense. The Spring Spiderlily is well suited to bogs and wet areas and can also be submerged in about 2" of water and is perfectly happy growing at the pond's edge or streamside. This species is rarely offered in the nursery trade and these are large well established flowering sized bulbs growing in their own containers. The flowers of Hymenocallis or Spiderlilies are typically pollinated by hummingbird or Sphinx moths but may also be visited by butterflies. Item# 11958

Grows To: 12-24"H x 18-24"W, space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

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
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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In spring tall spikes of purplish blue, to deep blue, to rarely pink or white pea-like blossoms are held well above the blue-green palmate foliage of this beautiful native perennial. The Sundial Lupine is a somewhat rhizomatous but generally not aggressive perennial preferring partial or filtered sun and is typically found in sandy well-draining acidic soils. Considered an endangered species as it is being bred out of existence by the introduced and escaped Russell Hybrid Lupines. The Sundial Lupine is an important host plant for the also endangered Karner Blue Butterfly as well as the Frosted Elfin, and the Elf Butterfly. The beautiful flowers provide nectar for a host of pollinators including bees and butterflies. Item# 10779.

Grows To: 16-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered Shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sabine Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia scabrifolia

A rare Rudbeckia that is native only to the Pineywoods of west central Louisiana and east Texas. The bright golden yellow 4-5" daisies are born on tall sturdy stems that are held above the rich green rounded foliage. The Sabine Coneflower is native to consistently moist to bog-like conditions and will probably fare best in a moist to average garden soil. Item# 9402.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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