Welcome to The Plant Native

Your Beginner’s Guide to Easy, Gorgeous Landscapes with Native Plants

What is a native plant?

A native plant is a plant that has grown in an area for thousands of years. Native plants are built to thrive in their home area’s weather, temperature, and soil. After the first year, most thrive with just rain. They are also the preferred food and habitat for the bugs, butterflies, birds, and animals in their home area.

If native plants can plant themselves, we can easily plant them, too.

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Find native plants for your region

From the Northeast to the South, we’ve got you covered.

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Native Plant Library

100+ native plants and counting! Search, sort by region, or view all.

Heuchera 'Green-Spice' by Patrick Standish

Alum Root (Heuchera)


American Beautyberry


American Crabapple


American Wisteria




Arrowwood Viburnum


Bee Balm


Bigleaf Lupine


Black-Eyed Susan


Blazing Star


Blue Mistflower


Blue-Eyed Grass