The Plant Native

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The Plant Native

A beginner’s guide to native plants and gardening, your source for creating easy, gorgeous landscapes.

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. All they need is rain to thrive. 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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FAQS

Lawns vs. Native Gardens: What's Easier?

What is a cultivar?

Heuchera 'Peach Flambé' by Acabashi

Why plant native?

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Will native plants bring too many bugs to my yard?

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Terrible names, beautiful native plants

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I’m so overwhelmed. How do I start?

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Native Magnolias: A Beginner’s Guide

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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

80+ native plants and counting! View all or sort by region.

Heuchera 'Green-Spice' by Patrick Standish

Alum Root (Heuchera)

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American Beautyberry

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American Crabapple

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American Wisteria

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Arrowwood Viburnum

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Aster

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Azalea

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Bee Balm

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Black-Eyed Susan

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Blazing Star

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Blue Mistflower

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Blue-Eyed Grass

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Bluebell Bellflower

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Broadleaf Stonecrop

Paspalum conjugatum

Buffalo Grass

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Buttonbush

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Cardinal Flower

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Carolina Jessamine

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Carolina Silverbell

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Celandine Poppy

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Coneflower

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Coral Honeysuckle

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Coralbean

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Coreopsis (Tickseed)